Online MS in Quantitative Management (MSQM) students study with thought leaders in business education. Our faculty are the same passionate educators, prolific scholars, practitioners, and data scientists who teach on campus. They are dedicated to advancing business and business education, sharing their knowledge, and helping students succeed.
“The professors we selected to teach in this program are among NYU Stern’s best. Their enthusiasm for the program was an important selection criterion. We’ve assembled a remarkable and eclectic group of excellent teachers and highly regarded researchers.”
NYU Stern is home to one of the largest faculties of computer and data scientists among business schools.
Mor Armony is Vice Dean of Faculty and teaches courses in operations management and service operations.
Her primary research interests include management of patient flow in healthcare, optimization of customer experience in contact centers, and general stochastic modeling of various operations. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Management Science, Operations Research, and Queueing Systems.
Before joining NYU Stern in 1999, Professor Armony served as a consultant for Lucent Technologies and AT&T. She also developed mathematical models for the prediction of financial indexes at Eventus, Israel.
Professor Armony earned a PhD and MS, both in engineering-economic systems and operations research from Stanford University, and an MS in Statistics and BS in Mathematics and Statistics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Mary Billings conducts empirical archival research that examines how the disclosure of accounting information shapes the behavior of managers, investors, option traders, and other capital market participants. Her research focuses on information uncertainty and other aspects of firms’ information environments. Professor Billings’ articles have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Finance, Review of Accounting Studies, and The Accounting Review.
Prior to joining Stern in 2007, she worked as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Professor Billings is the recipient of numerous awards including the Poets & Quants 2016 Best 40 Under 40 Business School Professors, the NYU Stern Distinguished Teaching Award and the Ely Kushel Teaching Excellence Award.
She earned her PhD and MBA, both in Accounting, and BS in Finance, all from Indiana University.
Bruce Buchanan joined NYU Stern in 1983 and has taught a wide variety of courses in ethics and social responsibility, marketing, and statistics. Since 1993, Professor Buchanan has served as the Director of the Business & Society Program, which delivers courses in professional responsibility, ethical leadership, business law, corporate governance, and CSR across Stern degree programs.
His research interests include standards of truth in advertising and business, professional ethics, and corporate governance. His research has appeared in numerous publications including Marketing Science, Psychometrika, the Journal of Mathematical Psychology, and the Harvard Business Review.
Professor Buchanan holds a PhD in Business Economics from Columbia University and a BSEE (electrical engineering) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Harry Chernoff is Deputy Chair of the Department of Information, Operations and Management Sciences. He has been a member of the NYU Stern faculty since 1975 and is the recipient of numerous honors for excellence in teaching. His early teaching brought the topic of operations management to Stern and led to the development of the course and department.
Professor Chernoff teaches courses in operations and real estate and was the first Academic Director of the NYU Stern Master of Science in Business Analytics program. He has taught in international programs at business schools and private industry training centers in France, Austria, Vietnam, and China. Professor Chernoff’s research interests include the entertainment industry, hotel ownership and management, real estate development, and small business entrepreneurship.
Since 1980 Professor Chernoff has owned and developed real estate projects, encompassing commercial, residential, and hotel properties, in Manhattan and the New York City area. He currently owns and operates properties, including a hotel and restaurant, in NYC, Las Vegas, and Panama. He brings to the classroom his experience from the real estate industry and industry-leading guest speakers.
Professor Chernoff earned his PhD in Operations Management, MS in Quantitative Analysis, and BS in Management, all from NYU Stern.
Kim Corfman is Professor of Marketing and Vice Dean for Online Learning. Since joining Stern in 1985, she has served in a wide variety of leadership roles, including Vice Dean for MBA Programs, Academic Director of the Fashion & Luxury MBA, Academic Director of the Langone Part-time MBA Program, and Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Marketing. She has taught courses on creativity, negotiation, and marketing to undergraduates, MBA students, PhD students, and executives.
