INDIANAPOLIS — The IU Kelley School of Business on the IUPUI campus is proud to welcome four new faculty members this fall. They bring with them years of teaching and research experience.
“We are excited about our continued growth and the excellent quality of our Kelley Indianapolis faculty. Our four new faculty hires will continue to build on our excellent research and teaching capabilities,” said Ken Carow, executive associate dean for faculty and research and professor of finance at the Kelley School. “Their excellence ensures Kelley will continue to be recognized as a top research business school and that our academic programs will provide quality instruction for graduate and undergraduate students.”
Demetra Andrews joins the faculty as a clinical associate professor of marketing. Andrews most recently served as an assistant professor of marketing at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Ind. Before that, she served on the faculty at Florida State University and the University of Houston. Andrews also has over a decade of professional experience at companies in Texas, Illinois, California and Virginia.
Andrews received her PhD in marketing with a minor in psychology from the University of Houston. She received her MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, where she focused on marketing and finance. Her research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Retailing, Academy of Marketing Studies Journal and Psychology & Marketing. Andrews also has received numerous honors and awards, including the 2016 IU Northwest Trustee’s Teaching Award.
“I am equally interested in both consumer research and teaching. Working at the Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis will enable me to innovate and excel in both areas. My research focuses primarily on developing consumer confidence and capability/readiness-to-act. A number of faculty members at Kelley are pursuing research that complements my own, and I look forward to many fruitful collaborations,” said Andrews.
“The Kelley School at IUPUI also has strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs and yet does not rest on those laurels. The school’s focus on innovation and enhancement of educational programming made it a very attractive place for me teach and to prepare students for success and career satisfaction.”
Stephanie Eckerd will join the faculty at the Kelley School as an assistant professor of operations management. She received her PhD in operations management from The Ohio State University and her MBA from Wake Forest University. Eckerd most recently served as a faculty member at the University of Tennessee and the University of Maryland. Before her career in academia, Eckerd worked as a procurement analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Eckerd’s research is focused in the area of supply chain management and behavioral operations, seeking to improve our understanding of buyer-suppler relationship management. Her research has been published in the Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Public Management Journal, and Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation.
“I am honored and excited to be joining the faculty at the Kelley School of Business,” said Eckerd. “The faculty members here are highly regarded, leading business researchers, and I am looking forward to collaborating with and learning from them. The location of the school in the state’s capital and population center offers numerous connections to industry, which will be helpful in furthering my research and making an impact. I also believe the Kelley School has great, hard-working students, and I look forward to getting to know them, as well.”
Anne Ehinger joins the faculty at the Kelley School as an assistant professor of accounting. She received her PhD in accounting from the University of Georgia and her MBA and undergraduate degrees from the IU Kelley School of Business.
Ehinger is also a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to her career in academia, she worked as a senior accountant for Guggenheim Partners and a senior associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. She received the Best PhD Student Paper Award through the American Accounting Association Southeast Region in 2016.
Ehinger’s research uses tax disclosures to study the interplay between corporate disclosures and the market’s use of information in decision making.
“As an alumna, I am very familiar with the Kelley School even before joining the faculty. Several factors drew me to the Kelley School in Indianapolis,” said Ehinger. “First, I was impressed by the quality of research and amount of collaboration occurring in this cross-discipline faculty. Second, the Kelley School in Indianapolis has strong ties to the Kelley School in Bloomington, allowing me to work with leading researchers from both campuses who share my research interests. Finally, I look forward to working with the motivated, hard-working students at the Kelley School.”
Gordon McCurdy joins the faculty as a visiting lecturer. He received his MBA in marketing and strategic planning from Yale University, his Master of Philosophy in social anthropology from University of Cambridge and his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.
McCurdy most recently served as the director for Kelley’s Evening MBA Program in Indianapolis. He previously worked as director of MBA programs at University of Nevada Las Vegas, founder and president of Get Smart! Program and Nextgen Strategies, director of marketing at Gilbert and Gennett, director of marketing at Amtrol and vice president of marketing at Earthgro.
“I look forward to teaching my first face-to-face class at Kelley,” said McCurdy. “After working as a director or VP of marketing and strategic planning at three companies and then running a boutique strategy consulting firm for 12 years, I am excited about the opportunity to engage one-on-one with Kelley students. I hope to teach them more about the discipline that I have found so satisfying.”
“Additionally, I am deeply excited about teaching strategy through the case method. I look forward to partnering with Kelley students to solve real-world problems together!”
McCurdy will teach primarily in the Undergraduate Program and will contribute to Kelley’s efforts to build graduate program opportunities in strategy and marketing.
The Indiana University Kelley School of Business has been a leader in American business education for more than 95 years. With nearly 110,000 living alumni and an enrollment exceeding 10,500 students across two campuses and online, the Kelley School is among the premier business schools in the country. The Kelley School at IUPUI is home to a full-time undergraduate program and four graduate programs, including master’s programs in accounting and taxation, the Business of Medicine Physician MBA and the Evening MBA, which is ranked 11th in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more at kelley.iupui.edu.