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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Pamela Kuperstein, CPA, joined the Ph.D. Program in 2012. She is an Accounting Doctoral Scholarship (ADS)
recipient and a CPA in the state of New York. Pamela’s research interests are primarily in the field of
taxation. Pamela received her B.S. in Accounting at Binghamton University in 2009. Prior to joining Temple,
she spent three years working at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the tax practice. Her public accounting
experience included both tax provision and tax compliance work. She is a member of the AICPA and the
American Accounting Association.
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.
Soojin Lee joined the PhD program in 2011. She holds B.S degree in Mathematics, B.A degree in Business from EWHA Womans 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.
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
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
Neal Vandenberg, CPA, joined the Ph.D. Program in 2010. He is an Accounting Doctoral Scholarship (ADS)
recipient. He holds an MBA – Emphasis in Accounting and a BBA, double majoring in Accounting and Finance,
from Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Neal joined PricewaterhouseCoopers immediately out of his
master’s program and worked 4 years in the assurance practice, until joining the Fox School of Business in
2010. His research interests include audit, financial reporting and disclosure, managerial accounting and
international accounting. In his spare time, Neal enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with friends or
family and staying physically active by playing sports and other activities. He is a member of the AICPA,
MACPA (Michigan) and American Accounting Association.
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
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 University of Kansas. Her current research interest include 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 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 PhD 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
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 PhD in Finance at FOX in 2015 with Presidential Fellowship, the highest honor for incoming
PhD 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 PhD 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.
Ezgi Hallioglu Ottolenghi is a doctoral student of the Finance Department at the Fox School of Business at
Temple University. She received an MBA in Finance and International Business from Drexel University (summa
cum laude), and a B.S. in Business Administration from Bilkent University, Turkey. During her undergraduate
studies she also spent a semester as an exchange student at Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences,
Germany. Prior to the doctoral program, Ezgi worked in the banking industry and primarily focused on credit
analysis at various banks. Most recently she served as Vice President in Commercial Banking at Wells Fargo.
Her research interests include Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions.
Shuai Wang (Amy) has won two research grants from the Young Scholar Forum, and is currently exploring her
research interests mainly in empirical corporate finance. She has been focusing on executive compensation,
insider trading and dividend payout policy. She is also actively seeking interesting ideas that have
potential regardless of the field.
She has a passion for teaching and is always exploring creative methodologies that could guide students. She
worked as a senior tutor and has been popular among students.
Jamie moved from Louisville, KY in the summer of 2011 to join the PhD program in the Finance Department at
Temple University’s Fox School of Business. She holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a
Masters of Business Administration from the University of Louisville.
Prior to joining the Fox School of Business at Temple University, Jamie worked as a Midwest Regional Energy
Buyer for an energy consultant firm, Summit Energy (now a subsidiary of Schneider Electric).
Jamie’s research interests are focused in empirical corporate finance. She is currently studying the
relationship between employee treatment and firm value for large publicly held corporations.
Wei joined the PhD program at the Fox School of Business in 2014. Before coming to Temple University, he
earned his PhD 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 PhD students. He is also looking forward to
teaching and interacting with students in the classroom.
Jingbo Yu joined the Ph.D program of Temple University’s Fox School of Business Finance Department in fall
2010. He holds an MS in Finance degree from Illinois Institute of Technology, and Bachelor in Finance degree
from Zhejiang University, China. His research interests include mergers and acquisitions, corporate
governance and CEO compensation, and general issues in empirical corporate finance.
I joined in the PhD in Finance program in 2012 fall. I received my Master in Finance degree from University
of Delaware, and BA in Finance and Accounting from University of Nottingham, China Campus before joining in
My main research field is empirical corporate finance. Special purpose acquisition companies, capital
structure, and hedging strategies in oil industry are some examples of corporate finance projects I did
before. I am currently doing a project about IPO with Dr. Naveen.
