Joshua Khavis joined the Ph.D. Program in 2014. Joshua received his Masters degree in Taxation from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. He also holds a dual B.B.A. degree in Finance and Information Systems from Pace University from which he has graduated Summa Cum Laude in less than 3.5 years and successfully completed his University’s honors program. After finishing Pace, Mr. Khavis was awarded the prestigious US Fulbright Fellowship and as a result has conducted capital markets research in Israel for a year. Prior to joining Temple, Joshua was part of the NYC startup scene where he oversaw operations, accounting and finance for a number of startups. He has also worked in the fixed income technology division at Barclays Investment Bank. His research interests are in capital markets and financial accounting.
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JangWook Lee joined the Temple Accounting Ph.D. program in Fall 2012. He holds an M.A. degree in Statistics from Columbia University, an M.S. degree in Accounting from Baruch College, CUNY, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Korea University. He worked for SK Networks in the business strategy team in South Korea before he came to the United States. His current research interests include capital markets and corporate governance. In his spare time, he enjoys classical music and taking photos of landscapes.
Lu Lu joined the Ph.D. Program in 2014. She is a member of China Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has passed the uniform CPA exams of AICPA. Lu received her B.S. in Accounting at Tsinghua University. Prior to joining Temple, she worked at KPMG Beijing in the auditing department, and Tricor Consultancy in the financial service department. Her public accounting experience included assurance services, financial
services and tax compliance works. Lu’s research interests are primarily in the field of auditing and financial disclosure.
Hyunjin Oh joined the Temple Accounting Ph.D. program in Fall 2014. She is a University Presidential Fellowship recipient. She holds a M.S. degree in Accounting from Seoul Nation University (Graduated with First Class Honors). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Management Science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Her current research interests are broadly in empirical managerial accounting.
Chunnan Zhang joined the Ph.D. program in Fall 2012. She received her M.S. Accounting degree from University at Albany-SUNY (the State University of New York) in 2010 and M.A. Economics degree from SUNY Buffalo in 2012. She holds a B.A. degree in English, minor in Business Administration from Shanghai University (China) in 2008. In her spare time, she likes reading, swimming and jogging.
Soo Jung Han
Soo Jung Han’s research interests include leadership, trust development, organizational justice and Person-Environment Fit. Soo Jung earned a B.S in Chemical & Bio-molecular engineering from KAIST in Korea and holds a M.S in Business Administration from Seoul National University. She has a four and half years’ industry experience. As an assistant manager, she was involved in overseas M& A projects, corporate valuation, and new business development in a petrochemical company in Korea.
Soojin Lee joined the Ph.D. program in 2011. She holds B.S degree in Mathematics, B.A degree in Business from EWHA Woman’s University and MBA from Seoul National University. She was a financial service manager in BMW. Her experience widely ranged from process re-engineering to an appointment as a BSC committee member. Her primary project was managing performance evaluation of dealerships. After her MBA degree, she was hired back to BMW as a sole consultant responsible for designing and implementing BSC (Balanced Scorecard) to dealerships. While her current research interests are in managerial accounting, performance evaluation, and Balanced Scorecard, she has never lost her vivid interest in auto-industry. In Temple, she aspires to expand her research interest in interdisciplinary manner with industrial expertise.
Eunbin Whang received her MS degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Bachelor’s in Economics from Northwestern University. She has three years of work experience in corporate accounting for a Chicago-based private firm. Her research interests are in behavioral accounting and managerial accounting.
Yaeeun Kim is a Ph.D. student in the Interdisciplinary Studies in the Fox School of Business at Temple University with a concentration in Marketing. She is a member of the Center for Neural Decision Making (CNDM) at the Fox School of Business. Yaeeun is interested in studying the underlying the neural mechanisms of consumer decision-making by using multi-methodological techniques involving EEG and fMRI.
Prior to joining the Ph.D. program at the Fox School of Business, Yaeeun earned her BA and MS in Management Science and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Yaeeun’s previous research regarding the effect of dissatisfying purchase in a two-sided market on post-purchase behavior has been presented at the Association for Consumer Research (ACR) annual conference.
Yaeeun has working experience in the area of neuromarketing research using multichannel EEG/ERP measurement and analysis.
Xiaoxuan (Farrah) Wu
Xiaoxuan (Farrah) Wu is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Marketing, and she is a member of both the Center for
Neuro Decision Making (CNDM) and the Consumer Sensory Innovation Lab (CSIL). She holds a bachelor’s degree
in Biotechnology from the Sun Yat-Sen University, China and a master’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology
from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Prior to joining the Fox School of Business,
Farrah acquired extensive experience in cancer research, which led to her later interest in health
messaging. After joining the Ph.D. program, she began investigating health marketing impact on people’s risk
perceptions of disease contraction, aided by the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This project
is supervised by Dr. Dimoka at CNDM. Meanwhile, she is studying sensory marketing, supervised by Dr. Morrin
at CSIL. She explores the effect of scent on visual perception, and how such effects influence consumers’
evaluation processes. In general, Farrah aspires to conduct research in consumer judgment and decision
making (JDM), and she is determined to examine it from behavioral, physiological, and neural aspects.
Ning Ye is a doctoral student in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain at Temple University and is a
member of both the Center for Neural Decision Making (CNDM) and the Consumer Sensory Innovation Lab (CSIL).
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business English from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, China
and a Master’s Degree in Marketing from the Johns Hopkins University. She worked as both a research
assistant and a teaching assistant at Johns Hopkins University before she joined Temple University. Her
research interests include sensory marketing, neuroscience in marketing, consumer behavior and decision
Myeonghun joined the Fox PhD program in the fall of 2013. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in health service management and business administration, and received a Master’s degree in Finance from Kyunghee University in South Korea. Prior to becoming a PhD student, Myeonghun attended various research workshops in Korea that included topics related to financial companies, financial authority, insurance association, and government. His current research interests include longevity risk, investment strategy in terms of ALM and LDI, annuity puzzle, regulation and market efficiency.
