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Current Chaifetz School Ph.D. Students

Saint Louis University’s Ph.D. in International Business and Marketing brings together students from across the country and around the world to learn, research and teach alongside the Chaifetz School’s renowned faculty.


Alex Brinkmeier, Ph.D. candidate at the Chaifetz School of Business

Alex Brinkmeier

Alex is a first-year doctoral student at the Chaifetz School of Business with varied work experience within the hotel and hospitality industry. Her research interests include services marketing and family firms with an emphasis on understanding how family firms differ in their operations. Prior to joining SLU, Alex received an MBA from Coastal Carolina University, as well as both a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Administration from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. 
 


Lauren Drury, Ph.D. candidate at the Chaifetz School of BusinessLauren Drury

Lauren is a Ph.D. candidate and Research Assistant in the Marketing and International Business Ph.D. program. Her research interests include consumer behavior, message framing, persuasion, social identity, and consumer attitudes surrounding corporate social responsibility and prosocial behavior. Ongoing research projects include message framing in sustainable advertising, Generation Z perceptions of corporate social responsibility, and public policy. She currently serves as the business school representative in the General Assembly of the Graduate Student Association. 

 


Yeon Jae Choi, Ph.D. candidate at the Chaifetz School of BusinessYeon Jae Choi

Yeon Jae Choi is a first-year doctoral student in International Business and Marketing. Her research interests lie in the psychological aspects of consumer decision-making process, online communities, user-generated content (UGC), netnography, cognitive biases, and consumer neuroscience. She has also been interested in electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL). She is currently working as a research assistant for the Chaifetz School of Business and the Behavioral Lab. 


Xixi Li, Ph.D. candidate at the Chaifetz School of BusinessXixi Li

Xixi Li is a second-year Ph.D. student at Saint Louis University, majoring in International Business and Marketing. Her main research interests center around corporate social responsibility and luxury consumption. She is also interested in topics on CSR online communication of multinational corporates. Prior to joining SLU, Xixi received an MBA from Emporia State University, a Master of Education degree from South China Normal University, as well as Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Guilin University of Electrical Technology. 

 


Kristina Medvedeva, Ph.D. candidate at the Chaifetz School of BusinessKristina Medvedeva

Kristina Medvedeva is a Ph.D. student in Marketing at Saint Louis University. She is currently working on her dissertation.Within the realm of consumer behavior, Kristina’s research interests revolve around online buyer behavior, advertising effectiveness, online communities and consumer interactions with brands, pricing and subscription services, as well as the influence of product characteristics and product warning labels on consumer purchase decisions. Her long-term goal is to be able to use her international background to study consumer behavior across cultures and thus contribute to the research in consumer behavior at the international level. 

 


Muhammad Mollah, Ph.D. candidate at the Chaifetz School of BusinessMuhammad Mollah

Muhammad Musharuf Hossain Mollah is a third year doctoral student in the Department of International Business & Marketing at Saint Louis University. Prior to joining Saint Louis University, he earned a BBA and an MBA degree (in Marketing) from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He received another MBA degree (in Marketing) from Western Michigan University, Michigan, USA. He has been awarded the Prime Minister Gold Medal Award (2005) for the recognition of whole university first position in BBA program at the University of Rajshahi. He worked around nine and half year in the university level as an Assistant Professor of Marketing, Southeast University of Bangladesh. His current research interests are in the area of marketing strategy, corporate social responsibility (CSR), CEOs personality traits, and marketing-finance interface.

 


Fan Wang, Ph.D. candidate at the Chaifetz School of BusinessFan Wang

Fan Wang is a first year doctoral student in the Department of International Business & Marketing at Saint Louis University.  Prior to joining SLU, she received a Bachelor of Art in Public Administration from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, as well as a Bachelor of Art in International Accounting from Shandong University of Finance and Economics. Fan has over 15 years of managerial experience working with American, German, Swedish and Swiss companies, and hopes that her Ph.D. will help her achieve her goal of becoming a marketing and international business scholar. Her research interests are consumer behavior and digital marketing integrated with international business.