New Faculty - W. P. Carey School of Business

John Eaton
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Marketing

Dr. Eaton's research and teaching interests include strategic performance relationships, brand image, brand community, and sport sponsorship. He received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 2002. Dr. Eaton's research has been published in the Journal of Advertising and the Journal of Consumer Psychology and he has presented his findings at several leading national conferences. He currently serves as faculty advisor for the Arizona State University Student Chapters of AMA and the Sports Business Association. His teaching has been recognized with awards from the W. P. Carey College of Business.


Poonam Khanna
Assistant Professor, Department of Management

Poonam Khanna joins the W. P. Carey School of Business from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin where she completed her doctoral studies in management with a concentration in strategic management. Dr. Khanna's research interests include social networks, inter-organizational alliances and board of director effectiveness. Her current research projects include the performance effects of repeated ties with the same firms; the influence of decision-monitoring by the board on CEOs' informal advice-seeking behaviors and learning; and the importance of organizational fit in alliance success. Dr. Khanna's research has been published in the Administrative Science Quarterly and the Academy of Management Proceedings, and she has won the Distinguished Paper award from the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management. Prior to studying at the University of Texas at Austin, she spent several years with a management consulting firm in India, where she worked on a variety of projects including performance improvement studies, financial feasibility studies and compensation studies. Dr. Khanna's clients included multi-national corporations and non-profits organizations such as Whirlpool, SmithKline Beecham, the World Bank, and the Ford Foundation as well as Indian public and private sector organizations such as the Ministry of Health, the National Institute of Immunology, JK Tyre, the Modi Group, and Instrumentation Limited.


Don Lange
Assistant Professor, Department of Management

Dr. Lange received his Ph.D. in management with a concentration in organization science from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business in 2006. His research interests include organizational reputation, legitimacy, and prestige; organizational corruption and managerial ethics; and learning transfer in organizational contexts. His research has been published in the journals Academy of Management Review (forthcoming), Organization Science, and in the Proceedings of the Academy of Management . Dr. Lange received a State Farm Companies Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award. He achieved second place in the INFORMS Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition, and the Best Paper Award from the Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division of the Academy of Management with his co-authors. He is teaching legal and ethical studies in the evening M.B.A. program at Arizona State University. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Lange was in top management in the not-for-profit sector.


Crocker Liu
Professor and McCord Chair in Real Estate, Department of Finance

Dr. Liu joined Arizona State University from the Stern School of Business at New York University where he was associate director of real estate. He earned a B.B.A. in real estate/finance from the University of Hawaii in 1976, a M.S. in real estate from the University of Wisconsin in 1980, and a Ph.D. finance/real estate in 1988 from the University of Texas. He is currently the co-editor of the Journal of Real Estate Economics , and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Property Research . He also was on the editorial boards of the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics and the Journal of Real Estate Finance . He serves on the advisory board of the Real Estate Research Institute, and has served on the board of directors of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA). His research interests are focused on issues in real estate finance, particularly topics related to agency, organizational forms, market efficiency, and valuation. His research has been published in the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Business, the Journal of Financial and Quantiative Analysis, the Real Estate Economics Journal (formerly known as the AREUEA Journal), and the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. Professor Liu won the AREUEA doctoral dissertation award and a postdoctoral award from the Homer Hoyt's Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics. He has received the Best Research Paper Award from the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association in 1992 (co-authored with Aswath Damodaran), and 1993-1994 (co-authored with Jianping Mei). In addition to this, Dr. Liu is the past winner of the Wiley Award (1990) for Best Paper in the Journal of Real Estate Research and was named Undergraduate Teacher of the Year (1996-1997, and 2001-2002) and Executive M.B.A. in Finance Teacher of the Year (1997, 1999). In 1999, he became a distinguished teaching fellow.


Robert Marquez
Associate Professor and Craig & Rhonda Cerny Professor in Finance, Department of Finance

Dr. Marquez's research interests are in corporate finance and financial intermediation, and much of his work has focused on analyzing the role of information as a determinant of industry structure, with particular focus on the banking industry. His work has been published in the Journal of Finance, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics. Professor Marquez has a B.A. in economics from the University of California , Berkeley and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Marquez worked in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and he has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. Prior to joining Arizona State University, Professor Marquez was a faculty member at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the University of Maryland.


Michael Mikhail
Associate Professor, School of Accountancy

Dr. Mikhail received his B.S. and M.A.S. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He previously taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management where he was the inaugural holder of the Theodore T. Miller Chair, and at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business where he received the Executive MBA Program's Excellence in Teaching Award. Professor Mikhail's research interests are in the use of financial information by capital market participants, primarily securities analysts. His research has appeared in the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. He currently serves as a member of The Accounting Review editorial advisory and review board and as an ad-hoc reviewer for several other academic journals.


V. Kerry Smith
W. P. Carey Professor of Economics, Department of Economics

Professor Smith, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, is a recognized researcher in environmental economics and a university fellow at the Washington, D.C. non-profit think tank, Resources for the Future. Dr. Smith will work closely with the sustainability initiative on campus, as well as the Department of Economics. He also will direct a Center for Environmental Economics and Policy in the Seidman Institute. Dr. Smith comes to Arizona State University from North Carolina State University where he was the University Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy. Prior to North Carolina State, he held positions as the arts and sciences professor of environmental economics at Duke University, and the centennial professor of economics at Vanderbilt Univeristy. Dr. Smith is a fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and of the American Agricultural Economics Association.


Mehmet Deniz Yavuz
Assistant Professor, Department of Finance

Dr. Yavuz earned a Ph.D. from Yale University in 2006, a M.B.A. from Yale University in 2002, a M.A. in management from Bogazici University Institute of Social Sciences in 1997, and a B.S. in industrial engineering in Bogazici University 1995. During his doctoral program he served as a consultant to Conasev (Peruvian stock exchange) and calculated the fair value of a beer company to resolve a major acquisition dispute. This project became a case study for the Yale M.B.A. students.