Bloch Welcomes New Faculty, Instructors

Three new tenure-track professors and six instructors join Bloch for the fall 2015. Below is a short introduction to the new faculty members and instructors.

Hye-Sung Han, Ph.D. , Assistant Professor in Urban Affairs, Department of Public Affairs

Hye-Sung Han is an Assistant Professor in Urban Affairs at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management. She is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Ph.D.), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MCP), and Seoul National University (M.A., B.A.). Han was previously an instructor and research assistant at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Han has published articles in Housing Policy Debate and North Carolina Medical Journal and has several papers in progress. Her research interests include Housing Policy, Housing and Community Development, Neighborhood Revitalization, Neighborhood Economic Development and Housing Abandonment and Foreclosure.

Sharon A. Simmons, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Sharon Simmons is an Assistant Professor of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Simmons holds both a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises from Syracuse University and a J.D. from the University Of Virginia School Of Law.

Her primary research stream focuses on institutional and cognitive influences on the entrepreneurial activities of experienced entrepreneurs. Other facets of her research interests are the gender gap in entrepreneurship and the commercialization strategies of entrepreneurs who spin-off university technology.

Simmons has extensive senior management experience with a multinational professional services firm, where her job responsibilities included the development of national tax planning strategies for medium and large firms. In addition, she has entrepreneurial experience as the owner of a family restaurant enterprise that was successful for over 30 years, and as the principal of a real estate limited liability company.

Anne R. Williamson, Ph.D., Victor and Caroline Schutte/Missouri Professor of Urban Affairs

Anne Williamson is the Victor and Caroline Schutte/Missouri Professor of Urban Affairs in the Department of Public Affairs at the Bloch School. She also serves as the Director of the L. P. Cookingham Institute for Public Affairs. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia (Ph.D.), the University of Florida (M.A.) and Middle Tennessee State University (B.B.A.). Dr. Williamson previously served on the faculties of the University of Alabama, the University of Texas-San Antonio and the University of Florida.

Williamson brings a blend of public- and private-sector management experience to her teaching, research and service. An expert in housing policy, community development, citizen participation, public budgeting and other urban issues, Williamson has published in journals such as Urban Affairs Review and Social Science Quarterly, among others. She has also led public service outreach projects resulting in more than 20 externally funded projects and provided expert testimony on housing discrimination in U.S. Federal Court.

Julie K. Kline, CPA, M.S.A, Instructor, Department of Accountancy

Julie Kline is an instructor of Accounting at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (M.S.A.) and Kansas State University (B.S). Kline is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Kline previously served on the accounting faculty at Baker University. She has extensive audit management experience with a global professional services firm, where her responsibilities included leading both large and small audit engagement teams in the public and private industries.

David R. Lloyd, J.D., Instructor, Department of Management

David Lloyd is an Instructor of Management. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas (J.D.) and Graceland University (B.A.). Lloyd brings many years of experience as an attorney as well as academic experience as an adjunct instructor to the Bloch School.

Lloyd was a nominee for the KC Magazine’s “40 Under 40” award in 2011 and has also been recognized as the “2014 Rising Star” and the “2015 Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine. He recently served as a Cabinet Member on the Kansas City Mayor Sly James Challenge Cabinet and currently serves as Chairman of the Kansas City Liquor Control Board and President of the Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City.

David Nicol, Ph.D., Instructor, Department of Finance

David Nicol is an instructor of Finance at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University (Ph.D.), Case Institute of Technology (M.A.) and Ohio State University (B.Sc.). With over 20 years of corporate experience and seven years as an Assistant Professor of Finance, Nicol brings relevant real-life experience to the Bloch Intensive Full-Time MBA program.

Nicol’s expertise includes Strategic Planning and Execution, Leadership Development, Investor Relations, Product Development and Management of emerging technologies. He is excited to enhance Bloch students’ learning experience by providing a perspective based on a broad set of real-world experiences across many functional areas and industries.

Lishan Su, Ph.D., Instructor, Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management

Lishan Su is an instructor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Su is a graduate of Iowa State University (Ph.D., M.S.) and Fuzhou University (B.E.). Su previously served as an instructor at Iowa State University.

Su’s research interests include Consumer Behavior, Services Marketing, Customer-Firm Relationship, Customer Trust, Customer Satisfaction, Consumption Emotions, Advertising, and Consumer Information Processing.

Larry D. Wigger, Jr., MBA, Instructor, Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management

Larry Wigger is an Instructor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Larry holds both a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management and a general MBA from Elmhurst College, as well as a B.A. in Business Administration from William Jewell College.  With over twenty years of progressive and varied management experience, Larry’s expertise includes the full range of Supply Chain Management activities, Strategic Leadership in multiple business start-ups, as well as Operations, Project and Program Management.

Larry’s fifteen years of experience in the Petroleum and Retail Construction industries were frequently focused on Supply Chain Management roles, including all facets of Demand Planning, Material Forecasting, Strategic Sourcing, Contract Negotiation, Tactical Procurement, 3rd Party Logistics Implementations, Continuous Improvement, Life-Cycle Cost and Sustainability.

Additionally, Larry has held equity leadership positions in multiple start-ups across the Construction and Project Management industry.  These activities have included consultancy and at-risk construction work for major global petroleum, retail, and hospitality clients, support services in the recent fracking boom, and three years of post-earthquake construction projects in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Larry looks forward to bringing his passion for service to teaching at UMKC.

Michael Wizniak, MBA, Instructor, Department of Management

Michael Wizniak is an Instructor of Management at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (MBA) and the University of Kansas (B.A). Wizniak is a diverse professional and proficient in competitive intelligence, international business, and inter-organizational development and information systems.

Wizniak specializes in strategy development based on competitive business intelligence, geopolitics, and database/network development and administration. Wizniak is passionate about inter-organizational relationship building through business, cultural and academic organizations and community involvement.

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