Ourso Faculty


Faculty at the Forefront

The E. J. Ourso College of Business faculty are at the forefront — propelling progress and positive change. 

Ourso College faculty cultivate future leaders and entrepreneurs who are innovative problem-solvers that seek to have a positive impact on society. We develop cutting-edge, high-quality research and leverage human capital to address the most pressing economic and societal challenges facing the state, national, and global economies.

We are committed to pursuing the highest and best version of ourselves, knowing that our excellence can empower transformation in the world.



Tenured or Tenure-track Faculty

- AY 2020-2021


Articles Published in Top Tier Journals (A&B) 

- in the last three years


Total Research Expenditures for 2020-2021

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Meet the Ourso College Faculty

Ourso faculty reside in the college’s eight academic units that are devoted to developing the business leaders and scholars of the future and creating and disseminating knowledge through transformational research. 

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Faculty Areas of Expertise

Work with our faculty to solve a business challenge or engage with our scholars on complex, industry-specific research. Our faculty are world-class researchers who combine current theories and methods with hands-on learning and real-world projects in their courses. They publish articles in top academic journals, write textbooks, and are entrepreneurs, resulting in a well-rounded education from theoretical and real-world perspectives. Contact experienceourso@lsu.edu to be connected with a subject-matter expert. 


  • Business and politics
  • Financial reporting
  • Financial fraud
  • Taxation

  • Applied Economics
  • Bayesian Econometrics
  • Development Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Economic Education
  • Economic Growth
  • Economic History
  • Economics & Economic Impact
  • Economics of Crime
  • Economics of Policing
  • Energy Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Economics
  • Forecasting
  • Health Economics
  • Indian Economy
  • Industrial Organization
  • Inequality
  • International Finance
  • International Trade & Finance
  • Labor Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Measuring Discrimination
  • Monetary & Fiscal Policy
  • Political Economy
  • Public Economics
  • Regional Growth
  • Trade & Productivity
  • Urban Economics

  • Behavioral Theory of the Firm
  • Configurations & Equifinality
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Crowdfunding
  • Disaster Management & Planning
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial Networks & Social Capital
  • Family Business
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Interfirm Collaboration
  • Organizational Virtue & Ethics
  • Real Options in Technology
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Capital

  • Allocation of corporate capital and financial engineering
  • Analyst Forecasts
  • Application of Machine Learning
  • Asset Allocation
  • Asset Management
  • Asset Pricing
  • Asset Protection Strategies
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Behavioral Finance & Risk Psychology
  • Blockchain
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Banking
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Corporate Finance
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Decentralized Finance
  • DeFi
  • Distressed Investing
  • Dividends
  • Economic Loss Estimates
  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • Estate Planning
  • Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Financial Analytics
  • Financial Data Science
  • Financial Debt Behavior
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Intermediation & Institutions
  • FinTech
  • Fixed Income
  • Indexing
  • Investing
  • Mutual Funds
  • Option Pricing
  • Overlay Strategies
  • Payout Policy
  • Portfolio Management
  • Private Equity
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Product Market Competition
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Quantitative Investing
  • Risk Management
  • Sports Analytics
  • Stock Markets
  • Stock Repurchases
  • Successions
  • Supply Chain
  • Taxation
  • Venture Capital

  • Acceptance of New Technology
  • Agile Development & Project Management
  • Analytics Methods
  • Automobile Crash Statistics
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Behavioral & Organizational Information Security
  • Business Intelligence
  • Classification Analysis
  • Commercial Vehicle Crash Analysis
  • Cybersecurity & Cyber Risk
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Data Warehousing
  • Decision Analysis
  • Digital Customer Service
  • Digital Strategy
  • Digitization of the Hospitality & Restaurant Industries
  • Diversity & Inclusion Analytics
  • Diversity in Entrepreneurship & Supplier Diversity
  • E-Commerce
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Ethics & Information Technology
  • Health Analytics
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Highway Safety Analytics
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Economics
  • Inventory Management
  • IT Boundary Choice
  • IT Governance
  • IT-Business Alignment
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Optimization Models
  • Organizational Impacts of Information Technology
  • Outsourcing
  • Performance analysis
  • Philosophical Issues of Research
  • Probabilistic Models
  • Product Quality
  • Research Methods
  • Serious Games in Business
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Consumption
  • Tech Acceptance
  • Virtual Healthcare
  • Web Analytics

