David Eccles School of Business faculty are some of the most acclaimed business thinkers in the world. During the program, you will learn about cutting-edge business research, giving your company the chance to prepare for future challenges – ahead of the competition.

Dr. Robert Allen

  • Titles: Professor, Accounting Department and David Eccles Faculty Scholar
  • Education: Ph.D. in Accounting, Michigan State University

Dr. Robert Allen is a professor in the accounting department and David Eccles faculty scholar. Allen’s research areas include auditor analytics procedures, risk assessment, and error projection decisions. His research has been published in many top accounting journals, including Accounting Horizons, The Accounting Review, and the Journal of Accounting Case Research. He received the American Accounting Association/ Deloitte Wildman Medal in 2008, the UACPA Outstanding Educator Award from the Utah Association of CPAs, and the EMBA Distinguished Teaching Award from the David Eccles School of Business. Allen has previous experience serving on CIT Bank’s board of directors and as the director of the School of Accounting for the University of Utah.

Dr. Abe Bakhsheshy

  • Titles: Professor (Lecturer), Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department and Professor and Director of Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative
  • Education: Ph.D. in Ed. Administration and Human Resources Management, University of Utah

Dr. Abe Bakhsheshy is director and professor of the Daniel Fund Ethics Initiative and professor (lecturer) in the entrepreneurship and strategy department at the David Eccles School of Business. He has worked in management positions for 35 years and has seven years of executive-level experience working with multinational corporations overseas. He has taught and researched various topics, including human resource management, leadership and effective management, conflict and quality management, and effective health care system delivery. He has been recognized for his teaching value with over 15 awards, including the Executive MBA Distinguished Teaching Award. He was awarded the Presidential Distinguished Leader Award, recognizing service and leadership to the university.

Dr. Jay Barney

  • Titles: Presidential Professor of Strategic Management and Pierre Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship
  • Education: Ph.D., Yale University

Dr. Jay Barney is a presidential professor of strategic management and Pierre Lassonde chair of social entrepreneurship at the David Eccles School of Business. Barney has experience teaching at the University of California at Los Angeles, Texas A&M University, and The Ohio State University. He is an honorary professor at universities in China, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. He is known for his renowned work in competitive advantage, specifically identifying firms’ skills and resources that make them costly to copy. Barney has written six books and published numerous articles in top-tier journals, including the Academy of Management ReviewManagement ScienceJournal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and the Strategic Management Journal.

Dr. Jonathan Brogaard

  • Title: Professor, Finance Department
  • Education: Ph.D. in Finance, Kellogg School of Management; J.D., Northwestern University School of Law

Dr. Jonathan Brogaard is a full professor of finance at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. His research interests include high-frequency trading, empirical asset pricing, and law and finance. He has recently published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies, among other top economic and finance journals. He has worked with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the U.K. Financial Services Authority, and the Canadian Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, in analyzing large datasets. Professor Brogaard’s work has been mentioned in media outlets including the Economist, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Businessweek, and Bloomberg. Professor Brogaard earned his undergraduate degree in Economics and Politics at Occidental College, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2006. He completed a J.D. with an emphasis in tax law and a Ph.D. in Finance from Northwestern University.

Dr. Brian Cadman

  • Titles: Associate Professor, Accounting Department and David Eccles Faculty Fellow
  • Education: Ph.D. in Accounting, University of Oregon
Dr. Brian Cadman is an associate professor in the accounting department and David Eccles faculty fellow. Cadman, a Harvard alumnus, has experience teaching at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. The focus of his research is on the use and implications of accounting information on compensation design and the role of external monitors and other governance mechanisms. Additionally, in a recent ruling, the SEC cited his research on CEO pay and compensation consultants. Cadman was awarded the Executive MBA Teaching Award, Masters of Teaching Excellence Award, and the Brady Award for Teaching Excellence, among many other awards, by the David Eccles School of Business.

Dr. Jennifer Cummings

  • Title: Associate Professor (Lecturer), Management Department
  • Education: Ph.D., University of Utah

Dr. Jennifer Cummings is an associate professor (lecturer) in the David Eccles School of Business management department and is a certified conflict mediator and emotional intelligence consultant. Cummings’ research areas include interpersonal and professional communication, leadership, conflict management, team relations, and public speaking, among others. Her papers have won several top paper awards from the Western States Communication Association and the National Communication Association. She has been recognized at the David Eccles School of Business with the Daniels Fund Leadership in Ethics Education Award and the Brady Faculty Superior Teaching Award.

Dr. Tina Diekmann

  • Title: Professor, Management Department; Angus T. Shearer Professor of Ethics
  • Education: Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, Northwestern University
Dr. Tina Diekmann is a David Eccles professor of business ethics and professor in the management department. Dr. Diekmann’s research studies individual’s behavior in the workplace, focusing on negotiations, social perceptions, fairness and ethics, impression management, and gender issues. She has published articles in several refereed journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social PsychologyJournal of Applied PsychologyAmerican Sociological Review, and Organization Science. She has taught executive seminars at the University of Utah, University of Notre Dame, and Kellogg Graduate School of Management and is the recipient of several teaching awards.

Dr. Manu Goyal

  • Title: Associate Professor, Operations Management
  • Education: Ph.D. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Manu Goyal is an Associate Professor in Operations Management. Dr. Goyal received his Ph.D. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the David Eccles School of Business, he was a faculty at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Dr. Goyal’s research spans the areas of Operations / Supply Chain Management. His current research interests include Ethics in Business, Contracts, Information Flows in Supply Chains, and Operational Flexibility. He teaches courses in supply chain management, operations management, and spreadsheet modeling.

