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The Williams College of Business welcomes 4 new faculty members for 2011-12


The Williams College of Business welcomes 4 new full-time faculty members for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The new faculty are teaching on both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of Business Law & Ethics, Economics and Marketing.

William Boyce comes to Xavier from Aston University in Birmingham, England where he is currently completing his Ph.D. He has taught a variety of International Management, Business and Marketing courses. He has held a variety of posts in the paper industry namely- international manager of Sales Effectiveness at the International Paper Company, Director of Marketing in the Xpedex Division and Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the Northeast Region. He has also worked for Georgia- Pacific, Butler Paper Company Division, Monadnock Paper Mills, Curtis Paper Mills, Butler Paper Company and has served on the United States Marine Corps.

Kathleen Hidy has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and combines her teaching with her practice of the law that she done at both the State and Federal levels. Kathleen has served as a staff attorney for Crabbe, Brown and James LLP, and Frost, Brown and Todd LLP. She has also served as the Assisting Prosecuting Attorney for the Ohio Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. She graduated with a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law in New York and is currently a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association. Her teaching interests include the legal, ethical and regulatory environment of business while her research agenda includes employment law and social networking media, electronic privacy, business ethics and cyber hacking and mission driven pedagogy within business schools.
After completing her M.A. in Finance from Jilin University in China, Xiu Yang graduated with her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. For her dissertation, Dr. Yang focused on Financial Integration and Economic Growth, Financial Integration and the Finance- Growth Nexus & Equity Market Growth. Her primary areas of research and teaching are in finance, macroeconomics and international economics.
Russell Lacey received his doctorate in Marketing from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. He has served as Manager of Corporate Research and Product Development at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and as a Marketing Consultant for Strategic Planning and Business Development at the Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, Texas. He won Best Case Writing and Research Track for his paper entitled “Traumatized Consumers: Examining Marketing Stakeholder Responsibility in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,” at the Society for Marketing Advances Conference in 2008 and earned an Honorable Mention for the Best Competitive Paper for his paper entitled “Impulsive and Compulsive Buying Behavior: The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina” at the Society for Consumer Psychology in 2008. He has authored numerous peer reviewed journal articles and has written multiple book chapters in the field of Marketing.