Our Ph.D. graduates have been placed in universities across the country, including:

  • California State University
    Central Michigan University
    Duquesne University
    Eastern Michigan University
    Florida Institute of Technology
    Gannon University
    Idaho State University
  • Indiana State University
    Ithaca College
    Loyola University
    Minnesota State University
    Montana State University
    San Francisco State University
    SUNY Brockport
  • Towson University
    University of Hartford
    University of Massachusetts
    University of Tennessee
    University of Texas
    West Liberty University


The following are dissertations presented by Ph.D. students in the past five years.


Logan Browning, August 2017, An Examination of the Association of Firm Credit Ratings with Real Activities Manipulation, Audit Quality, Corporate Governance, and Credit Default Swaps

Jing Wang, December 2016, Acquiring Firms’ Strategic Disclosure Practices around Mergers and Acquisitions


Barry Hettler, May 2015, Disclosure Practices of Dual Class Firms: An Examination of Voluntary and Mandatory Reporting

Matthew Geiszler, August 2014, Does Accounting Quality Affect the Informational Value of Credit Ratings?

David Salerno, May 2013, The Effect of Earnings Quality on Analyst Forecast Accuracy, Dispersion, and Optimism and Implications for CEO Compensation

Nathan Jeppson, May 2013, Innovation Focused Strategy and Earning Management

Gulraze Wakil, May 2011, Conservatism, Earnings Persistence, and the Accruals Anomaly



Zilong Liu, August 2016, Two Essays on Entrepreneurial Finance

Tzveta Vateva, December 2014, Corporate Governance and Default Risk

Nonna Sorokina, August 2014, Bank Capital and Theory of Capital Structure

Natalya Schenck, August 2014, Impact of Charter Values on Moral Hazard in Banking

Thomas Hanson, August 2014, Real Effects of High Frequency Trading

Robert Antenucci, December 2013, Impact of Corporate Governance, CEO Compensation, and CEO Portfolio Risk on Firm Performance during Recessionary Periods

Pavlo Tsebro, August 2013, Two Essays in Finance: Essay I - Employee Stock Options: Financing Constraints Explanation, Essay II-Role of the Equity-Based Compensation in Valuation of (Non-) Diversified Firms

Fanglin Shen, May 2013, Responses in Divergence of Opinions Around Earning Announcement: Evidence Outside the U.S.

Colleen Asaad (Tokar), May 2013, Two Essays in Finance: Cultural Finance and Behavioral Finance

Lisa Williams, August 2012, Essays on Risk Management Strategies for U.S. Bank Holding Companies

Richard Hauser, August 2012, The Firm "Life-Cycle" Hypothesis and Dividend Policy: Tests on Propensity to Pay, Dividend Initiation, and Dividend Growth Rates

Sara Bennett, August 2012, The Order Book, Order Flow, and the Impact of Order Cancellations On Equity Index Futures

Shengxiong Wu, May 2012, The Information Content of the Euro-Bund Futures Option Markets

Randall Kimmel, August 2011, Can Statistics Based Early Warning Systems Detect Problem Banks Before Markets?


Information Systems

Geoffrey Hill, August 2015, Sensemaking in Big Data: Conceptual and Empirical Approaches to Actionable Knowledge Generation from Unstructured Text Streams

Karoly Bozan, December 2014, Process Framework of a Multi-Stakeholder EHR System

Fengkun Liu, December 2014, Informational Cascades in Mobil Application Adoption: A Study of the Effects of Review, Social, and Adopter Characteristics

Venugopal Gopalakrishna Remani, August 2012, Information Supply Chain System for Managing Rare Infectious Diseases in the U.S.

Yaman Roumani, May 2012, Predicting Vulnerability Risks Using Software Characteristics

Joseph Nwankpa, May 2012, The Implications of Real Options on ERP-Enabled Adoption

Laura Rickett, August 2011, An Analysis of the Effect of Information Activism on Capital Markets:  Investor Behavior and Divergent Market Conditions


Management Systems

Zhi Tao, May 2013, Carbon Emission Modeling in Green Supply Chain Management

Marina Astakhova, May 2012, Exploring Complementary Person-Organization Fit



Jamie Grigsby, August 2017, What’s the Story? Understanding the Experiences and Consequences of Consuming Stories

Kostas Alexiou, August 2017, Organizational Legitimacy in Entrepreneurial Contexts: Hybridity, Crowdfunding, and Social Entrepreneurship

Paul Mills, August 2017, Essays on Two Novel Pricing Mechanisms

Hua Meng, August 2016, The Effects of Scent on Consumer Behavior

Hillary Mellema, August 2015, The Effect of Indecisiveness on Consumer Choice Processes

Andrey Kretinin, August 2015, Essays on Governance Perspective on Franchising

Chan Ho Song, May 2015, An Experimental Test of the Performance of Referral Reward Programs: The Receiver's Perspective

Todd Morgan, May 2015, Antecedents, Consequences, and Boundary Conditions of Customer Participation in the New Product Development Process

Rebecca Dingus, May 2014, Management of a Multinational Salesforce:  A Transaction Cost Examination of the Sales Network

Kun Chen, May 2014, Strategic Objectives, Alignments, and Firm Performance

Marie Yeh, August 2013, Cards, Creatures, and Almost Anything: A Study of Children's Trading

Alison Shields, May 2013, What Did You Do To My Brand? Consumer Responses to Changes in Brands Towards Which They Are Nostalgic

Karla Mendoza Abarca, May 2013, Essays on Social Venture Antecedents, Consequences, and Strategies

Hyunjung Lee, August 2012, Brand Valuation Model: Shareholder Value Approach

Christina Saenger, May 2012, Attachment Style, Identity Congruence, and Gift Preference: A Dyadic Model of Gift Exchange

Kendra Fowler, August 2011, An Expansion of Retail Site Selection Theory: Incorporating Managerial Intuition and Process Quality

Mary Schramm, May 2011, Value Relevance of Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Veronica Thomas, May 2011, Secret Consumption: Responses to Social Group Influence Under Conditions of Conflicting Brand Preferences


Operations Management

Yertai Tanai, December 2016, Capturing Value from Decentralized Supply Chain with Third Party Reverse Logistics

Maxim Bushuev, December 2013, Supply Chain Delivery Performance:  Points of View of a Supplier and a Buyer

James Brown, May 2013, Green Supply Chain and Transportation Models

Kuntal Bhattacharyya, August 2011, Value Sourcing in Supply Chains

Lihua Chen, August 2011, Some Results in Fair Sharing of Costs and Revenue in Supply Chains with Varying Demand


Strategic Management

David Lee Baker, May 2012, Toward a Theoretical Model of the Principal Determinants of Country-Level Entrepreneurship


Supply Chain Management

Hongyan Liang, December 2017, Three Essays on Performance Evaluation in Operations and Supply Chain Management