Berkeley-Haas Welcomes Three New Professors

Berkeley-Haas welcomes three new professors this fall who are conducting research in such areas as how prejudice affects social networks and innovation in digital environments.

Asst. Prof. Drew Jacoby-Senghor is joining the Management of Organizations Group (MORS). He recently served as the provost postdoctoral scholar and a visiting assistant professor in management at Columbia Business School. His research identifies how prejudice unconsciously shapes social networks, how networks shape prejudice, and the resulting implications within professional and academic contexts. Jacoby-Senghor earned his BA in psychology from Stanford University and a PhD in Social Psychology from Princeton University. This spring, he will teach Negotiations and Conflict Resolution.

Asst. Prof. Hoai-Luu Nguyen arrived at Berkeley-Haas last year as a postdoctoral fellow in the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. As a member of the Haas Real Estate Group, Nguyen studies banking, local credit markets, financial access, and small business lending. She earned her Ph.D. and her B.Sc., both in Economics, from MIT. Nguyen will teach Real Estate Investments in the spring.

Asst. Prof. Abhishek Nagaraj, also in the Management of Organizations Group, studies innovation and entrepreneurship and is interested in understanding the role of digital information in shaping economic activity. He has studied how NASA satellite maps are used to shape the discovery of gold deposits and the role of the Google Books project in influencing Wikipedia. Nagaraj earned his MS and PhD at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, and a B.Tech degree at the College of Engineering, Pune. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Nagaraj will be a post-doctoral scholar in digitization at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He will join the faculty full-time in July 2017.