UH Bauer College Announces New Faculty Appointments

Published on November 15, 2008

The University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business has added four leading academics to the ranks of its tenure-track professors, including a new chair for its management department.

Leanne Atwater_95Leanne Atwater, who previously led the management department at Arizona State University’s School of Global Management and Leadership, brings extensive experience in the field to her position as chair of Bauer College’s Department of Management. She has taught at the U.S. Naval Academy, Binghamton University and Syracuse University and served as interim dean of the School of Global Management at ASU from 2004 to2006.

Atwater earned her Ph.D. in social/organizational psychology from Claremont Graduate School in 1985. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s psychology degrees from San Diego State University and worked as a personnel research psychologist at the Navy Personnel and Development Center in San Diego before she began her career inacademia.

Haijin Lin_95Haijin Lin was an accounting professor at the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida before coming to Bauer. She received her undergraduate degree from Shandong University, an M.S. in accounting from Fudan University and both her M.S. in Industrial Administration and her Ph.D. in Accounting from Carnegie Mellon University. Lin’s papers have been published in The Accounting ReviewContemporary Accounting ResearchThe Journal of Accounting and Public PolicyThe Journal of Engineering and Technology Management and Experimental Business Research.

Federico Nardari_95Federico Nardari taught finance at the Carey School of Business at Arizona State University before joining Bauer. He received his Ph.D. and MSBA in Finance from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis and his undergraduate degree from the University of Bergamo, Italy. He has published several research papers in leading academic journals such as Review of Financial StudiesJournal of Financial and Quantitative AnalysisJournal of Econometrics and Review of Economics and Statistics.

Paul Povel_95Paul Povel comes to the Finance Department at Bauer College after teaching at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. His publications have appeared in leading academic journals, including The Review of Financial StudiesThe Journal of Financial and Quantitative AnalysisThe RAND Journal of EconomicsThe Journal of Law Economics & Organization and The International Journal of Industrial Organization.

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston, Texas’ premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.

About the Bauer College of Business

The C.T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston main campus. Through its five academic departments, the college offers a full-range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in business. The Bauer College is fully accredited by the AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In August 2000, Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer endowed the College of Business with a $40 million gift. In recognition of his generosity, the college was renamed the C.T. Bauer College of Business.