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Nicole Bruno

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting concentration
Entered program in 2020


Jonathan Gay

Jonathan Gay

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting concentration
Entered program in 2019

Master of Science, Accounting
Lamar University, 2015

Bachelor of Business Administration
Accounting concentration
Lamar University, 2015

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Judgment and Decision-making Research in Managerial Accounting and Financial Accounting

Spencer Seifert

Spenser Seifert

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting concentration
Entered program in 2019

Master of Accountancy: Taxation
University of South Carolina, 2018

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting
University of South Carolina, 2017
Summa Cum Laude, SC Honors College

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Behavioral Accounting Research, Taxpayer Behavior, Tax Professional Behavior

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Joshua Shoulders

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting Concentration
Entered program in 2020

 

Kristen Steury

Kristen Thompson (Steury)

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting concentration 
Entered program in 2017

Master of Science, Accounting
University of Central Florida, 2015 

Bachelor of Science,  Accounting
University of Central Florida 2014

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Judgment and Decision-making Research in Audit and Managerial Accounting

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Xiaomei "Grazia" Xiong

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting concentration
Entered program in 2017

Master of Science, Accounting 
University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2016
Honor Recipient 

Bachelor of Arts, Italian Language and Culture Studies
 Xi'an International Studies University, China, 2010

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Managerial Accounting, Behavioral Accounting Research

Macy Weller

Macy Weller

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting concentration
Entered program in 2019

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
St. Cloud State University, 2017
Summa Cum Laude

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Judgment and Decision-making Research in Audit and Managerial Accounting

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Haimiti Aerfate

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2020

Saharnaz Babaei Balderlou

Saharnaz Babaei Balderlou

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2018

Master of Economics
Urmia University, Iran 2013

Bachelor of Economics
Urmia University, Iran 2011

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
International Economics, Financial Economics, Globalization, Financial Contagion

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Mahyar Ebrahimitorki

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2020

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Mohammed Jakaria

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2020

 

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Kara Jones

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2021

 

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Iddrisu Mohammed

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2020

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Angela Shoulders

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2020

Bachelor of Science, Economics
University of South Carolina, 2019
Magna Cum Laude, Honors Recipient, Graduation with Leadership Distinction

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Health Economics, Public Finance 

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Milton Straw

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2020

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Kaleigh Strohl

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2020

Bachelor of Science, Economics 
College of the Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Science, Management 
Smeal College of Business 
Penn State University, 2020
Magna Cum Laude

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Applied Microeconomics 

Jonathan Tregde

Jonathan Tregde

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2018

Bachelor of Science, Statistics
Bachelor of Science, Economics
University of South Carolina, 2017
Magna Cum Laude

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Monetary Policy, Financial Crises

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Foteini Tzachrista

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2016

Master of Science, Behavioral Economics
Erasmus University, Netherlands, 2015
Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts, Economics
University of Ioannina, Greece, 2014
Cum Laude

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Labor Economics, Game Theory 

 

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Eyad Alhudhaif

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D in Business Administration 
Finance Concentration 
Entered program in 2015 

Master of Business Administration 
Finance concentration
Indiana State University, 2014

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Financial Management Concentration
King Saud University, 2010

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Corporate Finance, Debt Maturity Structure, Text Analysis of Financial Disclosures

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Jiarui "Jerry" Go

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance concentration
Entered program in 2018

 

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Paul Freed

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance Concentration
Entered program in 2020

 

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Destan Kirimhan

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance concentration
Entered program in 2016

Ph.D. in Economics
Middle East Technical University, Turkey, A.B.D.

Master of Arts, Economics
Bilkent University, Turkey, 2010

Bachelor of Science, Economics
TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey, 2008
High Honours

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Banking and Financial Institutions

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Xiaonan Ma

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance concentration
Entered program in 2018

PhD in Epidemiology
University of South Carolina, 2018

Master of Philosophy, Environmental Health
The University of Hong Kong, China 2013

Bachelor of Science,
Environmental Science
Beijing Forestry University, China 2010

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Banking, Corporate Finance, Real Estate, Household Finance, Health Economics

Leili Pour Rostami

Leili Pour Rostami

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance concentration
Entered program in 2020

Ph.D. in Economics
University of South Carolina
Entered program in 2018 - program change

Master of Arts, Economics
University of Tabriz, Iran 2018
First-Class Honors

Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Shahid Beheshti University/Alzahra
University, Iran 2016
First-Class Honors

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Banking, Financial Institutions and Economic/Financial Crises

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Siwen Zhang

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance Concentration
Entered program in 2020

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Xinxin Zhang

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance Concentration
Entered program in 2018


 

 

Sandra Maycotte

Sandra Maycotte Felkel

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-EGADE Business School Dual Degree
Entered program in 2018

