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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Eunju (Ivy) Lee
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.
Mengtian Li joined Temple’s Accounting Ph.D program in Fall 2015. She holds a M.S. degree in Accounting from State University of New York at Binghamton. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Management from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. Her current research interest is in financial archival accounting.
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.
Xinjie Ma joined Temple’s Accounting Ph.D. program in Fall 2015. She holds a M.S. degree in Accounting from Am. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Management from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. Her current research interest include financial accounting, auditing and accounting information system.
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.
Hoa Tran is the first Vietnamese student to join the PhD program in Fox. School of Business. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance in University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and achieved the full
scholarship to study in St. Cloud State University, Minnesota under the prestigious Global Undergraduate Exchange Program funded by U.S. Department of State in 2014. Prior to joining Fox School, Tran worked as a
financial analyst for an FMCG company in Vietnam where he managed best practice financial analyses for decision making purposes. Tran also had 5 years of mathematical training and worked as a trainer for students preparing
for Vietnamese National Mathematical Olympiad in 2011
Eunbin Whang received her MS degree in Accounting from 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.
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.
Xin Zhao joined the Ph.D. Program in Fall 2015. She received her M.B.A. concentrating in Finance and Accounting from the University of Maryland at College Park She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in MIS. Prior to joining Temple, Xin was a doctoral student in accounting in the University of Kansas. Her current research interest includes financial accounting, auditing, and corporate governance. She enjoys traveling and music.
Farooq Durrani joined Fox School of Business as a Ph.D. student in Fall of 2015. He received his Master of Science with concentration in Finance from Brock University, Canada and an M.B.A from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan. His undergraduate was in Computer Science. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Society. Farooq has also passed two levels of C.F.A exam.
Farooq’s research interest are in the field of Empirical Corporate Finance and more specifically in the areas of Corporate Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions, and IPO’s. Prior to coming to Fox School of Business Farooq worked in International Banking Division at Bank Al Falah Ltd, Pakistan.
Balbinder Singh Gill
Matthew Imes joined the Fox School of Business Ph.D. program in 2015 and is a recipient of Temple University’s Presidential Fellowship. He earned a Masters of Finance from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in Business Economics from Anderson University (Magna Cum Laude). Matthew is also a level 3 CFA candidate.
Matthew’s research interests include empirical corporate finance, corporate governance, and corporate bond markets. Before coming to Temple Matthew interned as an analyst at Merrill Lynch in the wealth management division, as well as in the corporate accounting department of Hartness International, an ITW subsidiary.
Ming (Megan) Ju
Ming Ju (Megan) joined the Ph.D. program at the Fox School of Business in fall 2013 with a specialization in finance. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Donghua University in China (2011), and a Master of Science degree in Finance from Case Western Reserve University (2013). Ming’s research interests are broadly empirical corporate finance, corporate debt markets, corporate governance, executive compensation, and risk management.
Masud Karim joined Ph.D. in Finance at FOX in 2015 with Presidential Fellowship, the highest honor for incoming Ph.D. students at Temple. He received BBA major in Accounting & Information Systems from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh with prestigious Dean Award and MA in Economics from Central European University, Budapest with fellowship. Prior coming to FOX, Masud worked as a researcher at Chief Economist Unit of the Central Bank of Bangladesh. His passion for extracurricular activities is evident from his service as Deputy Country Representative of Bangladesh at Commonwealth Youth Program, UK from 2007 to 2009. As a first-year student, Masud is flexible about his area of research.
Edward joined the Ph.D. program at the Fox School of Business in 2015. He earned his B.S. degree in Biological and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University and his MBA in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis. Before coming to Temple University, Edward worked in the manufacturing and commercial banking industries for a total of about four years.
Wei joined the Ph.D. program at the Fox School of Business in 2014. Before coming to Temple University, he earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and taught undergraduate economics courses at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania after graduation. His primary research interests include IPO underpricing and capital structure. Wei is looking forward to research collaboration with Fox faculty and fellow Ph.D. students. He is also looking forward to teaching and interacting with students in the classroom.
Joseph Kim is a doctoral student in Human Resource Management and Organizational behavior at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. His research interests include impression management, trust, organizational citizenship behaviors, and workplace deviance. Prior to joining the PhD program at Fox School of Business, Joseph earned his BA in economics from Emory University, MS in information system and industrial engineering from Yonsei University (South Korea), and MBA from Oklahoma State University.
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.
Biyun Hu joined the Ph.D. program in 2015 with a specialization in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. She holds a dual MBA and MS degree in Human Resources (with honors) from Loyola University Chicago, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in China. Her research interests include employee work attitudes and behavior, emotions, trust, and fairness.
Hye Soo Park
Hye Soo Park (Hailey) is a doctoral student at the Fox School in the Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior department.
