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Chuck Munson, professor of operations management, is the Ph.D. program director. During his 21 years on faculty in the college, he has regularly been a Dean’s Excellence Fellow for outstanding research, teaching, and service as well as a recipient of WSU’s highest teaching award. Munson has served as the Ph.D. coordinator for the operations and management science program for many years. Read the director’s message.

Ph.D. Corner

# of Ph.D. Students


# of Ph.D. Faculty


Our Ph.D. Students Come From 15 Countries




Saudi Arabia
Sri Lanka


of graduating Ph.D. students recommend the program to others


of graduating Ph.D. students are employed within six months of graduation

Student Spotlight

Recent Ph.D. Graduate Placements
at Peer or Aspirant Universities

Aishajiang Aizezikali
Operations and Management Science
Ivey Business School

Scott Connors
University of Western Ontario

Shinhye Kim
University of Missouri

Brett Josephson
George Mason University

Lu Lu
Hospitality Business Management
Temple University

L. Emily Hickman
University of New Mexico

Jenni Sandstrom
Hospitality Business Management
Washington State University

Gulnara Zaynutdinova
West Virginia University

Current Ph.D. Student Achievements

John Correia, information systems, was selected to attend the doctoral consortium at the International Conference on Information Systems, a highly competitive consortium with only 40 invited participants from around the globe.

Vicky Luo, operations management science, was selected to attend both the competitive INFORMS Doctoral Colloquium and the competitive Decision Sciences Institute Post-Proposal Consortium.

Yoonsoo Nam, finance, was awarded the Shinhan Bank and KAFA Scholarship for Ph.D. students.

Current Ph.D. Students with Accepted Publications

John Correia, information systems, and coauthors Assistant Professor Robert Crossler, M. Curry, B. Marshall, and recently published a paper “InfoSec Process Action Model (IPAM): Systematically Addressing Individual Security Behavior” in ACM SIGMIS Database: the DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, 49(1), 49-66.

Yoonsoo Nam, finance, and coauthors Scott J. Niblock, Elisabeth Sinnewe, and Keith Jakob, published “Do Corporate Managers ‘Heap’ Dividends? Evidence on Dividend Heaping and Information Uncertainty in Australia?” in the 2018 issue of the Australian Journal of Management. Nam and coauthor Assistant Professor DJ Fairhurst had a paper “Corporate Governance and Financial Peer Effects” accepted for publication in Financial Management.

Zhe Ouyang, hospitality, and coauthors Professor Dogan Gursoy and B. Sharma, published “Role of Trust, Emotions and Event Attachment on Residents’ Attitudes Toward Tourism” in the 2017 issue of Tourism Management, 63, 426-438. Ouyang and coauthors Associate Professor Christina Chi, and X. Xu had a paper “Changing Perceptions and Reasoning Process: Comparison of Pre and Post-event Residents’ Attitudes” published May 31, 2018, issue of Annals of Tourism Research, 70, 39-53.

Doctoral programs offered
in the Carson College of Business

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