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Welcome to the newsroom for the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Our public relations team is available to connect journalists with Michigan Ross thought leaders and faculty experts. Also, we can provide information about our programs, research, and events. We’re all former journalists, so we understand deadlines and the importance of quick responses.

There are many resources here, including fast facts, our faculty expert list, press releases, and photos and images, but for immediate assistance please contact Matt Trevor, [email protected].

Each year Michigan Ross recognizes its faculty for their outstanding research and teaching contributions with awards, fellowships, and professorships. 

Faculty Experts

Michigan Ross is home to many globally recognized thought leaders who put their ideas into action. Ross faculty and staff are available to speak with reporters and share their unique insights and expertise on almost every business-related topic, including entrepreneurship, healthcare, positive leadership, organizational culture, technology, and social impact.

Our Faculty

The following faculty experts can be made available for comment on the following topics:   

Assistant Professor of Business Law

BUSINESS LAW

Thomas’ research explores the normative and conceptual foundations of corporate and white-collar crime. He writes on issues of corporate agency, legal personhood, and theories of punishment. He frequently comments on issues of criminal law and business, having appeared in media outlets including the Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. He teaches Business Law topics. Thomas holds a BA from Columbia University and earned his JD and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Michigan. 

The Guardian: Trump’s legal woes have now set him back by more than $500m – how will he pay?

Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Business and Economics Faculty Doctoral Coordinator

HEALTHCARE

Miller’s research focuses on a broad range of economic issues that the healthcare industry faces today. Miller serves as a co-editor for the Journal of Public Economics, and an associate editor for the Journal of Health Economics and the American Journal of Health Economics. She teaches business economics and public policy topics. She holds a BS from Tulane University and a PhD from the University of Illinois.

KCBS-AM San Francisco: The economic concerns that could emerge in a post Roe World

Merwin H. Waterman Collegiate Professor of Business Administration
Professor of Business Law

DIVERSITY IN BUSINESS

Schipani’s research focuses primarily on corporate governance, specifically on the relationship among directors, officers, shareholders, and other stakeholders and pathways for women to obtain positions of organizational leadership. Schipani teaches business law topics. She holds a BA from Michigan State University and a JD from the University of Chicago. 

Detroit News: Wanted: Macomb Co. recruits engineers in other states to bolster defense industry

Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration
Professor of Management and Organizations

CORPORATE ACTIVISM

Davis’ research is broadly concerned with the corporation as a social and economic vehicle. In addition to teaching management and organizations topics, Davis is Faculty Director of Business+Impact and co-teaches the +Impact Studio’s award-winning course on designing equitable enterprises for a just energy transition. Davis holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MA and PhD from Stanford University.

KCBS-AM San Francisco: Polling on views of the current state of the U.S. economy

Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Keppler’s expertise is in the application of operations management theories to the education sector. Her research derives insights about how to improve education operations, or the management of human and material resources in public schools, educational nonprofits, and edtech companies. Her research has been published in top peer-reviewed journals in the operations management field and featured in top media outlets. A former high school educator in New York City, Keppler teaches technology and operations topics at Ross. She holds an MSEd from City University of New York and a PhD from Northwestern University.

Michigan News: U-M expert sees promise in prioritizing education in Michigan state budget proposal

Assistant Professor of Business Law

BANKING

Research by Kress focuses on bank regulation, systematic risk, and financial stability. He has presented his research to Congress and serves as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Education and Industry Forum on Financial Services Culture. His work has appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, and Bloomberg News. Kress graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School. He teaches business law at Ross. 

Politico: Capital One - Discover: What you need to know

Assistant Professor of Business Law

HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Connolly’s research primarily focuses on issues of public and private regulation of land use and their relationship to housing affordability and urban redevelopment. He has written on First Amendment related to local government regulation as well as fair housing matters in local planning and zoning. His work on these topics has included filing a U.S. Supreme Court amicus curiae brief and serving as an expert witness in cases involving these and other land use topics. Prior to joining Michigan Ross, Professor Connolly spent over a decade in private law practice in Denver, Colorado, where he represented public- and private-sector clients in zoning, planning, development entitlements, and other complex regulatory matters.