Before joining the Ph.D. program in 2016, she earned B.A. in Economics and minor in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and M.S. in Management Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Her main research interests are personality, organizational citizenship behavior, and leadership.
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.
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.
Sang Suk Yoon
SangSuk Yoon is a Ph.D. student in the Marketing Department at the Fox School of Business of Temple University and is working at the Center for Neural Decision Making. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Cognitive Psychology from Pusan National University in South Korea. He has been working on research exploring people’s cognitive traits and the processes underlying judgment and decision-making. Before joining the Marketing Ph.D. program, he participated in the government-funded Individual Difference of Information Processing project. Sangsuk’s research interests include the cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in judgment and decision making. His current projects examine inherent preference and preference construction that results from the anchoring effect phenomenon as well as the cognitive processes underlying unconscious thought effect.
Alex Berman is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Strategic Management and International Business at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He holds a BS in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University and a MBA from Boston University, with a sub-concentration in Finance. Prior to joining Fox, Alex spends about 10 years in the asset management industry, working as a senior investment analyst and a member of the Portfolio Management teams at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and at Babson Capital Management LLC. Alex is also a founder of BAIS Enterprise LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory firm in New York.
Hwansung is a doctoral student in International Business at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He earned an M.B.A. and B.A. in law and business from Sogang University in Seoul, Korea. He also holds an M.A. in International Business from the University of Florida. His current research interests include supply chain management, innovation, technology management, and strategic alliances. Prior to joining the Fox Ph.D. program, he worked as an assistant manager for Renault Samsung Motors, managing international supply chain and procurement of automotive parts.
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).
Zhe Deng joined the MIS Ph.D. program in 2016. Prior to entering the doctoral program, he received a B.S. in Information Management and Information Systems from Northwest University in China and an M.S. in Information Systems and Operations Management from the University of Florida. His research interests start from Economics of IS, IT Strategy and Policy, and Text Mining. Zhe also welcomes to talk other interesting IS topics.
Xue Guo is a Ph.D. student in Management Information Systems (MIS) concentration and she joined the Fox School of Business, Temple University, in 2015. She receives the Presidential Fellowship, one of the university-wide fellowship for graduate students. Xue holds a Bachelor degree in Finance from Capital University of Economics and Business from China and a Master degree in Management Information Systems from
University of Maryland.
Prior to joining the program, Xue was a research assistant at the University of Maryland and has research experience in healthcare and online marketing. Her current research interests lie in e-commerce strategy, emerging business models, social network analytics and healthcare IT.
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.
Debashish is a doctoral student at the Fox School of Business and his research interests lie primarily in the areas of digital marketing and personalization. Prior to joining the PhD program in fall 2016, Debashish received an MS in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology from Bocconi University, Italy in 2015, and MS in Management of Innovation from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands in 2014, and a BTech in Industrial Engineering and Management from the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India in 2010. His professional experience includes consulting for start-ups in the NY area and working as a programmer analyst at a global IT consulting firm in India.
Yaeeun Kim is a PhD 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 PhD 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 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.
Nese Nur Onuklu
Nur joined the Fox Marketing Doctoral Program in Fall 2016. She received an MBA degree with full tuition scholarship from University of Michigan, Ross School of Business in 2012. She holds a BS degree in International Relations and a Minor degree in Industrial Economics and Economic Policy from METU, one of the top research universities in Turkey. Prior to joining the Fox School of Business, Nur worked primarily in the field of competition law and economics as a Senior Associate. During her tenure, Nur developed a strong understanding of dynamics and strategy in various markets including FMCG, logistics and finance, thanks to the antitrust cases she analyzed. Nur is currently interested in studying brand attractiveness, customer retention and drivers of successful marketing strategies.
Siliang(Jack) Tong joined the Fox School in 2016 with the concentration of Big Data Analytics and Mobile marketing. He is one of the competitive recipients of Presidential Fellowships and a research fellow of the Global Center on Big Data in Mobile Analytics. Prior to joining the Fox School, Siliang(Jack) Tong completed his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has six years working experience in digital marketing and eCommerce fields with management positions at Hilton Worldwide China Corporate Office and Wynn Macau Resort.
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 making.
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.
Yuan (Sabrina) Du joined the Fox School of Business in the Fall of 2015 with concentration in Risk Management & Insurance. She received a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from Temple University in 2014 and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Guangdong University of Foreign Study in 2012. Her current research interests include Enterprise Risk Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, financial risk management and risk modeling. However, she is still exploring more research interests related to insurance industry.
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.
Ying Peng is a Ph.D. student in Risk Management and Insurance at Temple University. Before joined this program, Ying received her Master’s degree in Actuarial Science from Middle Tennessee State University, and her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Central South University of Forestry and Technology. Her current research interests include enterprise risk management and retirement plan de-risking.
