This story is published in YFile’s New Faces Feature Issue 2020, part two. Every September, YFile introduces and welcomes those joining the York University community, and those with new appointments. Part one was published in the Sept. 11 edition.
Four new professors will join the Schulich School of Business this fall: Pouyan Foroughi, Ivona Hideg, Raha Imanirad and Guangrui (Kayla) Li.
“The Schulich School of Business is pleased to welcome these four highly accomplished management scholars to our Faculty,” said Schulich Interim Dean Detlev Zwick. “Their expertise in the fields of finance, organization studies and operations management and information systems will enhance the high-calibre research and teaching at our School.”
Pouyan Foroughi is an assistant professor of finance at Schulich School of Business, York University. He completed his PhD in finance at Boston College in 2017. His main research interests include empirical corporate finance, corporate governance and the role of financial institution in capital markets.
His research has won best paper awards at WFA-CFAR conference, Western Finance Association (WFA) and Midwest Finance association (MFA). His teaching focuses on corporate governance and corporate finance at the undergraduate and the postgraduate levels.
Ivona Hideg is an associate professor and holds the Ann Brown Chair in Organization Studies at Schulich. Prior to joining Schulich, she held a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Organizational Leadership at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, and spent the past year as a Research Fellow with the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. She completed her PhD in organizational behaviour and human resource management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Her research interests include gender equality and diversity in the workplace, as well as diversity policies promoting women and racial minorities, and the underrepresentation of women in leadership positions. She currently serves as an associate editor of the Academy of Management Journal.
Raha Imanirad is an assistant professor of operations management at Schulich. She completed her PhD in technology and operations management at Harvard Business School and is a Schulich MBA graduate from the Class of 2010. While at Harvard, she was a Teaching Fellow for the Technology and Operations Management core MBA course.
She is currently conducting research together with several other colleagues on emergency department physician scheduling.
Her areas of research include data envelopment analysis, healthcare operations management, and behavioural operations management.
Guangrui (Kayla) Li
Guangrui (Kayla) Li is an assistant professor of operations management and information systems at Schulich. She completed her PhD in information systems at the School of Business and Management at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). While at HKUST, she taught an undergraduate course on “Data Mining for Business Analytics”.
She is currently conducting research with another academic on “the impact of anonymity on piracy.” Her areas of research interest include algorithmic impacts/machine behaviour, social media, data piracy and big data applications.