Joshua Khavis joined the Ph.D. Program in 2014. Joshua received his Masters degree in Taxation from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. He also holds a dual B.B.A. degree in Finance and Information Systems from Pace University from which he has graduated Summa Cum Laude in less than 3.5 years and successfully completed his University’s honors program. After finishing Pace, Mr. Khavis was awarded the prestigious US Fulbright Fellowship and as a result has conducted capital markets research in Israel for a year. Prior to joining Temple, Joshua was part of the NYC startup scene where he oversaw operations, accounting and finance for a number of startups. He has also worked in the fixed income technology division at Barclays Investment Bank. His research interests are in capital markets and financial accounting.
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JangWook Lee joined the Temple Accounting Ph.D. program in Fall 2012. He holds an M.A. degree in Statistics from Columbia University, an M.S. degree in Accounting from Baruch College, CUNY, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Korea University. He worked for SK Networks in the business strategy team in South Korea before he came to the United States. His current research interests include capital markets and corporate governance. In his spare time, he enjoys classical music and taking photos of landscapes.
Lu Lu joined the Ph.D. Program in 2014. She is a member of China Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has passed the uniform CPA exams of AICPA. Lu received her B.S. in Accounting at Tsinghua University. Prior to joining Temple, she worked at KPMG Beijing in the auditing department, and Tricor Consultancy in the financial service department. Her public accounting experience included assurance services, financial
services and tax compliance works. Lu’s research interests are primarily in the field of auditing and financial disclosure.
Hyunjin Oh joined the Temple Accounting Ph.D. program in Fall 2014. She is a University Presidential Fellowship recipient. She holds a M.S. degree in Accounting from Seoul Nation University (Graduated with First Class Honors). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Management Science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Her current research interests are broadly in empirical managerial accounting.
Chunnan Zhang joined the Ph.D. program in Fall 2012. She received her M.S. Accounting degree from University at Albany-SUNY (the State University of New York) in 2010 and M.A. Economics degree from SUNY Buffalo in 2012. She holds a B.A. degree in English, minor in Business Administration from Shanghai University (China) in 2008. In her spare time, she likes reading, swimming and jogging.
Xun Zhong joined the Temple Finance Ph.D. program in 2014. Xun holds an M.S. degree in Economics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also holds a dual B.S. degree in Finance and Electronic Engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Her research interests lie in empirical asset pricing, capital markets, and security analysts.
Soo Jung Han
Soo Jung Han’s research interests include leadership, trust development, organizational justice and Person-Environment Fit. Soo Jung earned a B.S in Chemical & Bio-molecular engineering from KAIST in Korea and holds a M.S in Business Administration from Seoul National University. She has a four and half years’ industry experience. As an assistant manager, she was involved in overseas M& A projects, corporate valuation, and new business development in a petrochemical company in Korea.
Soojin Lee joined the Ph.D. program in 2011. She holds B.S degree in Mathematics, B.A degree in Business from EWHA Woman’s University and MBA from Seoul National University. She was a financial service manager in BMW. Her experience widely ranged from process re-engineering to an appointment as a BSC committee member. Her primary project was managing performance evaluation of dealerships. After her MBA degree, she was hired back to BMW as a sole consultant responsible for designing and implementing BSC (Balanced Scorecard) to dealerships. While her current research interests are in managerial accounting, performance evaluation, and Balanced Scorecard, she has never lost her vivid interest in auto-industry. In Temple, she aspires to expand her research interest in interdisciplinary manner with industrial expertise.
Eunbin Whang received her MS degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Bachelor’s in Economics from Northwestern University. She has three years of work experience in corporate accounting for a Chicago-based private firm. Her research interests are in behavioral accounting and managerial accounting.
Zhi (Aaron) Cheng is a doctoral student in the concentration of Management Information Systems (MIS) at Fox School of Business, Temple University. He is currently the vice president of Fox School Doctoral Student Association. He is also one of the competitive recipients of Presidential Fellowships, the most prestigious university-wide award for graduate students in Temple. Aaron works with Dr. Paul A. Pavlou on various research fields of Information systems as a research assistant since August 2014.