Professor Corfman’s research interests include individual and group creativity, affect, group decision-making and judgment, and social influence. Her work has been published in such journals as the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Retailing, and Multivariate Behavioral Research.
Professor Corfman earned her PhD and MBA, both in Marketing, from Columbia University, and her AB in Romance Languages from Princeton University.
Rohit Deo joined Stern in 1995. He has served as Vice Dean of the Undergraduate College and is currently Chair of the Department of Information, Operations and Management Sciences and Director of the joint NYU Stern-NYU Shanghai Programs.
Professor Deo’s primary research interests include econometric models, stochastic volatility, and time series analysis. His work has been published in journals including the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and Biometrika. Professor Deo is a former Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association (2007-2009), the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics (2003-2006), and The American Statistician (2009-2012).
Professor Deo teaches courses in data analysis, machine learning, and forecasting time series data. He is the recipient of numerous honors including the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award, the NYU Stern Distinguished Teaching Award, and MBA Professor of the Year Award.
Professor Deo holds a PhD in Statistics from Iowa State University, an MS in Statistics from the University of Poona, and a BS in Statistics from Fergusson College.
As Director of the Fintech Initiative at the NYU Stern Fubon Center for Technology, Business, and Innovation, Kathleen DeRose spearheads Fintech initiatives including curriculum design, joint research projects with industry, and events.
Professor DeRose’s primary areas of interest include Fintech, entrepreneurial finance, asset and wealth management, portfolio management, lotteries in financial decision-making and as public goods funding mechanisms, and China’s political economy. She teaches courses in FinTech and entrepreneurial finance.
Professor DeRose is a Chartered Financial Analyst and serves on the board of Evolute AG, a Swiss wealth technology company. Before joining NYU Stern, she held leadership positions at Credit Suisse, Hagin Investment Management, Bessemer Trust, and Deutsche Bank.
Professor DeRose earned her BA in American History from Princeton University and EMBA from NYU Stern, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris (HEC), and the London School of Economics joint TRIUM program. She holds an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies (with distinction) from the University of Oxford.
J.P. Eggers is Vice Dean for MBA Programs and was the first Academic Director of NYU Stern’s focused MBA in Tech and Entrepreneurship.
Professor Eggers teaches courses on strategy and his research focuses on technological change, decision-making under uncertainty, and new product development. He studies the challenges faced by managers and executives in making good decisions and addressing new opportunities in emerging technologies. His research has been published in journals including Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science.
Prior to joining NYU Stern and beginning his academic career, Professor Eggers was a strategy consultant with Kurt Salmon Associates and Viant. Both companies specialize in product development strategy and new technology projects for firms ranging from Nordstrom to NASCAR and from Coca-Cola to YKK Zippers. He is the recipient of honors including the 2011 Top 40 Professors Under 40 from Poets & Quants and Professor of the Year from NYU Stern. He also worked as a political consultant on congressional, senatorial, and gubernatorial campaigns across the United States.
Professor Eggers holds a BA in History from Amherst College, an MBA in Management from Emory University, and a PhD in Management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Joseph Foudy joined NYU Stern in 2006 and teaches microeconomics, macro/international economics and global business, and elective courses on Asian economics and management, economic thought, and globalization. In 2013, he earned the NYU Stern Distinguished Teaching Award.
Professor Foudy’s research interests include the impact of globalization on national systems, the political economy of financial and accounting regulation, and comparative corporate governance. Media outlets including CNN, Fox, NPR, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal regularly interview Professor Foudy for expert insight.
He holds a PhD and MS, both in Political Science, from Cornell University and a BA in Economics and International Studies from American University.
Panos Ipeirotis joined NYU Stern in 2004 and is widely regarded as the world’s leading expert in building human-machine loop systems that integrate human and machine intelligence to generate outcomes that are better than what humans or machines alone can achieve. His research and teaching focus on crowdsourcing, machine learning, web data management, and social media analytics. His articles have appeared in such publications as Information Systems Research, Marketing Science, Management Science, and the ACM Journal on Data and Information Quality.
