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As they prepare for the job market, our PhD students have access to an extensive array of career resources.

Since 2007, our Pichler Initiative on Professional Development has supported student success through workshops, individual coaching, writing seminars and consultations, student and faculty panels, and more. With more than 30 events a year, the Pichler Initiative empowers our students to take charge of their professional development and succeed at the highest levels.

Discover below where some of our most recent graduates are making an impact.

Featured Stevens Doctoral Program Alumni


David Munguia Gomez, PhD '23

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
Yale School of Management
David Munguia Gomez studies decisions about allocating rewards and opportunities, such as college admission and employment. His research interests encompass ethics and decision-making, merit, fairness, and organizational behavior. His PhD is in behavioral science.

David Munguia Gomez, PhD '23
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Akshina Banerjee, PhD '23

Assistant Professor of Marketing
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Ross School of Business

Akshina studies linguistic influence on consumer decision-making, hierarchical choices, and mental accounting. Her interests are, thus, inherently interdisciplinary, with overlaps in marketing, linguistics, economics, and psychology. Her PhD is in behavioral marketing.

Akshina Banerjee, PhD '23
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Yuexi Wang, MBA '23, PhD '23

Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Yuexi's research focuses on Bayesian theory and methodology, and their intersection with deep learning. In particular, her recent work examines simulation-based inference with generative AI models. Her PhD is in econometrics and statistics.

Yuexi Wang, MBA '23, PhD '23

Sinja Leonelli, MBA '23, PhD '23

Assistant Professor of Accounting
New York University Stern School of Business

Sinja's research primarily examines misconduct reporting, regulation and enforcement, and the use of ESG information by stakeholders such as regulators, employees, and consumers. Her PhD is in accounting.

Sinja Leonelli, MBA '23, PhD '23

Annabelle Roberts, PhD '22

Assistant Professor of Marketing
The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

Annabelle studies judgment and decision making in the context of consumer behavior, with a focus on motivation and self-control. In her research, she explores what leads people to make more patient decisions and feel more patient while waiting. Her PhD is in behavioral science.

Annabelle Roberts, PhD '22
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Jane (Jian) Li, PhD '21

Assistant Professor of Business, Finance Division
Columbia Business School

Jane's research lies at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance. She is particularly interested in how financial intermediaries affect the real economy and how different types of financial institutions can contribute to financial instability. Her PhD is in financial economics.

Jane (Jian) Li, PhD '21

Olivia Natan, PhD ’21

Assistant Professor of Marketing
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Olivia Natan studies how limited information affects consumer demand and firm behavior. Her empirical work focuses on settings with large product assortments. Her PhD is in marketing.

Olivia Natan, PhD ’21
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Greg Buchak, PhD ’19, JD ’19

Assistant Professor of Finance
Stanford Graduate School of Business

Greg Buchak’s research focuses on issues related to financial technology, financial intermediation, consumer finance, and the interplay between the evolving industrial organization of the financial sector, regulation, and technological progress. He is a graduate of the Joint PhD/JD Program.

Greg Buchak, PhD ’19, JD ’19

Nick Tsivanidis, PhD '18

Assistant Professor in the Real Estate Group
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Nick researches topics related to urbanization in developing countries. His current interests center on policy issues around transport and housing, with projects in India, Nigeria, Colombia and Brazil. His PhD is in economics.

Nick Tsivanidis, PhD '18

2023 Graduate Placement

Our most recent graduates have found jobs in academia, government, and industry across the globe.


  • June Huang, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Naveen Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Kalash Jain, Assistant Professor of Business-Accounting Division, Columbia Business School
  • Sinja Leonelli, Assistant Professor of Accounting, New York Stern School of Business

Behavioral Science

  • David Munguia Gomez, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management
  • Cintia Hinojosa, SPARQ Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University
  • Alexander Moore, Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Kristina Wald, Postdoctoral Scholar in Behavioral Science, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Yuji Winet, Assistant Professor of Marketing, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Econometrics and Statistics

  • Rui Da, Assistant Professor of Finance, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • Yuexi Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign


  • Will Cassidy, Assistant Professor of Finance, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Aditya Chaudhry, Assistant Professor of Finance, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University
  • Agustin Hurtado, Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Maryland Smith School of Business
  • Seongjin Park, Assistant Professor, University of New South Wales
  • Yang Su, Assistant Professor of Finance, Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School
  • Nish Vats, Assistant Professor of Finance, Olin Business School, Washington University

Joint PhD Program in Financial Economics

  • Yusheng Fei, Quantitative Research Analyst, Pacific Investment Management Company 

  • Xindi He, Assistant Professor of Finance, Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Fulin Li, Assistant Professor of Finance, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University

Management Science Operations Management

  • Deniz Akturk, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain, Operations and Technology, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Zuguang Gao, Assistant Professor of Operations and Decision Technologies, Paul Merage School of Business, University of California at Irvine
  • Lisa Hillas, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, University of Auckland
  • Cagla Keceli, Senior Data Scientist, United Airlines
  • Robert Montgomery, Postdoctoral Fellow, The International Rescue Committee
  • Gorkem Unlu, Senior Data Scientist, Senior Operations Research Scientist, Wayfair
  • Yueyang Zhong, Assistant Professor of Management Science and Operations, London Business School


  • Akshina Banerjee, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
  • Lin Fei, Applied Scientist, Uber
  • Xinyao Kong, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas

Joint PhD Program in Sociology and Business

  • Yuaho Zhuang, Distinguished Visiting Research Scholar (post-doc), Society & Organizations Institute, HEC Paris

Initial Graduate Employment from 2005 to 2022

Below is a list of the positions our graduating PhD students have accepted in recent years.