Michigan News: U-M expert shares ideas to ease housing crisis with federal officials in Washington

Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing

CULTURE AND BRANDING

Collins is a leader in the studies of brand strategy and consumer behavior,  creating culturally contagious ideas that inspire people to take action. His strategies and creative contributions have led to the launch and success of Budweiser’s “Made In America” music festival, the Brooklyn Nets (Hello Brooklyn!), and State Farm’s “Cliff Paul” campaign – among others. In addition to teaching executive education marketing, Collins serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at Wieden+Kennedy New York. Collins holds a BSMES, BS, and MBA from the University of Michigan and a DBA from Temple University.

Harvard Business Review: You need more than data to understand your customers

Associate Professor of Technology and Operations
Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow

SUPPLY CHAINS

Li’s research focuses revenue management, supply chain risks, and corporate social responsibility. She has collaborated with airlines, hotels, retailers, and tech manufacturers, implementing innovative pricing and risk management strategies. Additionally, her research has been about improving the wellbeing of children and young adults through better education and care. Li has served as Associate Editor at flagship business and management journals including Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management. She teaches technology and operations. Li holds a Ph.D. in Managerial Economics and Management Science from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Tsinghua University, China.

Business & Society Podcast: Retail in the Age of Amazon and Machine Learning

Professor of Management & Organizations
Professor of Environment and Sustainability
Holcim (US), Inc. Professor of Sustainable Enterprise

SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Hoffman’s research uses organizational behavior models and theories to understand the cultural and institutional aspects of environmental issues for organizations; ​​He has published over 100 articles/book chapters, as well as 18 books, which have been translated into six languages. He teaches management and organizational topics. Hoffman holds a BS from the University of Massachusetts at Amhurst and an MS and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

The 'Gander: Michigan is not a climate haven. We are already paying for a warming planet

Dow Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce
Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Professor of Environment and Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Lyon’s research focuses on corporate environmental information disclosure, greenwash, the causes and consequences of renewable energy policy, and voluntary programs for environmental improvement. Lyon is a leader in using economic analysis to understand corporate environmental strategy and how it is shaped by emerging government regulations, non-governmental organizations, and consumer demands. He teaches business economics and public policy topics. He holds a BSE from Princeton University and an MS and PhD from Stanford University.

Brewminate: How corporations use greenwashing to convince you they're fighting climate change

Associate Professor of Technology and Operations

RETAIL TECHNOLOGY

Uichanco’s research primarily focuses on data-driven decision-making for applications such as scheduling, inventory management, revenue management, and humanitarian logistics. Dr. Uichanco has collaborated actively with industry or government partners such as Target, National Grid, Best Buy, and the Philippine government. She recently served as a Senior Research Scientist at Amazon. She teaches technology and operations. Dr. Uichanco holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
 

Business & Society Podcast: Retail in the Age of Amazon and Machine Learning

Dwight F. Benton Professor of Marketing

MARKETING

Krishna is a behavioral scientist who is an expert on consumer perception and consumer persuasion. In studying perception and persuasion, she has focused on a variety of topics – sensory marketing, food, health and obesity, gender-related issues, environmental perceptions, corporate political activism, voting behavior, and cause marketing. She is considered the pioneer of sensory marketing, where she delves into the profound, yet often overlooked, non-conscious effects of sensory stimuli on consumer behavior and perception. Besides writing over 100 research article, Krishna has also written several bestseller business cases and op-eds. Her research has been covered by several media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, and Newsweek. She is a sought-after speaker by firms and is also an expert witness for cases involving customer perceptions and customer confusion.

Harvard Business Review: How Unnecessary Paper Packaging Creates the Illusion of Sustainability

Associate Professor of Marketing

CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

Rick's research focuses on understanding the emotional causes and consequences of consumer financial decision-making. The overarching goal of his work is to understand when and why consumers behave differently than they should behave and to develop marketing and policy interventions to improve consumers' decision-making and well-being. He has been published in marketing, psychology, management, neuroscience, and economics journals, including the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing Research, the Journal of Consumer Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Annual Review of Psychology, and Neuron. He teaches marketing. Rick holds a Ph.D. in Behavioral Decision Research from Carnegie Mellon in 2007 and spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at Wharton.
 

