Miami Herbert adds six professors to ranks

August 14, 2020

This fall, Miami Herbert Business School welcomes six new faculty members whose diverse expertise will enhance course offerings and expand the scope of research at the School. These professors bring expertise in management, management science, business technology, human resources, accounting, and marketing.

This fall, Miami Herbert Business School welcomes six new faculty members whose diverse expertise will enhance course offerings and expand the scope of research at the School. These professors bring expertise in management, management science, business technology, human resources, accounting, and marketing.

Valeria Alterman

Valeria Alterman

Assistant Professor, Management
Alterman joins the Miami Herbert Business School as an assistant professor of management. She received her Ph.D. from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. Her research and teaching interests relate to the organization’s human resource management practices and their effects on employee attitudes and behaviors. Recognizing that the population is aging, most of her research focuses on how human resource practices can support an age-diverse workforce and the continued participation of older workers. She also studies how the organization’s compensation practices affect employees’ commitment levels.

 

Stephen Cerrone

Cerrone

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Management
Stephen Cerrone joins the Department of Management as an associate professor of professional practice, management. He received his M.A. amd Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from the University of Houston. He joins Miami Herbert after acting as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in several companies across multiple industries (e.g., Burger King, JPMorgan, Sara Lee, SunEdison), both in the United States and abroad. His experience and interests relate to Board and CEO advisory work, organizational culture, human capital strategy, and mentoring CHRO’s and high potential human resource executives.  He is also a certified professional coach and Chair of the Compensation Committee at Roosevelt University in Chicago.

 

Kamalahmadi

Masoud Kamalahmadi

Assistant Professor of Management Science
Masoud Kamalahmadi is an assistant professor in the Department of Management Science at the Miami Herbert Business School. His research focuses on the effects of work design (e.g., workload, work schedules, workstations) on the operational performance of service workers such as hospital physicians and restaurant servers. He uses a variety of analytical and empirical tools to provide data-driven insights for service managers in the healthcare and restaurant industries. Kamalahmadi has won first place in the 2018 POMS College of Health Care Operations Management Best Paper Competition, and third place in 2019 INFORMS Service Science Best Paper Award.

 

Daniele Macciocchi

Assistant Professor, Accountingmacciocchi
Daniele Macciocchi is an assistant professor of accounting at the Miami Herbert Business School. He conducts academic research on corporate governance, and on the role of information in shaping financial contracts and the interactions between different economic agents. Macciocchi is an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Accounting Research, the Accounting Review, Management Science, Contemporary Accounting Research, the European Accounting Review, and the Journal of International Accounting Research.
Before joining the University of Miami, Macciocchi was a faculty member at the University of Utah. He earned his Ph.D. at LUISS University, in Italy, and worked in Rome and Milan as a CPA and a public auditor for publicly traded firms.
Daniele Macciocchi is an assistant professor of accounting at the Miami Herbert Business School. He earned his Ph.D. at LUISS University, in Italy, and worked in Rome and Milan as a CPA and a public auditor for publicly traded firms.

Pavlov

Eugene Pavlov

Assistant Professor, Marketing
Eugene Pavlov is an assistant professor of marketing at the Miami Herbert Business School. He received his Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Washington. His research studies how brands can leverage image and text components of a social media message to increase user engagement with its messaging. He employs econometric, machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing techniques in his empirical research. Other interests include branding and marketing-finance interface. Pavlov did an internship at Amazon as an economist for two summers, where he helped build scalable forecasting tools using time series econometrics and machine learning. Prior to joining the University of Washington, Eugene received an M.A. in Economics from New Economic School in Moscow.

 

Niam Yaraghi

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Niam Yaraghi is an assistant professor of business technology at Miami Herbert Business School, and a non-resident fellow in the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation. His research is focused on the economics of health information technologies. In particular, Yaraghi studies the business models and policy structures that incentivize interoperability and sharing of health information among patients, providers, payers, and regulators. His research has appeared in leading business journals including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and Production and Operations Management, as well as top-tier health policy and informatics journals including the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, and Milbank Quarterly
He regularly consults with various companies and platforms in the healthcare industry and is a sought expert and speaker on issues related to health information technology in media and at industry conferences.
Yaraghi has a B.Sc in Industrial Engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology in Iran, and an M.Sc from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He received his Ph.D. in Management Science and Systems from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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