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Dividend - Fall 2020 Graduate Education

2020 Ph.D. Graduates

Thamer Almutairi

Operations and Management Science
B.S., King Saudi University
M.S., Southern New Hampshire University
Dissertation:
Action Research for Behavioral Theory Building: Six Sigma Success Factors
Major advisor:
Timothy Baker
Placement:
Undetermined

Chandresh Baid

Management
B.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
MBA, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
Dissertation:
Crowdfunding—Exploring the Role of Firm and Platform Attributes on Funding and Firm Success
Major advisor:
Arvin Sahaym
Placement:
Grand Valley State University

Michael Craven

Accounting
B.S., La Salle University
Dissertation:
The Usefulness of the Dodd-Frank Pay Ratio Disclosure
Major advisor:
Bernard Wong-On-Wing and Kathleen Harris
Placement:
Marist College

Bill Ding

Marketing
B. Eng., Hanshan Normal University
M.S., Jinan University
Dissertation:
Paying to be Social? How Materialism Shapes Social Spending
Major advisor:
Jeff Joireman
Placement:
Southern Connecticut State University

Gihan Edirisinghe

Operations and Management Science
BSc. Eng., University of Peradeniya
Passed Finalist, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Dissertation:
Data-Driven Decision Making in Online and Brick-and-Mortar Retailing
Major advisor:
Chuck Munson
Placement:
Western Kentucky University

Susan He

Finance
B.S., Sichuan University
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Dissertation:
Essays on National Culture and Risk-Taking Behaviors in the Insurance Industry
Major advisor:
Gene Lai
Placement:
Washington State University Vancouver

Sadegh Kazemi

Operations and Management Science
B.S., Kerman University
M.S., Kerman University
Dissertation:
Revenue Management in the Presence of Shifts in Customers’ Reservation Price
Major advisor:
Stergios Fotopoulos
Placement:
University of Houston

Jonathan Lee

Accounting
B.S., Southern Utah University
M.S., Southern Utah University
Dissertation:
Small Business Tax Compliance
Major advisor:
Bernard Wong-On-Wing and Jeffrey Gramlich
Placement:
Southern Utah University

Lan (Vicky) Luo

Operations and Management Science
B.A., University of International Business and Economics
M.Sc., Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dissertation:
Supply Chain Stress
Major advisor:
Chuck Munson
Placement:
University of Hartford

Silu (Lucy) Lyu

Operations and Management Science
B.A., Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation:
The General Approaches for In-Sample and Out-of-Sample Tests of Predictability and Consistent Tests for Stochastic Dominance under Recursive Schemes for Nested Models
Major advisor:
Stergios Fotopoulos
Placement:
Amazon

Pavan Munaganti

Marketing
B.S., Wichita State University
MBA, Wichita State University
Dissertation:
Human-Robot Interactions: A Study of Consumer Behavior in the Age of Robots
Major advisor:
Andrew Perkins
Placement:
San José State University

Richard Muszynski III

Operations and Management Science
B.A., Lewis-Clark State College
M.S., Washington State University
M.S., Washington State University
Dissertation:
Management and Decision Analysis Approaches to Create Portfolios, Rank Mutual Funds & Companies, and Identify Market Performance Patterns
Major advisor:
Chuck Munson
Placement:
Wilkes University

Eujin Park

Marketing
B.S., Purdue University
M.S., Seoul National University
Dissertation:
Awe and Unusual Instances in Consumer Behavior
Major advisor:
Elizabeth Howlett
Placement:
Open University of Hong Kong

Smita Srivastava

Management
B.S., Xavier Institute of Management
M.S., Michigan State University
Dissertation:
Staying Alert and Being Imaginative: Exploring Entrepreneurial Thinking in Depth
Major advisor:
Arvin Sahaym
Placement:
Wichita State University

Cuyler Strong

Finance
B.S., Utah State University
M.S., Utah State University
Dissertation:
Essays on Single-Stock Futures and Options Markets
Major advisor:
George Jiang
Placement:
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Yuan Wen

Marketing
B.A., Guangxi University, China
MFE, Ohio University
Dissertation:
The Effect of Equity Strategies on Marketing Outcomes
Major advisor:
Babu John Mariadoss
Placement:
University of Illinois Springfield