Management Division Welcomes New Faculty
The Management Division is welcoming seven new full time faculty memebrs this year.
James Kitts joins the Management division as an assistant professor. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, he was a visiting research professor in the Sociology department at Dartmouth College in 2006 and an assistant professor in the Sociology department at the University of Washington from 2001 to 2007. James earned a BA in environmental studies from Oberlin College in 1992, an MS in natural resources from the University of Michigan in 1995, and an MA and PhD in sociology from Cornell University in 1998 and 2001 respectively. His research interests include organizational behavior, organization theory, social networks, organizational demography and ecology, computer-mediated commerce, and trust and exchange.
Bruce Kogut joins the Business School faculty as a professor in the Management division. He is also the Director of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics. His research includes but is not limited to international direct investment, development economics, technology policy, privatization, strategy, economic sociology and political economy. Professor Kogut has published several books covering various aspects of the global economy and technology in the workplace, in addition to an extensive list of journal publications. He joined the faculty in January 2007. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, Professor Kogut served as the Eli Lilly Chair in Innovation, Business and Society at INSEAD and the Dr. Felix Zandman Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where he headed the Reginald H. Jones Center. He has been a visitor at the Ecole Polytechnique, Stockholm School of Economics, Wissenschaftszentrum, and Santa Fe Institute. Professor Kogut is also the Scientific Director for EIASM, Brussels and a member of the steering committee for the Advanced Institute of Management. Professor Kogut earned his PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, a Masters degree in International Affairs at Columbia University and a BA in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He received an honorary doctorate from the Stockholm School of Economics in 2005.
Ko Kuwabara joins the Management division as an assistant professor. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, he was an instructor at the Johnson School of Management, Cornell University in 2006. He earned a BA in 2000 is completing his PhD in 2007 in sociology from Cornell University. Ko’s research interests include online markets and reputation systems, group processes (trust, social dilemmas, collective action, status, cross-cultural cooperation), social networks, economic sociology, experimental methods, and formal modeling.
Malia Fox Mason joins the Management division as an assistant professor. Malia has been a post doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School since 2005. She earned a BA in psychology from Rice University in 2000 and an MA and PhD in psychology from Dartmouth College in 2004 and 2005 respectively. Her research interests include person perception, social cognition, social intelligence, social cognitive neuroscience, mind-wandering and unintended thought, and decision making and preference formation.
Felix Oberholzer-Gee joins the Management division as a professor. Prior to joining the Columbia Business School faculty, he was an associate professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School from 2003 to 2007, and an assistant professor of business and public policy at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania from 1998 to 2003. He earned an MA in economics, history and sinology and a PhD in economics from the University of Zurich in 1987 and 1997 respectively. He received numerous awards for excellence in teaching at both Harvard and Wharton, and he has received prestigious grants from the Ford and Russell Sage Foundations. His research examines how societal forces influence firm performance.
David Ross joins the Management division as an assistant professor. David was an instructor of international financial management at the Stern School of Business, New York University in 2005. Previously, he was an associate from 1998 to 2001 and a vice president from 2000 to 2001 with Citigroup Investment Banking. He earned a BS in economics and computer science/mathematics from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1990 and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1997; he is completing a PhD in economics from the Stern School of Business, New York University in 2007. His research interests include strategy, particularly in financial services, and corporate governance.