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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

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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

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.

Jakob, Keith and Yoonsoo Nam, “Heaping on Dividends: The Role of Dividend Size and Information Uncertainty” Journal of Behavioral Finance, forthcoming, 2018;

Jakob, Keith and Yoonsoo Nam, “Do Cultures Influence Abnormal Market Reactions before Official Sovereign Debt Rating Downgrade Announcements?.” Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money 47, 2017: 65-75.

Guanzhong Pan (finance), recently published “Biases in CAPM Beta Estimation,” with Linda H. Chen, George J. Jiang, and Kevin X. Zhu, Advances in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, 2017, 8, 83-103.
Hui-Heng Cheng (finance) recently published two papers:

Wang, J. L., Huang, H. C., Chen, Y. C., & Cheng, M. H. H. (Forthcoming) “The Financial Impacts and Intergenerational Equity of the Pension Reform in Taiwan,” NTU Management Review.

Wang, J. L., Huang, H. C., Yang, S. S., Chen, Y. C., & Cheng, M. H. H. (2017) “Pension Reform and Building a Sustainable Pension System in Taiwan,” Taiwan Economic Forecast and Policy, 48(1), 1-39.

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,” ACM SIGMIS Database: the DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, 49(1), 49-66.

Curry, M., Marshall, B., Correia, J., Crossler, R. E., “InfoSec Process Action Model (IPAM): Targeting Insider’s Weak Password Behavior,” Journal of Information Systems, forthcoming.

Xuemei Huang
Yafang Li (MIS) and Xuemei Huang (MIS) recently published:

Jing Fan, Mingxing Shao, Yafang Li, Xuemei Huang, (2018) “Understanding Users’ Attitude Toward Mobile Payment Use: A Comparative Study Between China and the USA,” Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 118 Issue: 3, pp. 524-540.

Yuan Wen (Marketing) recently published:

Nikolov, Atanas Nik., & Wen, Yuan, “Does Family Involvement Matter Post IPO? Adding Value through Advertising in Family Firms,Journal of Family Business Management, Vol. 8 Issue: 3, pp. 218-234.

Zhang Shanshan, Kangtao Ye, Yijing Cui, and Wenjiao Zang. “Large Shareholder Incentives and Auditor Choice.” Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. Forthcoming.
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 Professor Christina Chi, and X. Xu had a paper “Changing Perceptions and Reasoning Process: Comparison of Pre and Post-event Residents’ Attitudes,” Annals of Tourism Research, 70, 39-53.

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