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4 new tenure-track faculty join Concordia’s John Molson School of Business

‘They show overwhelming potential in contributing to social impact in local and global communities’
October 28, 2022

On the left, a smiling man with blond hair and blue eyes. On the right, an Asian woman with long, dark hair. Kai DeMott and Sumin Song

A mission of the John Molson School of Business is to be one of the world’s most relevant, responsible and respected business schools. This year, the school is welcoming four new tenure-track professors who will help further this goal.

“The incoming faculty show overwhelming potential in contributing to social impact in local and global communities,” notes Anne-Marie Croteau, dean of the John Molson School of Business.

“Their signature areas of expertise will excite and engage our students in innovative teaching and research activities. I know they will inspire action across the school.”

Kai DeMott is coming on board as assistant professor in the Department of Accountancy after earning his PhD from the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden. His interdisciplinary accounting research uses qualitative methods and adopts the perspective of accounting as social and institutional practice. His main empirical interest lies in areas where “things are hard to measure” — such as creativity, innovation and megaprojects — where he studies issues of management control. Before going into academia, DeMott worked as a banking professional in Germany.

Sumin Song joins the Department of Supply Chain and Business Technology Management as assistant professor. She completed her PhD in management information systems at McGill University, where she taught systems analysis and modelling courses. Digital platforms and digital innovation are at the heart of her research. Song studies gamification design to make an impact on user engagement. Her teaching and research are shaped by diverse and inclusive perspectives gained through working in both public and private IT sectors across the globe for more than seven years.


Two men in suits, a smiling Asian man on the left with wire-rim glasses and a smiling white man on the right with black-rimmed glasses. Kun Ho Kim and Steve Granger. | Photos by David Ward

Steve Granger is coming to the Department of Management as assistant professor. His research program focuses primarily on the experience of adversity at work from a psychological perspective in the core areas of occupational health and the future of work. His work has been published in various outlets, including the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Human Relations, Personality and Social Psychology Review, Journal of Safety Research and Organizational Dynamics. He also serves as an editorial board member for Human Relations. Granger received his PhD in organizational behaviour and human resources from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.

Kun Ho Kim joins the Department of Finance as associate professor. An award-winning teacher and researcher, he made a lasting impression on his peers and students during his tenure at Yeshiva University in New York City and Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea. The focus of Kim’s research is on asset pricing models and econometrics using time series analysis and Bayesian analysis. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.

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