Johnson Welcomes New Faculty
William Schmidt, Assistant Professor
of Operations Management
William Schmidt's research focuses on the effect of operational decisions on firm value and risk, economic modeling, econometric analysis, and modeling operational disruptions. His teaching interests include supply chain management, operational risk, operations management, and operations strategy. Schmidt holds a doctorate in business administration (DBA), and an MBA and BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Florida. His professional experience includes two years as a consultant in operations management and five years as a director and senior director of business intelligence and product management for Ariba.
Luo Zuo, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Luo Zuo's research focuses on corporate disclosure, capital markets research in accounting, and behavioral finance. His teaching interests include corporate financial accounting and financial statement analysis. Zuo holds a PhD in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a master's degree in finance and BBA in accounting and finance from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has received numerous awards, including the Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship. His papers have been accepted for publication in The Accounting Review and Management Science.
Stijn van Osselaer, Professor of Marketing
Stijn van Osselaer's research focuses on branding and the influences of learning, memory, and cognition in consumers' decisions. He has taught marketing, consumer behavior, behavioral decision theory, managerial decision making, and negotiation at the University of Chicago, London Business School, and Erasmus University. He came to Johnson from the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) at Erasmus University in the Netherlands, where he served as marketing department chair and received a Professor of the Year Award for four consecutive years. He holds a PhD in marketing from the University of Florida and a Licentiaat in de Psychologie from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Widely published, his research has appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Experimental Psychology.
Hannes Leroy, Visiting Assistant Professor
of Management and Organizations
Hannes Leroy's research interests include the study of authenticity and its value to organizations, especially its leadership implications. At Johnson, he teaches "Becoming a Leader" and "Power and Politics." An expert in authentic leadership development, he previously taught courses on leadership to students and executives from a wide range of industries and professional backgrounds, including engineering, health care, nonprofits, and government. His research has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Journal of Business Ethics. He holds a PhD in management from the University of Leuven in Belgium, and a master's degree in organizational and industrial psychology and bachelor's degree in psychology from Ghent University (Belgium).