New Jindal School Hires Bring Expertise in Business, Research – News Center


Oct. 14, 2019

An associate professor and five assistant professors, all either tenured or on the tenure-track, are among the 16 new faculty members who joined the Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) at The University of Texas at Dallas this fall.

The new faculty members include Dr. Scott Janke, director for the Master of Science (MS) in Management Science program and senior lecturer in operations management; and Dr. David Widdifield, the new director for the MS in Supply Chain Management program and a clinical associate professor of operations management. Also officially joining the faculty this fall is Paul Nichols BA’95, MBA’98. Nichols, who was assistant director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is now its executive director. He also continues as director of the MS in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program and as a senior lecturer in organizations, strategy and international management.

Dr. Hasan Pirkul

JSOM gained new faculty in its accounting, executive education, finance and managerial economics, information systems, operations management, and organizations, strategy and international management areas. At the start of the academic year, the faculty included 220 full-time and 111 part-time members.

“The 50th anniversary of UT Dallas this year has made welcoming this group special,” said Dr. Hasan Pirkul, Caruth…


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