This fall, Newsline will highlight all recently promoted and tenured DePaul faculty members. This issue features faculty from the College of Business.
Nezih Altay, promoted to full professor
Nezih Altay is a professor in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, and faculty director of DePaul’s supply chain management program. He currently is working on a teaching case on Carbon Roots, a social enterprise in Haiti which produces charcoal briquettes from sugar cane waste as a means to reduce deforestation in the country. This year, Nezih looks forward to his new international business seminar, where he and 20 of his students will study wine supply chains during a trip to Santiago, Chile.
Cindy Durtschi, promoted to full professor
Cindy Durtschi is a professor in the School of Accountancy and MIS, where her teaching focuses on financial and forensic accounting. Of her accomplishments at DePaul, she is most proud of being part of a team that helped create and staff a cutting-edge Masters in Audit and Advisory Services, which gives accounting students the skills they need to succeed as accountants in the future.
Andrew Gallan, promoted to associate professor with tenure
Andrew Gallan is an associate professor in the Department of Marketing with research interests in innovation, design and patient experience in health care. His favorite thing about being a member of university is serving as a committee member of the Consortium of Health Initiatives at DePaul. Comprised of faculty from every school at DePaul, the consortium aims to enhance course offerings, promote the reputation of DePaul’s health initiatives and explore opportunities for collaborative research and teaching.
Molly Mercer, promoted to full professor
Molly Mercer is a professor in the School of Accountancy and MIS. Her favorite part about being a member of university community is how motivated, hardworking and service-orientated the student body is. She enjoys knowing her students can rise to the challenge of difficult tasks and problems, and loves the diversity of prior experiences and opinions of her students bring to the classroom each term.
Nicholas Thomas, promoted to associate professor with tenure
Nicholas Thomas is an associate professor in and director of the School of Hospitality Leadership. Of his accomplishments at DePaul, he is most proud of his support of students in their academic pursuits as they prepare for careers in hospitality and tourism. Additionally, he is proud to be a part of the School of Hospitality Leadership team that helped grow the newly established program, including serving in the role of founding Director of the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Center for Student Development and Engagement.
Lisa Young, promoted to associate professor with tenure
Lisa Young is an associate professor in the School of Hospitality Leadership and director of undergraduate programs in the College of Business. This academic year she looks forward to continuing to adapt her courses to the ever-changing landscape of the hospitality industry. Her goal is for students to leave her classes with a dedication to creating meaningful careers, building supportive work environments and seeing their connection within both the local and global communities in which they live.