Faculty and Research
We’re a community of connectors here at the Whitman School focused on exposing you to interdisciplinary perspectives, active learning, and diversity of thought and experience. Our faculty members are no exception, as they combine academic accomplishment
and acclaimed research with the real-world appreciation and proficiency of top practitioners.
Tradition is paramount here. We’re proud to be Orange. Since 1919, our faculty has been committed to supporting your journey and helping ensure your success by remaining perpetually curious, discovering and sharing their knowledge, contributing perspective on front-burner issues, and building and nurturing meaningful relationships.
Whitman research spans a diverse range of topics and areas of expertise. This is reflected in Whitman publications showcasing our faculty research accomplishments, research labs, centers and institutes, as well as academic journals housed at Whitman.
Centers and Academic Areas
Centers and Institutes
At the Whitman School, we preach experience by doing. As a result, we support various centers and institutes devoted to the practice, expertise, and real-world applications in the study of business. Their shared mission is to advocate business practice in a comprehensive range of areas -- from sustainable enterprise to global commerce. The centers and institutes offer our students thought leadership and hands-on experiences through speakers, practice, forums, conferences, and events.
We believe a well-rounded education is about more than just business courses — it’s about providing dynamic, relevant experiences that ensure you build a competitive edge in the global business marketplace. Our students study under the leadership of exceptional faculty members who are highly esteemed as world-class scholars and researchers. Published in numerous leading journals, they are committed to advancing management theory and practice in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing.
Faculty & Staff
With nearly 100 faculty serving Whitman students across the undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs, our thought leaders help discover new knowledge, foster industry leadership and create relationships that last well beyond our students' time on campus.
Marketing is exciting because there are always new and interesting things coming up in the market. Everything is marketing!Read Profile about Guiyang Xiong
Associate Professor of Marketing and Whitman Research Fellow
Anparasan “Anpu” Mahalingam
Many students concentrate on specialized topics, so we examine issues related to strategy and technology. My aim is to contribute my expertise in observing the bigger picture and ensuring their specific interests are unleashed – be it in finance or the fashion industry.Read Profile about Anparasan “Anpu” Mahalingam
Assistant Professor of Management
Fintech has become a vital component to attracting students interested in studying business. The Whitman School recognizes that a growing emphasis in this area will continue to raise its profile while also preparing students with the hard skills they will need to be competitive in this fascinating and rapidly growing space.Read Profile about Yu Shan
Assistant Professor of Finance
I am proud when an undergraduate takes an interest in accounting during one of my courses, when a graduate student has a new or deeper appreciation for the complexities of taxation and when a doctoral student is successful in teaching and research. I enjoy being part of their educational journey.Read Profile about Susan Albring
Professor of Accounting
Data analytics is increasingly important to business. We are living in a world with so much incredible data available to us, and it is valuable for us to teach students how to turn this raw information into something that is useful in business.Read Profile about Candace Jens
Assistant Professor of Finance
As an accountant by trade, I have seen how one area of business can blend into another very easily using the principles of accounting, and I hope to share that with my students.Read Profile about Christie Novak
Assistant Teaching Professor
I’m so happy that I took a chance on coming to the U.S. to teach, especially at the Whitman School... It’s like a big family, and there is a great sense of belonging. I look forward to seeing what will happen next.Read Profile about Si Cheng
Associate Professor of Finance
I hope to create content that can be engaging and help prepare them for the changes and opportunities that are happening in accounting. I am excited to be back at Whitman and get started.Read Profile about Sebastian Tideman
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Each of my various career endeavors allows me the chance to use my skills to help others grow, develop, get back on the right path or save money. Helping others is what motivates me.Read Profile about John Petosa
Professor of Practice