Full-Time Faculty

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Saini Das

Assistant Professor of Economics:

•B.A., Banaras Hindu University; M.A. and M.Phil., University of Calcutta; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
• Joins us from University of Oklahoma’s Ph.D. program
• Scholarly interests: development economics and applied microeconomics

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Lauren DiRago-Duncan

Instructor in Economics:

•B.S., University of Mary Washington; M.S., University of Kentucky
• Ph.D. in progress from University of Kentucky
• Scholarly interests: labor economics and economics of education

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Joseph Lakatos

Professor of Accounting:

• J.D. and MBA, St. John’s University; LL.M., Boston University
• Joins us from teaching at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and formerly the Elingburg Distinguished Professor of Business Innovation and Director of the Center of Entrepreneurship, and Regional Business Advisor, Small Business Technology Development Center, Western Carolina University
• Scholarly interests: Forensic accounting, ethical practices of accountants and tax professionals, governmental accounting, and corporate taxation

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Smaraki Mohanty

Assistant Professor of Marketing:

• Bachelor’s, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Binghamton University-SUNY
• Joins us from Binghamton University’s Ph.D. program
• Scholarly interests: human-machine interaction, consumer behavior, social media marketing, digital analytics

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Drew Peabody

Assistant Professor of Finance:

• B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin; M.S., The University of Texas at Dallas; Ph.D., University of North Texas
• Joins us from teaching at The University of Texas at Dallas
• Scholarly interest: corporate finance, investments, agency theory, financial institutions, financial accounting

Part-Time Faculty

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James Bacharach

Instructor of Marketing:

•B.A., Union College; MBA, Columbia University
• Serves as Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing for First Citizens Bank
• Expertise in digital, linear and emerging media and channels