Bartley Business Journal

Let's welcome VSB's newest faculty! — September 2015

At Villanova's School of Business (VSB), we take great pride in our excellent staff. Our faculty is filled with prolific researchers who are also gifted in teaching our students and preparing them for the future. We are excited to announce our newest faculty members and to see how they positively impact our community.

Pankaj C. Patel: Dr. Patel comes to VSB after teaching as an associate professor of management at the Miller College of Business at Ball State University. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics from Spalding University and received his master's and doctorate in Entrepreneurship from the University of Louisville. With his computer science background, Patel has made technology and governance his primary area of research, with operations in new ventures being a secondary area of study. He joins the Management department as an Associate Professor and as the Frank J. and Jane E. Ryan Endowed Chair in Strategy and Innovation.

Pankaj C. Patel
Jennifer Altamuro: After graduating from St. Joseph's University and earning her doctorate in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University, Jennifer Altamuro taught as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and as an assistant professor at The Ohio State University. She has done extensive research in the field of finance and now joins VSB as an Assistant Professor in the Accounting department.

Jennifer Altamuro
Erica Harris: Dr. Harris graduated from the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business as a Dean's List student with Honors and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She earned her master's from the University of Miami, and her doctorate from Temple University's Fox School of Business. She joins the Accounting department as an Assistant Professor.

Erica Harris
Caitlin Dannhauser: A familiar face to the Villanova community, Caitlin Dannhauser graduated from VSB in 2005 with summa cum laude honors and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She served as a teaching and research assistant at Boston College's Carroll School of Management where she also earned her doctorate in Finance. She is an Assistant Professor in the Finance department.

Caitlin Dannhauser
Michael Curran: Ireland native Michael Curran received his bachelor's degree in Math and Economics, his master's in Economics, and his doctorate in Economics from Trinity College Dublin. Though his primary research field is international financial macroeconomics, Curran also spends time researching new macroeconomics, computational economics, and econometrics. He joins the Economics department as an Assistant Professor.

Michael Curran
Zeynep Kabukcuoglu: Dr. Kabukcuoglu earned her bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University, located in her homeland of Turkey, and her master's in Economics from Boston College. She received her doctorate in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh last June and also worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Economics during her time there. She is an Assistant Professor in the Economics department

Zeynep Kabukcuoglu
Keith P. Wright: Co-founder of Simplicity On-Demand LLC, Keith Wright returns to the realm of education after spending nearly a decade in global sales and business operations. An accomplished global software sales and services leader, Wright holds two Bachelor's Degrees, one in Business Administration from Ryerson University and another in IT Education from the University of Toronto, and earned his master's with a concentration in information systems and marketing from the University of Calgary. He joins the Management and Information Systems (MIS) department as an Instructor. Keith Wright

For more details about each of our new faculty members, please read here.