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Promotions

Loyola celebrates the attainments of its faculty members who were recently tenured and/or promoted, one of the most important career milestones in a faculty member's career.

During the 2021-22 academic year, 3 Loyola faculty members were tenured and/or promoted. Their accomplishments will continue to strengthen student learning experiences, and their scholarly contributions will continue to enrich human and universal understanding and experience.

The profiles of these distinguished faculty members, which follow, describe the faculty members' areas of expertise and give insight into their most significant and rewarding career dimensions.

Hung-bin Ding, Ph.D.

Promoted

Professor of Management and International Business

Research Interests

I am interested in family business and entrepreneurial activities in general. Some of my recent projects focus on family office, inclusion in family business, and sustainable entrepreneurship.

Favorite Courses Taught at Loyola

  • MG407 Managing Corporate Strategy
  • MG402 Strategic Management
  • MG709 Strategic Management

Recent/Noteworthy Publications or Presentations

  • Ding, H.B., Trevenyo-Rodriguez, R.N, Hahn, K., and Gallo, M.A. (accepted) Creating Dynasties: Women Inclusion in Single Family Offices Around the World. in Rosa Nelly Trevinyo-Rodríguez & Miguel Ángel Gallo (ed.), The Power of Inclusion in Family Business, Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. 
  • Sustainability in undergraduate business education: Developing young talents for our sustainable future (MED/ONE/SIM co-sponsored symposium in the 2020 Academy of Management Conference)
  • Zhang, Jason, Q., Zhu, Hong, & Ding, H.B. 2013. Board Composition and Corporate Social Responsibility: An Empirical Investigation in the Post Sarbanes-Oxley Era, Journal of Business Ethics 114(3):381-392.

Most Significant Service to Loyola, Your Professional, and/or Baltimore Community

  • To Loyola: Chair, Diversity Designation Course, Equity and Diversity Fellow 10/2020-7/2021
  • To Profession: Program co-chair, 2017 IFERA Global Conference, Taiwan 2016 - 2017
  • To community: President and Co-founder, Taiwan Sister Cities Corp. 05/2020 - present

Grants/Fellowships Awarded

  • Taiwan Fellowship 2018, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan

What is Significant or Rewarding about Loyola

When I joined Loyola many years ago, the university was about to launch the “Magis” campaign. It means “more” or “better.” The campaign is long gone but I think we are indeed an institution living up to this aspiration of constant self-improvements. Many universities probably emphasize similar ideas, but we, the people of Loyola, really take it to heart and make serious efforts to improve in any possible way. We don’t always get things right the first time, but we learn from our mistakes and try again. It’s an ultimate learning by doing environment.

Jeremy Schwartz, Ph.D.

Promoted

Professor of Economics

Research Interests

My research focus is on labor economics, specifically the optimal design of unemployment insurance and business cycle dynamics.  I have also leveraged my econometric and computational skills to explore rental housing regulation and the audit market.

Favorite Courses Taught at Loyola

  • Economics of Race and Inequality
  • Labor Economics
  • Macroeconomic Principles

Recent Noteworthy Publications/Presentations

  • Samuel, A., J.S. Schwartz, and K. Tan (2020). Licensing and the Informal Sector in Rental Housing Markets:  Theory and Evidence. Contemporary Economic Policy.
  • Schwartz, J. (2019). Job Competition, Human Capital, and the Lock-in Effect: Can Unemployment Insurance Efficiently Allocate Human Capital. B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics. 20(1). 
  • Samuel, A. and J.S. Schwartz (2019), Product market competition's effect on earnings management when audit quality is endogenous: Theory and Evidence. Review of Law and Economics. 15(3).

Most Significant Service to Loyola, Your Professional, and/or Baltimore Community

  • Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Chair of Diversity Sub Committee
  • Assistant Baltimore’s Department of Housing in analyzing its new landlord licensing requirement.

Grants/Fellowships Awarded

  • 2019-22, High-Impact Practices Faculty Fellow, Loyola University Maryland
  • 2016, Co-PI for Major Instrument Grant, National Science Foundation
  • 2012, Early Career Research Grant, WE Upjohn Institute

What is Significant or Rewarding about Loyola

The most significant aspect of life at Loyola is being part of a small close-knit community, working towards providing a high-quality liberal arts education.  It is rewarding to work at a university where we can get to know our students on an individual basis inside and outside of the classroom.  At Loyola, I am fortunate to work in an extremely collegial department where we assist each other in improving our teaching and research, and I am fortunate to work in a school and university where we all work together to continue to build upon Loyola’s successes.

Christopher Thompson, Ph.D.

Promoted

Professor of Biology

Research Interests

I study how cells interact with one another and their environment. Specifically, I am interested in how to augment our immune system and its interactions with bacteria as well as the role the bacteria could play in forensic entomology. 

Favorite Courses Taught at Loyola

  • Cell Biology
  • Bioterrorism

Recent Noteworthy Publications/Presentations

  • Christopher Thompson. Cutting-Edge Microscopy Systems as Remote Teaching and Research Tools for Undergraduate Students. 2021. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. 22(1)
  • Christopher Thompson, Joseph Sanchez, Michael Smith, Judy Costello, Amrita Madabushi, Natasha Schuh-Nuhfer, Rommel Miranda, Brian Gaines, Kathleen Kennedy, Michael Tangrea, and David Rivers. Improving Undergraduate Life Science Education for the Biosciences Workforce: Overcoming the Disconnect Between Educators and Industry. CBE-Life Sciences. 2018.
  • Rachel Scheraga, Christopher Thompson, Mohan Tulapurkar, Ashish Nagarsekar, Mark Cowan, Ratnakar Potla, Junfeng Sun, Rongman Cai, Carolea Logun, James Shelhamer, Ishwar Singh, Irina Luzina, Sergei Atamas, and Jeffrey Hasday. 2016. Activation of Heat Shock Response Augments Fibroblast Growth Factor-1 Expression in Wounded Lung Epithelium. American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. 311(5):L941-L955

Most Significant Service to Loyola, Your Professional, and/or Baltimore Community

  • Director of the Microscopy Core Faculty
  • Member of the Pre-Health Committee
  • Honor Council

Grants/Fellowships Awarded

  • Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund (Maryland, Commerce Dept.) - $500,000 (2020)
  • Major Research Instrumentation (National Science Foundation) - $273,698.00 “MRI Acquisition: Development of a Multi-Institution Microscopy Core Facility at Loyola
  • University Maryland: Acquisition of a Confocal Microscope” (2012)

What is Significant or Rewarding about Loyola

I love the interplay of my teaching, research, and service. Being able to take topics from the classroom, expand upon them with novel research, and disseminate that information for the betterment of society is incredibly rewarding. Involving our exceptional students in each of those aspects while also helping them to navigate their paths through academics, ethical dilemmas, challenges, and opportunities is central to my personal mission and brings me great joy.

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