Three business faculty from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration received promotions to the rank of full professor as of July 1, 2016. Dr. Jonathan O’Brien of the Department of Management, Dr. Jennifer Ryan of the Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics and Dr. Marjorie Shelley of the School of Accountancy received the promotions.
O'Brien joined CBA in 2015 from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York. His research is widely published, including in the Strategic Management Journal,
and Academy of Management Journal
.His research focuses on governance of strategic assets and other topics such as real options, capital structure, the institutional environment, emerging economies and behavioral influences on corporate governance.
Ryan joined CBA in 2015 from RPI. Her research interests are in inventory and supply chain management with a focus on coping with uncertainty and the role of information and information sharing in supply chains. Her research appeared in many publications including Management Science, Operations Research
andProduction and Operations Management
. Ryan is the first chair of the newly created Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics.
Joining the School of Accountancy in 2013, Shelley previously was an associate professor at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Shelley is a leader in the accounting doctoral program and has also helped in recruiting several new faculty to the college. Her research interests include factors affecting audit quality, the role of board of director audit committees, the effects of earnings predictability/ambiguity on investors’ responses to accounting.