School of Business and Engineering appoints new faculty members

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Oct. 24, 2013 - Fifteen new members have joined the faculty at the School of Business and Engineering

New business faculty include: Timothy Bell, visiting assistant professor of accounting; Fan Chen, assistant professor of finance; Ronald Fullerton, visiting professor of marketing; Julia Fullick, assistant professor of management; Joseph Gaspar, assistant professor of management; Leshui He, assistant professor of economics; Kiku Jones, assistant professor of computer information systems; Rajat Mishra, visiting instructor of management; and Robert Yawson, assistant professor of management.

 "The strength of any university is its faculty," said Matthew O'Connor, dean of the School of Business. "I'm extremely proud and excited about the new faculty joining the School of Business and Engineering. They bring a strong sense of intellectual curiosity, commitment to teaching, research, innovation and unbounded energy for the school, its programs and students. We are glad to have them with us."

The engineering department, which enrolled its first students in 2012, also appointed several new faculty members to help support and develop the program. The department offers programs of study in industrial, civil, software and mechanical engineering. 

New engineering faculty include: Nebil Buyurgan, associate professor of industrial engineering; Lynn Byers, professor of mechanical engineering; Rehab El Kharboutly, assistant professor of software engineering; John Greenleaf, assistant professor of civil engineering; Corey Kiassat, assistant professor of industrial engineering; and Mary Phillips, assistant professor of engineering.

"The faculty joining the department of engineering this year have a diverse set of skills and backgrounds," said Justin Kile, associate dean of engineering. "Combined they bring many years of teaching and industry experience, along with a wide range of research interests. One aspect they all share is a commitment to providing students with an excellent education and the foundation they need to succeed after graduation. As part of the first wave of engineering faculty, these individuals will play a significant role in the development of the engineering program at Quinnipiac."