New faculty join Olin Business School​

Several new faculty members have joined the Olin Business School. Their expertise covers various areas, such as accounting, communications, finance and marketing.

Linda M. Buhr, PhD, is an adjunct lecturer. Buhr has both domestic and international corporate work experience, first with Emerson and then with Tuwazi Party Ltd, based in Sydney. A highlight of her career there was working with the Sydney 2000 Olympic Committee. Previously, she was an assistant professor of business administration at Fontbonne University.

Jared Jennings, PhD, is an assistant professor of accounting. He previously was a teaching assistant in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. Earlier, he was a senior audit associate at Deloitte & Touche. His research interests include litigation, regulation and financial reporting.

Thomas Maurer, PhD, is an assistant professor of finance. Previously, Maurer was a graduate teaching assistant at The London School of Economics. His research interests include asset pricing, optimal portfolio choice, long-run risk, demographic change and uncertainty in finance, and learning in financial markets.

Elizabeth Petre, PhD, is a postdoctoral lecturer of communication. Previously, Petre was a faculty member in the Department of Communication Studies at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Her courses at Olin will promote effective writing, presentation and critical-thinking skills to assist students in their personal and professional lives.

James Sawhill, PhD, is a visiting assistant professor of marketing. Before he pursued a doctoral degree, Sawhill was a senior vice president with Wells Fargo and a senior associate with Booz-Allen and Hamilton. His teaching interests include marketing management, marketing strategy and sustainable marketing.

Ngoc-Khanh Tran, PhD, is an assistant professor of finance. Previously, he was a finance teaching assistant in the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include asset pricing, international finance and investments.