McCombs School of Business Experts

Robert J Adams
Robert J Adams
Lecturer, Department of Management, McCombs School of Business
rob.adams@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5289

Expertise: Entrepreneurship, venture capital, company strategy, product strategy, marketing, technology

John R Allison
John R Allison
Professor, Business, Government and Society, McCombs School of Business
john.allison@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9435, +1 512 471 3322

Expertise: Patents and other areas of intellectual property such as trade secrets copyrights and trademarks; business.

Ben Bentzin
Ben Bentzin
Lecturer, Department of Marketing, McCombs School of Business
ben.bentzin@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 828 7070

Expertise: Marketing of technology, product marketing, strategic pricing, social media, entrepreneurship

Ethan R Burris
Ethan R Burris
Associate Professor, Department of Management, McCombs School of Business
ethan.burris@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4803

Expertise: Dispute resolution, decision making, organizational behavior

John C Butler
John C Butler
Associate Director, Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business
butlerjc@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6821

Expertise: Dr. Butler's research focuses on the Decision Sciences: decision analysis, operations, information systems, management science and statistics. He serves as Secretary/Treasurer of INFORMS Decision Analysis Society, an organization comprised of over 900 academics and practitioners in the field of decision analysis. For EMIC, Dr. Butler is focused on building energy-specific business curriculum. He teaches MBA-level energy finance classes and supervises student participation in practicums and case competitions.

John A Daly
John A Daly
Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
daly@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1948, +1 512 471 5251

Expertise: Communication effectiveness; customer service and loyalty; advocacy (persuasion and influence); presentation skills; leadership and teamwork; crisis communication

Douglas R Dierking
Douglas R Dierking
Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, McCombs School of Business
doug.dierking@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9441

Expertise: Human resource management, leadership, management science, organizational behavior, organizational change and redesign, organizational culture, workplace environment

John N Doggett
John N Doggett
Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, McCombs School of Business
john.doggett@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7671, +1 512 471 3676

Expertise: International entrepreneurship, global competition, sustainability, energy

James S Dyer
James S Dyer
Professor, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, McCombs School of Business
j.dyer@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5278, +1 512 471 3322

Expertise: His research and teaching interests include risk management, multiple criteria decision making, and capital budgeting. Decision and risk analysis with applications in oil and gas; exploration and production; electric utilities; project managment; environment & earth science.

George W Gau
George W Gau
Professor, Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business
george.gau@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6612

Expertise: Real estate finance; real estate investment; real estate markets; business, economics & labor.

Thomas W Gilligan
Thomas W Gilligan
Professor, Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business
dean.gilligan@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5058

Expertise: Economics, fiscal policy, price theory, antitrust economics, deficit, public spending

Michael H Granof
Michael H Granof
Professor, Department of Accounting, McCombs School of Business
michael.granof@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4678

Expertise: Governmental and nonprofit accounting and finance, financial accounting and reporting, auditing

Michael G Hasler
Michael G Hasler
Program Director, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, McCombs School of Business
michael.hasler@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 8192, +1 512 587 1422

Expertise: Supply chain management, procurement, total cost of ownership, global trade, supplier management, operations management, manufacturing management, business analytics, big data, organizational change, leadership development

Julie R Irwin
Julie R Irwin
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, McCombs School of Business
jirwin@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5419

Expertise: Ethics, consumer decision making, judgment and decision making, marketing communication, public policy

William R Kinney
William R Kinney
Professor, Department of Accounting, McCombs School of Business
william.kinney@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3632

Expertise: Financial accounting, auditing

Prabhudev C Konana
Prabhudev C Konana
Professor, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, McCombs School of Business
pkonana@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5219, +1 512 471 3322

Expertise: Global sourcing, supply chain management, electronic commerce, virtual communities

Leon S Lasdon
Leon S Lasdon
Professor, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, McCombs School of Business
lasdon@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9433, +1 512 471 3322

Expertise: Decision Support Systems, Decision Theory, Management Science, Operations Research, Optimization, Supply Chain Management

Stephen T Limberg
Stephen T Limberg
Professor, Department of Accounting, McCombs School of Business
stephen.limberg@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5347, +1 512 471 6559

Expertise: U.S. federal income taxation of partnerships; U.S. federal income taxation of international transactions

Stephen P Magee
Stephen P Magee
Professor, Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business
magee@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5777

Expertise: Business: finance and economics; international economic policy; tariffs and protection; intellectual property; royalty rates on patents; the price of new technology; international finance; international economics; antitrust economics; firm valuation; business, economics & labor.

