September 6, 2018 | By Clare Becker | Back to news
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Continuing a long-standing tradition of research and teaching excellence, the Wisconsin School of Business is excited to welcome six new faculty members across five of the School’s seven academic departments.

“The strength of any school is its faculty and we are thrilled to have six accomplished colleagues join the Wisconsin School of Business,” says Jim Johannes, senior associate dean for faculty and research. “We look forward to our new colleagues becoming integral parts of our plan to grow the School and enhance our national reputation in research and in the classroom.”

The new faculty members are:

Assistant Professor Sebastien Plante
Department of Finance, Investment, and Banking 

Plante received his Ph.D. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of research interest include microstructure, credit markets, liquidity, and corporate finance.

Associate Professor Daniel Wangerin
Department of Accounting and Information Systems

Prior to WSB, Wangerin was an assistant professor at the Eli Broad College of Business at the Michigan State University. His research focuses on corporate taxation, financial reporting for business combinations, and the due diligence process in mergers and acquisitions. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Associate Professor Jongwoon (Willie) Choi
Department of Accounting and Information Systems

Before joining WSB, Choi was an associate professor at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include performance evaluation and reward systems, and the use of accounting information in managerial decision-making with an emphasis on strategic performance measurement systems. He received his Ph.D. from Emory University.

Assistant Professor Jirs Meuris
Department of Management and Human Resources

Meuris received his Ph.D. from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. His research examines employee well-being and organizational performance, compensation and benefits, personal finances and financial decision-making, and behavioral science in relation to public policy.

Assistant Professor Alina Arefeva
Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics

Prior to joining WSB, Arefeva was an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Her research focuses on real estate economics, finance and macroeconomics, and the implications of search frictions on housing prices. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Associate Professor and Hickman-Larson Chair in Actuarial Science Daniel Bauer
Department of Risk and Insurance

Before joining WSB, Bauer was the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Endowed Chair in Actuarial Science and Risk Management at Culverhouse College of Commerce at the University of Alabama. Prior to the University of Alabama, Bauer was the Robert W. Batten Chair in Actuarial Science at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. His areas of research interest include actuarial science in relation to quantitative finance and insurance economics. He received his Ph.D. from Ulm University in Ulm, Germany.


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