Recent Ph.D. Graduates

Summer 2020

Dr. Saban Adana is from the Department of Marketing, Logistics, and Operations Management accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at John Carroll University. Dr. Adana's dissertation title was "Exploring the Impact of Decentralization of Decision Making and Supply Chain Complexity on Supply Chain Resilience." His major professor was Dr. Ila Manuj.

Dr. Juan Diego Alvarado Karste is from the Department of Marketing, Logistics, and Operations Management accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Utah Valley. Dr. Alvarado Karste's dissertation title was "BRAND RIVALRIES AND THEIR EFFECT ON CONSUMER CHOICES." His major professor was Dr. Blair Kidwell.

Dr. Andrea Bennett is from the Department of Marketing, Logistics, and Operations Management accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Midwestern State University. Dr. Bennett's dissertation title was "The Embarrassment Paradox: Inducing Behavior Through Immoral Inaction." Her major professor was Dr. Blair Kidwell.

Dr. Trond Bergestuen is from the Department of Marketing, Logistics, and Operations Management accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Dr. Bergestuen's dissertation title was "INSIGHTS INTO THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INDEPENDENT MANUFACTURERS REPRESENTATIVES AND THEIR PRINCIPALS." His major professor was Dr. Kenneth Thompson.

Dr. Hasan Celik is from the Department of Marketing, Logistics, and Operations Management accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Robert Morris University. Dr. Celik's dissertation title was "Implications of Performance-Based Contracting on Logistics and Supply Chain Management: A Multi-Method Approach." His major professor was Dr. David Nowicki.

Dr. Sedat Cevikparmak is from the Department of Marketing, Logistics, and Operations Management accepted a position as an Assistant Professor and Chair at DeSales University. Dr. Cevikparmak's dissertation title was "Effects of Managerial Risk Propensity and Risk Perception on Contract Selection: Revisiting the Risk Neutrality Assumption of Transaction Cost Economics (TCE)." His major professor was Dr. Brian Sauser.

Dr. Alsius David is from the Department of Information Technology, and Decision Sciences accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at SUNY Oneonta. Dr. David's dissertation title was "Augmented Reality Intentions in Social Networking and Retail Apps." His major professor was Dr. Daniel Peak.

Dr. Wenjuan Guo is from the Department of Management accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Valdosta State University. Dr. Guo's dissertation title was "Three Essays on Employee's Personal Resource Allocation Decisions in Work and Life." Her major professors were Dr. Julie Hancock and Dr. Danielle Cooper.

Dr. Sonja Hightower is from the Department of Accounting accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Dr. Hightower's dissertation title was "WHO MAKES THE DECISION? MANAGERIAL INFLUENCE ON CORPORATE BOARDS AND AUDITOR SELECTION, CHANGE, AND COMPENSATION." Her major professor was Dr. Ananth Seetharaman.

Dr. J. Philipp Klaus is from the Department of Accounting accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Bentley University. Dr. Klaus's dissertation title was "THREE ESSAYS ON THE EFFECTS OF EXECUTIVES' INFORMAL NETWORKS ON SHAREHOLDER VALUE, FINANCIAL AND TAX REPORTING OUTCOMES." His major professor was Dr. Govind Iyer.

Dr. Carullah Kucuk is from the Department of Marketing, Logistics, and Operations Management accepted a position as an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas. Dr. Kucuk's dissertation title was " After-Sales Service Contracting for Excellence in Life-Cycle Cost Management: Numerical Experiments and Systematic Review of Analytical Models." His major professors were Dr. Jeffrey Ogden and Dr. Victor Prybutok.

Dr. Md Rasel Mamun is from the Department of Information Technology, and Decision Sciences accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of North Texas. Dr. Mamun's dissertation title was "An Analysis of Information Technology (IT) Post-Adoption Behavior." His major professor was Dr. Daniel Peak.

Dr. Swati Panda is from the Department of Marketing, Logistics, and Operations Management accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Panda's dissertation title was "ATTRACTING THE RIGHT PARTNER: SIGNALING IN BUSINESS TO BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS." Her major professors was Dr. Audhesh Paswan.

Dr. Heng Xie is from the Department of Information Technology, and Decision Sciences accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at UT Permian Basin. Dr. Heng's dissertation title was "Does Quality Management Practice Influence Performance in the Healthcare Industry?" His major professor was Dr. Victor Prybutok.

Dr. Hanzhi Xu is from the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, and Law accepted a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Dr. Xu's dissertation title was "THE TWO SIDES OF VALUE PREMIUM: DECOMPOSING THE VALUE PREMIUM." His major professor was Dr. Ian Liu.

Dr. Huaibing Yu is from the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, and Law accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of North Texas. Dr. Yu's dissertation title was "How Is the Volatility Priced by the Stock Market?" His major professor was Dr. Ian Liu.

Spring 2020

Dr. Linh Le is from the Department of Accounting accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Penn State University-Behren. Dr. Le's dissertation title was "THE DETERMINANTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF HAVING A CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER." Her major professor was Dr. Lili Sun.

Dr. Fernanda Muniz is from the Department of Marketing, Logistics, and Operations Management accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at California State University-San Marcos. Dr. Muniz's dissertation title was "Corporate Social Responsibility and Brand Equity: Insights to Global, Luxury, and Co-Creation Brand Building Strategies." Her major professor was Dr. Francisco Guzman.

Fall 2019

Dr. Saleh Al-Ghamdi is from the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, and Law. Dr. Al-Ghamdi's dissertation title was "An Empirical Investigation into the Value of Credit Lines." His major professor was Dr. Tomas Mantecon.

Dr. He Ren is from the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, and Law accepted a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas Woman's University. Dr. Ren's dissertation title was "IMPACT OF MARKET STATE ON MOMENTUM PORTFOLIO RISK AND PERFORMANCE: A RISK-BASED EXPLANATION." His major professor was Dr. Yi Liu.