Mays Business School welcomes 11 new faculty members for the 2016-2017 academic year. Mays faculty members are consistently recognized for their research and teaching accomplishments.

BrownLemar Brown has joined the Executive MBA Program as an executive professor. She will be teaching the Capstone course. Prior to joining Mays, she worked as a business opportunity manager in Shell Upstream Americas, New Business Development, negotiating the divestment of Shell’s Eagle Ford Shale to Sanchez Energy. She received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA with an emphasis in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

CallMatthew Call has joined the Department of Management as an assistant professor of management. Prior to joining Texas A&M University, Call worked as a research assistant at the University of South Carolina. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of South Carolina.

CanellaAlbert Cannella has also joined the Department of Management as a professor of management. Cannella was a Texas A&M faculty member 1989-2004. Prior to returning to Texas A&M, Canella served the faculty of Arizona State University as a professor and W.P. Carey School of Business Chair. Cannella received a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University, a master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a doctorate from Columbia University.

GareyDwight Garey has joined the Department of Finance as executive director of the Commercial Banking Program and as executive professor. He is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University, where he is a director of the Alumni Board of Directors and was president of the Alumni Board 2012-2015. He received a bachelor’s in finance from Texas A&M, a commercial banking diploma in commercial lending from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University and an MBA from University of Houston-Clear Lake.

HeadMichael Head has joined the Department of Accounting as a lecturer. He also serves as a risk management, internal control and operations consultant. Prior to joining Texas A&M, he held the resident instructor position in the accounting department at Creighton University’s Heider College of Business. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

HepferBrad Hepfer has joined the Department of Accounting as an assistant professor. Prior to joining Texas A&M, he worked for a Big 4 accounting firm performing tax accounting services for Fortune 500 firms. He received a bachelor’s degree, a master’s and a Ph.D. in accounting, all from the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business.

MittalChiraag Mittal has joined the Department of Marketing as an assistant professor. He was recently a research assistant at University of Minnesota and University of Arizona. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Ohio State University, a master’s degree in family and consumer sciences from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Minnesota.

RossiMarco Rossi has joined the Department of Finance as an assistant professor. Prior to joining Texas A&M, he was an assistant professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame. He received a master’s degree in economics from Duke University and a Ph.D. in finance from Pennsylvania State University.

SreenivasanAkshaya Sreenivasan has joined the Department of Marketing as a clinical assistant professor. She plans to complete her Ph.D. in mass communication at Pennsylvania State University this fall. Before joining Penn State, Sreenivasan worked as a broadcast journalist in India’s leading TV network NDTV. She also worked as a short-term consultant for infodev – The World Bank Group (Washington D.C.) on ICT-related projects. She received a bachelor’s degree in electronic media and communications from University of Madras and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from University of Madras State University.

SridharHari Sridhar has joined the Department of Marketing as an associate professor and Center for Executive Development professor. Prior to joining Texas A&M, he was a Frank and May Jean Smeal Fellow and associate professor of marketing at the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University. Hari serves as an area editor for Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and serves on the editorial review boards for Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Retailing and Customer Needs and Solutions. Sridhar received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, a master’s degree in engineering management from Missouri University of Science and Technology and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

StaufferJon M. Stauffer has joined the Department of Information and Operations Management as an assistant professor. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, an MBA from University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and a Ph.D. in operations and entrepreneurship from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business.