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Introducing new faculty at business

We are excited to share that we have added nine great new tenured faculty members to our college in the past two years. We hope you will reach out and learn more about their impact on our students and their research.

Langtao Chen, Associate Professor of Business Information Systems

Photograph of Langtao ChenLangtao Chen is an associate professor of business information systems at the School of Accounting and CIS. Before joining TU, Chen was an associate professor of business and information technology at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly University of Missouri-Rolla. He received his Ph.D. in computer information systems from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

Chen’s research focuses on online communities, user-generated content, data analytics, health information technology, and user experience. He has published in journals such as Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, and Journal of Computer Information Systems, among others. He is a distinguished member of AIS (Association for Information Systems).
Before joining academia, Chen spent seven years working as a computer systems analyst in the software development industry in Shanghai. He enjoys fishing to relax and immerse himself in the embrace of nature. Chen and his family are enjoying the Tulsa life.


Xinwei Chen, Assistant Professor of Business Analytics

Xinwei Chen holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematical and computational sciences from the University of Iowa, where he also earned his M.S.  in mathematics and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in mathematics/actuarial science concentration from Benedictine University.

Currently, Chen serves as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Analytics & Operations Management at Bucknell University’s Freeman College of Management. In addition to his academic role, he acts as the departmental liaison for Principles for Responsible Management Education and contributes as a peer-reviewed journal reviewer for several esteemed publications.

Chen’s research primarily focuses on the optimization of same-day delivery services, with notable publications in the European Journal of Operational Research. His ongoing work explores topics such as contractors for same-day delivery, efficient routing, and pricing for robot-enabled last-mile delivery and predicting customer purchases using Bayesian hierarchical models.

In the realm of teaching, Chen brings a wealth of experience, having taught various courses ranging from financial decision modeling to spreadsheet modeling & data analysis. His dedication to education extends back to his time as a graduate teaching assistant at Iowa and as an undergraduate teaching assistant at Benedictine.

With his diverse academic background and extensive teaching experience, Chen is committed to fostering innovation and excellence in research and education within the field of analytics and operations management.

Titing Cui, Assistant Professor of Business Analytics

Titing Cui is a Ph.D. candidate in business analytics and operations at the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. He earned a M.S. in applied and computational mathematics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and a B.S. in mathematics and applied mathematics from Zhejiang University.

His research interests center around building and analyzing business models concerning revenue management, pricing strategies, fairness, and market design. He draws inspiration from real-world scenarios across various sectors such as online platforms and supply chain management. He is driven by the opportunity to innovate within emerging platforms and service systems, especially analyzing how the structure and mechanics of price offerings affect outcomes in a marketplace. His research goal is to offer pragmatic solutions to the dynamic and evolving challenges within these domains.

In his leisure time, he enjoys engaging in badminton, tennis, squash, and ping pong. He also loves hiking with friends.

Huy Do, Assistant Professor of Business Information Systems

Huy Do has a B.S. in accounting from the University of the Ozarks, an MBA from The University of Tulsa, and a Ph.D. in accounting from the City University of New York – Baruch College. He is also a licensed CPA in Oklahoma. Before receiving his doctorate, he gained extensive professional experience in corporate accounting and international financial reporting working for McElroy Manufacturing Inc. in Tulsa.

His research interests lie in the intersection between firms’ voluntary financial disclosure and technology. He works to inform policymakers by leveraging programming skills to investigate how changing financial reporting landscape affects capital market participants.
In his spare time, he enjoys visiting parks, gardening, playing tennis, and spending time with friends and colleagues.

Mike Goldsby, David and Leslie Lawson Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies 

Mike Goldsby will hold the David and Leslie Lawson Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies beginning fall 2024. He earned his B.S. in business economics and public policy from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, his M.S. in economics from Indiana State University, and his Ph.D. in strategic management and business ethics from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he was awarded the Jack Hoover Award for Teaching Excellence.

