Welcome, New Faculty!

The Lubar School of Business welcomes five new faculty members this fall!

Steven Michael

Steven C. Michael
Karl A. and Lillian Bostrom Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Dr. Michael’s research focuses on how opportunities are identified and exploited to create new businesses, markets, and organizations. He is currently examining the business model of franchising, a worldwide venue of entrepreneurship and a vehicle for economic growth and development, as well as how entrepreneurs’ human capital affects their entrepreneurial decision making. He joined the Lubar School of Business from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned his PhD in business economics from Harvard University.


giorgo sertsios

Giorgo Sertsios
Sheldon B. Lubar Associate Professor of Finance

Dr. Sertsios has expertise and conducts research in corporate finance, focusing on how financing and investment decisions relate to firms’ product-market strategies and organizational form. He joins the Lubar School from the Universidad de los Andes, Chile. He earned his PhD in corporate finance and industrial organization from the University of Maryland.


michael farrell

Michael Farrell
Assistant Professor of Finance

Dr. Farrell’s research interests include investments, mutual funds, and behavioral finance. His recent work investigates the effects of crowdsourced investment research on retail trading. Prior to joining the Lubar School, he was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He earned his PhD in finance at the University of Kentucky.


scott schanke

Scott Schanke
Assistant Professor of Information Technology Management

Dr. Schanke’s research seeks to identify and quantify effective approaches to the design and implementation of the entities that represent firms and brands in customer interactions, such as AI-enabled conversational agents and digital brand personalities. He earned his PhD in business administration with a focus on information systems at the University of Minnesota.


keimei sugiyama

Keimei Sugiyama
Assistant Professor of Organizations & Strategic Management

Dr. Sugiyama’s research focuses on diversity, identity, and careers. Her current research examines issues of identity for diversity trainers, as well as how people manage tensions in their careers. She has also researched work-life supports and women in entrepreneurship. Before joining UWM this fall, she worked as a post-doctoral research associate at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business. She earned her PhD in organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University.

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