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Darla Moore School of Business


Ph.D. Students on the Job Market

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Ormonde Cragun, Management Department


Research Interests: Executive Succession; Strategic Human Capital Resources; Strategic Human Resource Management; Compensation; Top Management Teams.

Dissertation: "Selection of Narcissistic CEOs and how CEO Narcissism Affects The CEO Succession Process"

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Laura Fesustel, Accounting Department

Research Interests: Behavioral accounting research primarily in the area of tax and financial accounting; particularly interested in topics related to financial reporting of income taxes and accounting professionals' behavior (audit and tax).

Dissertation: "Investor reactions to complex financial accounting disclosures: Experimental evidence from the tax disclosure of permanently reinvested earnings"

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Mary Marshall, Accounting Department

Research Interests: Judgment and decision making research in taxation, primarily related to tax professionals and taxpayers. 

Dissertation: "The Reviewer Role and Client Advocacy: Using Mindsets to Mitigate Reviewer Advocacy Bias"

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Tracey Swartz, Marketing Department

Research Interests: Empirical Marketing Strategy focusing on an upper echelons perspective on marketing; new product development and product quality; word-of-mouth and social media marketing, Panel data econometrics, Survival models, Event studies. 

Dissertation: "Essays on the Influence of Chief Marketing Officers in Firms"

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Nathan Waddoups, Accounting Department

Research Interests: Corporate Governance; Privatization; State Ownership; International Finance; Banking.

Dissertation: "Feedback Frequency, Relative Performance Information, and Outside-the-Box Thinking"