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New Chairs and Professorships Appointed at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

June 15, 2015

Toronto – Six faculty members at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been recognized by the University for their distinguished records as teachers and scholars with new appointments. The appointments are for a five year term
Tiziana Casciaro, an associate professor of organizational behaviour and human resource management, has been appointed the Professorship in Leadership Development. Her award-winning research examines social-psychological mechanisms responsible for the formation and evolution of social networks in organizations, and their impact on individual and collective performance. She has won numerous teaching awards in Rotman programs.
Peter Christoffersen, a professor of finance, will hold the TSX Chair in Capital Markets. He is internationally recognized as an expert in risk management. His main research interests are in volatility modeling for option valuation as well as in developing back testing procedures for risk management systems. He is also currently a Bank of Canada fellow.
Kenneth Corts, a professor of business economics who is also appointed to the strategic management area, will hold the Marcel Desautels Chair in Entrepreneurship.  Recently he was appointed as Vice-Dean, Faculty and Research at the Rotman School. His research focuses on the application of microeconomics and game theory to business strategy, contracting, organizational design, competition policy, and technology adoption.
Alexander Dyck, a professor of finance and business economics will hold the Professorship in Corporate Governance. His internationally recognized research focuses on understanding the extent of the governance challenge and mechanisms to address it. He is Academic Director of the Directors Education Program and a member of the board of directors of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management.
Avi Goldfarb, a professor of marketing, has been appointed to the Ellison Professorship in Marketing.  His research focuses on understanding opportunities and challenges of the digital economy. He is the Chief Data Officer for the Rotman School’s Creative Destruction Lab and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Joanne Oxley, a professor of strategic management will hold the McCutcheon Professorship in International Business. Her research focuses on outsourcing and collaborative strategies, and explores how international differences in economic and institutional environments impact firm strategy and performance.  As previously announced, she has also been appointed to a three-year term as Director of Faculty Recruiting, effective July 1.
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