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paul black

Paul Black

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting emphasis
Entered program in 2015

Master of Accountancy
Brigham Young University, 2015

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Brigham Young University, 2015
Cum Laude

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Behavioral managerial accounting

sarah judge

Sarah Judge

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting emphasis
Entered program in 2015

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Accounting emphasis
University of South Carolina, 2013
Summa Cum Laude

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Judgment and decision-making related to auditing and financial reporting

ethan lamothe

Ethan LaMothe

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting emphasis
Entered program in 2014

Master of Accountancy
Brigham Young University, 2013

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Berry College, 2011

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Experimental research related to compliance and other behaviors of taxpayers

kun liu

Kun Liu

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting emphasis
Entered program in 2014

Master of Science, Accounting
Bentley University, 2014
High Distinction

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Accounting emphasis
Salem State University, 2012
Summa Cum Laude

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Accounting emphasis
Henan University, China, 2012

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Judgment and decision making research in managerial accounting and financial accounting

kristen steury

Kristen Steury

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting emphasis
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

grazia xiong

Xiaomei "Grazia" Xiong

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting emphasis
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 and behavioral accounting research

eren bilen

Eren Bilen

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

Master of Arts in Economics 
University of South Carolina, 2016

Certificate of Applied Statistics 
University of South Carolina, 2016

Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Bachelor of Arts, International Trade and Finance
Izmir University of Economics, Turkey, 2015
High Honors

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Applied microeconomics; labor economics; economics of education

zhongyu cao

Zhongyu Cao

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2014

Master of Science, Banking & Finance
Newcastle University, United Kingdom, 2012

Bachelor of Science, Public Administration
Wuhan University, China, 2011

justin coker

 Justin Coker

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

Master of Arts In Economics
University of South Carolina, 2015

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
University of South Carolina - Upstate, 2013
Magna Cum Laude


ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Labor and education economics; applied microeconomics; game theory; asymmetric information; industrial organization 

minjie guo

Minjie Guo

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2012

Master of Arts, Economics
University of Texas, Arlington 2011

Bachelor of Economics, International Economics and Trade 
Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China, 2007


ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Macroeconomics; applied economics; inflation; public debt; agricultural economics; developmental economics

matthew harvey

Matthew Harvey

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

Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Harvard University, 2015
Cum Laude


ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Economic history; financial crisis; behavioral economics; economic growth; economic inequality

pulkit nigam

Pulkit Nigam

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics 
Entered program in 2010

Master of Arts, Economics
Georgia State University, 2010

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 
Manipal Institute of Technology, India, 2006

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Industrial organization; firm theory; urban economics; labor economics

robert pettis

Robert Pettis

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2014

Master of Economics
University of South Carolina, 2015

Bachelor of Science, Economics
Clemson University, 2014
Summa Cum Laude

Bachelor of Science, Finance
University of South Carolina, 2005

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTEREST
Game theory; public goods; microeconomics

alexandra troidl

Alexandra Troidl

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

Master of Arts, Economics
Clemson University, 2016

Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Bachelor of Science, International Business
University of South Carolina, 2013
Summa Cum Laude


ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
International trade; growth and development; monetary economics

foteini tzachrista

Foteini Tzachrista

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

Master of Science, Economics and Business Administration
Behavioral Economics emphasis
Erasmus University, Netherlands, 2015
Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts, Economics
University of Ioannina, Greece, 2014
First-Class Honors

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Behavioral economics; neuroeconomics; quantitative research; experimental economics; decision theory; microeconomics

zehra valencia

Zehra Valencia Lopez

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

Master of Science, Quantitative Economics
University of Alicante, Spain, 2013

Master of Arts, European Union Economics
Marmara University, Turkey, 2010

Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Marmara University, Turkey, 2009

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Behavioral Economics, Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics

breyon williams

Breyon Williams

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Economics
Entered program in 2014

Master of Arts, Economics
University of South Carolina, 2013

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
University of South Carolina, 2012 

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Educational policies and their effectiveness; financial aid in higher education

 

eyad alhudhaif

Eyad Alhudhaif

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

Master of Business Administration
Finance emphasis
Indiana State University, 2014

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

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Financial markets; performance measures

jin cai

Jin Cai

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

Master of Business Administration
Finance emphasis
Rice University, 2008

Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Law
Nankai University, 1999

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Asset pricing; behavior finance; derivatives; financial institutions

destan kirimhan

Destan Kirimhan

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance emphasis
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

xinming li

Xinming Li

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance emphasis
Entered program in 2014

