Dr. Blum serves as the Ph.D. chair and coordinator for the Organizational Behavior area. After serving as Dean of the College of Business (1999-2007), Blum became the founding director of the Institute for Leadership and Social Impact (ILSI), an interdisciplinary unit that develops individual and organizational leadership capabilities for economic growth, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability.
Dr. Lowe serves as the Ph.D. coordinator for the Marketing area. He maintains two distinct active research streams: interpersonal influence and sensory marketing. His research on interpersonal influence explores how consumer interactions influence decisions and behavior, with a particular interest in real behavior in consumer dyads.
Dr. Kalkanci serves as the Ph.D. coordinator for the Operations Management area. Her current research focuses on socially and environmentally responsible supply chain management, behavioral operations management, supply risk management, contracting, and information sharing in supply chains.
Dr. Kuang serves as the Ph.D. coordinator for the Accounting area. His teaching interests are financial accounting and managerial accounting. His research investigates the effects of economic and psychological factors on decision-making in accounting and related business settings.
Dr. Lee serves as the Ph.D. coordinator for the Finance area. Her research focuses on financial econometrics and their applications in asset pricing and has been presented at a number of academic conferences including American Finance Association Meetings, European Finance Association Meetings, and Econometric Society Meetings, among others.
Dr. Lin serves as the Ph.D. coordinator for the Information Technology Management area. His research focuses on fintech, lending, crowdfunding, entrepreneurship, social media, and healthcare.
Theresa Metzger serves as the Academic Program Manager for the Ph.D. program and the TI:GER (Technology Innovation: Generating Economic Results) program. She provides strategic oversight for the Salesforce CRM system implementation for Ph.D. admissions.
Dr. Oettl serves as the Ph.D. coordinator for the Strategy and Innovation area. His research interests include the economics of innovation, knowledge spillovers, labor mobility, and economic geography. His current work focuses on the production and diffusion of ideas at the individual, firm, and regional levels.