Wall Street Journal: Loud Budgeting Started as a Joke. It May Actually Work

Arnold M. and Linda T. Jacob Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor of Marketing

SOCIAL MEDIA AND DATA PRIVACY

Schwartz's expertise focuses on predicting customer behavior, understanding its drivers, and examining how firms actively manage their customer relationships through interactive marketing. His research in customer analytics stretches managerial applications, including online display advertising, email marketing, video consumption, and word-of-mouth. He teaches marketing topics. Schwartz holds a BA and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

CNN: The toxic, corrosive reason salt water would be a catastrophe for New Orleans

Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations

SOCIAL MEDIA AND DATA PRIVACY

Momot’s expertise includes consumer privacy, operations management in interconnected information-based economies, platforms and marketplaces, and social networks. He has presented his research at Facebook, Pinterest, and the Silicon Valley Technology Forum. He teaches technology and operations. Momot holds a Ph.D. in Technology and Operations Management from Fontainebleau in France.

Kellogg Insight: How companies can do privacy better

Clinical Assistant Professor

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND STRATEGY

Gordon’s interests focus on entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. His expertise also includes alliances and joint ventures, intellectual property strategy and licensing, and the roles and operations of board of directors. Gordon is frequently quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and other outlets. He teaches entrepreneurial studies and strategy topics. He holds a BA in economics from Bucknell University and a JD from The Albany Law School of Union University.

Marketplace: How consumers feel about the economy

John Seely Brown Distinguished University Professor of Complexity, Social Science, and Management
Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration
Professor of Management and Organizations, Ross
Professor of Political Science, Professor of Complex Systems, Professor of Economics, LS&A

DIVERSITY IN BUSINESS

Page’s research focuses on the function of diversity in complex social systems, the potential for collective intelligence, and the design of institutions for meeting the challenges of a complex world. Page teaches management and organizational topics. He holds an AB from the University of Michigan, an MA from the University of Wisconsin, and an MS and PhD from Northwestern University.

Marketplace: For companies trying to diversify their workforces, good data might be key

Associate Professor of Technology and Operations

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Research by Melville focuses on digital transformation, energy informatics, and AI affordances. His research encompasses foundational theoretical and empirical analyses and is widely influential, with more than 9500 citations on Google Scholar. He holds membership on various editorial boards, chairs, tracks, and delivers keynote addresses at premier conferences, and is a member of the UN Environment Program’s Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability (CODES). He teaches technology and operations. Professor Melville holds a Ph.D. from the University of California Irvine, an MS ECE from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a BS EE from UCLA.
 

AI Magazine: Laws required as machines make friends and influence people

Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance
Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

HEALTHCARE

Buchmueller is an expert on the economics of health insurance and related public policies. He has done extensive research on the link between health insurance and the labor market in the U.S., consumer demand for health insurance, the interaction between public policies and private insurance markets, and health care reform. His studies have been published in France, Australia, and the Netherlands. He teaches business economics and public policy topics. He holds a BA from Carleton College and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin.

Associated Press: Posts exaggerate insurance incentives for child vaccinations

Fast Facts

Need information about Michigan Ross? Here’s a roundup of frequently requested information. 

Official name: Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (use on first reference)

Informal name: Michigan Ross (use on second reference)

Mission: We are committed to building a better world through business. 

  • Sharon F. Matusik, Edward J. Frey Dean of Business, Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business
  • Amy Byron-Oilar, Chief of Staff
  • Kerry Flynn, Chief Information Officer 
  • Roman Kapuscinski, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
  • Jennifer Monaghan, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Sean O’Neil, Chief Financial Officer
  • Cathy Shakespeare, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
  • Gretchen Spreitzer, Associate Dean for Executive and Corporate Relations
  • S. Sriram, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs 
  • Carolyn Yoon, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

More information about Ross leadership

  • Year established: 1924
  • 56,000+ alumni in 114 countries 
  • 153 full-time faculty
  • 71 adjunct or visiting faculty 
  • 14 world-class institutes and centers

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