Professor Ipeirotis is the recipient of numerous honors including multiple “Best Paper” awards, a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, and the 2015 Lagrange Prize in Complex Systems.
He earned a PhD and MSc, both in Computer Science, from Columbia University and a BSc in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras, Greece.
Peter Lakner’s primary research and teaching areas include mathematical finance, optimization, option pricing, stochastic modeling, and stochastic processes. Professor Lakner has been published in many journals including Mathematical Finance, The Annals of Applied Probability, and Stochastic Processes and Their Applications.
Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Lakner worked for the Hungarian National Computer Science Institute and IBM. He has also taught at the University of Engineering in Budapest, Columbia University, CUNY Hunter College, and the University of Maryland.
Professor Lakner earned his PhD in Statistics from Columbia University and his MA and BA, both in Mathematics, from Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest.
Anat Lechner teaches courses on leadership, change management, and high performing teams and is a recipient of the GE Teaching Excellence award.
Professor Lechner’s research focuses on structuring organizations to develop innovation capabilities and outcomes. She studies how to leverage multidisciplinary teams, lead adaptive change, and develop workplace environments to support creativity and innovation.
Professor Lechner’s business activities include consulting and senior executive action learning. She is a former research fellow at McKinsey & Co. and the founder of a boutique management consulting firm. Her clients include Fortune 500 firms in the financial services, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, food, high tech, and retail industries.
She holds a PhD and MBA from Rutgers University and a BSc from Tel Aviv University.
Ilan Lobel teaches decision models, analytics, and game theory and is a recipient of the NYU Stern Distinguished Teaching Award.
His research focuses on Internet-based business operations and encompasses pricing and revenue management, contract design, and online, dynamic, and networked markets. His work has been published in journals including Management Science, Mathematical Programming, Operations Research, and The Review of Economic Studies.
Prior to joining NYU Stern in 2010, Professor Lobel worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New England.
Professor Lobel earned his PhD in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Sonia Marciano teaches strategy courses in multiple NYU Stern programs and is the recipient of numerous honors including the NYU Stern Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Innovation and Teaching, the Faculty Leadership Award, and Best Professor in Executive Education.
Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Marciano taught Strategy at Columbia Business School and was an Institute Fellow and Senior Lecturer at Harvard University’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. She was also Clinical Professor of Management and Strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management for eight years and Adjunct Professor of Strategy at the University of Chicago.
Professor Marciano has worked in the consulting, banking, and insurance industries, and has taught executive education courses for such companies as Ernst & Young and Abbott Laboratories.
Professor Marciano earned her PhD in Business Economics and Industrial Organization, MBA in Economics, and BA in Economics (with honors), all from the University of Chicago.
Geeta Menon joined NYU Stern in 1990 and served as Chair of the Marketing Department and President of the Association for Consumer Research before becoming the 11th Dean of the Undergraduate College in 2011. In 2015, the Economic Times named Dean Menon one of the 20 most influential global Indian women in business and the arts.
Professor Menon's research focuses on consumer psychology, context effects in decision making, survey methodology, health risk perception, and emotions. Her work has been published in such journals as the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Diabetes Association. Professor Menon served as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Consumer Research and Journal of Marketing Research.
Professor Menon teaches marketing management, consumer behavior, and marketing research in NYU Stern’s undergraduate and graduate programs. She has mentored PhD students and is the recipient of NYU Stern’s Citibank Award for Excellence in Teaching.
She earned her PhD in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MA and BA, both in Economics, from Madras University, India.
Elizabeth Morrison teaches courses on leadership, organizational behavior, and negotiation. She is former Vice Dean of Faculty and Chair of the Management and Organizations Department.