Master of Science, Finance
Johns Hopkins University, 2014

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Troy University, 2012
Magna Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts, Accounting
Beijing Jiaotong University Haibin College, China, 2012

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Banking and financial institutions; corporate finance; international finance

gerard pinto

Gerard Pinto

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance emphasis
Entered program in 2014

Master of Business Management
XLRI Jamshedpur, India, 2011

Bachelor of Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering emphasis
University of Mumbai, India, 2006

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Corporate finance

robert viglione

Robert Viglione

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Finance emphasis
Entered program in 2014

Master of Business Administration
Loyola Marymount University, 2007
Finance and Marketing emphasis
Magna Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematical Sciences
Bachelor of Arts, Physics & Actuarial Mathematics
State University of New York - Binghampton, 2003

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Empirical asset pricing; cryptofinance; peer-to-peer financial technologies; emerging and frontier markets

yafei zhang

Yafei Zhang

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

Visiting Scholar, Finance Department
University of South Carolina, 2014-15

Ph.D. in Finance and Banking
Nankai University, China, A.B.D.

Master of Finance, Finance and Banking
Nankai University, China, 2013

Bachelor of Law, Social Work
Nankai University, China, 2010

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Initial public offerings; investment banking; venture capital


 

 

Hye Sun Kang

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business emphasis
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

nina Kondratenko

Nina Kondratenko

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

Master of Social Work
University of South Carolina, 2014

Master of Language and Literature
Philology emphasis
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

Hyunjoo (Ellie) Min

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business emphasis
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

noman shaheer

Noman Shaheer

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

Master of Business Administration
Yonsei University, Korea, 2012

Master of Business Administration
Institute of Business Management, Pakistan, 2009

Bachelor of Business Administration
Institute of Business Management, Pakistan, 2006

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS Digital internationalization strategies, digital innovation and entrepreneurship, big data in international business

hyo jin yoon

Hyo Jin Yoon

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

Master of Science, Finance
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, 2016
Summa Cum Laude

Bachelor of Business Administration
Global Business emphasis
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, 2014

Bachelor of Science, Business
Indiana University, 2013
High Distinction

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Corporate governance; ownership; institutions; corporate social responsibilities

pengxiang zhang

Pengxiang "Alex" Zhang

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
International Business emphasis
Entered program in 2016

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Sun Yat-Sen University, China, 2013

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Emerging markets; entrepreneurship; family business

 

 

dhuha abdulsalam

Dhuha "Dee" Abdulsalam

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management emphasis
Entered program in 2014

Master of Human Resources
University of South Carolina, 2013

Bachelor of Science, International Business
Florida International University, 2010
Magna Cum Laude

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Board capital and governance; CEO and executive human and social capital; strategic human resource management; international human resource management; social networks

Silvia Clark

Silvia Clark

 EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management emphasis
Entered program in 2017

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

Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, International Business emphasis
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

spenser essman

Spenser Essman

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management emphasis
Entered program in 2016

Master of Business Administration
Finance emphasis
University of Kansas, 2015

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
University of Kansas, 2011

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Strategic human resource management; human capital; turnover; compensation

patrick flynn

Patrick Flynn

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management emphasis
Entered program in 2014

Bachelor of Science, Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain
University of Maryland, 2008

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Time; Transitions; Temporal Processes; Adaptation; Organizational Citizenship Behaviors

jonathan hendricks

Jonathan Hendricks

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management emphasis
Entered program in 2014

Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science
Utah Valley State College, 2012
Cum Laude

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Virtual identities; personality; trust; physical well-being; emergence

christina hymer

Christina Hymer

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management emphasis
Entered program in 2016

Bachelor of Science, Industrial and Labor Relations
Cornell University, 2012

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Identity; trust; transitions; organizational commitment; leadership

jason kautz

Jason Kautz

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management emphasis
Entered program in 2015

Master of Business Administration
Global Supply Chain & International Finance emphasis
Canisius College, 2013

Bachelor of Science, Entrepreneurship
Canisius, 2010
Magna Cum Laude

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Interplay between macro and micro level organizational identity; dissemination of organizational culture, how what is stated by an organization is reflected in the day-to-day attitudes and beliefs of employees

xing liu

Xing Liu

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management emphasis
Entered program in 2015

Master of Arts, English Language and Literature
Tianjin Foreign Studies University, China, 2009

Bachelor of Arts, English Language and Literature
Tianjin Foreign Studies University, 2006

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Group diversity and fault lines; trust and justice in organizations

jieun park

Jieun Park

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management emphasis
Entered program in 2013

