Professors

EUSEBIO SCORNAVACCA JUNIOR
Ph.D. in in Information Systems at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2010
Professor at Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore, USA
Professor Scornavacca is the University of Baltimore Parsons Professor of Digital Innovation at the University fo Baltimore and director of the UB Center for Digital Communication Commerce and Culture (CD3C). He also holds the John P. & Margaret M. Thompson Chair in Management Information Systems at the Merrick School of Business. He is a sought after speaker, frequently delivering keynotes and lectures around the world. Prior to joining UB, Professor Scornavacca  was a faculty member and director of research at the School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He has also been a visiting scholar in Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Italy, and Japan. Professor Scornavacca is a research fellow of the Consumer and Organizational Digital Analytics Research Center at King’s College, London. His research interests include mobile and ubiquitous information systems, disruptive digital innovation and digital entrepreneurship. During the past 20 years he has conducted research in a wide range of industries, including research sponsored by the private sector. Professor Scornavacca’s research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Information Technology, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, Communications of the AIS, Information & Management, Computers in Human Behavior and the Journal of Computer Information Systems.
 
GABRIELA SPANGHERO LOTTA
Ph.D. in Political Science at Universidade de São Paulo, USP, Brasil, 2010
Professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas
Professor and researcher of Public Administration and Government of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). Professor of Public Policy at UFABC. Doctor of Political Science from USP, master and graduated in public administration from FGV. Coordinator of the Bureaucracy Nucleus of Studies (NEB). Lecturer at the National School of Public Administration, ENAP. Coordinator of the Thematic Area State and public policies of the Brazilian Association of Political Science (ABCP) and director of the National Association of Education and Research at the Public Field (ANEP/CP). She worked with advisory, research and training for various governments. She operates especially in the areas of public policy, bureaucracy, implementation and government management. 
 
GUILHERME LIBERALI
Ph.D. in Management at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS,  2006
Professor at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Gui Liberali is the Professor of Digital Marketing at the Erasmus University.  His research has been published at Marketing Science, Management Science, IJRM, EJOR, and Sloan Management Review. He is the Vice-President for Membership at INFORMS Society of Marketing Science (ISMS), elected for the 2018/2019 term. He is currently co-editing a special issue of Management Science on Data-Driven Prescriptive Analytics. Gui is an ERIM Fellow(erim.nl) and twice was a finalist of the John Little award. Gui is the founder of the Erasmus Centre for Optimization of Digital Experiments at Erasmus University. His research focuses on multi-armed bandits, morphing, and online experimentation. Gui was a visiting scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management for several years. He holds a Doctorate in Marketing, and a B.Sc. in Computer Science.
 
JAMES ROBERT MOON, JR
Ph.D. in Business Administration (Accounting) at Florida State University, 2014
Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller College of Business), USA
Professor James Moon has been Assistant Professor at Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology since 2018. He worked as Assistant Professor at School of Accountancy, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University from 2014 to 2018; as Instructor & Research Assistant at College of Business, Florida State University from 2010 to 2014; and as Graduate Teaching Assistant at Center for Internal Audit, E. J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University  from 2005 to 2006.   His research has been published at Journal of Financial Reporting, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations, and Society, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting & Economics, among others. His academic awards and recognition include: Winner of Best Paper award at 2018 Review of Accounting Studies Conference; Top 10% of Authors on SSRN (by downloads) as of December 2018; PhD Workshop Participation Award, FSU, 2013; Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellow, 2013; Florida State University Doctoral Fellowship, 2010-2011
 
MICHAEL LIPSKY
Ph.D. in Political Science at Princeton University , USA, 1967
Political Scientist aDemos, USA - Public Policy Organization (retired)
Michael Lipsky is a retired political scientist and foundation official.   He has taught at the University of Wisconsin, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and for 21 years was a professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His publications include Protest in City Politics; the award-winning Street Level Bureaucracy (a 30th Anniversary edition was published in 2010); and Nonprofits for Hire: The Welfare State in the Age of Contracting (with Steven Rathgeb Smith). From 1991-2003  he served as a Senior Program Officer in the Ford Foundation’s Peace and Social Justice Program, where he worked on issues of government performance and accountability.   He is responsible for championing the foundation’s State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (now the State Priorities Partnership), as well as the International Budget Partnership (IBP), a worldwide network of organizations dedicated to fiscal transparency and accountability.  Presently he is Chairman of the IBP Board of Directors. More recently he was Senior Program Director and then Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos, a public policy research and advocacy organization based in New York. 
He is a graduate of Oberlin College and received an M.P.A. and Ph.D (in politics) from Princeton University.  Current interests include food security and food policy, particularly in the United States.  He lives in Northern Virginia, where he volunteers part time on his family’s vegetable farm.  
 
 
PETER ALEXANDER WHIGHAM
Ph.D. in Computer Science at University of New South Wales, 1996
Professor at University of Otago, New Zealand
Professor Peter Whigham has taught and conducted research in the areas of spatial modelling, computational models and evolutionary computation at the University of Otago, New Zealand since 1999.  Previously he worked at the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia from 1987.  He has an extensive background in building computational models for ecological systems, and more broadly develops and explores methods for understanding spatial and temporal system dynamics.  Dr Whigham has published in areas such as ecology, finance, public health, population genetics, limnology and decision support.  He has received 4 teaching awards at the University of Otago and enjoys a multi-disciplinary approach to research.    
 
 THOMAS YOUNG HOON CHOI 
Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering at University of Michigan, 1992
Professor at  Arizona State University,  USA
Thomas Choi is Harold E. Fearon Chair of Purchasing Management at W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. He leads the study of the upstream side of supply chains, where a buying company interfaces with many suppliers organized in various forms of networks. He has published in the Academy of Management Executive, Decision Sciences, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management and others. He has co-authored two trade books on purchasing and supply management. He is Executive Director of CAPS Research, a joint venture between Arizona State University and the Institute for Supply Management. He also co-directs the Complex Adaptive Supply Networks Research Accelerator, a research group made up of scholars from around the world interested in supply networks and complexity. He has consulted with numerous corporations including LG Electronics, Toyota, Volvo, and U.S. Department of Energy. He served as co-EIC for the Journal of Operations Management from 2011 to 2014. In 2012, he was recognized as the Distinguished Operations Management Scholar by the OM Division at the Academy of Management. In 2018, he was chosen as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics for having “multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.”