Qiao Jiang joined the PhD program in fall 2014, concentrating on Risk Management and Insurance. He received
his B.S. in Mathematics from University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and M.S. in Actuarial Science from
Columbia University. He is pursuing Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) and Fellow of the Society of
Actuaries (FSA) designations. His current interest rates include mortality risk and Markov Chain but he is
exploring more research interests related to finance.
Rui Ju joined the Fox School of Business in the Fall of 2014 with concentration in Risk Management &
Insurance. She holds a Master’s degree in Financial Analysis & Risk Management from Temple University in
2014 and a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Engineering from Anhui University of Finance & Economics in 2012.
Her current research interests include financial risk management, securitization and risk modeling.
Ji Yun Lim
Before joining the PhD program in Risk management and Insurance department in 2012, I received MS in Finance
from the University of Rochester, MBA from KAIST, and BS degree in Computer science from Ewha Womans
University. While working as a consultant in the Capital Market and Risk Management team at Deloitte
Consulting, I participated in various projects such as setting framework for risk management, adopting Basel
III guidance for managing liquidity risk, implementing International Financial Reporting Standards in firm’s
portfolio and hedging strategy and pricing diverse derivative products for banks and insurance companies. My
current research interests are in the capital allocation and systemic risk in the insurance industry. I
enjoy traveling and pilates.
Yingrui (Elaine) Lu joined the Ph.D. program of Risk Management & Insurance in Fall 2014. She received her
M.S. in Actuarial Science at Columbia University in 2013. Before moving to the U.S. from China, she earned
her B.M. in Accounting and B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at Xiamen University in 2007. Her
current research interests are in insurance economics, risk modeling and actuarial mathematics. In her spare
time, Elaine enjoys music and yoga.
Hongryol is a PhD candidate in the department of Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University.
His research focuses on the control mechanism of strategic outsourcing and the effects of a flexible manufacturing system on entrepreneurial firm’s performance.
More broadly, he studies the determinants of strategic outsourcing in a global value chain network, seeking to understand how entrepreneurship and flexible manufacturing
strategy contribute to the “market process” in the dynamic environments of disequilibrium..
Laura is a doctoral student in the Strategic Management department. She holds a BA in Management from Towson
University. Her research interests include entrepreneurship and innovation, corporate attention to
stakeholders, and Benefit Corporations. She is currently working as a research assistant to Professor
Seok-Woo Kwon and Professor Sheryl Winston-Smith.
Jung Kwan Kim
Jung Kwan Kim is a Ph.D. Student in the Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple
University. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program at the Fox, he worked as an in-house strategy consultant for
one of the biggest telecommunications companies, focusing on critical corporate decisions and innovative new
business development. His various consulting projects have left some fundamental questions unanswered. Jung
Kwan must ask: Why did many firms face the demise of business even though it had faithfully employed some
traditionally-venerated competition strategies? What really makes a company outperform others before the
uncertainty of technological, economic, political, and social turbulences? These questions have inspired
Jung Kwan to establish new principles and models that can fundamentally influence firms’ business practices
and help them find better ways to sustain success. To fulfill this goal, Jung Kwan has decided to pursue a
Ph.D. in Strategic Management at the Fox.
Jamie (Jeongmi) Kim is currently a doctoral candidate at Temple University’s Fox School of Business studying
business administration with a concentration in tourism and sport. Jamie holds both M.A. and B.S. degree in
Tourism Management from Hanyang University, Korea. Before joining the Ph.D. program, Jamie worked for the
Korea National Tourism Organization (KTO) for ten years. At KTO, she planned and executed various marketing
projects like road show and international sports events both in Korea and Southeast Asia.
Her current research interests in designing tourism experience and marketing communication strategies with
the new media. Especially, she is very interested in how experience designer can rethink the meaning of
tourism experience and use new media channel to create meaningful tourism experiences. Her research has been
published in Journal of Travel Research and Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing. She has also presented
her research at several tourism and interdisciplinary conferences, including TTRA, HCI International
Conference, and ENTER Conference. Recently, she won 2nd Place for Best Research Paper ENTER 2014 eTourism
Conference in Ireland. Currently, she is the research coordinator for Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute at
University of Florida.
Mi Ae Lee
I am a Ph.D. student in Business Administration with a concentration in Tourism and Sport at the Fox School
of Business. Before joining the PhD program at Temple University, I earned a Master’s degree in Leisure
Studies with an emphasis on Recreational Sport Management at the University of Iowa. My diverse academic and
professional experiences are at the intersection between fashion and sports. I received a Bachelor’s degree
in Home Economics at Inha University in Korea and an Associate in Applied Science of Fashion Marketing and
Management degree at Berkeley College in New York. Also, I worked as a textile merchandiser and a fabric
trading agent for Tristate Trading Limited, a Hong Kong-based buying office and garment manufacturer. My
research interests lies in consumer behavior and psychology within the context of sport, which creates
opportunities to identify the development of consumer behaviors in a variety of sport and recreation
Yiran received her master degree of project management from the University of Sydney. She previously
graduated from La trobe University with a Bachelor of Business degree. Her research interest is the
internationalization of sport. She is also currently working on the project of athlete branding.
Xiaochen joined the program as a Research Assistant in 2014. She received her M.A. in Sport Management from
the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and B.A. in Sport Journalism from Beijing Sport University. Her
research interests lie in sport consumer behavior and sport communication, with a special interest in
studying how social media influences sport consumers’ psychological connections with teams, event, brands
etc. in sport.