Three Faculty, Three Disciplines

Lisa Baranik, Beth DuFault, Liyue FanManagement

Lisa Baranik
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., industrial-organizational psychology, University of Georgia 
M.A., psychological science, 
James Madison University
B.A., psychology and English, 
Bucknell University

“The University at Albany management department stood out for its high placement of students. In the past few years, nearly 100% of students in the HRIS concentration of the full time MBA program received job offers. I wanted to be a part of a program that was giving its students relevant, real world skills to help them get jobs and thrive in the workplace.”


Beth DuFault
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., management, specialization marketing, doctoral minor in sociology, 
Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, 
B.S., sociology from UCLA

“I love being a bicoastal family with ‘home bases’ in Orange County, California, and here in Albany, New York. During breaks, I can boogie board in the OC, horseback ride in the Adirondacks or see Broadway shows – and it’s all ‘home.’ I also really, REALLY love my students. They impress me so much. They are sharp, smart, motivated, and extremely invested in their education and in their futures. They are a joy and an honor to teach, and I hope I’m making a difference in their lives.”

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Liyue Fan
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., computer science, Emory University 
B.S., mathematics, Zhejiang University, China

“I didn’t expect to feel so integrated into the SOB faculty, such as with Lisa, Beth, and many more, despite different departments. As a new faculty member, I feel very supported by my department and the school, which I highly appreciate.”