Victor Bennett

Victor Bennett

Assistant Professor of Strategy

Victor is a member of the Strategy area faculty at Duke‘s Fuqua School of Business and a Fellow at Duke’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative.

His research focuses on how firms respond to competition. That includes both responding through external actions like price or quality changes, and internal actions like changing staffing, compensation, or the amount of autonomy staff have. That research is now leading him into some interesting questions about policies toward competition and entrepreneurship. His research has been published in journals including Management Science and the Strategic Management Journal and been covered by outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Marketplace (APM).

He did his undergraduate degree at Stanford University with his honors thesis advised by Nobel laureate Kenneth Arrow. His doctorate is from Berkeley‘s Haas School of Business. Prior to his graduate study, Victor worked at Google for which he has received patents on everything from detecting click fraud to music classification.

Currently, Victor teaches the core course “Fundamentals of Strategy” at Fuqua. He has also taught courses in undergraduate and doctoral programs on strategy and statistical/empirical methods as well as executive capsule lessons at firms including Google.

Victor is also the administrator of the Manuel Bennett Art Trust and a board member of a non-profit “incubator” for musicians, Zoo Labs, which is trying to help musicians develop new business models for funding their art.

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Ronnie Chatterji

Ronnie Chatterji

Associate Professor of Strategy

Aaron Chatterji, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He previously served as a Senior Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) where he worked on a wide range of policies relating to entrepreneurship, innovation, infrastructure and economic growth.

Chatterji’s research and teaching investigate some of the most important forces shaping our global economy and society: entrepreneurship, innovation, and the expanding social mission of business. He was awarded an inaugural Junior Faculty Fellowship from the Kauffman Foundation to recognize his work as a leading scholar in entrepreneurship. He also received the Rising Star award from the Aspen Institute for his work on business and public policy.

His research has been published in leading academic journals and been cited by CNN and The Economist. He has authored several op-ed pieces, including in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, appeared on national TV and radio, and was recently profiled in The Financial Times and Fortune. Chatterji has also testified as an expert witness at the House Committee on Small Business and the U.S. Department of State and served as a Fellow at the Center for American Progress.

In his local community, Chatterji serves as a board member for Durham Communities in Schools, an education-focused non-profit. He also advises technology start-up companies on innovation and strategy.

Chatterji is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and previously worked as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. He received his Ph.D. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.

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Bill Mayew

Bill Mayew

Associate Professor of Accounting

Bill Mayew is an associate professor of accounting at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Professor Mayew received his Ph.D. in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 and has been on the Fuqua faculty since graduation. He previously worked in accounting and financial reporting assurance at Ernst & Young.

Professor Mayew studies managerial communication of firm performance, including both voluntary disclosures made outside of the financial reporting system and mandatory financial disclosures in financial reports. His research uses theories from economics and psychology to better understand the determinants and consequences of voluntary and mandatory managerial communication. He received the 2008 Financial Research Association best paper award for his work (with Mohan Venkatachalam) on the information content of managerial vocal cues during earnings conference calls.

Professor Mayew’s research has appeared in a wide range of journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting Research,
Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Evolution & Human Behavior and Biology Letters. His work is
relevant to investors and analysts who interpret managerial communication and investor relations departments who shape and assist in
the creation and dissemination of managerial communications. He has presented his research on managerial vocal cues to professional
money managers, sell-side financial analysts and investor relations personnel. His teaching includes both financial accounting and
corporate financial reporting, where he has received awards for teaching excellence in both the daytime and weekend executive MBA
programs.

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Jeremy Petranka

Jeremy Petranka

Assistant Dean of the Master of Quantitative Management (MQM) and Master of Management Studies (MMS) programs and Associate Professor of the Practice in Economics

Jeremy Petranka is the Assistant Dean of the Master of Quantitative Management (MQM) and Master of Management Studies (MMS) programs at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. He is also an Associate Professor of the Practice in the Economics Area. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 2009. He completed his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1999.

Prior to teaching at Fuqua, Jeremy has taught undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, NC State’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management, Elon’s Martha & Spencer Love School of Business, and UNC Chapel Hill’s Economics Department. He has won multiple teaching awards, including Poets & Quants Best 40 Under 40 Professors, the Cross Continent MBA Award for Excellence in Core Teaching, and the UNC Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Award.

Prior to his career in academia, Jeremy worked as a management consultant, working with Fortune 100 companies to align their information technology with their business strategies. He focused heavily on the role of data within the organizations, especially as it relates to their larger strategic goals.

On the personal side, Jeremy is married to his wife, Rachel. They have an assortment of rescue animals and enjoy good food, drink, and friends.

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Sanyin SiangSanyin Siang

Executive Director of Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics

Sanyin Siang is the Executive Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics at Duke University. She focuses on collaborative leadership, mentorship and strategic partnerships.

A theme through her career is convening interdisciplinary, diverse and counterintuitive gatherings towards defining complex problems and implementing new approaches for solving them. Her life’s work has been about driving innovation, reinvention and transformation through breaking down silos and bridging divides. This stems from the perspective that in today’s highly interdependent and complex world, the global challenges that we face can only be solved through collaboration across public, private and social sectors. Her love for mentoring has translated into coaching executives from Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America and Russia.

Siang is a LinkedIN Influencer and a regular contributor on leadership to Forbes and The Huffington Post. She is co-editor of a special 2008 issue of Leader to Leader journal and co-author of a chapter in “The Handbook for Teaching Leadership”. She was a former deputy editor of Professional Ethics Report by American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Siang’s other board service has included board of directors of the Emily K Center, the national board of the Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center, advisory board of startups Algae Systems and Revolution Gelatos. She received her MBA and BSE from Duke University where she was an AB Duke Scholar.

Sanyin received her MBA and BSE from Duke University. She received Duke’s Angier B Duke Scholarship (full academic scholarship) in her undergraduate years.

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Sim Sitkin

Sim Sitkin

Michael W. Krzyzewski University Professor of Leadership

Sim Sitkin is Michael W. Krzyzewski University Professor of Leadership, Professor of Management, Founding Faculty Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics at the Fuqua School of Business, and Director of the Behavioral Science and Policy Center at Duke University.

Since joining Duke in 1994, he served as Area Head for the Management and Organizations Department, Faculty Director of Fuqua’s Health Sector Management Program, and Staudenmeyer Research Fellow. Sim has also been Academic Director at Duke Corporate Education, on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin and the Free University of Amsterdam, Founding Partner of Delta Leadership, Inc. and Co-Founder and Co-President of the Behavioral Science and Policy Association. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Management.

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Jack Soll

Jack Soll

Associate Professor of Management

Jack B. Soll is an associate professor of management at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, having joined Duke in 2005. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, where he specialized in behavioral science and economics. Prior to joining Duke, Soll was on the faculty at INSEAD in Fontainebleau France, and also served as a visiting professor at Chicago and Wharton. Professor Soll has taught courses in decision making, managerial effectiveness, leadership, negotiations, and statistics. He has taught extensively in both executive education and daytime MBA programs.

Professor Soll’s research focuses on the psychology of judgment and decision making. He has written extensively on the phenemenon of overconfidence—the tendency for people to believe that outcomes are more certain than they really are. His current research interests include group decision making, and also the implications of behavioral decision research for public policy. He has published in a number of scholarly journals, including Science, Management Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Experimental Psychology.

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