Global Master in Business Administration for Latin American Managers, Global Business Specialization
Thunderbird School of Global Management-EGADE Business School Double Degree, 2014
Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Master of Arts, International Business and Economic Development
University of Reading, UK 1992
Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Bachelor of Marketing
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico 1989
Graduated with Honors

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Digital Innovation, Global Strategy, Emerging Markets, International Entrepreneurship

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Zhengwei Fu

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Finance Concentration
Entered program in 2018

Master of Science in Finance, George Washington University, 2018 

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Banking regulation, corporate finance, political economics

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Nathaniel Hill

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Entered program in 2020

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Entrepreneurship, Economic Development, Financial Inclusion, Social Networks 

 

Hye Sun Kang

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Entered program in 2010

Master of Science, International Business
Korea University, 2006

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Diplomacy
Sungshin Women's University, Korea, 2000

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Technology Strategy: Dominant Design, Technology Trajectory, Industry Evolution, Interactions between Government and Firm Innovation Strategy in International Business, National Innovation System, Global Automobile Industry

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Hoik Kim

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Darla Moore School of Business- Sungkyunkwan University Dual Degree
Entered program in 2019

 

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Jinhee Kim

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-Chungnam National University Dual Degree
Entered program in 2019

 

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Jinwoo Kim

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-Sungkyunkwan University Dual Degree
Entered program in 2019

 

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Kijong Kim

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Entered program in 2021

Master of Science in Management, Strategy Specialization,
National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2020
Summa Cum Laude 

Bachelor of Science, Economics and Finance
University of Hong Kong, China, 2018

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Nina Kondratenko

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Entered program in 2014

Master of Social Work
University of South Carolina, 2014

Master of Language and Literature
Philology concentration
National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine, 2012

Bachelor of Philology
National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine, 2010
Diploma with Honors

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Corporate Social Responsibility, Emerging Markets, CSR Strategic Management, Politically connected Firms

Masa Kuljis

Maša Kuljiš

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-EGADE Business School Dual Degree
Entered program in 2018

Master of Economics
Finance Specialization
University of Zagreb, Croatia 2012
Magna cum laude

Bachelor of Arts, Business and Economics
University of Zagreb, Croatia 2010
Magna cum laude

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Digital Innovation, Strategic Management, Global Strategy, Emerging Markets

 
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Yu Li

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Entered program in 2020

 

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Xiang "Kerwin" Liao

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Entered program in 2021

Master of Science in Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China, 2019

Bachelor of Management, Administrative Management. University of International Relations, China, 2014

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
International Contexts of Social Trust, Government’s Intervention on Markets, Computational Modeling, Behavioral Economics

Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Marcelo Rodriguez Lozano

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-EGADE Business School Dual Degree
Entered program in 2018

Master of Business Administration Tecnologico de Monterrey,
Mexico 2001

Bachelor of International Business
Tecnologico de Monterrey,
Mexico 1998

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Inverse Innovation, Managerial practices in Global Organizations

Hyunjoo (Ellie) Min

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Entered program in 2014

Master of Science, International Business
Yonsei University, 2012

Bachelor of Science, Political Science and International Relations
Yonsei University, 2010

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Institutional Configuration, Developing Country Heterogeneity, Entrepreneurship, Interactions between Firm Strategy and Society, Business and Developmental Issues, Political Economy of International Business

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Ana Lissette Segovia Philip

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-EGADE Business School Dual Degree
Entered program in 2018

Master of Psychology of Labor and Organizations
Universidad Popular Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico 2015

Master of Business Administration
Strategic Leadership
Universidad San Pablo CEU, Spain 2005

Bachelor of Law
Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico 2004
Honorable Mention

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Family Firms, Emerging Markets, Strategic Management

Julio Cesar Martinez Suarez

Julio César Martínez Suárez

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-EGADE Business School Dual Degree
Entered program in 2018

Master of Science International Trade and Transport
Maritime Policy and Management Specialization
London Metropolitan University, England 2008 Dissertation Prize 2007-2008

Bachelor of International Business
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico 2000

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Global strategy, Political Risk, Location Choice, Populism, Anti-Market Reforms, Deglobalization

Emma Garcia

Emma Garcia Valenzuela

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-EGADE Business School Dual Degree
Entered program in 2018

Master of Business Administration
Marketing Specialization Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico 2000

Bachelor of International Business
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico 1997

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Retail internationalization, Internationalization of MNE in Emerging Markets, International Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Services Marketing, Retail Strategy, Store Management, Visual Merchandising, Experience Design and Consumer Behavior

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Mirea Woo

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Darla Moore School of Business-Sungkyunkwan University Dual Degree
Entered program in 2019

 

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Chanyong Yoo

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Entered program in 2019

 

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Xinya "Lucia" Yu

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business Concentration
Entered program in 2021

 

 

Silvia Clark

Silvia Clark

 EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration
Entered program in 2017

Master of Business Administration, International Business concentration
Texas State University, 2016

Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, International Business concentration
Texas State University, 2013
Summa Cum Laude

