Visiting Scholars

The Erb Institute is pleased to host visiting faculty members whose areas of research intersect with the Institute’s sustainable enterprise agenda. Read more about becoming an Erb visiting scholar

Erb Visiting Scholar, 2014-15
Wren Montgomery

WrenMontgomeryWren Montgomery recently defended her dissertation, “Water Wars and Warriors: Field Actors and the International Water Crisis” earning a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario. She also holds a BA from McGill University and an MBA from the University of British Columbia and Rotterdam School of Management. Wren has taken a faculty position at the University of Windsor Odette School of Business. Wren’s past work experience spans both the private and public sectors as a senior policy analyst and management consultant. Her current research projects include the impacts of social media on corporate greenwashing behaviors; collective social entrepreneurship and the role of cross-sectoral collaboration in leading social change; and her dissertation work on the emerging water crisis.


Erb Visiting Scholar, Fall 2013
Luis A. Perez-Batres, PhD

Associate Professor Luis A. Perez-Batres is a Jerry and Felicia Campbell Research Fellow at Central Michigan University’s College of Business. Dr. Perez (Luis) is spending his sabbatical at the Erb’s Institute during Fall/2013. He holds a PhD in Strategic Management and International Business from Texas A&M University (Eden and Hitt, co-advisors), an MS in Finance from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, and a BS in Accounting (Summa Cum Laude) from ITESM-CL (“Monterrey Tech,” Campus Laguna). Luis’ research rests at the interplay of international strategy and corporate responsibility/sustainability. His research has included the geographical areas of Latin America, Western Europe and North America. Recent studies on these relationships, and geographical areas, appeared at Journal of Business Ethics, Management International Review, Journal of Cleaner Production, among others. Luis also reviews for several academic journals; he was recently named to the editorial board of Journal of World Business, a leading journal in the IB field.

Erb Visiting Scholar, 2011
Jiahai Yuan, PhD

Dr Jiahai Yuan was here as an Erb visiting scholar until March of 2012.  He received his Ph. D. degree on Management at 2006 from North China Electric Power University and holds position of associate professor with School of Economics and Management, North China Electric Power University since 2009.  Dr Yuan’s research interests focus on interdisciplinary study on Economy-Energy-Environment issue in China, i.e., econometric modeling on the relationship between economy growth and energy consumption, integrated resource strategic modeling for energy and power planning,  low carbon power transition in China. Dr Yuan is active on energy issue research. He is the reviewer of book proposal for three Elsevier books and the reviewer of many international journals as Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Emerging Market and Finance, Applied Energy, Ecological Economics, etc.  Dr Yuan has authored or co-authored more than 40 papers on international Journal, conference proceedings and Chinese Journal.

Erb Visiting Scholar, 2010

Jay Shimshack, PhD

Jay Shimshack is an assistant professor of economics at Tulane University. He holds a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley (2002) and a B.S. in business marketing and management from Cornell University (1995). Prior to joining Tulane, Dr. Shimshack was an assistant professor of economics at Tufts University and a visiting researcher at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB. His major fields are environmental economics, applied microeconomics, and public policy. At Tulane, he teaches environmental economics and statistics. Dr. Shimshack’s specific research interests include monitoring and enforcement, corporate environmental performance, transparency and advisories, and environmental health. He was recently named to the editorial council of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, the leading environmental economics journal.

Erb Visiting Scholar, 2009

Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, PhD

Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline is a Professor at the Paris School of Economics, Sorbonne. Her research interests include corporate environmentalism and product differentiation, green awareness, Corporate – NGO cooperation, agricultural carbon sequestration, environmental justice and environmental regulation.


Erb Visiting Scholar, 2008

Xiaoli Zhao, PhD

Professor, North China Electric Power University, Xiaoli Zhao completed her PhD. at Ren Min University of China in Managerial Science and Applied Economics from the Business School. Her doctoral dissertation is about the cooperation between coal enterprises and electric power enterprises in China. Her research focusses on the relationship between economic development and energy consumption in China, as well as on the related energy policies. She is in charge of four science foundations: the National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Social Science Foundation of China, Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation of Education Ministry of China, and Beijing Natural Science Foundation of China. These foundations work to address the following issues: First, the effect of change of economic structure and industrial allocation on energy consumption in China; Second, the impact of economic globalization on China’s energy consumption and environmental pollution; Third, how to save energy and reduce GHG emission by making use of industrial policies, energy policies, financial policies, etc.

Erb Visiting Scholar, 2007

Bart van Hoof

Bart is Assistant professor of the School of Management of the Los Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia, South America. As a candidate of the PhD program of Industrial Ecology of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, his research and teaching interests are focused on the greening of SMEs in developing countries. During the last ten years he has been a practitioner in the design and implementation of diffusion mechanisms for environmental management in Colombia and Mexico. From mid January till May he will be visiting the Erb Institute in order to learn and exchange experiences with faculty and students.