The Davis College of Business welcomes two new full-time faculty members this fall. Dr. Shu Nu “Daphne” Wang joins the DCOB to add to the esteemed faculty in Accounting, Economics & Finance department, while Dr. James E. “Jim” Farah begins his full-time professorship in Management and Entrepreneurship.
Wang hails from Taipei, Taiwan, and recently completed her Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Texas-Pan American. She holds an MBA from University of Texas at Brownsville, has attended graduate studies at Michigan State University and holds a BA in Sociology from National Taiwan University.
Farah is a native of Jacksonville and has earned the degrees of Doctorate of Business Administration, Juris Doctorate and MBA from Jacksonville University. Jim was a member of Class XII in DCOB’s Executive MBA Program.
Wang and Farah bring a number of years of experience in a variety of professional fields. Farah’s professional career spans over the past 30 years, which includes working for United Parcel Service (UPS) for 20 years. While at UPS, he held various management and staff positions including being one of UPS’s in-house attorneys. After Jim’s career at UPS, he pursued other entrepreneurial business opportunities.
Wang served as a research assistant for Gallup in Taiwan, a Real Estate broker and consultant, and a corporate executive for 17 years. Wang also holds numerous professional affiliations in finance and real estate. In addition, she has published in a number of academic peer-reviewed journals in the areas of applied finance and economics.
Wang and Farah said they are both excited to see what the next year brings at the Davis College of Business.
“I have always been a person who wanted to impact society and help people succeed. As a professor, I feel that I can achieve this through educating my students and contribute to my field through my research,” said Dr. Wang.
Farah has been an adjunct professor at JU for more than a decade, having taught in the MBA and undergraduate programs, and he said he looks forward to being on campus full-time.