New Faculty Member Appointments

Aug. 4, 2020


Three faculty members in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona were recently appointed to new leadership positions:

Gautam Gowrisankaran has been named the Peter and Nancy Salter Chair in Healthcare Management, made possible through the 2011 gift by Peter Salter ’65 BA (History). Gautam joined the Eller College of Management as Associate Professor of Economics in 2007. His research focuses on industrial organization, health economics, energy and environmental economics and applied econometrics. He earned his PhD in Economics from Yale University in 1995 and is the recipient of a 2017 Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Oulu.

Yong Liu has been named the Robert A. Eckert Endowed Chair in Marketing. This chair is named after Robert Eckert ’76 BSBA (Marketing), ’77 MBA, chairman of the board and CEO of Mattel. Yong joined the Eller College of Management in 2006 after earning his PhD in Marketing from the University of British Columbia. His research examines innovation and business models, marketing of media and cultural products and firm strategies during product-harm and brand crisis. Yong is also the new Head of Eller’s Department of Marketing.

Jeff Schatzberg has been appointed the Frances McClelland Chair in Accounting. This endowed chair, established by the Emerald Foundation, is named in honor of the late Frances H. McClelland, a 1944 graduate of the College who co-owned her family's business, Shamrock Food, with her brother Norman McClelland ’49. Schatzberg has served as Dean of the Eller College, head of the Department of Accounting and now is the director of the School of Accountancy. His areas of expertise involve the examination of auditing, behavioral and managerial/cost accounting issues via the experimental economics methodology.

 “A great deal of Eller’s success resides with our strong faculty, who are focused on research and teaching at the highest levels,” says Dean Paulo Goes. “Gautam, Yong and Jeff are admirable examples of this.”