PhD: Management Alumni

Dina Denney
Visiting Assistant Professor
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM


Yanni Liang

Dissertation: "Too Little or Too Much? An Examination of the Integrated Relationship Between Corporate Social and Financial Performance"

Mabel Sanchez
Assistant Professor of Management
California State University
Los Angeles, CA

Dissertation: "Farmworkers Find Trabajo Con Dignidad in Honest Work Negotiated Via Convivencia and Resistance: A Feminist Decolonizing Storytelling in the Agricultural Fields of the Southwest Border of the US"

Ruoqing Zhang
Assistant Professor of Management
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, Connecticut

Dissertation: "An Investigation of Key Antecedents of Customer Loyalty in App-Based Mobile Shopping"

Carma Claw
Assistant Professor of Management
Fort Lewis College
Durango, CO

Dissertation: "Maximizing Firm Performance: Conceptualizing Tribal Sovereignty as a Source of Competitive advantage Using a Resource-Base View of the Firm"

Bahareh Javadizadeh
Assistant Professor of Management
Indiana State University
Indianapolis, IN


Jennifer Miles
Assistant Professor of Management
University of San Diego School of Business
San Diego, CA


NO Ph.D. Graduates this year. 

John Ross
Asst. Professor
Indiana University Southeast

Dissertation: Developmental training and perceived organizational support: The roles of perceived intent, organizational resource dependency and means efficacy

Mortaza Zare
Visiting Asst. Prof.
Louisiana State University

Dissertation: A multilevel approach in examining abusive supervision: The role of core self-evaluation and identity threat

Hank Strevel
Asst. Professor
Purdue University-Fort Wayne

Dissertation: How does one think intuitively? The role of intuition in strategic decision-making

Gabriella Lewis
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Managerial Sciences
J.Mack Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University

Dissertation: The moderating effect of basic psychological needs satisfaction on perceptions of organizational politics and work outcomes

Dr. Nourah Alfayez
Assistant Professor
Management Department
College of Business
Alfaisal University

Dissertation: The Moderating Effects of Individual Differences on Relationship between Organizational Justice and Employee Performance

Sergio Palacios
Visiting Asst. Prof.
St. Mary’s University

Dissertation: Examining the effects of online shopping convenience, perceived value, and trust on customer loyalty

Marcus Valenzuela
Asst. Professor
California State University-Bakersfield

Dissertation: An immigrant’s perspective: Examining acculturation and its effects on perceived fit in Mexican immigrants

Melissa Cast Intindola
Assistant Professor
Department of Management
Western Michigan University

Dissertation: The “I” in team: Member selection control in cross-sector social-oriented partnership teams

Thomas Pittz
Assistant Professor of Management
Department of Management
University of Tampa

Dissertation: An exploration of open strategy and absorptive capacity in cross-sector social partnerships

Rohny Saylors
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Washington State University

Dissertation: Entrepreneurial ontological pragmatism analyses of storytelling perceptions, processes, and positive failure

Saylors’ passion is the advancement of human creativity, hope, and authentic compassion through, and within, organizational scholarship. His research is focused on entrepreneurial storytelling processes and methods.

Sebastien Vendette
Assistant Professor of Management
238G Bibb Graves Hall
Troy University

Dissertation: An examination into commitment as a missing link between determinants of corporate social responsibility initiatives and corporate performance

Manos Kalargiros

Dissertation: The effect of inspirational facilitation on brainstorming effectiveness: A test of Osborn’s original ideas

Stephanie Maynard-Patrick
Assistant Professor
O’Mailia Hall, Room 102

Dissertation: Paying it forward: Mentor’s past mentoring experiences influence on performances as a mentor and on protégé behavior

Nazanin Tourani
Penn State University at Fayette

Dissertation: Storytelling and Strategy in Annual Reports: A Study of Sears and Wal-Mart Annual Reports

Yasanthi Perera
Assistant Professor
Brock University
Taro Hall 465
905-688-5550/Extension 6703

