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Dividend The official online magazine of the Carson College of Business

The Carson College is pleased to introduce Chuck Munson, professor of operations management, as the new 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

Doctoral programs offered in the Carson College of Business

# of Ph.D. Students


# of Ph.D. Faculty


Our Ph.D. Students Come From 13 Countries


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


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

Recent Ph.D. Graduate Placements
at Carnegie Research 1 Universities

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

Mina Jafarijoo, 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.

Aishajiang Aizezikali, operations and management science, was named the Best Master of Science Student in Statistics at Washington State University in spring 2017.

Current Ph.D. Students with Accepted Publications

Aishajiang Aizezikali, operations and management science, has a paper, “An Evaluation of the Bid Price and Nested Network Revenue Management Allocation Methods,” accepted at Computers and Industrial Engineering with Ph.D. graduate Victor Pimentel and Tim Baker, associate professor of finance and management science, WSU Tri-Cities.

Scott Connors, marketing, has two papers in review: “Fostering and Leveraging Consumer Brand Relationships: A Psychological Distance Perspective” at the Journal of Consumer Research and “Lie, Cheat, and Steal: A Moral Worth Account of How Harmful Brands Cause Consumers to Act Unethically” at the Journal of Consumer Psychology.


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