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San Diego State University

Fowler College of
Business Administration

Meet Your New Professors

Dr. Erlinde Cornelis

Erlinde Cornelis

Assistant Professor, Marketing

Dr. Erlinde Cornelis is not new to San Diego State. She has been working with Dr. Paula Peter, Dr. Iana Castro and others in the SDSU marketing department on a number of postdoctoral research projects about emotional intelligence, advertising disclaimer, two-sided messages and attitudinal ambivalence. She earned her Ph.D. from Ghent University in her native Belgium.

She is teaching two sections of Marketing Research (MTKG 470) this fall.

Fun Fact: Dr. Cornelis is fluent in English, Dutch, French and German. She is also passionate about cooking and is known to occasionally bring Belgium chocolates to share with her colleagues.

Dr. Whitney Douglas Fernandez

Whitney Douglas Fernandez

Assistant Professor, Management

With an emphasis on corporate governance and international business, Dr. Whitney Douglas Fernandez comes to SDSU’s department of management after earning his Ph.D. at Florida International University.

He is teaching two sections of International Business Strategy & Integration (BA 405) this fall.

Fun Fact: Dr. Fernandez plays several musical instruments and is an avid fútbol fan.

Dr. Babak Lotfaliei

Babak Lotfaliei

Assistant Professor, Finance

Directly out of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Babak Lotfaliei has just begun teaching at SDSU’s College of Business this fall. His areas of specialization include credit risk, risk management and derivatives pricing.

He is teaching Financial Analysis & Management (FIN 423) this fall.

Fun Fact: Dr. Lotfaliei has already won an Excellence in Teaching award as a Ph.D. candidate while at McGill.

Dr. Yan Luo

Yan Luo

Assistant Professor, Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

Dr. Yan Luo received her Ph.D. in accounting from Queen’s University in Canada. Prior to joining SDSU she was an assistant professor in department of accountancy, at City University of Hong Kong.

She currently teaches three sections of Auditing (ACCTG 431).

Fun Fact: Prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Luo served as a project finance manager at General Electric (Hydro).

Dr. Roxy Wang

Ruoxuan (Roxy) Wang

Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems

Assistant professor, Dr. Roxy Wang, began her teaching and research work at SDSU after earning her Ph.D. at the University of Florida. Her primary research and teaching interest is supply chain management.

She currently teaches Introduction to Operations & Supply Chain Management (BA 360) and Operations & Supply Chain (BA 628).

Fun Fact: Prior to entering her doctoral program, Dr. Wang worked as an industrial engineering intern at Nissan Motor Corporation in China.