P&Q’s 40-Under-40 Best MBA Professors Of 2024


Over the last decade, Poets&Quants has honored 480 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:

2023  2022  2021  2020  2019  2018  2017  2016  2015  2014  2011

Nominations will open for the 2025 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 2024 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.





Chris Smith Alliance Manchester Business School 37 Operations & Supply Chain
Nada Hashmi Babson College Business Analytics
Luxi Shen CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 38 Marketing
Gaurav Chiplunkar Darden School of Business, University of Virginia 37 Economics
Inge De Clippeleer EDHEC Business School 38 Leadership
Ioannis Evangelidis ESADE Business School 39 Data Analytics
Telesilla Olympia Kotsi Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University 37 Data Analytics
Tiona Zuzul Harvard Business School 39 Strategy
Federica De Stefano HEC Paris 36 Management & Human Resources
Konstantina Valogianni IE Business School 36 AI & Machine Learning
Malika Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 36 Marketing
Ivana Naumovska INSEAD 38 Entrepreneurship
Javier Gonzalez Nuñez Ipade Business School 33 Entrepreneurship
Asa Palley Kelley School of Business, Indiana University 37 Operations & Decision Technologies
Erik Gonzalez-Mulé Kelley School of Business, Indiana University 38 Leadership
Sean Higgins Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University 35 Finance
Lauren Eskreis-Winkler Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University 38 Behavioral Science
Marcel Olbert London Business School 33 Accounting
Lucille Headrick Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, San Jose State University 32 Management & Human Resources
Chiara Trombini Luiss Business School 35 Leadership
Jermain Kaminski Maastricht University School of Business and Economics 38 Entrepreneurship
Gourab Mukherjee Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California 39 Data Science
Rahul Bhui MIT Sloan School of Management 34 Marketing
Jacquelyn Pless MIT Sloan School of Management 36 Innovation and Energy Economics
Zhengyuan Zhou NYU Stern School of Business 33 Data Analytics
Jennifer N. Wynn NYU Stern School of Business 39 Communication
Erik Olson Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University 34 Accounting
Andrew Wu Ross School of Business, University of Michigan 38 FinTech & AI
Jun Li Ross School of Business, University of Michigan 39 Operations Management
Agni Orfanoudaki Saïd Business School, University of Oxford 29 Operations & Machine Learning
Emily N. Garbinsky Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University 35 Marketing
Tiffany D. Johnson Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology 39 Work, Equity, & Wellness
Sunkee Lee Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University 39 Strategy
Michael R. Parke The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 38 Teamwork & Leadership
Corinne Low The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 39 Economics
Mark DesJardine Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College 37 Social Entrepreneurship
Solène Delecourt UC Berkeley Haas School of Business 31 Negotiations
Ersin Körpeoğlu UCL School of Management, University College London 39 New Product Development
Jana Gallus UCLA Anderson School of Management 37 Economics
Oliver Hauser University of Exeter Business School 35 Economics

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