Introducing new faculty members

The following are among the new faculty members at the University. Others will be introduced periodically in this space.

J. Dillon Brown, Ph.D., joins the Department of English in Arts & Sciences as assistant professor. He earned his doctorate in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and spent one year as an assistant professor at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, before joining Washington University. His research interests include Anglophone postcolonial literature, postcolonial theory, modernism and globalization, and he is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the interrelations between postwar Caribbean novelists and the British modernist tradition.

Bill Bubelis, Ph.D., joins the Department of Classics in Arts & Sciences as assistant professor, having earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago. His field is ancient history, with a particular interest in Archaic Greece, finance and the ancient economy, and epigraphy. He also has published in the field of Greek numismatics and is interested as well in the history and economy of the Achaemenid Empire.

Sudarshan Jayaraman joins the Olin Business School as assistant professor of accounting. Jayaraman is expected to receive his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research includes the interaction between financial reporting and informed trading and the tradeoffs between businesses’ internal and external monitoring mechanisms. In addition to his academic background, Jayaraman worked as a senior analyst for HDFC Bank in Mumbai and a senior auditor at KPMG in Mumbai.

J. Lamar Pierce, Ph.D., joins the Olin Business School as assistant professor of strategy. He earned his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley and has spent the past two years as a visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. Pierce holds a bachelor of science in economics and a bachelor of arts in music and worked as an industrial engineer at The Boeing Co. before his doctoral studies. His research interests include illegality as strategy, corporate social responsibility, organizational corruption and fraud, and strategic lease pricing in automotive markets.

Paul T. Shattuck, Ph.D., joins the George Warren Brown School of Social Work as assistant professor. He earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in sociology from Portland State University. After earning a doctorate in social welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Shattuck served as a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Waisman Center. Shattuck’s current research and teaching interests focus on autism and other developmental disorders, social policy, epidemiology, human behavior and the social environment, and health and society.