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Whitman Welcomes New Faculty for Fall 2022

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Si Cheng

Si Cheng 
Associate Professor of Finance 

Cheng joins the Department of Finance at the Whitman School as a tenured associate professor. Before joining Whitman, she was an assistant professor of finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2016 to 2022 and assistant professor/lecturer of finance at Queen’s University Belfast from 2013 to 2016, where she taught both undergraduate and graduate courses on financial management and capital markets. Cheng’s research interests include sustainable investing, the application of machine learning to asset pricing and the welfare implications of delegated asset management. She has won several research prizes at academic conferences and in industry competitions. 

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Candace Jens

Candace Jens 
Assistant Professor of Finance 

Jens joins the Department of Finance as a tenure-track assistant professor of finance. Before joining the Whitman School, she spent nine years teaching at Tulane University in New Orleans. She was a visiting assistant professor from 2013 to 2015 and a tenure-track assistant professor from 2015 to 2022. During her time at Tulane, she taught classes on firm valuation, equity investing and econometrics. Jens’ research focuses broadly on firm investment and financial econometics, and has been published in several journals and presented at various conferences. 

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Peter Knych

Peter Knych L’85 
Professor of Law and Public Policy Practice 

Knych returns to the Whitman School’s Department of Management as a professor of law and public policy practice. He has previously been a visiting professor at Whitman for academic year 2021-22, teaching multiple sections of Introduction to the Legal System, as well as The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business for 2U’s Syracuse online MBA program since 2015. Knych was also the co-leader of a residency entitled Insurance and Risk Management in 2019. Knych is also a practicing attorney and a graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Law.


Anparasan Mahalingam

Anparasan “Anpu” Mahalingam 
Assistant Professor of Management 

Mahalingam joins the Department of Management at the Whitman School as a tenure-track professor of management. Before joining Whitman, he was a Goff postdoctoral fellow at David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Mahalingam’s research examines the implications of digitization for firm corporate strategy and organizational governance. His work highlights several ways in which classic corporate strategy research can enhance understanding of the emerging platform phenomenon and how it can be expanded by incorporating some of the distinctive features of this new organizational form. 


Christie Novak

Christie Novak ’10, ’11 M.S. 
Assistant Teaching Professor and IMPRESS House Mentor 

Novak joins the Whitman School as an assistant teaching professor and IMPRESS house mentor. She will be teaching classes in business, international business and accounting, as well as mentor first-year and transfer students. Before joining Whitman, Novak was a program director and assistant professor of accounting at Le Moyne College from 2019 to 2022. She was previously an adjunct instructor in Whitman’s accounting program and was a senior associate at Dermody, Burke & Brown CPAs LLC. She is also the CFO of the Chocolate Pizza Company. Novak’s research focuses on auditing and small business.  

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Yu Shan

Yu Shan 
Assistant Professor of Finance 

Shan joins the Department of Finance at the Whitman School as a tenure-track assistant professor in finance. Before joining Whitman, Shan was a tenure-track assistant professor from 2019 to 2022 at Concordia University, where he taught Management of Financial Institutions at the senior undergraduate level and Special Topics in Finance at the graduate level. He also served as a research committee member at the Jonathan Wener Centre for Real Estate at Concordia University. Shan’s research focuses on banking, financial intermediation, fin-tech, consumer finance, social networks and managerial behavior. 


Sebastian Tideman

Sebastian Tideman 
Assistant Professor of Accounting 

Returning to the Whitman School, where he was a visiting researcher and visiting professor from 2017 to 2020, Tideman joined the Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting as a tenure-track assistant professor of accounting. Before Whitman, he was an assistant professor/lecturer at the University of Exeter and Royal Holloway, University of London, as well as a postdoctoral researcher at the Universities of Oldenburg and Hamburg, both in Germany. Tideman’s research focuses on the analysis of non- and semi-structured reporting data in the intersection of financial accounting, gender, and environmental, social and governance issues. 

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