Johnson Welcomes New Faculty

Johnson hires new faculty in operations management, marketing, accounting, and management and organizations.

Johnson Welcomes New Faculty

Johnson at Cornell University proudly welcomes four new professors to the school. These new faculty members will support Johnson's commitment to research, growing its centers and institutes and global outreach and imprint.

New tenure-track faculty

William Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Operations Management

William Schmidt’s research focuses on the effect of operational decisions on firm value and risk, economic modeling, econometric analysis, and modeling operational disruptions. His teaching interests include supply chain management, operational risk, operations management, and operations strategy. Schmidt holds a doctorate in business administration (DBA), technology, and operations management from Harvard Business School, where he was awarded the George and Marion Plossl Dissertation Fellowship by the APICS Educational and Research Foundation. He holds an MBA (1995) and BS in aerospace engineering (1993) from the University of Florida. His professional experience includes two years as a consultant in operations management and five years as a director and senior director of business intelligence and product management for Ariba.

Stijn van Osselaer, Professor of Marketing

Stijn van Osselaer’s research focuses on branding and the influences of learning, memory, and cognition in consumers’ decisions. He has taught marketing, consumer behavior, behavioral decision theory, and managerial decision making, and negotiation in undergraduate, MSc, MBA, Executive MBA, PhD, and non-degree executive programs at the University of Chicago, London Business School, and Erasmus University. He comes to Johnson from the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) at Erasmus University in the Netherlands, where he served as marketing department chair and received a Professor of the Year Award for four consecutive years. Prior to that, he was an assistant and associate professor of marketing at the University of Chicago. He also served as a visiting professor of marketing at the London Business School and as a visiting research scholar at the University of Colorado. He holds a PhD in marketing from the University of Florida and obtained a Licentiaat in de Psychologie from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Van Osselaer has published papers in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. He serves as associate editor for the Journal of Consumer Research and editorial review board member for both the Journal of Marketing and the International Journal of Research in Marketing.­

Luo Zuo, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Luo Zuo’s research focuses on corporate disclosure, capital markets research in accounting, and behavioral finance. His teaching interests include corporate financial accounting and financial statement analysis. Zuo holds a PhD in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a master’s degree in finance and BBA in accounting and finance from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship. His papers have been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journals The Accounting Review and Management Science. His research has been featured in many media sources including The Economist and CFO World.

New visiting faculty

Hannes Leroy, Visiting Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations

Hannes Leroy’s research interests include the study of authenticity and its value to organizations, especially its leadership implications. At Johnson, he will teach courses titled “Becoming a Leader” and “Power and Politics.” He is an expert in authentic leadership development and has previously taught courses on leadership to students and executives from a wide range of industries and professional backgrounds, including engineering, health care, nonprofits, and government. Leroy holds a PhD in management from the University of Leuven in Belgium and was a visiting doctoral student at Cornell University. He also holds a master’s degree in organizational and industrial psychology from Ghent University (Belgium), and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ghent University.  


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