Dissertation: In pursuit of the double bottom-line: An emergent theory of value creation in for-profit social enterprises

Chet Barney
Assistant Professor
Beacom Hall 331
University of South Dakota

Dissertation: Job insecurity and deviant work place behavior: The moderating effect of core self evaluation

Rakesh Mittal
Assistant Professor
Campus: Old Westbury
Wisser Library 345
New York Institute of Technology

Dissertation: Cultural tightness-looseness as a correlate of perception and enactment of effective leadership at societal, organizational and sub-unit level

Lindsey Gibson
Assistant Professor of Organizational Management
College of Business Administration
1132 Bishop Street, Suite 504-12(FH)
Honolulu, HI 96813

Dissertation: An experimental investigation of collaboration and apprising on target commitment in upward influence attempts

Joe Gladstone
College of Business
University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, 06516 CT, USA

Dissertation: Old Man and Coyote barter: Inquiry into the spirit of the Native American business philosophy

Claudia Gomez
Assistant Professor
Department of Management & Information Systems
Kent State University

Dissertation: The moderating role of social ties in the environmental uncertainty and strategic decision making process relationship in business startups

Andrew Kach
Assistant Professor of Operations Management
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301

Dissertation: Impact of environmental hostility on firm performance: A strategic orientation of manufacturing industries perspective

Long Pham
Assistant Professor
School of Management
University of Louisiana Monroe
700 University Avenue
HMPH 155
Monroe, LA 71209

Dissertation: NegotiAuction: An experimental study

Jacob Massoud
Assistant Professor of Management
School of Business
Morken Center for Learning & Technology, Room 333
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98477

Dissertation: Preview: Exploring small and medium enterprise social responsibility in Argentina

Michael Glissmeyer
Assistant Professor of Management
College of Business Administration
Box 2056
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX, 77341

Dissertation: An extension of trust theory: Opportunism as a proxy for distrust? An examination of a multivariate relationship within the banking industry

David H. Tobey
Chief Scientist and Director of Research
National Board of Information Security Examiners
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Dissertation: Prosodic forecasts: Emotive language as a predictor of reversals in investor sentiment

Ashish Mahajan
Assistant Professor
Odette School of Business
University of Windsor
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4, Canada
Phone 519-253-3000/ext. 3144
Fax 519-973-7073

Dissertation: Importance of host country nationals in international management: Looking at the other side of the coin

Isaac Wanasika
Assistant Professor of Management
School of Management & Marketing
Monfort College of Business
University of Northern Colorado
Kepner Hall, Campus Box 128
Greeley, CO 80639

Dissertation: Strategic leadership and rationale for economizing-strategizing principles
2013: Monfort College of Business College Scholar of the Year; faculty member with the most scholarly contributions during the year, and advances their name for consideration as the University Scholar of the Year.

Maria J. Mendez
Assistant Professor
School of Business & Economics
Indiana University-South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Ave., P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, IN 46634

Dissertation: A closer look into collective leadership: Is leadership shared or distributed?

David Fass

Assistant Professor of Systems Integration and Cost Analysis
Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
Department of Systems and Engineering Management
AFIT/ENV, 2950 Hobson Way
Building 640, Room 209A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7765
Telephone: 937-255-3636 ext 4388 (DSN 785)
Fax: 937-656-4699 (DSN 986)

Dissertation: Predicting organizational field level trends in structure and strategy among competing alliance constellations

Brent Kinghorn
Associate Dean & Director of Graduate Programs
Texas A&M - Kingsville

College of Business Administration
MSC 184
700 University Blvd
Kingsville, TX 78363-8202
Ph: 361-593-4022
Fax: 361-593-3912

Dissertation: Characteristics that lead to entrepreneurial recognition: A capital theory perspective

Khadija Al Arkoubi
Associate Professor of Management
Department of Management
College of Business
University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, 06516 CT, USA
Cell: 203-809-5030

Dissertation: Spiritual leadership and identity in Moroccan business: An ethnographic study of Ynna Holding


