Welcoming our New Faculty

The Mason School of Business welcomes new faculty members to its ranks at the start of the Fall 2013 semester.

David Long

David LongDavid Long is an assistant professor in the area of organizational behavior. His research interests are on employee impression management strategies, and workplace motivation. David received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Florida. He holds a BS in business administration from Presbyterian College, and an MBA from the University of Florida.

Prior to earning his Ph.D., David served for 8 years in the U.S. Navy as a naval flight officer, and spent four years at The Home Depot in business development and store management.

Christine Petrovits

Christine PetrovitsChristine Petrovits is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Mason School of Business. She earned her B.B.A. and her M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her teaching and research interests focus on financial reporting in both corporate and nonprofit organizations.

Before joining the Mason School faculty she taught at NYU and George Washington University. Her study examining how donors consider governance disclosures when making giving decisions recently won the 2013 Best Paper Award for nonprofit research from the American Accounting Association.

Michael Seiler

Michael SeilerDr. Michael J. Seiler is a Professor of Real Estate and Finance at The College of William & Mary. Dr. Seiler is an internationally recognized behavioral real estate researcher. Dr. Seiler has published over 100 research studies, has written several books, and serves as the editor of Real Estate Finance (REF) and the co-editor of Journal of Real Estate Literature (JREL). In 2009, Dr. Seiler received the William N. Kinnard Young Scholar Award, a national recognition for making significant contributions in his field.

More recently, his work on strategic mortgage default and foreclosure contagion was awarded the Governor's Technology Award in the area of Modeling & Simulation. Before joining the Mason School, he taught at Old Dominion University, Johns Hopkins, and Hawaii Pacific University.

Philip Shane

Philip ShaneProfessor Shane heads the department of accounting at the Mason Business School of The College of William & Mary. He has prior experience teaching and conducting research in financial accounting and reporting at several universities in the U.S. and abroad, most notably 14 years at the University of Colorado where he directed the doctoral program and chaired many dissertation committees, and at the University of Auckland where he held the EY Chair in Financial Accounting from 2008 to 2009.

He held the academic fellow position at the Financial Accounting Standards Board from 2010 to 2011, and his research on the quality of financial reporting information and the role of financial analysts in capital market efficiency with respect to information in corporate financial reports is published in all of the major journals in his field.