Juan Zhang joined the PhD program in fall 2015, concentrating on Risk Management and Insurance. She received her Master’s degree in insurance in 2015 and her Bachelor’s degree in Logistics Management in 2013 at Central University of Finance and Economics. She is pursuing Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) and Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) designations. Her current research interests are solvency measurement, regulation, efficiency, systemic risk and securitization. In spare time she likes traveling and photography.
Aaron Wade is a 1st year Ph.D. student within the Statistical Science department of the Fox School of Business and Management. Originally from San Diego, California, he relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 5 years ago while employed as the Director of Operations of a graphics & design company. While in Pittsburgh he decided to return to school and, in 2016, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics from California University of Pennsylvania. California University, also, awarded him with the Presidential Scholar Award. Before returning to school Aaron worked within the apparel industry for 10+ years heading departments such as Logistics, Production, Sourcing,& Operations. Currently his research interests are focused in Statistical Decision Theory and Conjoint Analysis.
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.
Fang Lu is a part-time PhD student while working as a statistician in the pharmaceutical industry. She earned a Master’s degree in Statistics from Rutgers University and has been playing a statistical lead role in the design, analysis, and reporting of many clinical studies. She joined Temple for advanced training in theoretical and applied statistics in order to help more patients receive better treatments.
Hang Kim is a Ph.D. student in Statistics. He works under Dr. Wei in time series analysis. He earned his B.S. in Finance and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania with Cum Laude, and a M.A. in Mathematics of Finance from Columbia University.
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.
Michael Declan Power is a first year PhD student in the Department of Statistics at Temple University. A native of Philadelphia, Michael completed his bachelor's in mathematics at Temple in 2011 and then his master's in mathematics at Villanova in 2016. While at Villanova, he served as a teaching assistant within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
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 research.
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 Regression Methods.
Samuel Ackerman is a PhD student in the statistics department. He is most interested in research topics involving statistical computation. Prior to coming to Temple, he worked for four years in economic research at the Federal Reserve Board, studying industrial production and the Survey of Consumer Finances. While in Washington DC, he also earned his MS in statistics at the George Washington University. To view more of his current projects, please visit his website.
Scott Bruce is a PhD student at the Fox School in the Statistics department. He worked as a statistician at Capital One for two and a half years before joining the PhD program at the Fox School in 2013. While working with Capital One, Scott instructed summer courses in applied statistics for engineers and scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University. Scott earned a BS in industrial and systems engineering and a MS in statistics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010.
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 analysis.
I am the first year PhD student in Statistics. I obtained my B.S degree in Electrical Engineering, minor in Economics from Central South University of Forestry and Technology. I came to United States at 2010 and gained M.S in Electrical Engineering 2012 and M.S in Biostatistics 2013. Before came to Temple, I did my internship as a Biostatistician at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
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.
Anna is a doctoral student in Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. Her current research interests include Technology Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge transfer, and Strategic Alliances. She is currently working as a research assistant for Professor MB Sarkar. Before joining the PhD program at Fox, she worked in a hedge fund firm (a single equity quant fund) as a Marketing & Sales officer in London, UK and then co-founded a venture start-up in Seoul, South Korea. Anna holds a Master of Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a BA in Business Administration & E-business from Kyunghee University.
Before joining the PhD program, I received both PhD and MS in Hospitality & Tourism management from Kyunghee University, and BS degree in Geography from Sungshin Womans University. Prior joining Temple University, I worked for the 5 star luxury hotels as a hotelier and a marketer who mainly in charged of revenue management; morover, I had academic working experiences working as a senior researcher at the KMA and an instructor for the hotel management course. My current research interests are operation management, services management and brand strategy in the hospitality industry. I love traveling and baking.
Zeya joined the Ph.D. program in Fall 2016. She holds an MS degree in geography from Peking University, and BE in urban planning from Sichuan University. She worked as a part-time researcher at China Institute for Development Planning, Tsinghua University for 1 year. Her current research interests lie in travel behaviors and experience design.
Xingbao Hu joined Temple University as a Research Assistant in fall 2015. He holds his MS degree and BS degree from Anhui Normal University. Before joining the Fox School of Business, he had worked in tourism and hospitality organizations for five years including two hotels, a travel agency, a city tourism administration, and a tourism planning institution. His research interests lie in big data analytics, online tourism marketing, and hotel management.
Moon Sup Hyun
Joined the Ph.D. program as a research assistant in 2015.Master of Sport Management from Seoul National University.BS in Human Ecology and minor in Economics from Yonsei University.Worked as an Associate for Samsung Electronics, Telecommunication Systems business, Global sales & marketing.Research assistant in Seoul National University Center for Sport Industry.Awarded Graduate Research fellowship from Government of South Korea.Research interests include: Participant Sports for social and personal change.
