Ph.D. in Management & Strategy: Research & Faculty

Management & Strategy Doctoral Faculty

Our faculty have earned their Ph.Ds from top programs and publish in top-tier journals and university presses. They are active in the discipline, serving on the editorial boards of several top-tier journals and as chairs of major conferences. Our faculty members also have an established record of securing external research grants. These faculty members work closely with doctoral students to help them develop strong research agendas.

Our core doctoral faculty members are listed below. (For more information, please click on their names.)

Herman Aguinis, Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York
Areas of Expertise: Human capital acquisition, development, and deployment, and research methods and analysis.

James Bailey, Ph.D., Washington University.
Areas of Expertise: Leadership, change management, executive development, motivation, competencies, performance management, and education & pedagogy.

Howard Beales, Ph.D. Economics, University of Chicago.
Areas of Expertise: Regulatory policy, law and economics, consumer protection, privacy.

Gaston de los Reyes, Jr., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
Areas of Expertise: Business ethics, corporate responsibility & strategy, transactional and corporate governance, business law.

Ernie Englander, Ph.D., University of Washington.
Areas of Expertise: History and politics of corporate governance, U.S. business and public policy, U.S. business history, institutional theory, history of economic thought.

Sharon Hill, Ph.D., University of Maryland.
Areas of Expertise: Virtual teams, distributed and technology-enabled work arrangements, organizational change.

Christopher Kayes, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University.
Areas of Expertise: Learning, teams and groups, leadership, organizational change.

Kirsten Martin, Ph.D., University of Virginia.
Areas of Expertise: Business ethics, online privacy, ethics of technology and big data, corporate responsibility, stakeholder theory.

Jennifer Merluzzi, PhD., University of Chicago
Areas of Expertise: Professional careers, inequality, gender, social networks and social capital, economic sociology, identity

Lynn Offermann, Ph.D., Syracuse University.
Areas of Expertise: leadership and followership, diversity, and teams.

Margaret Ormiston, Ph.D ., University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of Expertise: Leadership within both top management teams, small groups in organizations and factors that make them successful

Sanjay Patnaik, D.B.A. Strategy, Harvard University.
Areas of Expertise: Non-market strategy, global strategy, climate change, environmental regulation, international political economy, carbon markets.

Vanessa Perry, Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Areas of Expertise: Business and public policy, consumer behavior, behavioral economics, housing, consumer finance, social impact.

Jorge Rivera, Ph.D., Duke University.
Areas of Expertise: Environmental management and policy, business and public policy, business non-market strategies.

George Solomon, D.B.A., George Washington University.
Areas of Expertise: Entrepreneurship education, pedagogical issues in entrepreneurship education, human resource issues in small businesses, entrepreneurial leadership, opportunity recognition. 

Jim Wade, PhD., University of California, Berkeley
Areas of Expertise: Strategic Management, corporate governance, industry evolution

Jorge Walter, D.B.A., University of St. Gallen.
Areas of Expertise: Strategy processes, strategic decision making, knowledge/technology transfer, social networks, and social capital. 

Liang (Larry) Yu, Ph.D., University of Oregon.
Areas of Expertise: Knowledge management, management innovation and hospitality management.


Research Workshops & Conferences

The Management and Strategy Doctoral Program (MSDP) provides a strong research climate for doctoral students as evidenced by our research seminar series that attracts speakers from institutions such as Columbia University, Notre Dame University, Stanford University, The University of Pennsylvania, and University of Maryland.

The goals of the research seminars are to expose students to a broader range of research ideas and provide access to top management and strategy researchers. Doctoral students are expected to attend all research seminars from both the Strategy and Management departments.


Current Doctoral Students

For detail on all doctoral students in the school of business, please click here.


Past Doctoral Students

The goal of the Management and Strategy Doctoral Program (MSDP) is to develop students with strong academic research capabilities who can obtain research-oriented faculty positions. The MSDP departments have a history of placing doctoral candidates in academic institutions (81% in tenure-track faculty positions), and aims to place doctoral candidates in Top 100 schools of business.

Past placements for management students include:

  • California State University – Fullerton
  • California State University – Los Angeles
  • Oakland University
  • Penn State University – Harrisburg
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH – Zurich)
  • Towson University
  • University of Bath, UK
  • US. Military Academy, West Point
  • West Virginia State University

Past placements for strategy students include:

  • American University
  • Loyola University (Chicago)
  • Loyola University (Maryland)
  • Portland State University
  • University of California – San Francisco
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Washington – Takoma
  • Villanova University