Dr. Bill Hesterly

  • Titles: Associate Dean, Faculty and Research; Zeke and Katherine Dumke Chair, Department of Management; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Business; Professor, Management Department and Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department
  • Education: Ph.D. in Management, University of California at Los Angeles
Dr. Bill Hesterly is the associate dean of faculty and research, Dumke family presidential chair in strategic management, and professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy. Hesterly’s most recent research focuses on appropriation and the locus and value creation. He has been published in several journals, including Organization ScienceStrategic Management Journal, and Journal of Management. He has also co-authored the book Strategic Management and Competitive Advantage with Dr. Jay Barney. Hesterly has been a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of ManagementStrategic Organization, and Organization Science. In 2012, he was awarded the Executive MBA Distinguished Faculty Award.

Dr. Karl Lins

  • Titles: Spencer Fox Eccles Endowed Chair in Banking and Professor, Finance Department
  • Education: Ph.D. in Finance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Karl Lins is a Spencer Fox Eccles endowed chair in banking and professor in the finance department, and he is a visiting professor at the London Business School. He has focused his research on international corporate governance and capital markets. He has published his research in The Journal of FinanceFinancial ManagementThe Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and The Journal of Accounting Research. Lins has been recognized with several awards for research and teaching, including the European Corporate Governance Institute Standard Life Best Paper Award, Eccles School of Business Faculty Outstanding Publication Award, and Brady Faculty Superior Teaching Award.

Dr. Terry Pavia

  • Titles: Associate Professor, Marketing Department and Former Chair, Marketing Department
  • Education: Ph.D. in Mathematical Science, University of Maryland
Dr. Teresa Pavia is an associate professor and the former chair of the marketing department at the David Eccles School of Business. Pavia has been recognized with the Brady Prize for Teaching and the Professional and Community Service Award. She is a researcher in product management and the intersection between consumer behavior and health care. She has been published in several top-tier journals, including the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing, and Marketing Science. She currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Macromarketing, a board member for the Macromarketing Society, and an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Marketing Management.

Dr. Matthew Ringgenberg

  • Titles: Associate Professor, Finance Department
  • Education: M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina, and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of North Carolina
Dr. Matthew Ringgenberg’s research focuses on equity lending, short selling, ETFs, volatility, and the economics of information. He has specifically studied the causes and results of short sale constraints in opaque markets and the impact of information arrival on the volatility of asset prices.

Professor Ringgenberg’s research has been published in the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics and has been cited in Business Insider, The New York Times, Bloomberg, and The New Yorker.

Dr. Scott Schaefer

  • Titles: Kendall D. Garff Chair in Business Administration and Professor, Finance Department
  • Education: Ph.D. in Economic Analysis and Policy, Stanford University
Dr. Scott Schaefer is a professor of finance and Kendall D. Garff chair in business administration at the David Eccles School of Business. Schaefer previously served as the associate dean at the School of Business and is currently a visiting professor of management and strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a co-author of Roadside MBA: Backroad Lessons for Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Small Business Owners and the leading textbook Economics of Strategy. He has been awarded the Executive MBA Teaching Excellence Award, Brady Superior Teaching Award, and Master’s Teaching Excellence Award from the David Eccles School of Business.

Dr. Harris Sondak

  • Titles: Professor, Management Department
  • Education: M.S. in Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University
Dr. Harris Sondak is David Eccles Professor of Business and Ethics and Professor of Management at the David Eccles School of Business. His research investigates the psychology of allocation decisions, group process and decisions, procedural justice and ethics, and organizational aesthetics. His research has been published in Business Ethics Quarterly, Group Decision and Negotiation, the Journal of Economic Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Social Justice Research, and other outlets. His teaching includes courses on groups, negotiations, creating and maintaining business relationships, managing conflict in organizations, competitive strategy, managing diversity, organizational behavior, consulting to non-profits, social science, business ethics, culture, and leadership. He has taught these subjects to executives, Ph.D. candidates, MBA students, and undergraduates worldwide. Dr. Sondak has received numerous teaching awards, including the University of Utah’s highest teaching honor.

Brad Vierig

Brad Vierig

  • Titles: Associate Dean, MBA Programs and Executive Education and Associate Professor (Lecturer)
  • Education: Certified Public Accountant; Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA), University of Utah
Brad Vierig is the associate dean of MBA Programs and Executive Education. He has been with the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah since 2000. During his tenure, the Executive MBA program has grown each year to its present enrollment of over 130 students. The program is currently ranked in the top 40 Executive MBA programs in the USA and the top 80 programs in the world by the Financial Times of London. In addition, the Professional MBA program has expanded to over 300 students. It is ranked #50 in the country by Bloomberg Businessweek, and enrollment in corporate programs has increased to over 400 new students per year. Brad also teaches both the Corporate Finance and International Field Study courses in the Executive MBA program. He has organized and led over a dozen trips overseas, visiting all parts of the globe with hundreds of executives and faculty members.

Dr. Todd Zenger

  • Titles: Presidential Professor, Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department; Chair, Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department; Executive Director, Goff Strategic Leadership Center; and N. Eldon Tanner Chair in Strategy and Strategic Leadership
  • Education:  Ph.D. Organization and Strategic Studies, University of California at Los Angeles
Dr. Todd Zenger is a presidential professor and chair of the entrepreneurship and strategy department, N. Eldon Tanner chair in strategy and strategic development, and executive director of the Goff Strategic Leadership Center. Zenger has lectured at some of the leading business schools around the world on the topics of organization design, corporate strategy, and strategic leadership. As a consultant, he has worked with a variety of companies, including Boeing, Edward Jones, and Hewlett Packard. He has published in top-tier journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Management Science, and he has published an award-winning book Beyond Competitive Advantage: How to Solve the Puzzle of Sustaining Growth While Creating Value.