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Chuck Munson, professor of operations management, is the Ph.D. program director. During his 23 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

61

# of Ph.D. Faculty

71

Our Ph.D. Students Come From 12 Countries

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Bangladesh
China
Columbia
Greece
India
Iran
Korea
Macao
Mexico
Nigeria
Taiwan
U.S.A.

92%

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

100%

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

Student Spotlight

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


Sadegh Kazemi (2020)
Operations and Management Science
University of Houston


Susan He (2019)
Finance
Washington State University-Vancouver


Yunshil Cha (2019)
Accounting
University of New Hampshire


Mike Kennedy (2019)
Management Information Systems
University of British Columbia


Aishajiang Aizezikali (2018)
Operations and Management Science
Ivey Business School


Scott Connors (2018)
Marketing
University of Western Ontario


Shinhye Kim (2018)
Marketing
University of Missouri


L. Emily Hickman (2017)
Accounting
University of New Mexico


Lu Lu (2016)
Hospitality Business Management
Temple University

Current Ph.D. Student Achievements


Kamal Ahmmad, marketing, won third place in the 2020 GPSA Research Exposition in the category of business, communication, and political sciences.


Natalie Liberman, management, won the 2019-2020 Carson College of Business Outstanding Doctoral Student Teaching Award.


Zhe Ouyang, hospitality business management, won the Carson College of Business Three Minute Thesis Competition in March, 2020. She was also the recipient of the 2019-2020 Carson College of Business Outstanding Doctoral Student Research Award.


Eunjeong Shin, management, won first place in the 2020 GPSA Research Exposition in the category of business, communication, and political sciences.


Justin Stachofsky, management information systems, has received the Alice O. Rice Graduate Fellowship from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Thomas S. Foley Institute of Public Policy and Public Service.


Carlos Torros, management, information systems, and entrepreneurship, received a doctoral student award from the Association for Information Systems’ Special Interest Group on Information Security and Privacy. He presented his paper at a workshop in Munich in December.

Current Ph.D. Students with Accepted Publications

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.

Hengxuan Chi (hospitality) and coauthors Professor Dogan Gursoy, Lu Lu, and Robin Nunkoo published “Consumers Acceptance of of Artificially Intelligent (AI) Device Use in Service Delivery” in the 2019 issue of the International Journal of Information Management, 49, 157-169.

Chi and coauthor Professor Dogan Gursoy have an upcoming publication “Determinants of Locals’ Heritage Resource Protection and Conservation Responsibility Behaviors,” in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

Chi and Zhe Ouyang, with coauthor Jin Ai, published “Categorizing Peer-to-Peer Review Site Features and Examining Their Impacts on Room Sales” in the 2019 issue of the Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management, 1-20.

Yijing Cui (accounting) and coauthors Shanshan Zhang, Kangtao Ye, and Wenjiao Zang published “Large Shareholder Incentives and Auditor Choice,” in Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Vol. 38,(3): 203-222.

Xuemei Huang
Yafang Li

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.

Jessica Murray (hospitality) and coauthor H.J. Kim, have a publication “Chipotle’s Food Crisis Conundrum” in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Cases. (In press)

Murray and coauthors Professor Mark Beattie and T. Umbreit have a publication “Ivar’s Tipping Point” in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Cases. (In press)

Murray and coauthors Alecia Kiszonas and Craig Morris published “Influence of Soft Kernel Texture on Fresh Durum Pasta Quality” in the 2018 issue of the Journal of Food Science, 83, 2812-2818.

Murray, Kiszonas, and Morris also published “Pasta Production: Complexity in Defining Processing Conditions for Reference Trials and Quality Assessment Methods” in the 2017 issue of Cereal Chemistry, 94, 791-797.

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. They also recently published “The Practice of and Motivation for Equity Recycling: Evidence from the Asia-Pacific Region” in the October 2018 issue of  Pacific-Basin Finance Journal Vol. 57,  101171.

Nam and coauthor Keith Jakob published “Heaping on Dividends: The Role of Dividend Size and Information Uncertainty” in the  Journal of Behavioral Finance, 2018; and “Do Cultures Influence Abnormal Market Reactions before Official Sovereign Debt Rating Downgrade Announcements?,” in the 2017 Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money 47,  65-75.

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.

Ouyang and coauthors Wei Wei and Professor Christina Chi published “Environment Management in the Hotel Industry: Does Institutional Environment Matter?” in the 2019 issue of the International Journal of Hospitality Management, 77, 353-364.

Ouyang and coauthors Professor Dogan Gursoy, Robin Nunkoo, and Wei Wei published “Residents’ Impacts Perceptions of and Attitudes Towards Tourism Development: A Meta-Analysis” in the 2018 issue of the Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management, 1-18.

Ouyang, with coauthors Hengxuan Chi and Jin Ai, published “Categorizing Peer-to-Peer Review Site Features and Examining Their Impacts on Room Sales” in the 2019 issue of the Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management, 1-20.

Alexandros Paparas (operations and management science) coauthored research with Professors Stergios Fotopoulos and Krishna Jandhyala, “Some Properties of the Multivariate Generalized Hyperbolic Laws,” Sankhya Series A, accepted for publication.

Paparas coauthored another research paper with Professors Stergios Fotopoulos and Krishna Jandhyala, “Multivariate Generalized Hyperbolic Laws for Modeling Financial Log-Returns—Empirical and Theoretical Considerations,” which has been accepted for publication by Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry.

Lu Yuan (hospitality) published “SWOT Analysis About the Integration of Tourism Development of Urban Agglomeration in the Middle Reach of the Yangtze River” in the 2016 issue of Chinese & Foreign Entrepreneurs, 1-18.

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