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Governance and Principled Leadership

Governance & Principled Leadership Research Cluster

Purpose and Activities

The Governance & Principled Leadership Research Cluster is an interdisciplinary initiative designed to encourage and promote research on governance and leadership themes. Activities of the cluster include hosting conferences and seminars, and encouraging interdisciplinary research among MBS faculty on the most important governance and leadership issues affecting business and society.


kellysq.jpgFabrizio Ferri (Co-Chair)
Fabrizio Ferri joined Miami Herbert Business School's faculty in 2018 after earning a Ph.D. in Accounting at Stern School of Business (NYU) and working at Harvard Business School, New York University and Columbia Business School. Professor Ferri's research interests focus primarily on corporate governance issues, with particular emphasis on shareholder activism, board of directors, CEO turnover and executive compensation. His research has been presented at numerous international and national conferences and covered by the media, including The New York Times, Business Week, Forbes, Barron's, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Financial Times and CFO Magazine. He is currently an editor for the Contemporary Accounting Research and an associate editor for Management Science.

vidhisq.jpgWei Shi (Co-Chair)
Dr. Wei Shi joined the faculty of Miami Herbert Business School in 2018. He teaches strategic management at the undergraduate level, corporate strategy at the graduate level, and corporate governance at the doctoral level. His research focuses on the intersection of corporate governance and corporate strategy. 


kellysq.jpgSheryl Alonso
Sheryl Alonso is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Miami Herbert Business School. Alonso teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level and in executive education. Alonso began her career as a nurse, earning a BSN from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois and later an MBA from the University of Miami. In 2010, she completed a PhD in Medical Leadership at the University of Miami. The interdisciplinary program integrated the Miami Herbert Business Schoolcurriculum with that of the University’s Miller School of Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences. Her research passions lie in the areas of leadership and health care policy and administration.

kellysq.jpgGennaro Bernile
Prof. Bernile obtained a PhD in Finance from the University of Rochester in the Summer of 2006. Prior to re-joining University of Miami in January 2017, he worked at Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University since 2013. Prior to that, Professor Bernile served on the faculty of the University of Miami and worked at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Visiting Scholar between 2008 and 2010, where he was engaged both in rule-making and enforcement activities. Aside for this period, he has worked on ad hoc consulting assignments for Forensic Economics Inc. since 2005.

kellysq.jpgKhrystyna Bochkay
Khrystyna Bochkay teaches advanced managerial accounting in the undergraduate program and joined the faculty in 2014 after completing her PhD in Accounting at Rutgers University. Khrystyna holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Masters of Science in Statistics from Ivan Franko National University in L’viv, Ukraine.

kellysq.jpgTimothy R. Burch
Timothy Burch joined the faculty of Miami Herbert Business School in 1997 after earning his PhD in Finance at the University of Michigan. He teaches corporate finance and investments at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has served on the board of a mutual fund family. Prior to graduate studies, Professor Burch worked as an actuarial analyst at a global pension consulting firm. His research interests include mergers and acquisitions, asset price bubbles, and mutual funds.

cavasq.pngAnita Cava
Anita Cava is a professor of business law and Co-Director of the University of Miami Ethics Programs. Professor Cava’s research focuses on business ethics and regulation compliance.


kellysq.jpgIndraneel Chakraborty
Indraneel Chakraborty obtained a Ph.D. in finance from the Wharton School. He joined University of Miami in 2015. His research is in financial intermediation with implications for corporate finance and household finance. 

vidhisq.jpg Vidhi Chhaochharia
Vidhi Chhaochharia is an associate professor of finance and Co-chair of the Sustainable Business Research Cluster at the University of Miami. Professor Chhaochharia’s research focuses on corporate governance. Research by Professor Chhaochharia has appeared in leading finance journals such as the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Finance.

coopersq.pngCecily Cooper
Cecily Cooper is an Associate Professor of Management. Her research interests include trust, trust repair, humor, and leadership. This research has been published in many leading Management journals and has received three national conference awards. Cecily has a keen interest in creating close partnerships with organizations when conducting research and focuses on providing value to these organizations. Cecily is an associate editor at both Human Relations and Journal of Trust Research. In addition, she serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. In 2014, 2016, and 2019 Cecily was a program chair for the International Conference on Trust in Organizations (FINT) which is held bi-annually. Cecily is a member of the FINT Executive Board.

kellysq.jpgHenrik Cronqvist
Henrik Cronqvist is Professor of Finance at Miami Herbert Business School, where he conducts interdisciplinary research and teaches finance and management. He is also Vice Dean for Faculty and Research. Previously, he served as Chair of the Department of Finance and Director of PhD Programs.

townsendMarie Dasborough
Marie Dasborough is an Associate Professor of Management. She is a member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (Division 14 of the American Psychological Association), the Network of Leadership Scholars, the International Society for Research on Emotions, and is an invited member of the Emotional Intelligence Consortium. Her research aims to promote human sustainability in organizations, by focusing on employee emotional wellbeing. She has published in the top management journals, including Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, The Leadership Quarterly, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. Her publications focus on leadership, teamwork, emotions, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and authenticity.

yonca_ertimurYonca Ertimur
Yonca Ertimur is Professor of Accounting at Miami Herbert Business School. Prior to joining MBS, Yonca taught at Stanford University, Duke University and the University of Colorado–Boulder. Her expertise is on the effectiveness of direct monitoring by shareholders in solving the governance problems that arise from the separation of ownership and control. Direct monitoring can take a variety of forms. Yonca’s research focuses on direct expressions of shareholder voice through non-binding governance related shareholder proposals, vote-no campaigns, and shareholder votes at the annual meeting. Yonca also conducts research on the role of labor markets in incentivizing top executives and the directors tasked with monitoring and advising these executives.

