Associate Professor Theresa Glomb has been appointed the first McFarland Professor of Organizational Behavior - a professorship made possible by a gift from the estate of D.C. "Pat" McFarland (Class of '48). And Associate Professor Om Narasimhan has been named the newly-created Board of Overseers Professor of Marketing.
Glomb has established herself as a scholar of national repute in the area of emotion in organizations. She has served as the HRIR Director of Graduate Studies responsible for all aspects of the school's 200+ person MA-HRIR program since 2008. She also leads an Executive Education program on Talent Management Strategies.
A faculty member in the Marketing and Logistics Management Department since 2001, Narasimhan focuses his research on innovation, pricing strategy, and channels of distribution. He has published articles in leading journals such as the Journal of Marketing Research, and Journal of Marketing; and been named a finalist for the John D. Little award for the best paper in Marketing Science.
In addition to the new professorships, Professor Stephen Parente has been appointed the Minnesota Insurance Industry Chair of Health Finance and Professor Raj Singh has been appointed the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Finance.
Professor Parente is the director of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) at the Carlson School. As a professor in the Finance Department, he specializes in health economics, health insurance, medical technology evaluation, and health information technology.
Professor Singh's research focuses on corporate finance, auction theory, agency theory, mergers and acquisitions, and market microstructure and currently serves as an associate editor of the International Review of Finance. He will become the new chair of Finance Department on July 1.