P&Q’s 40-Under-40 Best MBA Professors Of 2023

2023 40-Under-40 Best MBA Professors


Over the last decade, Poets&Quants has honored 440 up-and-coming star MBA professors as part of our popular 40-Under-40 honor roll. You can see past winners by clicking the year below:

2022  2021  2020  2019  2018  2017  2016  2015  2014  2011

Nominations will open for the 2024 list next spring. Please keep an eye out at Poets&Quants.com as well as on our various newsletters and social media platforms for the start of our open nomination period.

Our full 2023 class of 40-Under-40 Best MBA Professors is presented below. Each profile reveals a glimpse behind the curtain of life as an MBA professor – the anxieties, triumphs, and motivations. We encourage you to read each one by clicking the professor’s name. Their answers are quite candid, surprisingly funny, and always insightful.

We congratulate each man and woman on this year’s list. No matter what they study, the courses they teach, or where they work, all are among the most promising young professors training the leaders of tomorrow.


Professor School Age Subject(s)
Mason Ameri Rutgers Business School 37 Negotiations
Ali Aouad London Business School 33 Data Analytics
Joshua Becker UCL School of Management, University College London 37
Negotiations & Leadership
Willy Bolander Texas A&M University, College of Engineering 39
Marketing & Sales
Andrew Brodsky McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin 35 Negotiation
Fabienne T. Cadet H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University 36 Marketing
Lindsey D. Cameron The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 39
Human and Social Capital
Yixing Chen Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame 32
Marketing Analytics
Marina Cooley Emory University’s Goizueta Business School 39 Marketing
Yao Cui Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University 36
Operations Management
Shai Davidai Columbia Business School 39 Negotiations
Kate Eaton W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University 39 Marketing
Anastassia Fedyk UC Berkeley Haas School of Business 34 Finance
Namrata Goyal Esade Business School 36 Leadershiop
Sabrina T. Howell NYU Stern School of Business 37 FinTech
Kejia Hu Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, Oxford University Said Business School 34
Operations Management
Nilam Kaushik Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 39
Competition & Strategy
Kristopher Keller UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School 34 Marketing
J. Daniel Kim The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 34 Entrepeneurship
Tami Kim Darden School of Business, University of Virginia 35 Marketing
Gorgi Krlev ESCP Business School 38 Sustainability
Harris Kyriakou ESSEC Business School 39 AI & Analytics
Chak Fu Lam City University of Hong Kong 39
Organizational Behavior & Leadership
Alexander A. Lebedev Singapore Academy of Corporate Management 38
Corporate Governance
Szu-Han (Joanna) Lin Terry College of Business, University of Georgia 35
Organizational Behavior
Margaret Luciano Smeal College of Business, Penn State University 35
Team Processes and Performance
Daniel McCarthy Emory University’s Goizueta Business School 39
Customer Lifetime Valuation
Albert Kwame Mensah HEC Paris 35 Accounting
Aidin Namin Loyola Marymount University College of Business Administration 39
Marketing Analytics
Jan Sebastian Nimczik ESMT Berlin 39
Machine Learning
Nailya Ordabayeva Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College 39 Marketing
Ricardo Perez-Truglia UC Berkeley Haas School of Business 39 Microeconomics
Hatim A. Rahman Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University 35
AI, Future of Work
Franklin Shaddy UCLA Anderson School of Management 35
Marketing Management
Anna Stansbury MIT Sloan School of Management 31 Economics
David Stillwell Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge 37
Big Data Analysis
David Tan Foster School of Business, University of Washington 38
Competitive Strategy
Ella F. Washington McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University 34 DEI
Dacheng Xiu Booth School of Business, University of Chicago 39 FinTech & AI
Xu Zhang London Business School 33 Marketing



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