Business School appoints two new Scientia Professors

Monday, 16 January 2017  @Business School

The number of Scientia Professors at UNSW Australia Business School now stands at eight.

Professor John Roberts, School of Marketing, along with Professor Jacob Goeree, School of Economics, have been awarded the title of UNSW Scientia Professor to take effect from 1 January 2017.

'Scientia Professor' is a distinct category of Professor, it is one of the highest honours in academia that recognises outstanding research performance. The accolade is for six years and is based on recognition of past research eminence and ongoing research potential.

John Roberts is a Professor of Marketing in the UNSW Australia Business School, with a joint appointment as Professor of Marketing at the London Business School. He has extensive senior executive experience and has also been a visiting professor at Stanford, M.I.T., the University of Hamburg, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Jacob Goeree is a world-leading experimenter, theorist and market designer. He is the first appointment though the University’s new SHARP Committee process and reflects UNSW’s commitment excellence, which is a cornerstone of the 2025 strategy. Prior to joining the Business School he was a full professor at Caltech and the University of Zurich.

Professor John Piggott, CEPAR, and Professor Ron Masulis, School of Banking and Finance, were also reappointed in the most recent round. The other existing appointees include Professor Roger Simnett (Accounting), Professor Ken Trotman (Accounting), Professor Alan Woodland (Economics) and Professor Robert Kohn (Economics).

The appointments acknowledge scholars with outstanding research performance and true international eminence in research.

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