As a current first year PhD student, I am still very flexible of my future research areas. If possible, I
would love to do researches not only in corporate finance, but also in market microstructure, empirical
asset pricing, and game theory.
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 eraned 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 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 PhD 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 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
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
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 PhD 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 spend 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.
Bruno Barreto de Góes
Bruno Barreto de Góes is currently a Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant at the Strategic Management and
International Business Department at the Fox School of Business of Temple University. His current research
interests include management of global supply chains, innovation strategies and the impact of environmental
and social sustainability practices on management strategies. He has published several papers in the
proceedings of national and international conferences, and is currently a member of the Academy of
International Business (AIB), Strategic Management Society and Academy of Management. At Temple, he has been
awarded a University Fellowship for academic achievement, one of the most prestigious awards granted by the
University. He has also co-founded and been elected by his peers as president of the Doctoral Student
Association of the Fox Business School. Mr. de Góes also holds an M.Sc. in business administration with
concentrations in Marketing and International Business from the COPPEAD Graduate School of Business of the
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and a B.A. with a major in Philosophy and a minor in French from Saint
John’s University, MN. Mr. de Góes has worked as the Program Director for different certificate programs at
the COPPEAD Graduate School of Business as well as a lecturer of three different disciplines in
international business. Finally, from 2001 to 2004, he worked at the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, where he
acted as editor, assistant editor and translator for several of their publications.
Jun Ito is a PhD student in International Business and Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business,
Temple University. He holds M.Sc. in Management at New York University and M.E. in Electrical Engineering at
Waseda University. Prior to joining the Fox, he worked as a management consultant at the leading think
tank/consulting firm in Japan. His engagement in extensive consulting projects led him to learn theories in
Management more in-depth and systematically and conduct his own research at the intersection of the
International Business and the Strategic Management.
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 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.
Jimi Kim is a doctoral student in the department of Strategic Management and International Business at the
Fox school of Business, Temple University. Her primary research interests include corporate social
responsibilities, corporate governance, and emerging market strategies. In particular, her current studies
look at how firm and institutional level governance affects corporate social responsibility engagements.
Jimi earned a bachelor degree from Korea University in Seoul, Korea. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she worked
as a manager in the telecommunication industry, executing cross-border investments, and mergers and
Ahreum Lee is currently a PhD student majoring in International Business and Strategic Management Department
at the Fox school of Business, Temple University. Her research interests include subsidiary knowledge
creation, innovation in emerging economies, corporate governance and ownership strategies in emerging
economy firms. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Chinese Literature from Sungkyunkwan
University in Korea and holds an M.S. in International Business at the University of Sydney, Australia. She
has industry experience working as an analyst in credit rating industry in Korea.
Zhi (Aaron) Cheng is a doctoral student on the concentration of Management Information Systems (MIS) at Fox School of Business, Temple University. He is currently the vice president for 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 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).
Minjung is a Presidential Fellow and holds a BBA and a MS in Business Administration from Seoul National
University. She has been involved in qualitative research projects (case study, interview, protocol
analysis) as well as quantitative (lab experiment, archival data analysis, survey), most of which were
funded by government or university-wide research programs. Minjung’s previous works have appeared in many
peer-reviewed journals or as a book chapter. She reviewed for numerous academic conferences and journals
including International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2011.
Minjung is interested in organization and technology. While still broad, some specific topics include
organization theory, plurality of institutional logic, digital technology, digital innovation,
(socio)materiality, and entrepreneurship.
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 PhD 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 hold 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 in the University of Maryland and has research
experience in health care and online marketing. Her current research interests lie in e-commerce strategy,
emerging business models, social network analytics and healthcare IT.
Xinyu Li is a doctoral student in Management Information Systems (MIS) at Fox School of Business of Temple
University. He joined the Ph.D. program in fall 2015. He earned a B.S. in Supply Chain and Information
Systems and a B.S. in Economics from Pennsylvania State University in 2013. His previous research involves
social media and user behavior. His papers were presented in several conferences, and one of the works is
under the review of Journal of China Tourism Research. Before joining the program, he also worked at
Research Center for China Supply Chain Management of Xiamen University as a part-time research assistant.
