Ph.D. in Business Administration Leadership, Scholars, and Staff
The mission of the Ph.D. Program in Business Administration is to provide our graduates with the skills and credentials needed to conduct theoretically grounded and scientifically based research in specific business disciplines, which will serve to prepare them for teaching and research positions in academe or industry.
The Ph.D. in Business Administration Program Leadership comprises faculty members from the Coles College of Business who are dedicated to ensuring the successful development of our Ph.D. students. The leadership structure includes the Executive Program Director and Discipline Leads.
Saurabh Gupta Executive Director, PhD in Business Administration Program and Professor of Information Systems
Leo MacDonald Professor of Economics
Divesh Sharma PhD in Business Administration Accounting Discipline Lead and Professor of Accounting
Reza Vaezi Associate Professor of Information Systems
Birton Cowden Academic Director of the Robin and Doug Shore Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center and Associate Professor of Management
Scott Widmier Associate Professor of Marketing and Professional Sales
Coles Ph.D. Scholars
The Ph.D. in Business Administration program uses a number of scholars that are faculty members of the Coles College of Business. Coles Ph.D. scholars are highly respected academics with a record of publishing in rigorous academic journals. Coles Ph.D. Scholars engage in the program through teaching and dissertation committee membership.
The research-based Ph.D. in Business Administration program uses a select number of scholars who are faculty members outside of the Coles College of Business. Global Scholars are highly respected academics, oftentimes leaders within their field, with a record of publishing in top academic journals. Global Scholars enhance the program by teaching in specific topic areas. Global Scholars can also be used, on occasion, as dissertation committee members.
The Ph.D. in Business Administration program staff focuses on aspects of the day-to-day operations and serve as a resource for student and faculty
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