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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

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David Munguia Gomez, PhD '23

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
Yale School of Management, Yale University
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 dissertation area is in behavioral science.

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Akshina Banerjee, PhD '23

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

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 dissertation area is in behavioral marketing.

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Kalash Jain, MBA '23, PhD '23

Assistant Professor of Business, Accounting Division
Columbia Business School, Columbia University

His research examines the impact of information processing frictions and investor decision making on asset prices and firm investment. His dissertation area is in accounting.

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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 dissertation area is in econometrics and statistics.

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Sinja Leonelli, MBA '23, PhD '23

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Stern School of Business, New York University

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 dissertation area is in accounting.

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Annabelle Roberts, PhD '22

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

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 dissertation area is in behavioral science.

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Diag Davenport, PhD '22

Incoming Assistant Professor
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Previously: Presidential Post-Doctoral Scholar at the School of Public and International Affair, Princeton University
Diag Davenport studies applied microeconomics and human+algorithm decisions. His dissertation area is in behavioral science.

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Jane (Jian) Li, PhD '21

Assistant Professor of Business, Finance Division
Columbia Business School, Columbia University

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 dissertation area is in financial economics.

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Shohini Kundu, MBA '20, PhD '21

Assistant Professor of Finance
UCLA Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles

Shohini Kundu's research lies in financial intermediation and macroeconomics, security design and externalities of financial contracts, and emerging market finance. Her dissertation area is in finance.

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Olivia Natan, PhD ’21

Assistant Professor of Marketing
Haas School of Business, University of California-Berkeley

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

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2024 Graduate Placement

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

Accounting

  • Roope Keloharju, Assistant Professor of Accounting, School of Business, Aalto University
  • Maria Khrakovsky, Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
  • Fabian Nagel, Donald P. Jacobs Scholar and Assistant Professor of Accounting Information and Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Hristiana Vidinova, Assistant Professor of Accounting, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin

Behavioral Science (2024 Placement, forthcoming)

Econometrics and Statistics

  • Shuo-Chieh Huang, Post-Doctoral Associate in Statistics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • Boxiang (Shawn) Lyu, Quantitative Researcher, Point72 Asset Management
  • Dake Zhang, Assistant Professor of Finance, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Economics

  • Olivia Bordeu, Postdoctoral Scholar, International Economics Section (IES), Princeton University; 2025: Assistant Professor, Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
  • William Cockriel, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Florida State University
  • Benedict Guttman-Kenney, Assistant Professor of Finance, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University
  • Arshia Hashemi, Associate, Cornerstone Research
  • Pauline Mourot, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Boston University
  • Lillian Rusk, Associate, Cornerstone Research
  • Christoph Schlom, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Davis
  • Karthik Srinivasan, Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Information, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Finance

  • Young Soo Jang, Assistant Professor of Finance, Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University

Joint PhD Program in Financial Economics

  • Zhiyu Fu, Assistant Professor of Finance, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis

  • Sangmin (Simon) Oh, Assistant Professor of Business, Finance Division, Columbia University

  • Michael Varley, Assistant Professor of Finance, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky

  • Jingtao Zheng, Quantitative Researcher, Citadel Securities

Marketing

  • Minkwang Jang, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Singapore Management University (tenure track)
  • Yuxiao Li, Associate, Cornerstone Research
  • Walter Zhang, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

Management Science/Operations Management

  • Amir Alwan, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain, Operations and Technology, Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Gulin Tuzcuoglu, Data Scientist (Research), Google Health

Initial Graduate Employment from 2005 to 2023

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