Xinyu is currently serving as a research assistant of Dr. Youngjin Yoo on organizational genetics research,
but he is open to discuss any MIS topic.
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
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.
Huihui (Vicky) Xu is a first-year Ph.D. student in Department of Management Information Systems (MIS), at
Fox School of Business, Temple University.
She holds a Bachelor of E-Commerce in Management from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
(NJUPT) in 2009. She earned her Master of Statistics in Science from Temple University (TU) in 2015.
Prior to joining Fox, She established her own Internet-based crystal trading company in China. And she
worked as Business Analyst in tSogo Company, LLC in PA. During her Masters, she worked as a data scientist
in University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing.
In general, her research interests are e-commerce strategy, digital business strategy, business analysis,
and social/mobile media marketing.
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 Renmin University of China in 2013. His
research considers consumer behavior in Ecommerce context, and his graduate thesis for 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.
Ashley Goerke’s research combines her marketing and cognitive psychology backgrounds to examine marketplace learning comparing varying age cohorts. Specifically, her research examines these differences as they relate to experiential (action-based) learning, with a focus on elderly consumer populations. She has presented her research at national and international conferences including the Association for Consumer Research and the Society for Consumer Psychology.
Goerke holds a BS in Marketing from Wayne State University. She has formerly taught courses in Consumer Behavior and Marketing Research at Temple University, as well as West Chester University. She currently holds a Sr. Research Analyst position on the Advanced Analytics team of Independence Blue Cross’s Informatics Department. She primarily supports both the Individual Consumer and Government Markets Marketing departments with predictive analytics, segmentation and strategy support based on research combining socio-demographic, clinical and consumer preferences data.
Johnny Graham is a PhD student in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management in the Fox School of Business at Temple University. His research interests primarily concern the co-creation of brands in online environments. Johnny has several working papers in this area and has given several invited talks about this topic. Johnny is also currently a Future Faculty Fellow at Temple. Prior to joining the PhD program, Johnny earned a bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Maryland-College Park. His managerial experience comes from the consulting industry, as the co-founder of strategy consulting firm Graham & Peters. Graham not only values education for himself, but also for the youth in his community. He spends time speaking to and mentoring students in the Baltimore City Public School System from which he matriculated.
Nina Huang joined the Fox School in 2013 for its research productive faculty, collaborative culture, and research oriented environment. Nina received a Master of Science (MS) degree in Business Research and a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Advertising from Michigan State University. During her undergraduate study in China, Nina completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Advertising from Wuhan University of Technology and a BA degree in English Literature from Huazhong University of Science & Technology. Nina's current research interests include Online Consumer Decision Making and Business Strategy.
Jessica’s research interests include mobile and digital marketing, branding, and product innovation. Jessica holds a B.S. in Marketing and Management Information Systems from Boston University and a M.B.A. from Villanova University. Prior to joining the Fox School of Business, she worked as a management consultant in the pharmaceutical industry.
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.
Mengmeng Liu is a Ph.D. student in the Marketing Department at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Her research interests include brand relationship and sensory experiences. She hold an MBA in Marketing from Hofstra University and a Bachelor degree in Marketing from Nanjing University of Finance and Economics.
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.
Andy Reinaker is a Marketing PhD student at Temple’s Fox School of Business. He is interested in research that helps managers improve their marketing efforts through customer insights, including digital strategy and mobile marketing, social influence and networking, and organizational strategies. He is a member of the Global Center for Big Data in Mobile Analytics, where he is engaged in multiple field experiments with select corporate partners. He has presented his research at prestigious conferences including the MIT Conference on Digital Experimentation, and has several working papers in the mobile marketing domain. His expertise is built upon experience as a consultant for a globally leading management consulting firm, as a product manager in the Health care industry, and as a former member of Fox’s Center for Neural Decision Making. He earned his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Management Science & Information Systems.
