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Ph.D. in International Business & Marketing Alumni

Alumni of the Chaifetz School’s Ph.D. in international business and marketing program have leveraged their education at Saint Louis University to build successful careers at a wide range of academic institutions.

Class of 2022

Yunmei Kuang

Assistant Professor of Marketing at Utah Valley University

Dissertation: "Brand Scandals and Brand Communities: Insights from the Volkswagen Emission Scandal"

Class of 2021

Nicolas Jankuhn 

Assistant Professor of Marketing at University of Southern Indiana

Dissertation: "Is All Money Created Equal? – The Case of Mobile Wallets and Their Influence on Payment Behavior"
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Woojong Sim

Assistant Professor at Emporia State University

Dissertation: “Let’s not talk about that”: Effects of CPA and Tie Strength on WOM
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Class of 2020

Douglas A. Roy

Visiting Lecturer of Marketing at State University of New York, Plattsburgh 

Dissertation: "A Critical Perspective on Cooperation: Two Essays on Co-creation"

Class of 2019 

Christine Asencio

Assistant Professor of Management at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Dissertation: "The Internationalization of Social Enterprises: A Managerial Perspective" 
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Clark Johnson

Assistant Professor of Marketing at Pepperdine University

Dissertation: "Intercultural Negotiations: Examining Change in Processing, Attitudes, and Intentions Through Episodic Modeling Approach" 
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Brittney Bauer

Assistant Professor of Marketing at Loyola University New Orleans

Dissertation: "Divergence in Brand Community Membership: The Role of Social Distance & Competing Construal"
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Class of 2018

Shih-Hao (Steven) Liu

Assistant Professor of Marketing at St. Cloud State University

Dissertation: "The Dark Side of Product Touch – Haptic Information Overload" 
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Sang Bong Lee

Assistant Professor of Marketing at Black Hills State University

Dissertation: "Employees’ Extra-Role Behaviors Inside and Outside the Organization" 
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Chuandi Jiang 

Assistant Professor of Marketing at Emporia State University

Dissertation: "National Culture and the Breadth and Depth of Firms’ International Diversification Portfolio Strategy: The Attenuating Effects of Social Contacts and the Coevolution" 
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Class of 2017

Zhan Wang

Associate Professor Of Marketing at St. Cloud State University

Dissertation: "Can Brand Pages Help Companies Communicate with Customers on Social Media?"
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Class of 2016

Jieqiong Ma

Assistant Professor of Marketing at Hofstra University 

Dissertation: "State Ownership, Governmental Customer Concentration, and Firm Innovation"
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Michael A. Frechette

Assistant Professor of Marketing at Sacred Heart University

Dissertation: "Peer to Peer Collaborative Consumption, Social Distance, and the Extended Self"
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Wootae Chun 

Associate Professor of Marketing at the Univeristy of Northern British Columbia

Dissertation: "An Examination of the Relationships Between Consumer Attitudes Linked to Globalization, Customer Citizenship Behavior (CCB) Toward Foreign Firms, and Foreign Product Purchase Intention" 
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Class of 2015

Alexey V. Semenov

Assistant Professor of International Business and International Management at Belmont University

Dissertation: "Offsetting Liability of Foreignness within Various Geographic and Institutional Contexts: Examining the Effects of Cultural Intelligence and Firm’s Advantages on the MNE’s International Strategic Choices" 
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Arilova A. Randrianasolo 

Assistant Professor and Chair of Marketing Department at Butler University

Dissertation: "Gaining Consumer Legitimacy: Developing a Measure and Framework of Legitimacy within Consumer Stakeholders"
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Class of 2014

Takisha A. Salley-Toler

Associate Professor at Stevenson University

Dissertation: "The Formation and Examination of the Multiethnic Consumer Identity Construct in the Context of Culture Specific Brand Attitudes" 
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Colleen M. Harmeling 

Persis E. Rockwood Associate Professor of Marketing at Florida State University

Dissertation: "Defining Moments: Effects of Transformational Relationship Events on Firm Performance"
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Birton J. Cowden

Academic Director, Robin and Doug Shore Entrepreneurship Center at Kennesaw State University

Dissertation: "Finding Innovative New Ventures in China and the United States: An Institutional Context" 
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John Charles Blewitt

Assistant Professor of Management at King's College

Dissertation: "A Time of Crisis is a Time of Opportunity for Organizations: A Strategic Examination of Managerial Response and Stakeholder Perception in Times of Crisis" 
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Class of 2013

Karin M. Staub

Research Associate with the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO

Dissertation: "Multilingual Print Advertisements and Cosmopolitanism: Associations, Perceptions, and Attitudes Triggered by Foreign Interrupts"  
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Carri R. Tolmie 

Assistant Professor of International Business at Elon University

Dissertation: "Values and Governance and Policies, Oh My: An Institutional- Stakeholder Perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility" 
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Weidong Rong 

Assistant Professor of Marketing at The College of Brockport State University of New York

Dissertation: "Bring Social Capital Theory Back to the Individual Level: A Multi-Level View of Salesperson’s Social Network" 
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