The Dolan School welcomes two new faculty members

Submitted by Carolyn Arnold, Associate Director, Marketing & Communications on June 26, 2014

100213_Rebecca_Bloch_03 copy 2Rebecca Bloch, assistant professor of accounting

Rebecca Bloch comes to Fairfield University from the accounting doctoral program at Rutgers Business School.   She is interested in governmental accounting and reporting, specifically GASB’s Statement No. 34 and its impact on the municipal capital markets.  She was the 2012 recipient of the GASB Gil Crain Memorial Research Grant.  In addition to governmental accounting and reporting, Professor Bloch is interested in non-profit reporting, auditing, and voluntary disclosure.  She currently teaches “Introduction to Financial Accounting,” and will teach “Introduction to Managerial Accounting” in the spring.

Prior to pursuing a doctorate, Professor Bloch practiced accounting for over ten years in both the public and private sectors.  She has worked for firms including Ernst and Young, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Industrial Realty Group.  She received her B.S. in accounting from Binghamton University and holds a CPA in the State of New York. 

Iman Naderi, assistant professor of marketing

Dr. Naderi joined the Dolan School of Business as an assistant professor of marketing after earning his Ph.D. in marketing from the University of North Texas in 2013. His main area of research is social psychology of consumer decision making with his current focus on social exclusion, sustainable consumer behavior, and narcissistic consumers.

100213_Iman_Naderi_01 copy 2His work has appeared in the Journal of Applied Social PsychologyInternational Journal of Consumer Studies, and International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, among others. Dr. Naderi has won the Emerald Highly Commended Paper Award in 2013 and the Best Paper in Consumer Behavior Award at the American Marketing Association Conference in 2012. His teaching experiences include principles of marketing, business-to-business marketing, marketing research, product and brand management, and electronic retailing.

“My first semester at Fairfield has been very enjoyable since day one,” Dr. Naderi said. “Teaching here requires personal attention to each student and it fascinates me when I see students want to learn more because they’re personally curious. I truly admire such an attitude in my students because it creates the best learning environment in a classroom.”

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