Tuck Faculty Members Receive Promotions

By Tuck Communications
Published Jun 18, 2014

Dean Paul Danos recently announced the promotion of six Tuck faculty members, effective July 1.

Brian Tomlin, an associate professor of business administration, was promoted to full professor of business administration with tenure; assistant professor Leslie Robinson was promoted to associate professor of business administration with tenure; Katharina Lewellen, an associate professor of business administration, was promoted to associate professor of business administration with tenure.

Three professors were also awarded chaired professorships: Jonathan Lewellen was named the Carl E. and Catherine M. Heidt Professor of Finance; Richard Sansing was named the Benjamin Ames Kimball Professor of the Science of Administration; and new Tuck faculty member Erin Mansur was named the inaugural Revers Professor of Business Administration.

Operations professor Brian Tomlin joined Tuck in 2009 from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, where he was a tenured faculty member. He received his Ph.D. in operations from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2000.

Tomlin’s research has focused primarily on supply-chain risk management, with particular attention to methods for managing disruptions in the supply chain. His expansive body of scholarship is widely praised for the breadth and depth of its insights and for how it often opens up new lines of inquiry for further research. At Tuck, Tomlin teaches the Operations Management core course and the elective, Operations Strategy. He currently serves as associate editor or senior editor at a number of top peer-reviewed journals and has won multiple awards for refereeing and editing service.

Accounting professor Leslie Robinson joined Tuck in 2006 upon completing her dissertation that year at the University of North Carolina. Her research focuses on the two main areas of accountancy: the interaction between tax and financial reporting issues, and the organization of multinational companies. This work continues to gain relevance, both in the academy and in the broader business and policy worlds, especially the topic of how national tax policies shape the global operations of multinational companies. Robinson has already achieved a high level of recognition within the field of tax research through her scores of conference and seminar presentations and citations in the broader financial press. Robinson’s papers have also been taken up in doctoral seminars at many schools.

At Tuck, Robinson teaches the core course, Financial Measurement, Reporting, and Analysis. She also teaches a similar set of topics in the Tuck Business Bridge Program for undergraduates, and served as the faculty lead on the Brazil Learning Expedition, a half-term elective course that immerses students in the business environment of a foreign country. Her service both inside and outside Tuck has spanned a range of activities, including active contributions in the faculty seminar room, engagement in student life and learning, and mentoring doctoral students through professional societies.

Finance professor Katharina Lewellen joined Tuck in 2005 after spending two years as assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology upon the completion of her dissertation at the University of Rochester in 2003. Lewellen’s research focuses on classic issues in the field of finance, including corporate investment, security issuance, and the role of CEOs in company performance. Her scholarship has recently branched into areas new to much of finance, including how financial decisions are made in nonprofit organizations and how multinational corporations structure themselves around the world.

Lewellen’s teaching portfolio at Tuck has included the MBA core course, Corporate Finance, and a required course on finance as part of the Thayer School of Engineering’s Master of Engineering Management curriculum. Lewellen’s service to the Tuck community has included active engagement in the faculty seminar room and faculty recruiting, thoughtful participation on important committees of the school, and support of various student initiatives.

The Carl E. and Catherine M. Heidt Professor of Finance is an endowed fund that was established in 1999 by Diane Heidt Steinberg T’83 in honor of her parents. Its new holder, finance professor Jonathan Lewellen, joined Tuck in 2005 as a tenured associate professor before receiving his promotion to full professor in 2012. He came to Dartmouth after spending several years on the faculty of MIT’s Sloan School of Management upon receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 2000.

A leading scholar in asset pricing, Lewellen has twice won the prestigious Fama/DFA best-paper prize from The Journal of Financial Economics and has reached the most senior associate level of the National Bureau of Economic Research in its program on asset pricing. At Tuck, Lewellen teaches Capital Markets, a foundational course of the core MBA curriculum where students learn about the structure and pricing of key financial assets. He also teaches Corporate Finance in the Business Bridge Program.

The Benjamin Ames Kimball Professorship of the Science of Administration was established as a Dartmouth chair in 1926. (Kimball graduated from Dartmouth in 1854, and served as a trustee of the college for 25 years.) Its new holder, accounting professor and group coordinator Richard Sansing, joined Tuck in 1998 as a tenured associate professor and was promoted to full professor in 2006. Before Tuck, he spent several years on the faculty at the Yale School of Management after receiving his Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Texas, Austin.

In the field of tax accounting, Sansing has long been renowned for investigating how tax policies shape the accounting, operation, and structure of companies. Much of his work has had a global focus, including the pricing strategies of multinational companies and their reaction to falling under multiple tax jurisdictions. At Tuck, Sansing teaches his signature elective, Managerial Accounting, which focuses on using accounting data within the firm to enhance managerial performance.

The Revers Professorship is a new chair at Tuck, generously given by Daniel Revers T’89 for a faculty member who has distinguished records in both teaching and scholarship, and an active research program demonstrating expertise in energy economics, finance, and other business fields impacted by energy pricing and policy. The inaugural Revers Professor of Business Administration is Erin Mansur, who joins Tuck this year after previous positions at the Yale School of Management and the economics department of Dartmouth, subsequent to his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

A preeminent scholar in energy and environmental economics, Mansur’s research focuses on how energy markets are organized and function; how environmental regulations affect energy markets; and how energy policies affect the environment. At Tuck, he will draw on his scholarly and policy expertise to teach an MBA elective on energy and environmental economics as well as working with the MBA fellows of the Revers Energy Initiative.






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