Johnson Welcomes New Faculty
Soo Yeon Kim, Assistant Professor of Marketing
Soo Yeon Kim's research interests include consumers' symbolic versus adaptive use of products, consumer well-being, and the influence of self-views and emotions on consumer behavior. Her research has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research. Kim received her BA in psychology from Ewha Woman's University, South Korea; MS in Communication from Cornell University; and PhD in marketing from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Clarence Lee, Assistant Professor of Marketing
Clarence Lee's research examines the drivers behind consumer adoption, usage, and purchase dynamics of digital goods, where he models consumer behavior using Bayesian statistics and structural econometric techniques. Digital products and platforms, such as the ones provided by many Silicon Valley and New York City tech startups, are increasingly present in almost all consumer interactions. In such settings, understanding consumer choice and the dynamics of engagement and usage become critically important in order to acquire, serve, and retain consumers. Lee received his doctorate from Harvard Business School and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. He has conducted nanotechnology research at IBM and space system design at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Kristina Rennekamp, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Kristina Rennekamp's research examines financial accounting from a behavioral perspective; particularly, how biases affect managers' disclosure decisions and users' judgments with respect to those disclosures. She teaches financial accounting in both the One-year MBA program in Ithaca and the Cornell-Queen's Executive MBA. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship and the AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section's award for the best dissertation completed in 2012. Her research has been published in leading journals, including Contemporary Accounting Research, Foundations and Trends in Accounting Research, and the Journal of Accounting Research. Formerly a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she received her MS and PhD from Johnson at Cornell University.
Armin Rick, Assistant Professor of Economics
Armin Rick specializes in applied microeconomic theory with a focus on the economics of information and communication. His recent research centers on the role of communication error and transparency of economic actions in situations with asymmetric information. His work shows that appropriately limiting transparency can often improve the economic efficiency of communication mechanisms, in particular with respect to the equilibrium tradeoff between information transmission and communication costs. He is similarly interested in labor market inequality and the economics of crime and human capital accumulation. Rick holds a PhD in economics
Isaac Smith, Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations
Isaac Smithâ€™s research focuses on the morality and ethics of organizations and the people within them. Specifically, his research examines the psychology of inspiration, the causes and consequences of unethical behavior, and the potential role of business in battling the worldâ€™s social ills, such as poverty. His work has been published in academic journals, including Psychological Science, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Business Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. His research has also been covered in multiple media outlets, including BBC World Service Radio, Businessweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Scientific American, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He received his PhD in business administration (organizational behavior) from the University of Utah, and he holds an MBA and BA from Brigham Young University. He has worked with and consulted for a number of Fortune 100 companies in the financial services and hightech industries. He has also worked with nonprofit organizations dedicated to reducing poverty and promoting economic self-reliance in Mongolia and Thailand.