Ph.D. Students on the Job Market
This is a current list of Ph.D. students who are searching for jobs. Details include
their research interests, dissertation topics and vitas.
Paul W. Black, Accounting Department
Research Interests: Management accounting; emerging management practices and technology change; control
systems; measurement; incentives; behavioral/experimental research; financial accounting
Dissertation: "Harnessing the motivational power of peer-to-peer recognition: The roles of group
affiliation and tangible rewards"
Sarah A. Judge, Accounting Department
Research Interests: Judgment and decision making related to auditing and financial reporting.
Dissertation: "The Effect of Audit Procedure Extent and Precision on Auditors' Skeptical Judgments
Jason Kautz, Management Department
Research Interests: Interpersonal Social Dynamics, Interpersonal Team Dynamics, Applied Statistical Models
(multilevel, longitudinal), Trust, Counterproductive Workplace Behaviors
Dissertation: "Stick and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Words Will Hurt Your Reputation: The Witness
Model of Social Undermining"
Has Accepted a Position: Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Dallas
Xing Liu, Management Department
Research Interests: Group diversity and fault lines; trust and justice in organizations
Dissertation: "The Real Effect of Accounting Discretion: The Impact of Accounting Reserves on Managerial
Risk-Taking in Capital Investment Decisions"
Has Accepted a Position: Mike Ilitch School of Business, Wayne State University
Justin Taylor Kistler, Management Science Department
Research Interests: Healthcare Operations and Policy; Service Operations; Process Improvement
Dissertation: "Operational Drivers of Hospital and Physician Adaptation to Industry Change"
Sotires "Sotos" Pagiavlas, Marketing Department
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
Dissertation: "Two Essays Examining Consumer Responses to Product and Service Failures"
Personal website: www.sotospagiavlas.com
Has Accepted a Position: Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University
Zhihao "Terry" Zhang, Management Science Department
Research Interests: Sustainable Operations, Supply Chain Management, Retail Operations, Operations and Marketing Interface
Dissertation: "Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Food Industry"