Departments

Recent Ph.D. Graduates

Fall 2015

Dr. Naji Alshammasi is from the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Dr. Alshammasi dissertation title was “The Limits of Arbitrage and Stock Mispricing: Evidence from Decomposing the Market to Book Ratio”. His major professor was Dr. Niranjan Tripathy.


Dr. Suzanne Perry is from the Department of Accounting accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University – Commerce. Dr. Perry dissertation title was “A REEXAMINATION OF THE DILUTION OF AUDITOR MISSTATEMENT RISK ASSESSMENTS: An experimental study of the impact of client information type, workload, and PCAOB guidance on dilution.” Her major professors was Dr. Don Finn.


Dr. Rajeeb Poudel is from the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Slippery Rock University. Dr. Poudel dissertation title was “Single Notch versus Multi Notch Credit Rating Changes and the Business Cycle.” His major professor was Dr. James Conover.


Spring 2016

Dr. Mohammed Alkhars is from the Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Dr. Alkhars dissertation title was “DECISION MAKERS’ COGNITIVE BIASES IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY”. His major professor was Dr. Robert Pavur and Dr. Nicholas Evangelopoulos.


Dr. Vallari Chandna is from the Department of Management accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Dr. Chandna dissertation title was “Virtual Entrepreneurship: Explicating the Antecedents of Firm Performance.” Her major professor was Dr. Manjula Salimath.


Dr. Nicholas Hunt is from the Department of Accounting accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada - Reno. Dr. Hunt dissertation title was “An Examination of Taxpayer Compliance from Three Perspectives: A Study of Economic, Environmental, and Personal Determinants.” His major professors was Dr. Govind Iyer.


Dr. Rusty Karst is from the Department of Management accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University - Kingsville. Dr. Karst dissertation title was “Semiglobalization: Institutional Effects on Multilatina Cross-border Acquisitions.” His major professor was Dr. Danielle Cooper and Dr. Nolan Gaffney.


Dr. Yolanda Obaze is from the Department of Marketing and Logistics accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Evansville, Indiana. Dr. Obaze dissertation title was “COMMUNITY-BASED LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: Development, Testing and Validation of Conceptual Models”. Her major professor was Dr. Victor Prybutok and Dr. Wesley Randall.


Dr. Xianghui Peng is from the Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Eastern Washington University. Dr. Peng dissertation title was “Quality Management Theory Development and Investigation of the Constructs within an Organizational Framework”. His major professor was Dr. Victor Prybutok.


Summer 2016

Dr. Chandan Acharya is from the Department of Management accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at CUNY – College of Staten Island. Dr. Acharya dissertation title was “Cooperative Strategy and Sources of Knowledge Integration Capability and Innovation – A Relational View.” His major professor was Dr. Divesh Ojha and Dr. Lew Taylor.


Dr. Charlene Dadzie is from the Department of Marketing and Logistics accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of South Alabama. Dr. Dadzie dissertation title was “Can Imagination Travel the Distance? Investigating the Role of Construal Mindsets in Consumer Elaborative Thought Processes.” Her major professor was Dr. Nancy Spears.


Dr. Arezoo Davari Dr. Arezoo Davari is from the Department of Marketing and Logistics accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Eastern Washington University. Dr. Davari dissertation title was “Goodbye seems to be the Hardest Word: Investigating Why, When, and How to Delete Brands.” Her major professor was Dr. David Strutton.


Dr. Benjamin George is from the Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of South Dakota. Dr. George dissertation title was “Extensions of the General Linear Model into Methods within Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling”. His major professor was Dr. Victor Prybutok.


Dr. Natalie Gerhart is from the Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Creighton University. Dr. Gerhart dissertation title was “Decision-Making with Big Information: The Relationship between Decision Context, Stopping Rules, and Decision Performance”. His major professor was Dr. John Windsor.


Dr. Pramod Iyer is from the Department of Marketing and Logistics accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Iyer dissertation title was “Brand Management Capability and Brand Performance.” His major professor was Dr. Audhesh Paswan.


Dr. Mehrdad Koohikamali is from the Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Redlands, CA. Dr. Mehrdad Koohikamali dissertation title was “Three Essays on Information Privacy of Mobile Users in the Context of Mobile Apps.” His major profess was Dr. Dan Kim.


Dr. Haowen Luo is from the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Purdue University - Fort Wayne. Dr. Luo dissertation title was “Is 100 Percent Debt Optimal? A Study of Aggressive Capital Structure and Myth of Negative Book Equity Firms.” His major professor was Dr. Niranjan Tripathy.


Dr. Mohammadreza Mousavizadeh is from the Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Western Michigan University. Dr. Mousavizadeh dissertation title was “THREE RESEARCH ESSAYS ON ONLINE USERS’ CONCERNS AND WEB ASSURANCE MECHANISMS.” His major professor was Dr. Dan Kim.


Dr. Hirofumi Nishi is from the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law accepted a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Fort Hays State University. Dr. Nishi dissertation title was “Market Efficiency, Arbitrage and the NYMEX Crude Oil Futures Market.” His major professor was Dr. Don MacDonald.


Dr. Saba Pourrezajourshari is from the Department of Marketing and Logistics accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina - Wilmington (UNCW). Dr. Pourrezajourshari dissertation title was “Life Cycle Affordability Decisions.” Her major professor was Dr. Brian Sauser.


Dr. Yulia Sullivan is from the Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Binghamton University – The State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Sullivan dissertation title was “Costs and Benefits of Mind Wandering in a Technological Setting: Findings and Implications.” Her major profess was Dr. Chang Koh.