Lin Deng | Organizations & Strategic Management
Lin Deng is a doctoral student in the Organizations and Strategic Management area at the Lubar College of Business. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Henan University, China, and a master’s degree in management from Hebei University of Economy and Business, China. Lin has been an active participant in research discussions and has presented her work at prestigious conferences including the Academy of Management (AOM), the Decision Science Institute (DSI), and the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR). Her research focus encompasses a spectrum of topics such as the interplay between cooperation and conflict within strategic alliances, the selection of entry modes by multinational enterprises, and the exploration of International Business theories.
Mahsa Hosseinabadi | Marketing
Mahsa is a PhD student in Marketing at UWM’s Lubar College of Business. Her research interests focus on quantitative marketing, social media, advertising and digital marketing. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Sharif University of Technology, and a master’s degree in quantitative economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Ali Jamei | Marketing
Ali Jamei is a doctoral student in Marketing at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Lubar College of Business. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ali spent three years working for a multinational food company as a B2B sales supervisor and B2B sales manager. His research interests focus on digital marketing, social media, unstructured data analytics such as textual analysis and image analytics.
Hyunji Lee | Finance
Hyunji Lee is a PhD candidate in Finance at the Lubar College of Business. She earned her master’s degree in Finance from Korea University Business School and her second master’s degree in large-scale data analysis from CUNY. Hyunji brings a wealth of experience to UWM, having worked as an accounting staff, research assistant, college assistant, and after-school tutor in middle and high school. Her research interests include corporate finance topics, especially executive compensation, capital structure, and ESG. Hyunji’s current research focuses on exploring the implications of financing decisions among small businesses and the impact of returning CEOs on firm performance.
Maryam Nezhadian | Marketing
Maryam Nezhadian is a PhD candidate in Marketing with a minor in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to joining UWM, she earned her BSc in Physics from the University of Tehran, followed by an MBA from Shahid Beheshti University. Her research focuses on the intersection of marketing and machine learning to better understand various marketplace relationships. Maryam is particularly interested in the applications of cutting-edge natural language processing techniques in the quantitative modeling of marketing data. During her time at UWM, she has won the Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award, served as the president of UWM’s Marketing Research Society, and has taught or assisted in educating more than 400 students.
Jessie Nouri | Supply Chain and Operations Management
Jessie Nouri is a PhD candidate in the Supply Chain and Operations Management field. She received her BSc degree in Industrial Engineering from Khaje Nasir Toosi University in Iran and her MS in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests include developing data-driven predictive models and prescriptive analytics for operations and econometrics problems. She is particularly concentrated on data-driven analysis of business environments and producing actionable results for managerial decision making under uncertain conditions. Her research has been cited over 135 times in 10 published manuscripts including a book, a book chapter and nine journal papers. She was awarded a Lubar Doctoral Scholarship for three years and was honored to be awarded the Doctoral Publication Award in 2019. During her time at UWM, she has taught or assisted teaching seven different courses, instructing more than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students.
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Golshad Parsimoghadam | Marketing
Golshad Parsimoghadam is a doctoral student in Marketing at UWM’s Lubar College of Business. She received her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Azad University, North Tehran Branch, and she earned her master’s in Industrial Engineering from University of Science and Culture in Iran. Her background in data analysis and statistical models, as well as her work experience in customer satisfaction, has encouraged her to pursue a PhD degree in quantitative marketing. Her research interest focuses on crowdfunding and advertising by analyzing unstructured data like image analytics and text mining.
Antonio Porto | Organizations & Strategic Management
Antonio Porto is a PhD student in Organizations and Strategic Management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Management, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Antonio brings over 10 years of industry experience, having worked as a research and development engineer and product manager for a Fortune 500 multinational corporation, as well as entrepreneurial experience as a co-founder. He has a wide range of research interests that include innovation and strategic management, entrepreneurship, and international business.
Yusuf Mayowa Raji | Finance
Yusuf comes to UW with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kwara State University, Nigeria, a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Al-Hikmah University, Nigeria and a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He has seven years of industry and academic experience. His research interests include investment, asset pricing, and corporate finance.
Elham Rasouli | Management Information Systems
Elham Rasouli is a Ph.D. student in Information Technology Management. She received her bachelor’s degree in Statistics and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering both from the Isfahan University of Technology, Iran. She also received a second master’s degree in Management Information Systems and a graduate certificate in Healthcare Analytics from the Oklahoma State University. Elham’s research interests are focused on healthcare analytics and technology addiction.
Pouneh (Penny) Sadeghi | Marketing
Pouneh (Penny) Sadeghi is a Ph.D. candidate in Marketing with a minor in international business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to joining UWM, she earned her BSc in Mechanical Engineering and her MBA in Iran. During that time, she co-authored a book with her advisor entitled “Automotive Engine Design.” She is an avid language enthusiast and can speak six languages, including French and German. Her research interests include a mix of marketing strategy and international marketing
Natalie Schneider | Organizations and Strategic Management
Natalie Schneider is a PhD student in University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Organizations and Strategic Management program within the Lubar College of Business. She graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor in Business Administration degree and from Bowling Green State University with a Master in Business Administration degree. Natalie has spent several years working in human resources as well as higher education admissions and nonprofit industries. As such, her research interests include a mix of organizational behavior and strategy, covering diversity, organizational citizenship behavior, and corporate social responsibility, among other topics.
Sarthak Singh | Organizations and Strategic Management
Sarthak Singh is a doctoral candidate in Strategic Management at the Lubar College of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His academic journey includes attaining a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and an MBA degree from India. Prior to joining UWM, he gained professional experience at Azure Power (an NYSE-listed entity) in the project financing department for two years. He has co-authored a book chapter on “Corporate Governance and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Promises and Challenges.” He is an active participant at the Academy of Management (AOM) Conferences where he has presented his work and has been selected as a discussant in doctoral consortiums. His scholarly pursuits focus on exploring the impact of behavioral assumptions on strategic decision-making within multinational firms. The managerial implications of his work can help us understand how multinational firms sustain a long-term competitive advantage. His research purview also includes studying international management (with focus on market entry and modes of entry) in the context of emerging economies.
Megha Yadav | Organizations and Strategic Management
Megha Yadav is a doctoral student in the Organizations and Strategic Management area at the Lubar College of Business. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Delhi University, India and her MBA from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India. Prior to joining UWM, Megha gained experience in teaching human resource and organizational behavior courses at the undergraduate level. Her research interests include studying organizational citizenship behaviors, job embeddedness, career decision making, and the role of diversity in the workplace.
Xiaoxia Zhu | Organizations and Strategic Management
Xiaoxia Zhu is a doctoral student in Organizations and Strategic Management. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Central University of Finance and Economies in China. Her research interests are focused on careers, work-life relationships, diversity, and job crafting. She has a first-authored paper published at Human Resources Development of China, and she is a lead author on a few projects that are currently under review or in various stages of data collection and development. Xiaoxia has also regularly presented her research at national conferences. During her time at UWM, she has taught undergraduate International Business, Cross-cultural Management, and served as a teaching assistant for Organizational Behavior. She has also developed a robust methods skillset with a range of designs including lab experiments, surveys, and interviews. The quantitative methodologies she has mastered include advanced experimental design and analysis, advanced multilevel analysis, longitudinal panel research, multivariate methods, dyadic data analysis, statistical reviews and meta-analysis, and others.