Community / September 29, 2017

Meet Smith’s New PhD Class

The PhD Program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has welcomed 17 new PhD students, who are beginning their academic careers this fall.

Their diverse backgrounds prepared them for the training and projects ahead, as they join our current PhD students and Smith’s best faculty researchers, says Robert J. Windle, director of doctoral programs and a professor in the Department of Logistics, Business and Public Policy.

“As we tell the students at orientation, we selected them to bring their talents to Smith. Our goal is develop and train them so that they will be successful at Smith and long after,“ Windle says. “Our deans are supportive of the PhD Program and faculty research. We are excited to continue strengthening the program and producing excellent researchers.”

Currently, 89 students – 27 percent domestic and 43 percent women – comprise Smith’s PhD program. The students explore such topics as asset pricing, healthcare management, data mining, price discrimination, online reviews, new markets, leadership and empowerment and more. The PhD student directory offers a glimpse of these students and their research backgrounds and includes the Fall 2017 incoming class:

Shubham Akshat - Operations Management/Management Science

Nathan Barrymore - Managerial Economics

Mo Chen - Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

Lauren Dahlin - Information Systems

Alexander Dennis - Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management

Yuheng (Gavin) Ding - Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

Zhishuang Guan - Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management

Si Yan Guo - Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management

Sahar Hemmati - Operations Management/Management Science

Yoojung Kim - Marketing

Laurel Mazur - Accounting and Information Assurance

Vidit Mehta - Information Systems

Seung Min (Elliot) Oh - Finance

Hyo Soo Park - Supply Chain Management

Ariel Rava - Accounting and Information Assurance

Kateryna Turkot - Marketing

Jing Xue - Finance

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About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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