Heather Kennedy is a PhD student in Business Administration with a concentration in Tourism and Sport at the Fox School of Business and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. Heather joined the program as a Presidential Fellow in 2016. Her research interests include sport consumer behavior and emerging technology in sports management. Prior to Temple University, Heather completed a Bachelor of Commerce with a concentration in Information Systems at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Throughout her undergraduate degree, she worked extensively as a teaching assistant as well as in the information technology industry. Heather's work experience involved the development of information tools and systems as well as the consumer reception of technology.
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.
Minsun Kim is a doctoral candidate at the Fox School of Business and Management of the Temple University. She holds an MS degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston. Her research goals are directed toward understanding the basis of hospitality revenue management and strategic management with an emphasis on pricing. Her research has been published in International Journal of Hospitality Management. She also taught a graduate level course of Revenue Management and Hotel Analytics in spring 2016. Prior to joining the Fox School of Business, she worked seven years ranging from hotel revenue management analyst, F&B and resort operation, hotel guest service training, event organizing, and to hospitality asset management consulting in the United States and South Korea.
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 sectors.
Hongbo Liu is a Ph.D. student in Business Administration with a concentration in Tourism and Sport and a research assistant at School of Tourism & Hospitality Management at Temple University. Before joining Temple, she studied at University of South Carolina, where she received her Master’s Degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management, and finished her first year of Ph.D. program in Hospitality Management. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Management from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She used to work as a research assistant in Consumer Insight department of Walt Disney for a six-month internship at Orlando in 2014. She also did a summer internship for Consumer Insight department at Shanghai Disneyland in 2013. Her research interests include consumer behavior, cultural studies and service marketing. She received the Presidential Fellowship from University of South Carolina in 2014, and Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship from College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at USC in 2012.
Sangwon joined the Ph.D. program as a Presidential Fellow in Fall 2015. He holds Bachelor and Master degree in Physical Education from Korea National Sport University in Korea, and M.S degree in Sport Management from Florida State University. His current research interests lie in sport consumer behavior and organizational behavior, with a special interest in studying brand image of sport organizations, the process of sport brand image formation, and brand architecture of sport organizations.
Anthony Pizzo, a native of Philadelphia, PA., joined the PhD program in 2015. He is a PhD student in Business Administration with a concentration in Sport at theFox School of Business. Anthony is also a research and teaching assistant at the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at Temple University. Anthony works with the Sports Industry Research Center (SIRC) conducting the economic impact of mass participation sport events (MPSEs). His research interests include sport marketing and consumer behavior, strategic management, emerging technology in sport management, and the cultural dimensions of sport and business.
Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, he received his Master of Finance (MSF) degree from The Fox School of Business and his MBA with a concentration in International Business from St. John’s University (Rome, Italy Campus). He received his undergraduate degree in Accounting and Italian from La Salle University.
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.
Karen Pei-Sze Tan
A Singapore native, Karen joined STHM as a University Fellow in 2016. Prior to Temple, she was a core member of the faculty team that set up Singapore’s first full fledged undergraduate hospitality program at the Singapore Institute of Technology.In addition, she designed and taught a second-year course on “Financial Analysis ofHospitality Business” through the use of team-based learning pedagogy.
Karen brings with her close to ten years of professional experience in hospitality and tourism consulting. With a primary focus on the Asia Pacific region, her wealth of consulting experience spans the entire lifecycle of hospitality assets, including pre- development market and financial feasibility analysis, operator selection and hotel management contract negotiations, operations and benchmarking reviews, budget reviews, renovation and repositioning strategies as well as asset disposal and brokerage. In addition, she has extensive experience in strategic consulting projects, providing advice to clients on tourism destination master planning, hotel portfolio restructuring, business planning, regional headquarter operating modes and pre- acquisition due diligence. She has also advised several Nasdaq-listed hotel companies on their country-specific market entry strategies.
Karen holds a Master of Business (By Research) degree with a specialization in Tourism Management and a Bachelor of Business with Honors from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her current research interests include the internationalization and strategic management of tourism and hospitality businesses. She is also very keen on understanding the impacts that these businesses bring to the local community and residents.
Yuan joined the Ph.D. program at the Fox School of Business in 2015. She holds a M.S. degree in Tourism Management from East China Normal University in China, and earned her B.S. degree in Tourism Management at School of Geographic and Oceanic Sciences, Nanjing University. Before joining Temple, Yuan was a Ph.D. student at University of South Carolina. She received Best Paper Award at the 20th Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism. Her research interests lie in online consumer behavior and destination e-marketing.
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.