Prior to joining in FOX MIS, Aaron completed all of his coursework in advance in an esteemed Master-PhD Program at School of Business, Renmin University of China (RUC), and received his master degree in management science and engineering in Summer 2015. In 2012, He received his B.A. in Management from University of International Relations, an elite and compact Liberal Arts College, where he started his study in MIS and his dream to be a great scholar.
His research interests lie in the economics of information technology (IT), societal impact of IT, IT and public policy by using various quantitative methods (econometrics, machine learning, and field experiment). He has his research accepted and presented at prestigious conferences including the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), INFORMS Annual Meeting, Conference on Information System & Technology (CIST), Statistical Challenges in e-Commerce Research (SCECR), and etc. His paper with professor Paul A. Pavlou and Angelika Dimoka, titled (Context may be King, but Generalizability is the Emperor!), is recently accepted by Journal of Information Technology (JIT).
Shuting (Ada) Wang is a first-year doctoral student in Fox School of Business with a concentration in Management Information System. Her research interests lie in e-commerce strategy, digital business strategy, and development of research methods. Ada holds a BA and a MA degree in Operations Management. Her master’s thesis applied in-depth empirical approaches to explore online customer behavior based on a dataset from
Taobao. She also has research experience working as a Research Assistant in the fields of rural economy and marketing. Prior to entering academia, Ada has industrial experience in different industries, including an internship in General Electric, Cummins, and SAP, and most recently a full-time management trainee in JD.com, one of the leading online retailing companies in China.
Alvin Zuyin Zheng
Alvin Zuyin Zhang graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering management from Wuhan University in 2011 and a master’s degree in management science and engineering from the Renmin University of China in 2013. His research considers consumer behavior in E-commerce context, and his graduate thesis concentrated on measuring the empirical herding effect in online purchasing.
Yaeeun Kim is a Ph.D. student in the Interdisciplinary Studies in the Fox School of Business at Temple University with a concentration in Marketing. She is a member of the Center for Neural Decision Making (CNDM) at the Fox School of Business. Yaeeun is interested in studying the underlying the neural mechanisms of consumer decision-making by using multi-methodological techniques involving EEG and fMRI.
Prior to joining the Ph.D. program at the Fox School of Business, Yaeeun earned her BA and MS in Management Science and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Yaeeun’s previous research regarding the effect of dissatisfying purchase in a two-sided market on post-purchase behavior has been presented at the Association for Consumer Research (ACR) annual conference.
Yaeeun has working experience in the area of neuromarketing research using multichannel EEG/ERP measurement and analysis.
Xiaoxuan (Farrah) Wu
Xiaoxuan (Farrah) Wu is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Marketing, and she is a member of both the Center for
Neuro Decision Making (CNDM) and the Consumer Sensory Innovation Lab (CSIL). She holds a bachelor’s degree
in Biotechnology from the Sun Yat-Sen University, China and a master’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology
from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Prior to joining the Fox School of Business,
Farrah acquired extensive experience in cancer research, which led to her later interest in health
messaging. After joining the Ph.D. program, she began investigating health marketing impact on people’s risk
perceptions of disease contraction, aided by the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This project
is supervised by Dr. Dimoka at CNDM. Meanwhile, she is studying sensory marketing, supervised by Dr. Morrin
at CSIL. She explores the effect of scent on visual perception, and how such effects influence consumers’
evaluation processes. In general, Farrah aspires to conduct research in consumer judgment and decision
making (JDM), and she is determined to examine it from behavioral, physiological, and neural aspects.
Ning Ye is a doctoral student in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain at Temple University and is a
member of both the Center for Neural Decision Making (CNDM) and the Consumer Sensory Innovation Lab (CSIL).
