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Challey Institute Faculty Fellows named

NDSU’s Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth recently named its 2019-2020 Faculty Fellows. The fellows are a group of NDSU faculty that will contribute to the mission of the institute by engaging in policy-relevant research, educating and training students and informing the general public on issues related to the institute’s mission.

The 2019-2020 Faculty Fellows represent a diverse group, with faculty members from 11 NDSU departments and six NDSU colleges.

“We are excited about our inaugural group of fellows and thrilled to see such breadth and depth in participation from different colleges and programs across the University. Interdisciplinary, team approaches to problems are leading to breakthroughs and discoveries in many disciplines; the Challey Institute’s wonderful group of faculty fellows sets the program up for immediate success,” said Scott Beaulier, Ronald and Kaye Olson Dean of Business at NDSU.

“Our inaugural group of Challey Institute Faculty Fellows represents some of the best talent NDSU has to offer,” said John Bitzan, director of the Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth. “This impressive group is tackling a number of important issues related to international trade and immigration, innovation and entrepreneurship, and policies that can unleash the enormous potential of our region, the nation and our world.”

The 2019-2020 group of Challey Institute Faculty Fellows include:

Rajani Ganesh Pillai, associate professor of marketing

Ranjit Godavarthy, assistant professor of transportation and logistics

Robert Hearne, professor of agribusiness and applied economics

Verlin Hinsz, professor of psychology

David Hong, associate professor of accounting

Jaeha Lee, associate professor of apparel, retail merchandising and design

Derek Lehmberg, associate professor of management

Shuning Lu, assistant professor of communication

Ganapathy Mahalingam, professor of architecture

Joshua Marineau, associate professor of management

Onnolee Nordstrom, assistant professor of management

Jeongdoo Park, assistant professor of hospitality management

Daniel Pemstein, associate professor of political science

Xudong Rao, assistant professor of agribusiness and applied economics

Clay Routledge, professor of psychology

Anupa Sharma, assistant professor of agribusiness and applied economics

Jeremy Straub, assistant professor of computer science

Cheryl Wachenheim, professor of agribusiness and applied economics

Heath Wing, assistant professor of modern languages

Lei Zhang, associate professor of agribusiness and applied economics

The institute aims to advance understanding in the areas of innovation, trade and institutions to identify policies and solutions that enhance economic growth and opportunity.

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