Class of 2022

Meet the Foster School’s seven new tenure-track faculty members

The Foster School of Business welcomed seven new tenured or tenure-track faculty this year. Some are proven stars, others are newcomers with enormous promise. Here’s a closer look.

Wanning Chen

Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Earned her PhD from Stanford University won the Pomona College Math Prize studies learning and decision-making in high-dimensional statics, matrix-shaped data and sequential decision-making teaching Database Management at Foster fun fact: once afraid of animals, she now happily lives with a ragdoll cat.

German Gutierrez

Assistant Professor of Finance

Earned his PhD from New York University received the Yuki Arai Prize at NYU formerly a principal and consultant at Oliver Wyman studies industrial organization, macroeconomics, finance teaching Competing in the Global Economy at Foster fun fact: a hiker and surfer who regularly does silent meditation retreats.

Mana Heshmati

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Earned her PhD at the University of Michigan received the Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Academy of Management Strategy Division won the Spivey/Hall Award for Academic and Research Excellence at Michigan formerly worked as a product developer at the Ford Motor Company founder of Peace Meal Kitchen studies managerial cognition, strategic decision making and technological innovations teaching Strategic Management at Foster fun fact: she has lived in 10 different cities and rode a motorcycle for seven years.

Charles Lee

Kermit O. Hanson Professor of Accounting

Earned his PhD at Cornell University joined Foster from Stanford University, where he was the Moghadam Family Professor of Accounting previously served as managing director of Barclays Global Investors co-founded Nipun Capital, LP co-chaired the Accounting Department at Peking University directed the Parker Center for Investment Research at Cornell University named the accounting “legend” in Seven Essentials for Business Success: Lessons from Legendary Professors recipient of the Q Group’s Roger F. Murray Prize and the American Accounting Association’s Innovation in Financial Accounting Education and Notable Contribution to Accounting Literature awards studies behavioral finance, market microstructure, equity valuation, financial analysis, quantitative investing and security market regulation teaching Alphanomics and Marketing Efficiency and Informational Arbitrage at Foster fun fact: preparing to become a grandpa for the first time!

Ye Li

Assistant Professor of Finance and William W. Alberts Endowed Professor

Earned his PhD from Columbia University joins Foster from The Ohio State University formerly an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse won the Outstanding Paper Award in Financial Institutions (MFA) from Wharton Research Data Services received the S. Bhattacharya Memorial Prize from the European Finance Summit and the AAM-CAMRI-CFA Institute Prize in Asset Management studies financial intermediation and the macroeconomy, payment systems, digital currency and platforms, and asset pricing teaching Business Finance at Foster fun fact: an amateur anthropologist, he’d be a professional traveler if he could swing it.

Amandeep Singh

Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Earned his PhD from The Wharton School previously worked as a trader/strategist at Goldman Sachs and a quantitative analyst at Tower Research Capital founder of AI-building platform Revire won a Best Paper Award from the Production and Operations Management Society studies digital platforms, marketplace analytics, causal learning, empirical industrial organization and econometrics teaching Business Analytics/AI for Business at Foster fun fact: he’s working on his pilot’s license and dreams of sailing across the Caribbean.

Shawn Shi

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Earned his PhD from Stanford University worked as an analyst at NERA Economic Consulting studies the role of information and transparency in capital markets and corporate governance settings teaching Introduction to Accounting and Financial Reporting and Accounting for Problem Solving at Foster fun fact: the former classics major is working to master a handstand.

Read more about Foster’s faculty class of 2022 on the Foster Blog.

Ed Kromer Managing Editor Foster School

Ed Kromer is the managing editor of Foster Business magazine. Over the past two decades, he has served as the school’s senior storyteller, writing about a wide array people, programs, insights and innovations that power the Foster School community.