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Welcome New Staff and Faculty

September 6, 2020 - -

The College of Business is proud to welcome its latest staff and faculty to the Cardinal Community. These new faces will help shape our students’ lives, enrich the University’s knowledge base, and together, we will all emerge better.

Headshot of Aaron Barnes, PhD

Aaron Barnes, PhD
Assistant Professor, Marketing

Aaron Barnes is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Louisville College of Business. He earned his PhD from the University of Illinois Gies College of Business in 2020. Before joining UofL, Aaron spent four years running his own subscription company and two years at a consulting firm in New York City.

Aaron’s research broadly addresses cross-cultural consumer behavior, judgment and decision making, and consumer-brand relationships. He will be teaching Principles of Marketing and Marketing Research.

Daniel Bennett, PhD
Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship
Center for Free Enterprise

Daniel has joined the Entrepreneurship Department and the Center for Free Enterprise. He earned his PhD in Economics from Florida State University in 2014. He was recently a Research Professor at Baylor University, where he served as the public lecture series manager for the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise.

Daniel’s research expertise is in economic development and entrepreneurial ecosystems. He has published in the Journal of Business Venturing, Small Business Economics, and European Journal of Political Economy, to name a few.

Angela Beverly
Dean’s Office

Angela brings 19 years of experience at UofL to the College of Business, including stints in Financial Aid and the Brandeis School of Law in admissions. She has served on the Staff Senate, the Staff Recognition Committee, and the Staff Grievance Committee. Angela is also a UofL alum, graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 2000. 

Jennifer Branscum, Advising

Jennifer Branscum

Jennifer (or Jen) graduated with her Masters of Education from UofL in May 2020. She previously worked with the Delphi Center Marketing team, REACH, and Exploratory and Transition advising. As a first-generation college student, she is passionate about student success and is excited to join the College of Business. Some of her favorite things are coffee, Columbus hockey, and her best friend’s dog Hazel. 

Alex Bocking

Alex Bocking

Alex Bocking also joined the College this spring as an academic counselor, Sr. Alex has worked in admissions at several universities prior to coming to UofL and is working on his EdD in Organizational Leadership from the University of Dayton, while teaching in the MSBA program.

Saurav Chakraborty, PhD
Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems

Saurav Chakraborty, PhD, has joined the CIS Department. Saurav completed his PhD in information systems at the University of South Florida. He earned his MS in Computer Science from Indiana University, and his bachelor’s in IT from Techno India University. He also has professional experience as a developer.

Saurav has research expertise in fintech, cybersecurity, cyberbullying, and digital piracy. He is teaching in the MSBA program.

Tinley Daniel

Tinley Daniel

Tinley Daniel joined us in the spring from the social work sector. She earned her MA in Community Counseling from Wayne State University.

Farooq Durrani, PhD

Farooq Durrani, PhD
Assistant Professor, Finance

Farooq joins the Finance Department as an Assistant Professor of Practice. Farooq completed his PhD in Finance at Temple University. He also holds an MS in Finance from Brock University, an MBA from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, and a BS in Computer Science from Bahauddin Zakariya University. He has expertise in corporate finance, corporate governance, bankruptcy, and financial modeling.

Brittany Green, PhD
Assistant Professor, Marketing, MSBA Program

Brittany has joined the CIS Department. She completed her PhD in operations, business analytics & information systems at University of Cincinnati.  She earned her master’s degree in Industry Engineering from Pitt, another master’s in Industrial Systems Engineering from Auburn, and her BS in mathematics from Birmingham-Southern College.

Brittany’s research expertise is in business analytics and statistics, including longitudinal analysis, simulations, and tree-based methods. 

Kim Mallory

Kimberly Mallory
Executive Director, Graduate Programs

Prior to coming to UofL, Kim served for seven years as Director of Professional MBA Programs at the College William & Mary. At the University of Tennessee, she directed both non-degree executive education programs for business and industry and MBA programs for working professionals. She has more than 30 years of experience in higher education and holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from Tusculum College and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.

Sarah Memmi

Sarah Memmi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Marketing/Equine

Sarah has joined the Marketing Department and the Equine Industry Program. She completed her PhD at Duke and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont. Sarah has worked as a writer and account executive at The Equine Journal.

With expertise in goal pursuit and motivation, consumer resources, and goal conflict, Sarah will be developing a course for the Equine Industry Business certificate. She is teaching Equine Marketing and Racetrack Issues Management and Communication.

Paul Rowe, PhD
Assistant Professor, Management

Paul has joined the Management Department as an Assistant Professor of Practice. Paul earned his PhD in Industrial & Systems Engineering and Operations Management from Mississippi State University, his MS in operations from UNC-Chapel Hill, and his MBA and BS in industrial engineering from Purdue. He also has significant professional experience in various engineering, operations, and purchasing positions. Paul has taught at NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, and most recently at the University of North Texas. He will be teaching primarily operations and analytics courses.