Marquette Business hires new faculty


July 20, 2012

Marquette University College of Business Administration has hired five new full-time, tenure-track faculty members:

Andrew R. Hanson, associate professor of economics
Hanson joins Marquette Business from Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he was an assistant professor for the past four years. He completed his Ph.D. at Syracuse University and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

An expert in public finance and urban economics, Hanson researches federal housing subsidies, redevelopment programs, tobacco taxation and racial discrimination in housing markets. He previously served as a staff economist for the Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C., and his work has been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Urban Economics, National Tax Journal and the Journal of Public Budgeting and Finance, among others.

In 2011, he was honored with an Outstanding Paper Award from the Public Finance Review and the Andrew Young School Excellence in Teaching Award from Georgia State.


Margaret Hughes-Morgan, assistant professor of management
Hughes-Morgan received her Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky, her master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s from Duke University. Most recently, she served as a director for the United Bank of Switzerland where she specialized in analysis of biotechnology and pharmaceutical stocks.

Her research and teaching interests lie mainly in the areas of dynamic competitive interaction, investor psychology and the structure of inter-organizational networks. In addition, she has several years work experience on Wall Street and serves on the Board of Directors of MPR Research Corporation, a contract research organization in Detroit.


Nicholas Jolly, assistant professor of economics
An applied labor economist, Jolly comes to Marquette Business from the Connecticut Department of Labor where he served for two years as an economist; he was also a lecturer at Central Michigan University for the past three years. He earned his Ph.D. and master’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and his bachelor’s managerial economics from Bentley University.

Jolly, who primarily studies the various determinants of an individual’s earnings and income, has published research on the experiences of workers who suffer from job displacement and on the distributional impacts of strengthening collective bargaining agreements in the NBA. He’s currently studying the labor market and familial impacts of work-limiting disabilities and the effect that final offer salary arbitration has on the salaries within Major League Baseball.


Kevin Rich, assistant professor of accounting
Rich, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, was most recently at Loyola University Maryland. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked for Ernst and Young in their Business Risk Services Group.

His primary research interest involves accounting quality in the municipal sector, with a particular focus on the influence of governance factors such as audit and finance committees. A Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, Rich is well published in several academic and practitioner journals, including Issues in Accounting Education; the Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management; and the CPA Journal.

Rev. Nicholas Santos, S.J., assistant professor of marketing
A Jesuit priest from Pune, India, Nicholas (Nicky) Santos earned his MBA and Ph.D. from Marquette University. He spent the past three years first as a visiting scholar and then as a post-doctoral fellow at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Additionally, he was involved with Santa Clara’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society, serving as program chair for the Global Social Benefit Incubator Network workshop in October 2011 and then as a reviewer for the Global Social Benefit Fellowship in early 2012.

While at Santa Clara, Santos was also involved with “Step Up Silicon Valley,” a Catholic Charities initiated campaign to end poverty in Silicon Valley, serving as the chair of the income issues group and then as the co-chair of its incubation committee. He has academic degrees in business, philosophy and theology, and practical experience in for-profit and nonprofit organizations.