Five new full-time tenuretrack professors and four full-time nontenuretrack professors began teaching at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business in August.

“With a range of experience and expertise, each of these professors will enhance the classroom experiences of our students,” says George Daly, dean of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. “With research interests in such areas as operations, employee behavior, capital structure and debt, and pricing strategies, these new faculty members also will contribute to the depth of research conducted by our already outstanding faculty.”

The new hires include Vishal Agrawal, assistant professor of operations and information management; Christine Porath, assistant professor of management; Luc Wathieu, associate professor of marketing; Stephen Weymouth, assistant professor of strategy; and Jie Yang, assistant professor of finance.

Agrawal most recently was a graduate research assistant at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Management, where he earned a Ph.D. in operations management with a minor in economics. He also holds an M.Sc. in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.A. in mechanical engineering from the University of Mumbai in India. His research interests include sustainable operations, new product development, the effect of consumer behavior on operations, supply chain management, and interdisciplinary research.

Porath arrives at Georgetown from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, where she was assistant professor of management and organization. She has conducted extensive research about how incivility affects businesses, culminating in numerous publications. Porath previously worked for the International Management Group as an assistant director and marketer, as a sponsorship coordinator for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and a consultant for the UNC-Chapel Hill Hospital and BellSouth. She holds a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and a B.A. in economics from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts.

Wathieu comes to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business from the ESMT European School of Management and Technology in Berlin, where he served as Ferrero Chair in International Marketing and professor and associate dean of the faculty. He previously was an associate and assistant professor at the Harvard Business School, an assistant professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s School of Business and Management, an assistant lecturer at the University of Namur, and a visiting scholar at the University of California at San Diego. His research has been published in numerous journals and book chapters, and he has served as associate editor and on the editorial board for several journals. Wathieu holds a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in management from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, as well as an M.Sc. in economics, a license in economics, a candidature in political science, and a candidature in economics from the University of Namur in Belgium.

Weymouth was an instructor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego before his appointment at Georgetown. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in political science and international affairs and an M.A. in Latin American studies, all from the University of California, San Diego. He also holds a B.S. in economics from Arizona State University. Yang most recently was an academic fellow at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and also has been a research assistant and teaching assistant at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her most recent research focuses on capital structure and debt. She holds a Ph.D. in fi nance from Duke University and a B.S. in economics from MIT.

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