Leonel Prieto
Dept. of Management, Marketing & International Business
Texas A & M International University
5201 University Blvd.
Laredo, TX 78041-1900

Dissertation: Exploring entrepreneurial and non-entrepreneurial CEO’s behaviors in Mexico

Gabriel Isaacs
Chief Operating Officer
Resource Conservation Technologies

Dissertation: The effects of international education on the CEO’s strategic decision regarding the process of adoption of innovation: The case of clinical laboratories in Panama

Yue Cai-Hillon
Associate Professor of Management
College of Business,
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC

Dissertation: Motorola strategic inflection points: Story analysis of strategy authors and system complexity

Lei Wang
Associate Professor
Department of Management
College of Business and Entrepreneurship
University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
1201 W University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539

Dissertation: Value/identity-based motivation and calculative motivation for organizational citizenship behavior among individualists and collectivists

Esther Thomas
Jesse H. Jones School of Business
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Avenue
Houston, TX 77004

Dissertation: Examining the effectiveness of theatre as a pedagogical tool in undergraduate management education

Roxanne Cox
Vice President-Human Resources
Verde Realty
5847 San Felipe, Suite 4400
Houston, TX 77057
Phone 713-338-3007

Dissertation: Structural and cultural determinants of coping with sexual harassment in Mexican American and Anglo American women: A qualitative and quantitative analysis

Nalini Govindarajulu
Associate Professor of Operations Management
Heider College of Business
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

Dissertation: The efficacy of Web-based integration towards externally-driven flexibilities and customer value in the demand chain

Mark E. Hillon
Principal Consultant
Lafayette Institute
Cullowhee, NC

Dissertation: A comparative analysis of socio-ecological and socio-economic strategic change methodologies

Bill Smith
Associate Professor
Management Department
College of Business, NMSU
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Dissertation: Management disclosures and financial performance of the firm: A capital markets perspective

Wes Scroggins
Southwest Missouri State University
Springfield, MO

Dissertation: Selection, meaningful work and employee retention: A self-concept based approach to person-job fit

Kim Hinrichs
Associate Professor
California State University-Chico
Department of Management, College of Business
Chico, CA 95929
FAX 530-898-5501
Phone 530-898-6826

Dissertation: The process of interorganizational collaboration: A multiple case study and theoretical extension

Alan Cai
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
710 Dunton Tower
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1S5B6
613-520-2600/ext. 2453

Dissertation: The impact of inter-organizational Internet communication on purchasing performance

Lori Paris
Professor of Management
Interim Associate Dean
California State University-Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Hwy, 20 BDC
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Dissertation: The effects of gender and culture on implicit leadership theories: A cross-cultural study.
Recipient: 2004 William H. Newman Award for best Academy of Management conference paper that is single-authored & based on a dissertation completed in the previous three years. Dr. Jon Howell, Management Department, was her dissertation chair.

Sandy Edwards
Director, MBA Program &amp
Northeastern St. University
700 N. Grand Avenue
Tahlequah, OK 74464
918-456-5511/ext 6542

Dissertation: Work group effectiveness revisited: Model development and empirical examination of technology and autonomy factors

Carolyn Gardner
Associate Professor
Department of Management
Kutztown University
Kutztown, PA 19530

Dissertation: An exploratory study of bureaucratic, heroic, chaos, postmodern and hybrid story topologies of the expatriate journey.

