Business School Adds Faculty

New faculty members add expertise in management, managment science and information science

Photo illustration of new SoBA faculty

From left, Michael Haselhuhn, Elaine Wong, Rosemary Kim, Elodie Goodman and Ye Li

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — The UC Riverside School of Business Administration has hired five faculty members who will start in the fall.

Three of the faculty members – Michael Haselhuhn, Ye Li and Elaine M. Wong – are in management. One, Elodie Goodman, is in management science and the last one, Rosemary Kim, is in information sciences.

“We are thrilled to welcome a high caliber group of faculty members to the UCR business school family,” said Yunzeng Wang, interim dean of the business school. “These five individuals come with impressive backgrounds and bring great promise. I am excited about the impact that their teaching and research contributions will undoubtedly make.”

Haselhuhn, an assistant professor of organizations and strategic management at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, focuses on the social-cognitive underpinnings of organizational behavior. He is particularly interested in how people’s beliefs and emotions influence trust, negotiation and cooperation. He earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and industrial relations in 2007 from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Li, who was previously a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University, researches judgment and decision making, behavioral economics, cognitive and situational determinants of economic preferences and incentives. He earned a Ph.D. in managerial and organizational behavior in 2009 from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Wong, an assistant professor of communication at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, focuses on interpersonal and organizational communication, leadership, and groups and teams. The central theme of her research is the examination of individuals’ psychological characteristics and experiences and how they affect group processes and performance. She earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and industrial relations in 2005 from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Goodman, an assistant professor of industrial engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is focused on mathematical programming, game theory and equilibria, nonlinear dynamic optimization, robust optimization and control problems which can be used on supply chain management, coordination, pricing, inventory management, health care, public policy and transportation. She earned a Ph.D. in operations research in 2006 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kim is an adjunct faculty member at UC Riverside, Claremont Graduate University and Cal Poly Pomona. Her research focuses on collaborative and social learning behaviors and methods that improve self-directed learning processes through the use of technology. She earned a Ph.D. in information systems and technology in 2010 from Claremont Graduate University.

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