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Oldham joins faculty

Greg OldhamGreg Oldham, a nationally respected teacher and scholar, has joined the faculty of the Freeman School. Oldham serves as the J.F. Jr. and Jessie Lee Seinsheimer Chair in Business and professor of organizational behavior.
Oldham earned his BA in sociology from the University of California-Irvine and his PhD in organizational behavior from Yale University. Prior to joining the Freeman School, he served as C. Clinton Spivey Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, professor of labor and industrial relations, and associate dean of faculty in the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Oldham has written extensively on topics related to the design of work and work environments and is the co-author of Work Redesign. His current research focuses on the contextual and personal conditions that prompt the development and expression of creative ideas in work organizations. He is a fellow of both the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). He is a former president of the Academy of Management and a former chair of the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy.

In addition to Oldham, the Freeman School has also appointed Lei Lai as assistant professor of management and Zhi Li as assistant professor of finance.

Lei Lai

Lai received her BA in 1999 from Beijing University, her MA in 2001 from the University of Pittsburgh, and her MS in 2002 and her PhD in 2008 from Carnegie Mellon University, where she served as an instructor, guest lecturer, teaching assistant and research assistant. Lai's teaching and research interests include the glass ceiling for women and minorities, gender and negotiation, employment relations and organizational justice, social networks, and emotions and decision making.

Zhi Li

Li received her BA in 1999 from China's Northwest University, her MS in 2001 from Boston College and her PhD in 2008 from Arizona State University, where she served as an instructor and research assistant in the finance department. Li's research focuses on empirical corporate finance, capital markets and behavioral finance.


Last Updated 11/19/08