Linda Baldwin
Western New Mexico University
Silver City, NM

Dissertation: Total quality management in higher education: The implications of internal and external stakeholder perceptions

Mark Nolan
Associate Professor of Business
Lewis University
2440 Louisiana Blvd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Dissertation: Management education and theistic spirituality: A Catholic case study

Brad Gilbreath
Associate Professor
Hasan School of Business
Colorado State University-Pueblo
Pueblo, CO 81001-4901
Phone 719-549-2157
Fax 71-549-2909

Dissertation: Supervisor behavior and employee psychological well-being

Eric Romero

Dissertation: The effect of Hispanic ethnicity on leader behavior perceptions: A test of leadership categorization theory and relational demography

Erin Frew
Interim Provost & Chief Academic Officer
Community College of Denver
Erin Frew Consulting

Dissertation: Stressors, strain, and spirituality at work

Kenichiro Chinen
Professor, International Business
California State University-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

Dissertation: The relationships between Total Quality Management factors and work outcomes in a maquiladora

Jennifer Villa
Learning Resource Center
College of Education, NMSU
Las Cruces, NM

Dissertation: Boundary behavior of leaders in organizations: Definition and scale development

Nancy Landrum
Loyola University Chicago
Quinlan School of Business & Institute of Environmental Sustainability
BVM Hall 301
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
Voice: 773-508-8953

Dissertation: A quantitative and qualitative examination of the dynamics of Nike and Reebok storytelling as strategy
2013: Faculty Excellence Award for Public Service, University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

Sandra Martinez
Fenix Liderazago y Desarollo, S.A.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Dissertation: An ethnographic study of the Mexican entrepreneur: A configuration of themes and roles impacting managerial leadership in an emerging economy

John Luhman
Associate Professor of Management
Assistant Dean
College of Business
Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, New Mexico

Dissertation: Searching for organizational democracy in labor-managed firms: A narrative study of the literature

Roger Wright
Penn State-Mont Alto
1 Campus Drive
Mont Alto, PA 17237-9799
Phone 717-749-6027

Dissertation: Resourceful sensemaking: Three articulations

Rossana Alvarez-Diemer
Independent Consultant
Strategic Planning/Organizational Design

Dissertation: Strategic planning and organizational development and change in Type IV environments: A case study in public natural resources management

Bruce Schooling
Professor of Business

Dissertation: An analysis of the effects of pastoral leadership behaviors on psychological contacts and source credibility when implementing change.
2003: Regional and International Awards for Teaching Excellence.

Jim Paul
University of Kansas Medical Center
School of Medicine
Department of Health Policy & Management
Kansas City, KS

Dissertation: The effects of charismatic leadership on followers’ self-cognitions and cognitive processing

Ghazi Binzagr
Founder/Owner, Wisaal Development Center (human and community development)
Honorary Advisory Board, Effat University
Member, Binzagr Group
President, ASCO-Development (2006-2008)
President, Arabian Stores Co. (1998–2006)
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dissertation: Proactive organizing: A constructivist inquiry

Jim E. Weber
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, MN

Dissertation: Equivalence of leadership scales.

Jim Phillips
Northeastern State University
Professor, Management
Office Location: Tahlequah
Business & Technology 221A
Phone: 918-444-2909

Dissertation: The effect of group resources and individual group processes on the use of minority knowledge and group decision-making outcomes.

Steve Ash
Department of Management
College of Business Administration
University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-4801

Dissertation: Hispanics and Anglos: An analysis of the impact of ethnic composition on satisfaction and polarization in small groups

Christy A. Strbiak
U.S. Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, CO

Dissertation: Individual characteristics, knowledge structures, and attitudes in relation to workforce diversity programs

Gina Libo
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM

Dissertation: The use and effectiveness of influence tactics in hospital manager-physician relationships

Paula Schmidt Weber
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, MN

Dissertation: Cause maps and sensemaking in organizations: A longitudinal analysis of a planned organizational change

Cathleen Burns
Part-time at University of Colorado-Boulder and have my own company: Creative Action Learning Solutions LLC (CALSCO)

Dissertation: The project manager-project accountant cross-functional working relationship: Testing a contingency model of dyad effectiveness.

Kimberlee Snyder
Office: Somsen 324C
Winona State University
Winona, MN
Phone: 507-45-5173

Dissertation: Management of technology in the post implementation stage: A look at specific health care technology.
Frequently Taught Courses: Operations Management, Project Management, Managing for Quality

Johannes Snyman
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Box 078

Dissertation: An empirical investigation of an integrative strategic management process model