VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business has added seven faculty members to the new bachelor of business programs and marketing, finance and management departments.
“We are very pleased that adding these seven new faculty we will be able to expand our program offerings to cater to the growing demands of the economy and also enhance the research profile of the business school in line with our flagship status,” said Venky Venkatachalam, dean of the Beacom School of Business.
The school recently introduced innovation and entrepreneurship and operational analytics as two new bachelor of business programs. The professors hired for the new programs: Matt Fox, Ph.D., assistant professor of innovation and entrepreneurship; Ali Dag, Ph.D., assistant professor of operational analytics; and Benjamin George, Ph.D., assistant professor of operational analytics.
Four more professors added to three other departments: Jewel Shepherd, Ph.D., assistant professor of health services administration; Klaus Beckmann, Ph.D., assistant professor of business finance; Marcie Sariol, Ph.D., assistant professor of business management; and Samer Sarofim, Ph.D., assistant professor of business marketing.
“These faculty come from institutions that have the reputation for creating Ph.D. scholars committed to teaching excellence and impactful research,” Venkatachalam said. “At the Beacom School of Business, our faculty are well-known for achieving high level of student success and at the same time have the reputation to be world-class researchers.”