PhD in Business Administration

Students

Doctoral Candidates

Naif Alawi

Naif Alawi - Information Systems
naifalawi@mail.usf.edu
Vita

Naif Alawi is a PhD candidate in the Information System and Decision Science Department. Prior to joining USF, he earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from the American University in Dubai and he completed his MBA at the American University in Washington DC. He also worked at Umm Al Qura University as a Lecturer for a management course. His research interests include users’ behavior in crowdsourcing platforms, creativity in crowdsourcing, and AI integration in teams and collaboration environment.

Saurav Chakraborty

Saurav Chakraborty - Information Systems
sauravc@mail.usf.edu
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Saurav Chakraborty is a third year doctoral candidate in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences discipline at Muma College of Business. Prior to joining University of South Florida, he earned a MS in Computer Science from Indiana Univeristy Bloomington. His primary research project looks into using agent based modeling and simulation for evaluating and implementing federal regulation to prevent financial contagion. His other research projects focus on various aspects of Cyber Security (threat detection in IoT Networks) along with investigating socio technical deviant behavior (Cyberbullying and Digital Piracy. He has published in the Systems Journal and his work has been presented in various Information Systems conferences like AMCIS, WITS, HICSS among others.

Matthew Henriksson

Matthew Henriksson - Finance
mhenriksson@mail.usf.edu
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Matthew Henriksson is a PhD candidate in the Finance Department. His research interests include investor behavior, FinTech (marketplace lending), political finance, and textual analysis. His work has been presented at several major conferences including the American Finance Association (AFA), the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) European Conference on Household Finance, and the Northern Finance Association (NFA). Prior to joining USF, Matthew worked for six years at The Walt Disney Company where he led a team of analysts in the Revenue Management and Analytics Department. He also earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Florida.

Gaurav Jetley

Gaurav Jetley - Information Systems
gauravjetley@mail.usf.edu
Vita

Gaurav Jetley is a doctoral candidate in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences department at University of South Florida. Prior to joining the Doctoral program in Information Systems, Gaurav earned a Bachelors in Commerce with a major in Computing and Information Systems from the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University and a MS in Management Information Systems from University of South Florida. His principal research interests include applications of machine learning in healthcare and the impacts of multimodal information in e-commerce. In healthcare, his research ranges from patient and process flows to collaborative intelligence using humans and AI. In e-commerce, his research focuses on the impacts of different sources of information (numeric, textual, auditory and visual) on consumer decision making and retailor sales. He utilizes a variety of machine learning and econometric techniques in his research which deal with structured, unstructured and complex data types. Gaurav has created and taught classes in Blockchain for Business and Data Analytics with R at both graduate (co-taught) and undergraduate levels at the University of South Florida.

Luke Liska

Luke Liska - Marketing
lliska@mail.usf.edu
Vita

Luke Liska is a behavioral researcher with interests in digital & social media marketing, immersive virtual environments, and social good. His research ranges from improving the lives of both humans and the environment to investigating the impact of the sky on our online shopping behaviors. Luke also develops virtual reality scenarios in Unity3D to use as a methodological tool to test marketing related concepts. Luke has presented his work at major conferences including, the American Marketing Association and the Academy of Marketing Science. He currently teaches Digital Marketing at the University of South Florida and acts as a digital marketing consultant for firms in the marine and fish replica industries. Prior to entering the PhD. program, Luke worked in the financial services industry where he developed and implemented digital marketing campaigns to generate business development opportunities and awareness.  He holds an MS in Marketing from the University of Denver and a BS in Accounting from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.   

Dong Liu

Dong Liu - Marketing
dongliu@mail.usf.edu
Vita

Dong Liu is a fourth year doctoral candidate in Business Administration (Marketing) in the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida. Dong holds an MBA from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an MA from Nanjing University. His research interests focus on marketing strategy including the diffusion effect of organization marketing behavior, digital marketing strategy, and new product development. Dong has presented his work at major conferences including American Marketing Association, Academy of Marketing Science, and Marketing Science. He is currently teaching Marketing Research at the University of South Florida.

Agnieszka Onuchowska

Agnieszka Onuchowska - Information Systems
aonuchowska@mail.usf.edu

Agnieszka Onuchowska is a PhD candidate in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department. Her research interests focus on cybersecurity-related aspects including online deception, threat detection on IoT networks and influence of bots on information exchange on social media. Agnieszka has published or presented her research at various conferences including Americas Conference on Information Systems, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences and Florida Center for Cybersecurity Annual Conference. She has also published in International Journal of e-Collaboration (IJeC).