FerriCaglar Irmak
Caglar Irmak is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Miami Herbert Business School. He received his PhD in Marketing from Baruch College, City University of New York and had academic positions at the University of South Carolina and University of Georgia prior to joining the University of Miami. His research interests include consumer reactions to corporate social responsibility initiatives. More broadly, he investigates consumer decision-making and perception of products, especially those that are relevant to consumer health and well-being.

kellysq.jpgMarianna Makri
Marianna Makri is an Associate Professor of Management and teaches courses in Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and  Family Business. She received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from Arizona State University and M.A. degree in Mathematics from the University of South Florida. She has published in the areas of corporate governance, corporate strategy and innovation management. Her more recent work focuses on family firms as a unique form of ownership. Her research examines how family firms differ from non family firms in terms of governance, compensation, innovation, diversification, corporate social responsibility and risk propensity. Currently she serves as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of High Technology Management Research.

minutti-mezasq.jpgMiguel Minutti-Meza
Miguel Minutti-Meza is an Associate Professor of Accounting. He has been at the University of Miami since 2011. His research interests span the generation, dissemination and monitoring of accounting information in the capital markets, with a focus on auditing. His two most recent research projects examine how audit committees are responding the increasing complexity of financial reporting standards and their interactions with the external auditor.Miguel is editor at Contemporary Accounting Research and a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Accounting Research. He has published in several top accounting journals.  Miguel received his Ph.D. in Accounting in 2011 and Masters in Management & Accounting in 2005 from the University of Toronto. Earlier, Miguel received his B.A. in Accounting & Finance from ITESM in Mexico. 

nandasq.jpgDhananjay Nanda
Dhananjay Nanda is a professor of accounting at the University of Miami Herbert Business School. He teaches Managerial Accounting, Strategic Control and Financial Reporting, and Leadership issues in Control. He taught managerial accounting, cost and control systems at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business from 2002-2008 and the University of Michigan Business School from 1997-2002.

kellysq.jpgLinda Neider
Linda L. Neider is a tenured Professor of Management with a secondary appointment as Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy in the Miami Herbert Business School.  She currently serves as the Chairman of the Department of Management, Director of the MS Program in Leadership, and the First Vice Chair of the University of Miami’s Faculty Senate, the latter of which she has been elected to by the faculty at the university for the past four years.  Dr. Neider has a long history as a distinguished academic leader, having served as Vice Dean for Internal University Relations, Global/Cross-Disciplinary Initiatives and Undergraduate Programs; Vice Dean for Undergraduate Business Programs; past Chairman of the Management Department; Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs in the School of Business Administration; Co-Director (and co-creator) of the Masters in Technology Management; and Director of the Ph.D. program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. 

kellysq.jpgAnn Morales Olazabal
Ann Olazabal is Professor and Chair of the Business Law Department.  Among other things, she teaches corporate governance and responsible business. Her research has been published in leading law reviews and journals, and she was Editor-in-Chief of the American Business Law Journal.  Since 2011 she has served as Vice Dean for Undergraduate Business Education.  

kellysq.jpgTerri Scandura
Terri A. Scandura is the Warren C. Johnson Chair in Management. Scandura's fields of interest include leadership, mentorship, and applied research methods. From 2007 to 2012, she served as dean of the graduate school of the University. She has been a visiting scholar in Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, China and the United Arab Emirates. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and the Southern Management Association. She has published in top journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management, and the Journal of International Business Studies. Her research addresses human sustainability within organizations by examining organizational justice, gender equality, and benevolent leadership.

kellysq.jpgChester Schriesheim
Chester A. Schriesheim, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor of Management at the University of Miami and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (elected 1986). He is generally considered to be one of the world’s top leadership scholars and is the author or co-author of over 200 books and scientific articles (published in such outlets as Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Research Methods, and Harvard Business Review). Most recently, he is the winner of the 2017 Distinguished Career Award given by the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management for his contributions to basic and applied psychological statistics and psychometrics in leadership research. Professor Schriesheim's consulting engagements have included the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (Leadership Analysis Directorate), Honda U.S.A., Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, American Airlines, American Express, and Heico Aerospace, among many others.

tatumsq.jpgKay Tatum
Kay W. Tatum is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Miami Hebert Business School. Her primary teaching and research interests are auditing and corporate governance. She joined the School’s Department of Accounting in 1986 after earning her Ph.D. at Texas Tech University. She served as Chair of the Department of Accounting from 2004 – 2008 and currently serves as Vice Chair for External Relations of the Department of Accounting. She is also a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund (NASDAQ Capital Market; Symbol: CUBA). Professor Tatum has participated in various activities involving professional auditing standards. She was a member of the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board (2012 – 2104), the PCAOB’s initial Standing Advisory Group (2004 - 2005), and the AICPA’s International Auditing Standards Subcommittee (1998 – 2003). Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Accountancy, The CPA Journal, and the Review of Accounting Studies. She also is a co-author of the book Audit Committees: A Guide for Directors, Management, and Consultants, Sixth Edition.

kellysq.jpgNan Yang
Nan Yang received her PhD in decision, risk and operations from Columbia University in 2007. She joined University of Miami in 2016. She taught previously at Cornell University and Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interests include supply risks in supply chain management, integrated supply and demand management, competition in supply chain management, and healthcare operations.



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