College of Business and Economics Welcomes New Hires

Kathleen Weiss Hanley, a prominent teacher and researcher in the areas of capital formation and regulation, has assumed one of four Joseph R. Perella and Amy M. Perella Chairs in Finance and the Directorship of the Center for Financial Services. She was previously deputy chief economist and deputy division director at the Securities and Exchange Commission. "The College has demonstrated a strong commitment to high quality research and teaching and attracts some of the best students in the country," she said. "I look forward to interacting with them in the classroom."

C. Bryan Cloyd, a leading teacher and researcher in the areas of tax policy and the effects of taxation on business decisions, joined Lehigh as a Joseph R. Perella and Amy M. Perella Chair in the department of accounting. Cloyd most recently was the John E. Peterson Jr. Professor of Accounting at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he taught various courses on income taxation and a Ph.D. seminar in accounting research methods. "Lehigh’s accounting program has an excellent reputation for preparing students for full-time employment," he said.  "I am impressed with the strong student body and look forward to sharing with them my passion for accounting."

Several assistant professors and a professor of practice also have joined the College faculty

  • Keith Botner assistant professor of Marketing
  • Michael Catalano professor of practice in Marketing
  • Dawei (David) Zhang assistant professor of Management
  • Weijia (Daisy) Dai assistant professor of Economics
  • Seth Richards- Shubik, assistant professor of Economics
  • Neal Snow assistant professor of Accounting
  • Bright Asante- Appiah, assistant professor of Accounting