Kirill Pervun

Kirill Pervun - Finance
kpervun@mail.usf.edu
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Kirill Pervun is a PhD candidate in Finance. His research interests include Behavioral, Corporate and Entrepreneurial Finance, Investments, Real Estate, and Law and Economics. His present research focuses on exploring links between manager personal characteristics and corporate decisions (e.g. ‘Athlete CEOs’ and ‘Foreign CEOs’ papers). His work has been presented at the Financial Management Association (FMA), Southern Finance Association (SFA), American Real Estate Society (ARES), and Florida Finance conference (FFC). Prior to joining USF Kirill worked as attorney, marketing intern at FedEx, tennis coach, door-to-door book and insurance salesman, business consultant, and founded his own commercial real estate business (BWT Global Investors). He earned his law degree in Russia, International MBA from the University of Memphis, and MS in Real Estate (Finance) from the University of Florida. He was a NCAA student-athlete on a full tennis scholarship and was inducted into the Athletic Director’s Academic Hall of Fame.

Iana Shaheen

Iana Shaheen - Marketing
ianalukina@mail.usf.edu
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Iana Shaheen is a 4th year doctoral candidate. Her research focuses on supply chain management including value creation, decision making in response to disruptions, and humanitarian logistics. Several of her projects focus on leadership and resilience. She is a member of a research team that is investigating market opportunity from a macro-marketing perspective by evaluating the potential leverage investments in logistics infrastructure to increase economic development for the State of Florida. Iana has presented her research at various conferences including Academy of Marketing Science, Academy of Management, Production and Operations Management Society, Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals, and Decision Sciences. Iana has degrees in Management and Business Law from Higher School of Economics in Russia. Prior to joining the doctoral program, Iana worked as a marketing consultant both in the US and overseas.

Zhihao Yu

Zhihao Yu - Marketing
zyu@mail.usf.edu
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Zhihao Yu is a doctoral candidate in Marketing. His research interests include conspicuous consumption, digital marketing, and social influence marketing. Several of his projects focus on formality and online product presentation. His work has been present at major conferences including American Marketing Association and Academy of Marketing Science. He is currently teaching Buyer Behavior at the University of South Florida. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, Zhihao worked in the luxury industry for many years and was brand managers for several International luxury brands.

Doctoral Students

Mohammad Alkhamees

Mohammad Alkhamees
Accountancy
alkhamees@mail.usf.edu
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Rebecca Baaske

Rebecca Baaske
Accountancy
rbaaske@mail.usf.edu
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Hilda Carrillo

Hilda Carrillo
Accountancy
hcarrillo@mail.usf.edu
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Han Dai

Han Dai
Accountancy
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Aihui Ding

Aihui Ding
Marketing

Shaddy Douidar

Shaddy Douidar
Finance
sdouidar@mail.usf.edu

Mostafa Esmaeili

Mostafa Esmaeili
Information Systems
mesmaeili@mail.usf.edu

Moez Farokhnia Hamedani

Moez Farokhnia Hamedani
Information Systems
mfarokhniaha@mail.usf.edu

Stephen Farrington

Stephen Farrington
Finance
sfarrington@mail.usf.edu

Thomas Gill

Thomas Gill
Information Systems

Shawn Granitto

Shawn Granitto
Accountancy
sgranitto@mail.usf.edu
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Jan Hanousek

Jan Hanousek
Finance
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Ling Hu

Ling Hu
Marketing

Khalia Jenkins

Khalia Jenkins
Marketing
jenkins16@mail.usf.edu
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Arjun Kadian

Arjun Kadian
Information Systems
arjunkadian@mail.usf.edu
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Kimia Keshanian

Kimia Keshanian
Information Systems
kimiak@mail.usf.edu

Ye Seul Kim

Ye Seul Kim
Marketing
yeseulkim1@mail.usf.edu
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Juliana Kralik

Juliana Kralik
Accountancy
jmkralik@mail.usf.edu
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Mario Marshall

Mario Marshall
Finance
mvmarsha@mail.usf.edu

Abdallah Musmar

Abdallah Musmar
Information Systems
musmar@mail.usf.edu

Veronika Ponomarenko

Veronika Ponomarenko
Marketing
vponomarenko@mail.usf.edu
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Samuel Sekar

Samuel Sekar
Marketing
ssekar@mail.usf.edu
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Avijit Sengupta

Avijit Sengupta
Information Systems
avijits@mail.usf.edu

Deepti Singh

Deepti Singh
Information Systems
deeptisingh@mail.usf.edu

Roohid Ahmed Syed

Roohid Ahmed Syed
Information Systems
roohidahmed@mail.usf.edu

Raul Villamil-Otero

Raul Villamil-Otero
Accountancy
raulvillamil@mail.usf.edu
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Hao Wang

Hao Wang
Marketing
haowang1@mail.usf.edu
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Gleb Zavadskiy

Gleb Zavadskiy
Information Systems
zavadskiy@mail.usf.edu

Yimei Zhang

Yimei Zhang
Accountancy

Xiao Zicheng

Xiao Zicheng
Finance