  • Collective Constructs
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Disability (ADA) Law
  • Discrimination Law
  • Employee Recruitment
  • Employee Vacation-Taking
  • Ethics
  • Executive Succession
  • Firm Entry
  • FLSA (Minimum Wage &  Overtime Law)
  • FMLA
  • Gender & Diversity
  • Gender & Top Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Interpersonal Dynamics in the Workplace
  • Justice & Ethics
  • Leadership Development
  • Leadership, Personality, & Individual Differences
  • Motivation
  • Nonstandard Work Arrangements
  • Obesity
  • Organizational Climate & Culture
  • Performance Pressure & Stress
  • Private & Public Sector Labor Relations
  • Regulation of Employment Practices
  • Research Methods
  • Shareholder Value Principles
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategy
  • Third-Party Observers
  • Workplace Mistreatment

  • Branding
  • Customer Relationship Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Food Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • New Media (Video Games, Streaming Services, etc.)
  • Nonprofit Marketing
  • Relationship Selling
  • Retail Strategy
  • Sales Coaching
  • Sales Team Strategies
  • Sales Technology
  • Sensory Marketing
  • Services Marketing
  • Social Impact
  • Social Justice Issues in Marketing
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Virtual Selling

  • Accountability
  • Economic Development
  • Energy & Environmental Policy
  • Human Resource Management
  • Local & Sustainability Policy
  • Local Non-Tax Revenue
  • Municipal Bond Market
  • Network Analysis
  • Organization Theory
  • Organizational Justice
  • Organizational Networks
  • Policy Outcomes
  • Political Institutions
  • Public & Nonprofit Management
  • Public Budgeting & Finance
  • Public Policy
  • Public Sector Compensation
  • Research Methods
  • Social Theory
  • Stereotyping & Discrimination
  • Transportation Policy
  • Workplace Diversity

Faculty Highlights - driving innovation & excellence

Professor sits on table and talks with students

Outside the classroom, Andrew Kuo utilizes the Department of Marketing’s Behavioral Research Lab capabilities to partner with local organizations. With tools like eye-tracking software, consumer research, and physiological measurement devices, he helps to elevate many non-profit social impact initiatives within our local community.

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Areendam Chanda

Areendam Chanda, professor of economics, performs extensive research on macroeconomics, economic growth, regional growth, and the Indian economy.

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Thomas Greckhamer, professor of management, is not only a dynamic researcher in the areas of strategic management and research methods, he is also a sought-after guest speaker for webinars, meetings, and academic conventions.

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Don Chance

Professor Don Chance is a well-known expert on risk management and derivatives, and also a sought-after local and national speaker on retirement issues.

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Sonja Wiley teaches in classroom

Promoting Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in our community is at the forefront of Sonja Wiley’s efforts. She is on the founding committee of the SEC Business Schools Diversity Officers. Wiley is also a lead professor for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, which strives to unlock the potential of Baton Rouge’s young, aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Sanaz Aghazadeh teaching class.

As a recently tenured professor, Sanaz Aghazadeh is active both in and out of the classroom. In addition to research and teaching, she regularly leads LSU student teams in national internal auditing competitions. Aghazadeh's recent research examines auditors' judgment and decision-making behavior.

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Tommy Karam is well-known for his interactive teaching methods. He shares his knowledge on personal branding and negotiations with Flores MBA Program students and works with LSU athletes to refine their communication skills and personal brand. 

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Dek Terrell

As Executive Director of the Center for Economics, Business, & Policy Research, Terrell works with state agencies on research projects related to Louisiana's economy. He's published many econometrics articles in top academic journals and co-authored three volumes in the Advances in Econometrics Series.

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Brian Andrews speaks to audience using microphone.

Senior Instructor Brian Andrews is the champion of our ever-growing Commercial Banking Initiative. From identifying corporate partners to managing its professional programs, he gives corporate partners unparalleled access to student engagement opportunities that boost visibility and create meaningful dialog beneficial to both partners and Ourso College students.

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Public Administration professor, Anmol Soni, is a prolific energy author and researcher. She has concentrated her latest work on the burden of high energy costs on low-income populations.

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Faculty News

Dr. Yingmei Cheng, a renowned scholar in financial economics, will serve as the next Lloyd F. Collette Endowed Chair of Financial Services, the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business announced Monday.

Recent research from the E. J. Ourso College of Business is helping create the gameplan needed to save Louisiana's coastline, starting with the workforce. How do we build the labor force necessary to help save our coast, and what skills do they need to bring to bear?

Thirty-six faculty were honored at this year's University Faculty Awards Ceremony, held on April 23, 2024, at the Manship Gallery in downtown Baton Rouge. The LSU Office of Academic Affairs hosts the University Faculty Awards ceremony each year to celebrate faculty excellence in research, teaching and service. The honorees are nominated and selected through a competitive process by their peers.