College of Business adds 12 faculty

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Contact: Michele Appelgate College of Business: 515-294-5800,

Tuesday Aug. 25, 2015



The College of Business at Iowa State University is proud to announce the arrival of Jacquelyn Rees Ulmer, Ph.D., who will serve as the new Chair of the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department.


Rees Ulmer joins Iowa State from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, where she was an Associate Professor of Management. She fills the department chair position vacated by Sree Nilakanta, Ph.D., who will continue with the College as Associate Professor of MIS and Program Director for the new Master of Business Analytics program. Department chairs serve a three-year term and have the option to return to full-time instruction at the end of that period.


In addition to Rees Ulmer, there will be 11 new tenure/ tenure-track faculty at the College this fall.


College of Business Raisbeck Endowed Dean, David Spalding, said he is pleased to have so many talented faculty members joining the College.


“Iowa State University is growing and so is the College of Business,” Spalding said. “We are adding faculty to serve these growing numbers and to expand our programs. We have faculty joining us in Data Analytics, Real Estate and Sales to broaden our course offerings in areas where employers are actively hiring. The caliber of individuals coming here this fall adds to the existing high quality instruction we have here. This is a direct benefit to our students and the important research being conducted at the College.”


Having Rees Ulmer lead the Supply Chain and Information Systems department is exciting, Spalding said. “Jackie brings a specific area of research expertise that will directly benefit students and the College.”


That expertise is in the area of information security.


“This is a very important issue, especially today when we read in the news about so many computer systems being compromised at large and small companies,” she said. “We teach students how to help a business deal with these types of issues. There is a big demand for students in this area today, which means the job market for them after graduation is very promising.” 


In addition to having several articles published in top industry journals, Rees Ulmer’s experience includes serving as interim associate dean and director of accreditation at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. 


Joining the faculty and administrative team at Iowa State is a good fit for Rees Ulmer, she said.

“I am so honored to help lead the department of Supply Chain and Information Systems and the College of Business to be the place for students to achieve their highest academic goals, not only in Iowa but in the world.”


In addition to Rees Ulmer, the College of Business welcomes these new faculty in time for the fall semester:



  • Tracy Turner, associate professor of finance. Earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Davis, an M.A. in economics from Colorado State University, and a B.A. in economics and government from California State University Sacramento.
  • Youngme Seo, assistant professor of community and regional planning, will teach finance. Earned a Ph.D. in Public Affairs & Urban Studies and a Master of Urban Studies from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs of Cleveland State University, Cleveland; Certificate of Sustainable Land Use Planning Course from The World Bank Institute; Certificate of Advanced SAS programmer from SAS Institute; Bachelor of Arts, French Literature, Korean Open University, Seoul Korea.


Information Systems

  • Jacquelyn Rees Ulmer, Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems Chair. Earned a Ph.D. and BSBA in Decision and Information Sciences from the Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida.
  • Jim Davis, associate professor of Management Information Systems. (began January 2015) Earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Computer Science, all from Iowa State University.
  • Lingyao Ivy Yuan, assistant professor of information systems. Earned a Ph.D. in information systems from the Kelly School of Business at the Indiana University-Bloomington. Earned an M.S. in information security and privacy from University of North Carolina Charlotte and a B.S. in information management and systems from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.



  • Florence Honore, assistant professor of management. Earned a Ph.D. in business administration at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Earned an M.S. and B.A. in business engineering from Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  • Michael Howe, assistant professor of management. Earned a Ph.D. in management and an M.B.A. from the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati.


  • Aditya Gupta, assistant professor of marketing. Earned a Ph.D. in business administration from the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University. Earned an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management and a B.Sc. C.I.S. in computer science from the University of Delhi.
  • Jose Rosa, professor of marketing and Dean’s Fellow in Marketing. Earned a Ph.D. in business administration and psychology and a M. A. in psychology from the University of Michigan; an M.B.A. from Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College and a bachelor of industrial administration in marketing and organizational development from the General Motors Institute.



Supply Chain

  • Haozhe Chen, associate professor of supply chain management. Earned a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Oklahoma, an M.B.A. from The University of Alabama and a B.A. in English from Anhui University in Hefei, China.
  • Sachin Modi, associate professor of supply chain management. Earned a Ph.D. in operations management and decision sciences from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.       Holds an M.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a B.Eng. in mechanical engineering from the Maharashta Institute of Technology at the University of Pune in India.
  • Tyler Morgan, assistant professor of supply chain management. Earned a Ph.D. in Marketing (focusing on supply chain management), an M.B.A., and a B.S. in Finance, all from the University of Alabama.




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