Professor Morrison’s research focuses on how employees behave proactively at work, the conditions that motivate and enable this behavior, and how various types of proactive behavior both facilitate career success and improve organizational effectiveness. Her research also addresses the reasons why employees are reluctant to speak up about problems and concerns, and how organizations can create climates more open to employee input. She is the recipient of awards for her research, including the Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.
Professor Morrison has published her work in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management and as Associate Editor for Academy of Management Journal.
Professor Morrison earned her PhD and MS, both in Organization Behavior, from Northwestern University and her BA in Psychology (magna cum laude and honors) from Brown University.
Foster Provost teaches courses on data science and business analytics. He studies data mining, machine learning, and social network analysis and their alignment with business problems. He has won several awards, including the 2009 INFORMS Design Science award for social network-based marketing, IBM Faculty Awards for outstanding research in data mining and machine learning, a President’s Award from NYNEX Science and Technology, Best Paper Awards from the ACM SIGKDD conference, and awards in SIGKDD’s annual KDDCUP data mining competition.
Professor Provost recently retired as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Machine Learning. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Machine Learning Research and the journal Data Mining and Knowledge Discover. He was elected a founding board member of the International Machine Learning Society. Professor Provost advises businesses and U.S. government agencies on policy and investments in data mining research, and on practical issues in applying data mining and machine learning.
Throughout his career, Professor Provost has helped leaders in business and government understand how data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning technologies can add value. His book Data Science for Business is required reading in many of the top business schools and was listed as one of Fortune magazine’s “must read books for MBAs.” He has designed AI/machine learning systems for some of the largest companies in the world and worked with the Department of Defense on the application of AI/machine learning to counter-terrorism. Professor Provost also has substantial experience in helping to found successful startups.
Professor Provost holds a PhD and MS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in Physics and Mathematics from Duquesne University.
Amal Shehata, CPA, is a passionate teacher who has taught accounting and auditing at NYU Stern since 2008 and in 2015 became a full-time faculty member. In 2018 NYU Stern awarded Professor Shehata the Distinguished Teaching Award, and Poets & Quants named her a Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professor. She serves as Academic Director of Stern’s BS/MS Dual Degree CPA Program.
Professor Shehata began her career in public accounting as an Auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Washington, D.C. During her 11 years at PwC, she worked in divisions including Assurance, Internal Firm Services, and the Office of the Vice Chairman. After leaving PwC, she worked as Director of Sales and Operations for a privately held company.
She earned her MS in Accounting and BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina.
Kristen Sosulski teaches courses in data visualization, computer programming, and the role of information technology in business and society. She is Director of the NYU Stern Learning Science Lab where she leads teams who work with faculty to design immersive learning experiences.
Professor Sosulski's scholarly interests include learning sciences, new media, data visualization, and business analytics. Her research focuses on technological change and education. She has consulted with corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to conceptualize, design, and evaluate online educational, business, and social media projects. She is author of the books Data Visualization Made Simple (2018), Essentials of Online Course Design: A Standards-Based Guide (2015, 2011) and The Savvy Student’s Guide to Online Learning (2013), as well as articles related to business analytics, learning science, and educational technology.
Before joining Stern in 2011, Professor Sosulski was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Digital Communications and Media at NYU’s School of Professional Studies and founding Academic Director for the Office of Distance Learning. Prior to joining NYU, she was a Project Manager and Educational Technologist at Columbia University and taught programming to graduate students.
Professor Sosulski holds EdD, EdM, and MA degrees in Communication, Computing, and Technology in Education from Columbia University and a BS in Information Systems and Management and Organizations from NYU Stern.
Susan Stehlik teaches courses in communication, teams, and professional responsibility. Her work focuses on developing communication strategies for enhancing corporate and individual presence and for responding to critical transitions. She manages a consulting practice, Prime Time Ideas, where she specializes in diversity and leadership training, executive coaching, legal and ethical investigations, emotional intelligence, and core communication skills. Her clients have included ABC Television Group, SAC Capital, Vanguard Investments, Detica, Maharam, and Comedy Central.