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.
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.
I joined the PhD program in the fall of 2013. I earned bachelor degree in health service management and business administration and received master degree in finance from Kyunghee University in South Korea. Before attending the PhD program at Temple University, I attended various research works sponsored by financial company, financial authority, insurance association, and government in Korea. My current research interests are 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.
Gyu Dong Kim
Before joining the Ph.D. program in 2011, he received his B.S. in Mathematics (minor: Economics) and MBA in Risk & Insurance from Sogang University in Seoul, Korea, and his M.S. (Distinguished Scholars and Dean’s Certificate of Excellence) in Actuarial Science from the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He worked for Korea Insurance Development Institute (KIDI) on pricing, rating, and reserving of life & health insurance, annuities, and automobile insurance. He is a member of the Institute of Actuaries of Korea (IAK). He was awarded the Acknowledgement of Excellence from the Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance and Economy of Korea in 2006, the first place in the Fox school-wide 2nd year research competition in 2013, and the Lynne Cronfeld Memorial Fund in 2016. He is working on factors affecting insurance purchases, crossover risks in the reverse mortgage program, and the relationship between CEO compensation and underwriting cycle. His research interests include rate regulation, longevity risk, governance, asymmetric information, and underwriting cycle. He is supposed to make his dissertation final defense in November, and obtain his Ph.D. in December, 2016.
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.
Zhen Liu joined the Fox School of Business in the Fall of 2009. In 2008, She received his M.S in Applied Economics at East Carolina University. In 2007, she received his B.S. in Insurance from University of International Business and Economics in China. Her current interests include Efficiency measurement, Mergers and Acquisition, Underwriting cycle, and Systemic risk. Her work has been presented at the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA).
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.
Shuang Yang joined the PhD program in the Fall of 2012 with a specialization in risk management and insurance. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in insurance, minor in finance, from Central University of Finance and Economics in China in 2012. Her research interests are primarily in the field of reinsurance and financial risk management. The rigorous and comprehensive courses in the program as well as the international academic platform are what attract her most to Temple University.
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.
Yanqing Zhang joined the Ph.D. program of the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management, Temple University in Fall 2007. She is Assistant Editor of Risk Management and Insurance Review. She earned her Master of Finance in insurance and Bachelor’s degree in economics specializing in finance from University of International Business and Economics in China. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked for a global company and a professional consulting company. Her research interests include efficiency performance of insurance industry, insolvency, reinsurance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My research is focused on multiple comparisons and group sequential designs. In the last two years, I have been intensively working under my thesis advisor Professor S.K. Sarkar on how to better utilize correlations of test statistics. That is, to improve power while still maintaining the family-wise error rate. We have recently submitted a paper on improving Holm’s method utilizing pairwise dependencies. Another manuscript on a group sequential step up procedure has been drafted, currently under revision. I am fortunate that I have the opportunity, as a statistical consultant, to apply some of my research expertise in the real world clinical trials projects.
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.
Xiaoling Hou is a part-time PhD student in the statistics department and a full-time biostatistician at Biostatistics Analysis Center (BAC) of Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the BAC, she served for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/Westat Biostatistics and Data Management Core as a biostatistician/statistical programmer for 4 years on several studies in the field of pediatric medicine. She has good knowledge of clinical data management practices and extensive experience in data analysis, applications development and testing, reporting, and modeling. Currently, she is working on collaborative projects involving interstitial cystitis and testosterone trial. Her research interests are in functional data analysis, state space model and clustering.
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.