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Workplace Diversity, Conflict Management in Work Teams, Employee Engagement and Job Satisfaction, International Human Resource Management

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Gianni De Bruyn

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration
Entered program in 2020

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Andre Havrylyshyn

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration
Entered program in 2018

Master of Business Administration 
University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 2017

Honours Bachelor of Arts, Drama and Political Science
University of Toronto, Canada, 2009
Graduation with Distinction 

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Strategic Leadership and Governance, Upper Echelons Research, Gender Diversity, Corporate Governance, CEO Succession 

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Yoojin Jeong

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration
Entered program in 2021

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Josef Kaplan

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration
Entered program in 2021

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Caitlin Ray

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration
Entered program in 2018

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Sam Strizver

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration
Entered program in 2020

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Melanie Ward

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration
Entered program in 2018

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William Ward

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Concentration
Entered program in 2017

Master of Business Administration
Appalachian State University, 2016

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology Appalachian State University, 2015

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Recruitment, Selection, Turnover, Diversity, Assessments

 

 

Aditya Balaram

Aditya Balaram

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration 
Production/Operations Management Concentration
Entered program in 2018

Master of Science, Statistics and Operations Research
University of North Carolina, 2017

Master of Science, Applicable Mathematics
London School of Economics, 2015

Bachelor of Science, Economics and Mathematics
St. Joseph's College, 2014

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Retailer Operations, Sustainable Operations, OM-Marketing Interface

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Sanghoon Cho

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Production/Operations Management Concentration
Entered program in 2016

Master of Science, Statistics
Iowa State University, 2016

Master of Science, Business Administration
Operations Management concentration
Seoul National University, Korea, 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Management
Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Handong Global University, Korea, 2012
Magna Cum Laude

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Pricing and Revenue Management, Operations/Marketing Interface, Social Media Analytics

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Campbell Clarkson

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Production/Operations Management Concentration
Entered program in 2020

 

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Yingru "Ruby" Han

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Production/Operations Management Concentration
Entered program in 2020

Master of Science in Business Analytics with a Concentration in Strategy, Duke University, 2020

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Concentrations in International Business, Finance, Operations and Supply Chain, University of South Carolina, 2018

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Humanitarian Operations

 

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Jaewoo Lee

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Production/Operations Management Concentration
Entered program in 2021

 

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Jie "Jet" Lian

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Production/Operations Management Concentration
Entered program in 2019

 

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Devashish Thaker

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Production/Operations Management Concentration
Entered program in 2018

 

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Zilin Xiong

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Production/Operations Management Concentration
Entered program in 2021

 

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Fan Zou

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Production/Operations Management Concentration
Entered program in 2017

Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Economics,
Clemson University, 2016

Master of Economics, Environmental Economics Concentration, University of Connecticut, 2016

Master of Applied Economics, Industrial Organization Concentration, Shandong University, 2016

Bachelor of Economics, Finance Concentration Shandong University, China, 2013

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Supply Chain Management, Innovation and Technological Management, Supply Chain Networks and Analytics 

 

 

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Niharika Goel

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing Concentration
Entered program in 2017

 

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Zhenyu Jin

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing Concentration
Entered program in 2019

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Consumer Trade-offs, Decision Making, Luxury Products 

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Ruoou Li

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing concentration
Entered program in 2016

Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Ohio State University, 2015
Summa Cum Laude

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
My research examines how uncertainty and its resolution affect consumer decisions, especially within the context of substantive phenomena that have recently emerged in the marketplace.

 

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Bhavna Phogaat

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing Concentration
Entered program in 2021

 

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Arkapravo Sarkar

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing concentration
Entered program in 2017

Master of Business Administration
Marketing and Strategy concentration
Indian Institute of Management, India, 2012

Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Vidyasagar University, India,  2003

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Substantive: Multichannel Retailing, Digital Marketing, Sustainability

Methodological: Causal Inference, Quasi Experiments, Field Experiments, Applied Econometrics, Applied Machine Learning

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Julia van de Sandt

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing Concentration
Entered program in 2021

Master in Business Administration,
Southeast Missouri State University, 2016

Master of Arts with Concentration in International Business Management, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, 2016
Double-Degree Masters Student awarded with an international Scholarship

Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Management, European University of Applied Sciences, 2013

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Judgment and Decision Making, Consumer Well-Being, Pricing

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Consumer packaging (Bagel Group), cruise tourism (Carnival Corporation), and retail (Lidl Supermarkets). Active member of the Academic Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni Board.

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Mackenzie Volk

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing Concentration
Entered program in 2021

Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, University of Kentucky, 2017

Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, 2017

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Consumer Decision Making

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Production Planning with Toyota, Operations and Reverse Logistics management with Amazon.com, and Assortment Strategy for The Kroger Co.

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Zhendong Zuo

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing Concentration
Entered program in 2021

 

 


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