Master of Labor and Human Resources
Ohio State University, 2012

Master of Business Administration
Ewha Womans University, Korea, 2006

Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Arts, Christian Studies
Ewha Womans University, Korea, 2003 

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Diversity and faultlines; teams; human capital resources

william ward

William Ward

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management emphasis
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

 

 

sanghoon cho

Sanghoon Cho

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management Science emphasis
Entered program in 2016

Master of Science, Statistics
Iowa State University, 2016

Master of Science, Business Administration
Operations Management emphasis
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

moonwong chung

Moonwong Chung

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management Science emphasis
Entered program in 2014

Master of Science, Business Administration
Operations Management emphasis
Seoul National University, Korea, 2013

Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration
Yonsei University, Korea, 2010

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Buyer-Supplier Relationships, Technology and Innovation Management, Operations-Marketing Interface

justin kistler

Justin Kistler

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management Science emphasis
Entered program in 2015

Master of Business Administration
Healthcare and Operations emphasis
Wake Forest University, 2012

Bachelor of Science, Marketing
Clemson University, 2005

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Health care operations; process improvement strategies; service operations

aparna lohiya

Aparna Lohiya

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management Science emphasis
Entered program in 2017

Master of Business Administration 
Kansas State University, 2015

Bachelor of Technology, Metallurgical Engineering
National Institute of Technology, India, 2008

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Operations management; process improvement; sustainable operations, inventory management; decision-making under uncertainty; production planning

olga pak

Olga Pak

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management Science emphasis
Entered program in 2014

Master of Arts, Economics
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, 2013

Bachelor of Science, Business
Economic Consulting & Public Policy Analysis
Indiana University, 2009

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Retail operations management; assortment planning; shelf-space optimization

yuqi peng

Yuqi Peng

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management Science emphasis
Entered program in 2016

Ph.D. Student in Economics
Entered program in 2014 (A.B.D.)

Master of Science, Software Engineering
Peking University, China, 2014

Bachelor of Science, Software Engineering
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 2011

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Operations & marketing interface; corporate social responsibility & supply chain management; pricing & revenue management; industrial organization; emperical operations management

zhihao zhang

Zhihao "Terry" Zhang

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management Science emphasis
Entered program in 2015

Master of Science, Supply Chain Management
University of Maryland, 2015

Bachelor in Economics, Logistical Management
University of International Business and Economics, China, 2013

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Sustainability and green supply chain; service operations; supply chain collaboration

Fan Zou

Fan Zou

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Management Science emphasis
Entered program in 2017

PhD Economics
Clemson University, 2016 (incomplete)

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

Master of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Environmental Economics emphasis
University of Connecticut, 2015

Bachelor of Economics, Financve and Management emphasis
Shandong University, China, 2013
Graduate with Honors

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Sustainable operations; supply chain management; service operations

 

 

Sina Aghaie

Sina Aghaie

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing emphasis
Entered program in 2014

Master of Business Administration
Management emphasis
Sharif University of Technoloy, Iran, 2011

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2008

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Market threat, entry ansd exit; competitive dynamics; signaling theory and decision making under uncertainty, multi-market competition; network analysis

amirali javadinia

Amirali Javadinia

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing emphasis
Entered program in 2014

Master of Science, Business Administration
Management emphasis
Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2013

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
University of Tehran, Iran, 2010

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Word-of-mouth; new product adoption; pricing; customer relationship management

ruoou li

Ruoou Li

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

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

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Motivational influences on consumer behaviors

sotires pagiavlas

Sotires Pagiavlas

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing emphasis
Entered program 2015

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2015

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Consumer responses to product and service failures, government interventions and regulations, product recalls, user-generated content, online communities, social media, the digitization of “offline” processes

taehoon park

Taehoon Park

EDUCATION
Pursuing Ph.D. in Business Administration
Marketing emphasis
Entered program in 2013

Master of Arts, Psychology
New York University, 2013

Master of Science, Business Administration
Yonsei University, Korea, 2011

Bachelor of Business Administration
Yonsei University, Korea, 2009 

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Corporate social responsibility; inferred value; consumer information processing; lay belief; processing fluency; judgment and decision making

Arkapravo Sarkar

Arkapravo Sarkar

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

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

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

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
I am interested in studying the causal impact of marketing actions in contexts such as social media promotions and in the retail industry using econometric models.

gustavo schneider

Gustavo Schneider

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

Master of Science, Business Administration
Marketing emphasis
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2015

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
University of Vale do Rios dos Sinos, Brazil, 2012

ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTERESTS
Decision-making; judgment; consumer well-being