Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke. His research interests span a wide range of behaviors, and his sometimes unusual experiments are consistently interesting, amusing and informative, demonstrating profound ideas that fly in the face of common wisdom. At Duke, Ariely has appointments to the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Department of Economics, and the School of Medicine. In addition he is the founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight, and the author of New York Times bestsellers Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The Honest Truth about Dishonesty.
William Boulding is the Dean and J.B. Fuqua Professor of Business Administration at The Fuqua School of Business. His previous roles at Fuqua include Deputy Dean, Senior Associate Dean for Programs, Associate Dean for the Daytime MBA program, Area Coordinator for the Marketing faculty, Co-Director of the Teradata Center for Customer Relationship Management, and the executive education Academic Program Director for both the Marketing Leadership Forum and the Advanced Management Program. His research interests lie at the intersection of management, marketing, and strategy. Of particular interest to Boulding is evaluating how managers make decisions and how consumers respond to those decisions. He publishes his research in marketing and management journals including Marketing Science, Management Science, Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Consumer Research, the Harvard Business Review, and the Journal of Marketing Research. He is a past recipient of The Outstanding Teacher award from Fuqua, and has been cited for teaching excellence in various editions of the book Business Week Guide to the Best Business Schools spanning a period of two decades.
Richard Staelin is the Edward and Rose Donnell Professor of Business Administration at The Fuqua School of Business. Since arriving at Duke in 1982, Staelin has served as Deputy Dean (twice), Associate Dean of Executive Education, Executive Director for the Teradata Center for CRM and the initial Managing Director of the Global Executive MBA program. He currently teaches the core marketing course in the Masters of Management Studies (MMS) program. He has published over 80 papers in academic journals and has received best paper awards from The Journal of Marketing Research, The Journal of Marketing and Marketing Science and the Outstanding Educator Award and the Converse Award from the American Marketing Association. Staelin has served on over 40 Ph.D. committees and is Chairman of the Board of Directors for a small biotech firm (BioElectronics). He recently was elected to be an inaugural Fellow in ISMS and a Fellow in INFORMS.
Jon Fjeld is a Professor of the Practice of Strategy and the Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Fjeld has spent over 20 years in marketing, engineering and general management in start-ups and public companies, as well as seven years in academia. He has served as vice president of engineering for Align Technology, CEO of two RTP venture backed firms—Geomagic and NetEdge Systems—and in a number of management and executive positions within the networking and software business units of IBM. He began his professional career as an assistant professor in the philosophy department at Duke University. Fjeld is an alumnus of Fuqua’s Weekend Executive MBA Class of 1990.
Bill Mayew is an associate professor of accounting. Before completing his Ph.D. and coming to Fuqua, Mayew worked in accounting and financial reporting assurance at Ernst & Young. Mayew studies managerial communication of firm performance, including both voluntary disclosures made outside of the financial reporting system and mandatory financial disclosures in financial reports. His research uses theories from economics and psychology to better understand the determinants and consequences of voluntary and mandatory managerial communication. He received the 2008 Financial Research Association best paper award for his work (with Mohan Venkatachalam) on the information content of managerial vocal cues during earnings conference calls, and his research has appeared in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies and Contemporary Accounting Research. His work is relevant to investors and analysts who interpret managerial communication and investor relations departments who shape and assist in the creation and dissemination of managerial communications. His teaching includes both financial accounting and corporate financial reporting, where he has received awards for teaching excellence in both the Daytime and Weekend Executive MBA programs.
Mohan Venkatachalam is a professor of accounting and the Faculty Director for the Duke’s Global Executive MBA program’s Dubai residency . His research interests span several areas including implications of financial and nonfinancial metrics for compensation and valuation, effect of accounting disclosures on valuation, derivatives and corporate governance issues. His research is cross-disciplinary in that it overlaps with other business disciplines, particularly finance and strategy. His most recent work involves the role of verbal and nonverbal managerial communication in financial markets. His research has appeared in several academic journals including Journal of Business, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, and the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. Currently, he serves on the Editorial Board of the Accounting Review and Contemporary Accounting Research.
Manju Puri is the J. B. Fuqua Professor at The Fuqua School of Business. She is a member of the finance faculty and is on the Advisory Board of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Puri’s expertise is in the area of empirical corporate finance and financial intermediation, with focus on commercial banks, investment banks, venture capital and entrepreneurship. Professor Puri’s work is relevant in understanding the role of venture capitalists in startups, entrepreneurial attitudes, bank-firm and bank-depositor relationships, the scope of bank activities, how shocks to banks get transmitted internationally, and factors underlying bank runs. Puri’s research has appeared in publications such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. Professor Puri is a coeditor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation, and serves as associate editor of several journals including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Financial Research and Journal of Financial Services Research.
David Ridley is an assistant professor and the Associate Faculty Director of the Health Sector Management program at Fuqua. In his research, Ridley examines innovation, location, and pricing, especially in health care. Ridley, along with Henry Grabowski and Jeffrey Moe, proposed a priority review voucher prize to encourage innovation in medicines for neglected diseases. The prize became law in 2007. Ridley’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. He teaches courses on strategy and economics, and has received teaching awards for those courses.