PhD in Business Administration

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Doctoral Candidates

Mohammad Alkhamees

Mohammad Alkhamees
Accountancy
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Shaddy Douidar

Shaddy Douidar
Finance
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Currently a doctoral candidate studying finance, Shaddy Douidar also earned his Masters of Sciences in Finance at the Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance at USF. Previously, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (Bloomington). His preferred fields of research include politics in finance and payout policy. He has presented his research at conferences including the: Financial Management Association, Southern Finance Association, and Florida Finance Conference. He has taught the following courses: Principles of Finance, Personal Finance, and Fundamentals of Business Finance.

Mostafa Esmaeili

Mostafa Esmaeili
Information Systems
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Moez Farokhnia

Moez Farokhnia
Information Systems
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Moez Farokhnia is a PhD candidate in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department at USF. He holds a master's degree degree in industrial engineering from Sharif University of Technology and a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology. He also has about three years of experience as supply chain development expert and entrepreneurial activities. His principal research interests include data analytics and applications of machine learning and operations research in cyber security and health informatics. His research in cyber security domain ranges from real-time detection of suspicious activities in EMR systems using optimal ensembles of anomaly detectors to design of robust models for optimal allocations of security controls. Toreinforce his research with rigorous causal inferences, he has also conducted experimental studies on the collaboration of AI and humans in cryptocurrencies market. Farokhnia uses variety of machine learning tools, operations research methods and econometrics models in his researches. He has also presented his researches at various conferences including WITS and WCBA. He also serves as an instructor of business application development and C# programming at USF.

Shawn Granitto

Shawn Granitto
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Shawn Granitto is a PhD candidate at the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy. His general research interest is the use of accounting information systems (AIS) within an audit setting. Specifically, his research examines the use of data visualizations, data analytics, and anomaly detection techniques to interpret big data produced within the audit setting. Shawn has presented his research at the Florida Behavioral Accounting Research Symposium (FBARS) and has served as a discussant at the American Accounting Association (AAA) AIS Midyear Meeting. Prior to entering academia, Shawn earned his MAcc with a concentration in Information Systems from Florida Atlantic University and worked at Grant Thornton as a consultant.

Jan Hanousek

Jan Hanousek
Finance
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Ling Hu

Ling Hu
Marketing




Khalia Jenkins

Khalia Jenkins
Marketing
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Arjun Kadian

Arjun Kadian
Information Systems
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Ye Seul Kim

Ye Seul Kim
Marketing
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Yeseul Kim is a PhD candidate in marketing at the Muma College of Business. Before joining USF, she earned an MS and BA in Psychology from Korea University. She pursued the USF PhD program to apply what she learned in the discipline of psychology into the marketing area. Her major research topic is sensory marketing. Specifically, she investigates how visual components on websites affect online customer shopping behavior. Another stream of her research is digital marketing. She examines the effect of social media usage on users’ behavior. She teaches digital marketing at the undergraduate level.

Juliana Kralik

Juliana Kralik
Accountancy
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Juliana Kralik is a doctoral candidate in the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy. She is interested in researching topics related to the auditing profession using qualitative and experimental methods. Specifically, her research examines the impact of the internal control over financial reporting audit on auditor judgement and decision making along with other challenges in the audit work environment and mechanisms to mitigate the challenges. Kralik also earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Accounting from USF. She has taught the Principles of Financial and Managerial Accounting courses as well as Accounting Information Systems. Prior to entering academia, she worked as an external auditor at EY in the Tampa Bay area and maintains an active CPA license.

Mario Marshall

Mario Marshall
Finance
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Veronika Ponomarenko

Veronika Ponomarenko
Marketing
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Samuel Sekar

Samuel Sekar
Marketing
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Roohid Ahmed Syed

Roohid Ahmed Syed
Information Systems
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Raul Villamil-Otero

Raul Villamil-Otero
Accountancy
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Raul Villamil-Otero is a doctoral candidate in the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy. His general research interests include topics in auditing and accounting information systems. Specifically, his research examines team communication’s method, frequency, and nature and their effect on audit quality. Villamil-Otero is a licensed CPA, earned an MBA from North Carolina A&T State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagϋez Campus.

Hao Wang

Hao Wang
Marketing
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Hao Wang is a PhD candidate in marketing at the University of South Florida (USF). His research interests focus on selling and sales management. He has interests in empirically accessing managerially oriented research on issues related to salesforce effectiveness and/or digital marketing. His paper has been conditionally accepted to the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (FT50). He has also published research in the Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management. His research has been selected as a finalist for the 2021 James M. Comer Award for the Best Contribution to Selling and Sales Management Theory. One of his dissertation essays received the Best Doctoral Paper Award at the National Conference in Sales Management 2021. He presented his research at major academic conferences such as the American Marketing Association Conference, and the Academy of Management Annual Meeting. He also taught marketing research and will teach digital marketing at USF.

Xiao Zicheng

Zicheng Xiao
Finance
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Gleb Zavadskiy

Gleb Zavadskiy
Information Systems
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Yimei Zhang

Yimei Zhang
Accountancy




Doctoral Students

Allison Crick-Smith

Allison Crick-Smith
Marketing

Han Dai

Han Dai
Accountancy

Aihui Ding

Aihui Ding
Marketing

Thomas Gill

Thomas Gill
Information Systems

Jiehui Huang

Jiehui Huang
Accounting

Jingwen Li

Jingwen Li
Finance

Mikyoung Lim

Mikyoung Lim
Marketing

Richard Mautz

Richard Mautz
Accounting
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Christian Arroyo Mera

Christian Arroyo Mera
Marketing

Chandler Miller

Chandler Miller
Accounting
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Prathamesh Muzumdar

Prathamesh Muzumdar
Information Systems

Arindam Ray

Arindam Ray
Information Systems

Ahmed Shuaib

Ahmed Shuaib
Accounting

Alysson De Oliveira Silveira

Alysson De Oliveira Silveira
Information Systems

Vikas Soni

Vikas Soni
Finance

Srikrishna Krishnarao Srinivasan

Srikrishna Krishnarao Srinivasan
Information Systems

Dave Watson

David Watson
Accounting
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Zheyi Xu

Zheyi Xu
Information Systems
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Mingxi Yang

Minqxi Yang
Marketing