Departmental Research Highlights

Read about some of Lindner's top researchers, and watch them present their research to the college's Business Advisory Council in the videos below.

Nan Zhou, PhD

Professor, Norwood and Marjorie Geis Chair of Accounting, Director of the Accounting PhD Program

CEO Pulchronomics and Appearance Discrimination
Zhou’s research on auditing, financial reporting and corporate governance has been published in leading accounting journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research and Contemporary Accounting Research. Recently, he received the Corning Award for Excellence in Research from the School of Management at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He earned his PhD from the University of Minnesota.

Lenisa Chang, PhD

Associate Professor of Economics

Lost Earnings and Nonmedical Expenses of Pediatric Hospitalizations
Chang’s research interests lie in the intersection of health economics and public policy, especially as they apply to maternal and child health, preventive health care and the Medicaid program. Her work has been published in journals such as Health Economics, Health Affairs, Health Services Research and Pediatrics, among others. Her research has been supported with grants by the Robert Wood Johnson foundation and PCORI. She is currently on the editorial review board of Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing. Chang earned her MA and PhD degrees in Economics from Michigan State University.

Michael Eriksen, PhD

Associate Professor of Finance, Real Estate, and Insurance and Risk Management

Helping America Age-in-place
Eriksen’s research interests are at the intersection of business and government in real estate markets, and he has received funding for his research from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the MacArthur Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the AARP Foundation. His research has appeared in the Journal of Public Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Urban Economics and Real Estate Economics. Eriksen earned his PhD in Economics from Syracuse University and teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in real estate finance and market analysis.

Heather Vough, PhD

Associate Professor of Management

Wearing Multiple Hats: How Employees Find Authenticity Amid Multiplicity
Vough’s research investigates how individuals construct meaning and identity in their occupations and organizations over time. In order to understand these dynamics, she has studied a variety of contexts including architecture firms, a radio station, an international security organization, plural careerists, call centers and entrepreneurs. Her research has been published in top management journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Organization Science. Vough earned her PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Anthony Salerno, PhD

Associate Professor of Marketing

Exploring the Differences Between Conscious and Unconscious Goal Pursuit
Salerno’s research expertise is in consumer behavior and how our goals and emotions influence our decision-making. He has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research and Psychological Science. He has also discussed his research on NPR and been covered by other media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Miami Herald, and Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines. Salerno earned his PhD from the University of Miami and teaches advertising courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Yan Yu, PhD

Joseph S. Stern Professor of Business Analytics

Forecasting Default
Yu’s research interests are statistical methodology, applications in finance, data privacy in marketing and data mining. She has served as an associate editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association and Statistica Sinica — the leading journals in statistics — and she was recently appointed as an associate editor for the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. She has served on the University of Cincinnati Research Advisory Board and is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association. Yu earned her PhD in Statistics from Cornell University, with a minor in Finance.