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Core Courses Faculty

Ron Lazer


Accounting for Managers

Dr. Ron Lazer is a professor at Sha'arei Mishpat Academic Center in Israel where he co-founded an undergraduate accounting program. In recent years, he has taught at C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, INSEAD Business School, Kenan-Flagler Business School at the Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has also taught at New York University, Tel Aviv University and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.

An award-winning teacher, he teaches EMBA, MBA, master in accountancy and undergraduate classes. His research interests include financial accounting and reporting, value relevance of accounting information, analyst forecasts and effects of regulation, companies' valuation and voluntary disclosures. Dr. Lazer has a Ph.D. in Accounting from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Thomas Eppel


Business Analytics

Dr. Thomas Eppel has taught at Purdue University, Pepperdine University and GISMA Business School. Since 1995, he has been teaching at the Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine.

Dr. Eppel has published numerous articles, book chapters and reports in the areas of decision and risk analysis, fields in which he also has considerable consulting experience. He authored a textbook and developed instructional software in statistics and has been widely recognized for his outstanding teaching.  His teaching awards include the R.B. and Mary Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award at Purdue University and an award for Innovation in Teaching from the University of California at Irvine, as well as several awards given by students. Most recently, he was honored with the 2016 Excellence in Teaching award by Purdue’s IMM Global EMBA program. Dr. Eppel has a Ph.D. Mathematical Psychology from the University of Southern California.

David Schoorman


Managing Behavior in Organizations

Professor Schoorman is the Associate Dean for Executive Education at the Krannert School of Management. He has been an instructor in Purdue's EMBA programs since 1990. In 2007, Prof. Schoorman received the "Distinguished Educator" award from the Academy of Management. This career award is the highest award granted by the Academy of Management. In 2006, Professor Schoorman was honored with an award by the Academy of Management Review for his article, "An Integrative Model of Organizational Trust" (with R. C. Mayer and J. H. Davis), Academy of Management Review (1995). This article was recognized as the "Most influential article published in the decade of the 1990's."

Dr. Schoorman has a Ph.D. in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

Joe Nellis


Managerial Economics

Joe specialises in global macroeconomics and business environment. In 2014 he served as Pro-Vice Chancellor and Director of Cranfield School of Management and was formerly Director of Graduate Programmes and Academic Dean. He is a recipient of an 'Outstanding Professor' award in Hungary for his contribution to curriculum development, funded by the TEMPUS Programme of the European Union.

Joe has published 18 research and subject-based books and over 200 academic and practitioner journal articles. His research encompasses analysis of business developments in a changing world in terms of the macroeconomy, the role of government, the impact of technology, societal and demographic trends. He has a BSc(Econ) AcSS, from Cranfield University in the UK.

Judge Jim Kirsch


Legal & Social Foundations of Management

James S. Kirsch was appointed to the Court of Appeals of Indiana in March 1994. He served as Chief Judge from March 2004 to February 2007. He served as Judge of the Marion Superior Court from 1988 to 1994 and as presiding judge of the court in 1992. From 1974 to 1988, he practiced law with the firm of Kroger, Gardis & Regas in Indianapolis in the areas of commercial and business litigation and served as managing partner of the firm. Since 1990, he has held an appointment as Visiting Professor of Law and Management at the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University. He has taught law in 23 countries and four continents and currently holds concurrent faculty appointments at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.  

He is a frequent speaker and lecturer and has served on the faculty of more than 300 continuing legal education programs. He has been named a Sagamore of the Wabash by four different governors. In 2009, the Indianapolis Bar Association awarded Judge Kirsch the Hon. Paul H. Buchanan, Jr. Award of Excellence. Judge Kirsch has a JD cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis.