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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

70

# of Ph.D. Faculty

64

Our Ph.D. Students Come From 15 Countries

Bangladesh
Canada
China
Greece
India
Iran
Japan
Korea
Lebanon
Saudi Arabia
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Turkey
U.K.
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


Aishajiang Aizezikali
Operations and Management Science
Ivey Business School


Scott Connors
Marketing
University of Western Ontario


Shinhye Kim
Marketing
University of Missouri


Brett Josephson
Marketing
George Mason University


Lu Lu
Hospitality Business Management
Temple University


L. Emily Hickman
Accounting
University of New Mexico


Jenni Sandstrom
Hospitality Business Management
Washington State University


Gulnara Zaynutdinova
Finance
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.

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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