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business English from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, China
and a Master’s Degree in Marketing from the Johns Hopkins University. She worked as both a research
assistant and a teaching assistant at Johns Hopkins University before she joined Temple University. Her
research interests include sensory marketing, neuroscience in marketing, consumer behavior and decision
Myeonghun joined the Fox PhD program in the fall of 2013. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in health service management and business administration, and received a Master’s degree in Finance from Kyunghee University in South Korea. Prior to becoming a PhD student, Myeonghun attended various research workshops in Korea that included topics related to financial companies, financial authority, insurance association, and government. His current research interests include longevity risk, investment strategy in terms of ALM and LDI, annuity puzzle, regulation and market efficiency.
Qiao Jiang joined the PhD program in fall 2014, concentrating on Risk Management and Insurance. He received
his B.S. in Mathematics from University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and M.S. in Actuarial Science from
Columbia University. He is pursuing Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) and Fellow of the Society of
Actuaries (FSA) designations. His current interest rates include mortality risk and Markov Chain but he is
exploring more research interests related to finance.
Rui Ju joined the Fox School of Business in the Fall of 2014 with concentration in Risk Management &
Insurance. She holds a Master’s degree in Financial Analysis & Risk Management from Temple University in
2014 and a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Engineering from Anhui University of Finance & Economics in 2012.
Her current research interests include financial risk management, securitization and risk modeling.
Ji Yun Lim
Before joining the PhD program in Risk management and Insurance department in 2012, I received MS in Finance
from the University of Rochester, MBA from KAIST, and BS degree in Computer science from Ewha Womans
University. While working as a consultant in the Capital Market and Risk Management team at Deloitte
Consulting, I participated in various projects such as setting framework for risk management, adopting Basel
III guidance for managing liquidity risk, implementing International Financial Reporting Standards in firm’s
portfolio and hedging strategy and pricing diverse derivative products for banks and insurance companies. My
current research interests are in the capital allocation and systemic risk in the insurance industry. I
enjoy traveling and pilates.
Yingrui (Elaine) Lu joined the Ph.D. program of Risk Management & Insurance in Fall 2014. She received her
M.S. in Actuarial Science at Columbia University in 2013. Before moving to the U.S. from China, she earned
her B.M. in Accounting and B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at Xiamen University in 2007. Her
current research interests are in insurance economics, risk modeling and actuarial mathematics. In her spare
time, Elaine enjoys music and yoga.
In 2007 I graduated from Kuwait University with a major of Computer Science. I worked at Alahli Bank of
Kuwait as developer from 2007 to 2008. I also worked at Almulla Engineering Group from 2008 to 2011. My
tasks in both positions were mainly software development and database maintenance. In 2011 I moved to the US
to pursue a degree in statistics. I finished my Master of Science in statistics from Virginia Tech in 2013.
I then joined the department of statistics at Temple University to pursue my Ph.D.
Patrick Coyle is a Ph.D. student in the Statistics department at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.
A native of the greater Philadelphia area, Patrick attained a B.S. in mathematics from the University of
Pittsburgh in 2011. Patrick’s goal is to offer statistical expertise to public health and public policy
Lucas has his MS in biostatistics from Drexel University and is currently a PhD candidate in statistics at
Temple University. Lucas Glass is a consulting data scientist for IMS Health. In this role, Lucas works to
maximize the predictive accuracy of algorithms within the IMS suite of clinical development data and tools.
Before working with IMS, Lucas worked as a statistician at the United States Department of Justice
developing causation models for pharmaceutical false claims act litigation.
Richard Nair’s education includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Military
Academy at West Point, an MBA at Penn State Great Valley, a Master’s Degree in Applied Statistics from
Villanova, Six Sigma training at GE, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. He is
developing an interest in big data, which he intends to apply in the fields Commercial Analytics and
I am a PhD student at the Department of Statistics, Fox School of Business since Fall 2014. I completed my
Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Statistics in 2012 from Presidency College, Kolkata, under the
University of Calcutta, India. I obtained my Master of Science degree in Statistics from the same university
in 2014. My primary research interests include topics on statistical computation and time series
Hongryol is a PhD candidate in the department of Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University.