Lu Li is a part-time PhD student in the statistics department and a full-time consultant at Towers Watson’s North American Pricing and Product Management team, with a focus in predictive analytics. Lu has experience in developing and implementing statistical models to solve various business challenges including profitability, marketing strategy and operational optimization. She has worked with clients from Europe and North America to maximize the use of their available data. Lu is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Almabrouk Alsharef Omar
I'm currently a PhD student at Temple University in statistics. I was born in Tarhuna, 50 miles southeast of Tripoli, the capital of Libya. My family moved to Tripoli when I was in the third grade. I graduated from Tripoli University in Libya with a Bachelor's degree in statistics. In 2002, I got a master’s degree in business administration from the Higher Studies Academy, Tripoli-Libya. I moved to Pennsylvania in 2012. Two years later, I got a master’s degree in statistics from Temple University. I had taught high school students for 15 years and undergraduate students for the last 3 years before I came to the U.S. I am a coauthor of two high school textbooks. In 2007, I had an educational TV program on Libyan TV for 40 half-hour episodes.
I am Andres Perez, a student in the Ph.D. Statistics program at Temple University. I was born and raised in Ecuador but moved to the USA to pursue my Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics at Villanova University, where I also did a Masters in Science in Applied Statistics. After my Masters, I began to work for a Dutch financial services company for their risk modelling department. In parallel, I did the coursework for my Ph.D. from Fall 2011 – Fall 2014. My research interest is in Machine Learning and Data Mining, which is the area where I am looking for a dissertation topic. I have now founded my own company which offers Analytical Consulting services. I hope to be able to have access to various new data sources and practical industry problems where I might be able to gain some inspiration for more research opportunities.
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.
Lauren is a PhD student in the Statistics department in the Fox School of Business and Management. Before attending graduate school, she received a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Her general research area is in survival analysis and high dimensional data, with a specific focus on handling non-proportional hazards in gene expression microarrays. Her co-advisors are Dr. Cheng Yong Tang at Temple University and Dr. Karthik Devarajan at Fox Chase Cancer Research Center. On top of her research, she works as a consultant for the Center for Statistical Analysis. She also has three years of experience teaching various undergraduate courses in statistics and mathematics.
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.
Before attending Temple, Qi Xia achieved a Master’s degree of Science - Financial Engineering at University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in Finance at Zhejiang University of Technology, China. Her primary interests are in data mining, time series analysis and financial statistics modeling.
I am a part time PhD student and working at Merck as a statistician. I have much statistical and engineering knowledge and background. My research interests is Experiment Design, Mixed Modeling, Parallel Testing and Bayesian Theory. I passed PhD qualification exam and proposal exam at Temple University and I will have a PhD defense soon. My PhD proposal got First Prize of PhD Proposal at Fox Business School in 2014. Any potential opportunity is welcome.
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.
I am a doctoral student in strategic management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. My current research interests include innovation, disruptive environment, firm's ownership structure. I hold a Master of Science in business administration (major: strategic management) from Seoul National University and a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bacholor of Arts in consumer studies from Seoul National University. I am currently working as a research assistant to Professor MB Sarkar and Professor Mudambi. Before joining Fox, I worked at a telecomunication company based in Seoul as a manager in finance department.
Won Kyung (Alice) Min
Alice is a doctoral candidate in the department of Strategic Management. Her research interests include technology and innovation management, industry evolution and the knowledge structure of technology firms. She is working as a research assistant for Professor MB Sarkar.
She holds an MSc in International Business and Emerging Markets from the University of Edinburgh, UK and a BA in Economics and Chemistry from the University of Chicago. Before joining the PhD program at Temple, she worked for the Export-Import Bank of Korea in export credit and investment banking teams.
Sung Namkung is a Ph.D. student in Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. His research interests include knowledge structure, knowledge transfer and technological innovation, with a focus on the renewable energy industry. Sung holds a MS in Management from University of California at Berkeley, a MA in Statistics from Columbia University, and a BA in Sociology from Yonsei University. He had professional work experience at Samsung Insurance Co.
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.