Prior to becoming a consultant, Professor Stehlik worked for 21 years as a Senior Manager in international finance at Bank of Boston and Nippon Credit Bank.
Professor Stehlik holds an MS in Human Resource Management from the New School for Social Research and a BS in Communication from the University of Wisconsin.
Robert Whitelaw is Vice Dean of the Undergraduate College and former Chair of the Department of Finance. He teaches courses in finance for investment, corporate finance, international finance, and portfolio management.
Professor Whitelaw is best known for his comprehensive research on empirical asset pricing, including the resolution of the market-level risk-return puzzle, the role of information processing in explaining excess volatility, and the impact of frictions in generating apparent market inefficiency. His expertise also includes the pricing and hedging of fixed income securities, risk measurement and management, and China’s evolving financial system.
Professor Whitelaw’s papers have been published in academic journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies, as well as such practitioner journals as the Journal of Derivatives, the Journal of Fixed Income Risk, and the Financial Analysts Journal. His research has received awards from organizations including Goldman Sachs Asset Management and the Chicago Quantitative Alliance. Additionally, Professor Whitelaw is a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Asset Pricing Program, and a past Associate Editor of both the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Finance. He has presented his work on the real value of China’s stock market to organizations including the NBER, People’s Bank of China, China Securities Regulatory Commission, and Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges.
Professor Whitelaw earned his PhD in Finance from Stanford University and BS in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Russ Winer teaches courses on marketing management. His research focuses on customer relationship management, consumer choice models, psychological aspects of price, and the use of information technology in marketing.
Professor Winer has served as NYU Stern Deputy Dean, Chair of the Marketing Department, and Executive Director of the Marketing Science Institute, and is a founding fellow of both the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science and the American Marketing Association. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2011 AMA-Irwin-McGraw-Hill Distinguished Marketing Educator Award. Prior to joining Stern in 2003, Professor Winer served on the faculties of Columbia, Vanderbilt, and the University of California at Berkeley.
Professor Winer is the author of three books, Marketing Management, Analysis for Marketing Planning, and Product Management, the research monograph, “Pricing,” and Co-editor of The History of Marketing Science. He has authored more than 80 papers on topics including consumer choice, marketing research methodology, marketing planning, advertising, and pricing. Professor Winer has served as the Editor of the Journal of Marketing Research as well as Senior Editor of Marketing Science and the International Journal of Research in Marketing. He is Editor Emeritus of the Journal of Interactive Marketing and Associate Editor of the Journal of Consumer Research.
Professor Winer holds a PhD and MS, both in Industrial Administration, from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in Economics from Union College.
Eitan Zemel joined the faculty of NYU Stern in 1998 and teaches courses on operations management and strategy. He has served in a succession of leadership positions, including founding Chair of the Department of Information, Operations and Management Sciences and a variety of vice dean roles with oversight of NYU Stern’s part-time and full-time MBA programs, executive MBA program, global degree programs, and executive education. Prior to joining Stern, Professor Zemel served as the Harold L. Stuart Professor of Operations Research at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, where he also was Founding Director of the Master of Management in Manufacturing Program and Chair of the Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences Department.
For more than 20 years, Professor Zemel’s research focus was computations, algorithms, and complexity. He developed the concepts that were used in the first practical algorithm for solving large knapsack problems and continue to be used in almost every efficient algorithm for this problem. His current research interests include supply chain management, operations strategy, service operations, and incentive issues in operations management. His research has appeared in such publications as Econometrica, the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, Games and Economic Behavior, and Annals of Operations Research. He served on the editorial boards of publications including Manufacturing Review, Production and Operations Management, Management Science, and Manufacturing and Service Operations. Professor Zemel is a coauthor of the book, Managing Business Process Flows.
Professor Zemel earned his PhD in Operations Research from Carnegie Mellon University, his MS in Applied Physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, and his BS in Physics and Mathematics (with distinction) from the Hebrew University, Israel.