The CBA welcome three new faculty

August 22, 2023

Michael Caligiuiri portraitMichael D. Caligiuri
Management and Human Resources
Assistant Professor

Michael Caligiuri spent almost 20 years as management in the hotel industry -- 15 of those years moonlighting as an entrepreneur and small business owner -- before pivoting to higher education on a full-time level. While at Pennsylvania State University working toward a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, diversity and inclusion, Caligiuri taught undergraduate courses within the School of Hospitality Management. In his final semester, students rated his performance as an instructor a perfect 7 of 7.

Caligiuri’s research has spanned from diversity and inclusion to employee retention and turnover with funding assistance coming from sources like the Grace M. Henderson Graduate Scholarship, awarded to one Penn State graduate student a year, and the New York University School of Professional Studies’ dean’s office. The NYU dean's scholarship was part of Project Aspire that worked with potential first-generation college bound high school students from the New York/Tri-state area.  

    Recent Publications
  • O’Neill, J. W., Zhao, J., Liu, P., & Caligiuri, M. D. (2023). Benchmarking Hotel Investment Risk: Differences Based on Types of Hotels. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 19389655231164061.
  • Wong, E. M., Crawley, R., Butler, S., Olson, A., Mchiri, A., Gandhi, S., ... & White, M. L. (2023). Resolving Conflict and Fostering Cooperation: A Cross-Cultural Experiential Exercise. Management Teaching Review, 23792981231163303.
  • Caligiuri, M. D., & Jolly, P. M. (2023). An equal employment opportunity and affirmative action perspective. The Routledge Handbook of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Management in the Hospitality Industry.
  • Chen, A., Treviño, L.K., Joshi, A., Caligiuri, M.D. “Hireability” Prospects for Known Bystanders of Sexual Harassment: Moral Character, Agreeableness, and Gender Effects. Under Review: Journal of Organizational Behavior. Stage: Revise and Resubmit 
  • Caligiuri, M.D., Jolly, P.M., Roumpei, D. An Integrative Review and Future Research Agenda of LGBTQ+ Employees in the Workplace. Target: Journal of Management. Stage: Under Review
  • Caligiuri, M.D., Foster, A., Jolly, P.M., Kitterlin-Lynch, M. An Investigation of Diversity of Hospitality and Tourism Faculty in the United State. Target: International Journal of Hospitality Management. Stage: Under Review
  • Pennsylvania State University - School of Hospitality Management (SHM)
    Ph.D., Organizational Behavior; Diversity and Inclusion
  • New York University
    Master's, Management and Systems
    Previous Courses Taught
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Writing
  • Technology in the Workplace
    Research Interests
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Identity management and stigmatized identities 
  • Employee retention and turnover
  • Workplace motivation


In Hye Kang portraitIn-Hye Kang
International Business and Marketing Management
Assistant Professor

In-Hye Kang taught digital marketing analytics at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a course she developed as part of the social media marketing concentration. Before joining academia, Kang was a marketing researcher with Gallup Korea and began presenting consumer behavior research while working towards a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Maryland.

Kang became a full-time professor in 2019, but her time instructing students dates back to 2011 at New York University where she was awarded Best Teaching Assistant for her work with master’s level statistics in behavioral sciences courses. She has presented at more than 20 conferences and is an ad hoc reviewer for academic journals including International Journal of Research in Marketing.

    Recent Publications
  • Kang, In-Hye* and Taehoon Park* (Forthcoming), “Cultural Differences in Consumer Responses to Celebrities Acting Immorally: A Comparison of the United States and South Korea,” Journal of Business Ethics. 
  • Kang, In-Hye* and Taehoon Park* (2022), “Cultural Differences in Consumer Responses to Celebrities Acting Immorally: A Comparison of the United States and South Korea,” Journal of Business Ethics. 
  • University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business
    Ph.D., Marketing
  • New York University
    M.A., Psychology
  • Seoul National University
    B.A., Consumer Studies and Resource Management

Yuka Nishikawa portraitYuka Nishikawa
Finance, Real Estate and Law
Assistant Professor

Yuka Nishikawa taught upper division finance classes at Florida International University enroute to a Ph.D. in finance. She was working as an assistant professor of finance at the College of Charleston before switching coasts to continue her career in higher education with the finance, real estate and law department at Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Business Administration.

Within the last two years, Nishikawa’s research appeared four times in top industry periodicals, published twice by Managerial Finance and in two other issues of Journal of Behavioral Finance. She won the Southwestern Finance Association’s 2020 Best Doctoral Paper Award in Behavioral Science and 2021 Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance. Nishikawa was elected to Southwestern Finance Association’s board in 2022.

  • Florida International University, College of Business
    Ph.D. in Finance
  • Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School
    M.B.A. in Corporate Finance and Investments
  • Stanford University, School of Engineering
    M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Engineering
    B.S. in Civil Engineering
    Latest Research
  • Nishikawa, Y., Hashemi Joo, M., and Okafor, C., 2022. Board co-option and employee welfare. Managerial Finance, 48(8), pp. 1174-1185.
  • Shahrokhi, M., Parhizgari, A.M., Hashemi Joo, M., Okafor, C., Nishikawa, Y., and Dastan, A., 2022. Corporate governance and stakeholder capitalism. Managerial Finance, 48(8), pp. 1123-1136.
  • Hashemi Joo, M., Lawrence, E. and Nishikawa, Y., 2021. Founder-led firms and operational litigation risk. Journal of Behavioral Finance, published online.
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