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Robert Allen
Robert Allen
Accounting

Allen is a professor and David Eccles faculty scholar at the Eccles School. Allen’s interest in auditing research began during his professional experience with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in Los Angeles. His research has focused on auditor treatment of errors, risk assessment, analytical procedures, confirmation effectiveness, audit regulation, and standard setting.

Bonita Austin
Bonita Austin
Entrepreneurship

Bonita Austin is the Assistant Department Chair of Entrepreneurship & Strategy.

Austin’s research focuses on business turnarounds, and she has worked as an analyst for companies such as Kimberly-Clark Corp. and Lehman Brothers.

Abe Bakhsheshy
Abe Bakhsheshy
Ethics and Management

Abe Bakhsheshy is a Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Professor and Professor/Lecturer of Organizational Behavior in the strategy department of the Eccles School. He has more than 35 years of management experience including seven years of executive level position in overseas working with multinational corporations.

His areas of interest in research and teaching include leadership and effective management, human resources management, conflict and quality management, ethics and social responsibility, and effective health care system delivery.

Jay Barney
Jay Barney
Management and Entrepreneurship

Jay Barney is a presidential professor of strategic management and holds the Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at the Eccles School. He also currently serves as the Chair of the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department.

Barney’s research focuses on the relationship between firm resources and capabilities and a firm’s ability to gain and sustain a competitive advantage.

Martha Eining
Martha Eining
Accounting

Martha Eining is the Director of the School of Accounting and a David Eccles Professor.

Eining’s research interests include professional skepticism, management fraud issues, ethical issues in auditing and information systems, the impact of technology on the user, and decision aids in auditing. Eining’s professional experience includes small business consulting, auditing, and serving as a systems administrator.

Natalie Gochnour
Natalie Gochnour
Economics

Natalie Gochnour is director of The Policy Institute and an associate dean at the Eccles School. She also serves as the chief economist for the Salt Lake Chamber.

Gochnour helps connect the Eccles School with the broader business community and shares applied economic and business research. Her experience includes a diverse mix of public service and business experience. She possesses the unique ability to translate policy-speak into everyday language.

Al Landon
Al Landon
Management

Al Landon is an adjunct professor at the Eccles School in Management.

Landon has extensive experience in the world of community banking. Landon served as chief executive of Bank of Hawaii from 2004 to 2010, and in January 2015, President Barack Obama nominated Landon to The Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.

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