Goldsby’s current research focuses on recognition and development of opportunities, design, innovation, and applied creativity. He is a member of many management professional organizations and offers consulting and workshop services to companies, communities, and universities. In addition to his numerous refereed journal articles, Goldsby coauthored “Corporate Innovation (2nd Edition)” and one of the top selling books in entrepreneurship- “Entrepreneurship the Disney Way.”

His impactful research has been reported by major international media outlets, including CBS, MSNBC, CNN, and The Associated Press. His study on entrepreneurship and fitness was covered by Runner’s World, Prevention magazine, Muscle & Fitness, and Health magazine.

In his spare time, Goldsby enjoys athletic pursuits and playing guitar. He has run 25 marathons, including eight Boston Marathons, and he completed his first IRONMAN Triathlon in 2012.


Cayman Seagraves, Assistant Professor of Finance & Real Estate

Cayman Seagraves is honored to serve as an assistant professor of finance at the Collins College of Business at The University of Tulsa . His academic journey has led him to specialize in corporate and real estate finance, domains that he is actively exploring in his teaching and research endeavors at TU.
Seagraves’ research portfolio encompasses a diverse array of finance and real estate subjects with theoretical and applied significance. In corporate finance, he investigates the influence of political connections and dark money on firms, including studies on political scandals. His work in real estate finance covers topics such as institutional segmentation, REIT demand, risk-taking, and market efficiency, with ongoing research on development pipelines.

Additionally, Seagraves explores environmental and social issues, focusing on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, including green buildings and the impact of social media on pollution.
He has published in reputable journals such as the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management and the Journal of Housing Research, reflecting his engagement with innovative methodologies and collaborations. Building on this foundation, he is optimistic that his current projects will find placement in top-tier finance, real estate, and economics journals.

In addition to his research pursuits, Seagraves maintains a strong commitment to students and led a student trip to a Real Estate CREFC Miami. He believes in fostering a balanced academic environment that synergizes high-quality research with effective teaching methods. He has been recognized nationally for his innovative teaching techniques that engage students in critical thinking skills.

Shubha Sharma, Assistant Professor of Management, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship

Photograph of Shubha SharmaShubha Sharma has a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Georgia. Her research is focused on studying topics such as workplace humor, inclusion-exclusion dynamics, stigmatization, and diversity and equity in organizations. The goal of her research is to identify and explain the causes and consequences of inclusive vs. exclusive behaviors at work.

When it comes to teaching, Sharma draws on her research and her past industry experience to create curricula and in-class environments that facilitate meaningful learning experiences for students. Her teaching philosophy is based on the belief that educational experience should have real-life applicability for students and that all students should have a psychologically safe environment to learn, express, and in which to collaborate.

Prior to her Ph.D., Sharma completed her MBA at Washington University in St. Louis and an undergraduate degree from the University of Delhi in India. Her background includes creating and running business development campaigns for a national bank in India.


Roary Snider, Assistant Professor of Management, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship

Photograph of Roary SniderRoary Snider received his Ph.D. in strategic management & entrepreneurship from the University of Arkansas Walton College of Business and his J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law.

Snider has extensive experience in management having served in public sector leadership roles in Florida state government for over a decade. He worked in the Florida Governor’s Office overseeing strategic human resources and later at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, where he had responsibility for managing over 500 employees and multibillion-dollar budgets for Everglades restoration.

His primary research interests are in corporate political activity, economic development policy, and the study of risk in entrepreneurship. He and his wife and a have a new baby.


Lu Yan, Assistant Professor of Business Information Systems

Lu Yan received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on how accounting information can either help or mislead those who use it, which can impact society. She strives to underscore the importance of understanding the factors that shape the corporate information environment and managers’ disclosure choices, and the capital market outcomes of those decisions.

Her research studies the activities of managers and information intermediaries, such as analysts and the media, who produce much of the information upon which investors, creditors, and other stakeholders rely. She examines the motivations of these information producers, the consequences of their activities, and the underlying mechanisms that drive these consequences.

In addition to her academic pursuits, Yan enjoys spending my leisure time with  her three cats, Snowball, Mia, and Pipi. She also loves skiing, traveling, and adventurous sports like diving or skydiving.