His research focuses on the control mechanism of strategic outsourcing and the effects of a flexible manufacturing system on entrepreneurial firm’s performance.
More broadly, he studies the determinants of strategic outsourcing in a global value chain network, seeking to understand how entrepreneurship and flexible manufacturing
strategy contribute to the “market process” in the dynamic environments of disequilibrium..
Laura is a doctoral student in the Strategic Management department. She holds a BA in Management from Towson
University. Her research interests include entrepreneurship and innovation, corporate attention to
stakeholders, and Benefit Corporations. She is currently working as a research assistant to Professor
Seok-Woo Kwon and Professor Sheryl Winston-Smith.
Jung Kwan Kim
Jung Kwan Kim is a Ph.D. Student in the Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple
University. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program at the Fox, he worked as an in-house strategy consultant for
one of the biggest telecommunications companies, focusing on critical corporate decisions and innovative new
business development. His various consulting projects have left some fundamental questions unanswered. Jung
Kwan must ask: Why did many firms face the demise of business even though it had faithfully employed some
traditionally-venerated competition strategies? What really makes a company outperform others before the
uncertainty of technological, economic, political, and social turbulences? These questions have inspired
Jung Kwan to establish new principles and models that can fundamentally influence firms’ business practices
and help them find better ways to sustain success. To fulfill this goal, Jung Kwan has decided to pursue a
Ph.D. in Strategic Management at the Fox.
Jamie (Jeongmi) Kim is currently a doctoral candidate at Temple University’s Fox School of Business studying
business administration with a concentration in tourism and sport. Jamie holds both M.A. and B.S. degree in
Tourism Management from Hanyang University, Korea. Before joining the Ph.D. program, Jamie worked for the
Korea National Tourism Organization (KTO) for ten years. At KTO, she planned and executed various marketing
projects like road show and international sports events both in Korea and Southeast Asia.
Her current research interests in designing tourism experience and marketing communication strategies with
the new media. Especially, she is very interested in how experience designer can rethink the meaning of
tourism experience and use new media channel to create meaningful tourism experiences. Her research has been
published in Journal of Travel Research and Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing. She has also presented
her research at several tourism and interdisciplinary conferences, including TTRA, HCI International
Conference, and ENTER Conference. Recently, she won 2nd Place for Best Research Paper ENTER 2014 eTourism
Conference in Ireland. Currently, she is the research coordinator for Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute at
University of Florida.
Mi Ae Lee
I am a Ph.D. student in Business Administration with a concentration in Tourism and Sport at the Fox School
of Business. Before joining the PhD program at Temple University, I earned a Master’s degree in Leisure
Studies with an emphasis on Recreational Sport Management at the University of Iowa. My diverse academic and
professional experiences are at the intersection between fashion and sports. I received a Bachelor’s degree
in Home Economics at Inha University in Korea and an Associate in Applied Science of Fashion Marketing and
Management degree at Berkeley College in New York. Also, I worked as a textile merchandiser and a fabric
trading agent for Tristate Trading Limited, a Hong Kong-based buying office and garment manufacturer. My
research interests lies in consumer behavior and psychology within the context of sport, which creates
opportunities to identify the development of consumer behaviors in a variety of sport and recreation
Yiran received her master degree of project management from the University of Sydney. She previously
graduated from La trobe University with a Bachelor of Business degree. Her research interest is the
internationalization of sport. She is also currently working on the project of athlete branding.
Xiaochen joined the program as a Research Assistant in 2014. She received her M.A. in Sport Management from
the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and B.A. in Sport Journalism from Beijing Sport University. Her
research interests lie in sport consumer behavior and sport communication, with a special interest in
studying how social media influences sport consumers’ psychological connections with teams, event, brands
etc. in sport.