Bradley Baker joined the Ph.D. program as a Presidential Fellow in 2012. He holds an MS degree in Sport and Recreation Management from Temple University and BS from Johns Hopkins University, where he double majored in Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences. Prior to entering academia, he worked as a fencing coach at Temple University and the University of Massachusetts, as well as a computer programmer at SandboxScribe, a small start-up firm developing cutting-edge research on speech recognition. He is a member of the Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC), where he has worked with industry partners including the NCAA, Life Time Fitness, NFL Draft, Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Chicago, YMCA of the USA, City of Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania Fine Wine and Liquor Association. His responsibilities have included developing surveys, event analyses, and economic impact analyses. He also served as Editorial Assistant for Sport Marketing Quarterly, 2012-2015.
Bradley's research interests include sport marketing and consumer behavior, pricing in participant sport events, and social and organizational identification. His research has been presented at leading academic conferences in both sport management (NASSM, SMA, SMAANZ) and marketing (AMA, AMS, ANZMAC). One of his conference presentations earned a best paper award in the Tourism, Events and Sports Marketing track at the 2013 Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (ANZMAC). He also received the 2016 Student Research Award from the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) for his paper Run Again Another Day: The Role of Satisfaction on Repeat Race Participation. His research has been published in Sport Management Review.
Mark Diehl is a native of Denver Colorado. He received his BSc in Engineering and Economics from Northwestern University and MBA from the Warsaw Center at the University of Oregon. He chose Temple for its Sports Management faculty, and his research interests include: league structure/competitive balance and labor markets/collective bargaining.
James Du is a Ph.D. student in Business Administration with a concentration in Tourism and Sport at the Fox School of Business and a research and teaching assistant at School of Tourism & Hospitality Management at Temple University. Prior to Temple, he received a Master of Education in Sport Sociology & International Business (cognate) from Huazhong (Central China) Normal University, as well as a Master of Science in Sport Management from College of Business at University of New Haven. Before entry to academia, he previously worked as a Manager Assistant at Sports Marketing Department at a world-renowned sporting goods brand in Beijing, China, as well as a NBA contracted correspondent for Alley-oop Sports & Entertainment Magazine.
James' research interests lie in consumer behavior within the field of sports management. He is currently working with faculties and colleagues at Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC) on investigating the economic impact of Mass Participation Sport Events (MPSE, a population-based intervention, on hosting communities in conjunction with examining positive behavioral, attitudinal changes as well as contextual effects that the events can bring to engaging participants by utilizing the theoretical framework of involvement. Another research focus is on application and customization of cutting-edge statistical & econometric methodologies and research designs in resolving business problems for sport management practitioners. His work has been accepted and presented at a number of leading academic conferences including the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), and Sport Entertainment & Venues Tomorrow (SEVT).
Wonsok (Frank) Jee
Wonsok (Frank) Jee joined the Ph.D program in Fall 2012. He holds a M.S degree in Tourism Management from New York University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Korea University. Before joining Temple, Frank worked as a foreign direct investment consultant for the KOTRA (Korea Trade & Investment Promotion Agency) NY office and as research analyst at PhoCusWright Inc. His current research interest lies in the areas of revenue management and consumer demand analysis in the tourism and sport industry.
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.
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.
Hyemi joined the Ph.D. program as a Presidential Fellow in 2014. She holds both Bachelor and Master degree in Tourism management from Kyung Hee University in South Korea. She has participated in many research projects in the area and taught tourism products planning at a college as a lecturer. Her research interests include corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the hospitality industry and internal marketing strategy. She has published major international journals such as Tourism Management, International Journal of Hospitality Management, and Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research. She also received Excellent Paper Award at the 2012 TOSOK International Tourism Conference.
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 of Hospitality 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.
Christine earned a B.A. from Vassar College and a M.S. in Education from Brooklyn College. Her research interests include: sport for social change, program evaluation, and gender issues in sport. She is currently involved in a three-year program evaluation for a local nonprofit youth sport and development program, collaborating with researchers from two other Philadelphia area universities. She is also part of an ongoing research project that explores the theoretical and practical implications of a national running organization for black women runners, a project funded in part by Fox’s Young Scholars Seed Funding in November of 2012.
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.