Vijay  Mahajan
Vijay Mahajan
Professor, Department of Marketing, McCombs School of Business
vijay.mahajan@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1128, +1 512 471 0840

Expertise: Product diffusion; marketing strategy; marketing research methodologies; business.

Leigh M McAlister
Leigh M McAlister
Professor, Department of Marketing, McCombs School of Business
leigh.mcalister@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5458

Expertise: Consumer behavior, marketing models, marketing strategy, brand value, retail marketing

Reuben R McDaniel
Reuben R McDaniel
Chair, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, McCombs School of Business
reuben.mcdaniel@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9451

Expertise: Health care management complexity theory organizational design

Gaylen  Paulson
Gaylen Paulson
Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, McCombs School of Business
gaylen.paulson@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8541

Expertise: Negotiation, conflict management, influence processes, attitudes and attitude change, creative thinking

Robert A Prentice
Robert A Prentice
Professor and Department Chair (Interim), Business, Government and Society, McCombs School of Business
rprentice@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5246

Expertise: General business law, securities regulation, mergers & acquisitions, insider trading, law of electronic commerce, legal liability of accoutants, ethics

Rajagopal  Raghunathan
Rajagopal Raghunathan
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, McCombs School of Business
raj.raghunathan@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2987

Expertise: Consumer behavior, decision making

Ehud I Ronn
Ehud I Ronn
Professor, Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business
eronn@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5853

Expertise: Dr. Ronn's research is primarily in the area of energy risk: modeling, measurement and management. He has published articles on banking, investments, interest rate-sensitive instruments, and energy derivatives in academic and practitioner literature. In the energy-consulting area, Dr. Ronn has addressed the multiple issues of Risk Assessment; Construction of Optimal Hedge Portfolios; VAR and CVAR; Dual-Fuel Options; Valuation of Load-Following Services; Modeling Energy Prices and Pricing Monthly and Daily Options; and the Valuation and Optimal Management of Storage Facility.

Lewis J Spellman
Lewis J Spellman
Professor, Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business
lewis.spellman@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5875, +1 512 327 3606

Expertise: Banking, capital markets, the new economy

David B Spence
David B Spence
Associate Professor, Business, Government and Society, McCombs School of Business
david.spence@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0778, +1 512 471 3322

Expertise: David Spence is a professor in the Department of Business, Government and Society at The University of Texas at Austin. Professor Spence's research and teaching focuses on business-government relations and the regulation of business, particularly energy and environmental regulation. Before coming to academia, he was a practicing attorney representing public utilities, energy companies and others in connection with a wide variety of environmental and energy regulatory matters.

Rajashri  Srinivasan
Rajashri Srinivasan
Professor, Department of Marketing, McCombs School of Business
raji.srinivasan@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5441

Expertise: New product development, marketing of high technology, marketing management and strategy, e-commerce marketing

Laura T Starks
Laura T Starks
Professor, Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business
lstarks@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5899

Expertise: Institutional investors and financial markets; institutional investor shareholder activism; portfolio manager incentives; CEO turnover

Sheridan  Titman
Sheridan Titman
Professor, Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business
titman@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2787

Expertise: Corporate finance, energy, finance, real estate and investments, business, economics & labor, environment & earth science

Andrew B Whinston
Andrew B Whinston
Professor, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, McCombs School of Business
abw@uts.cc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8879, +1 512 471 7962

Expertise: Resource allocation issues; bundle markets in electronic commerce; digital economy; electronic commerce; electronic financial markets; network management, business.