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Ph.D. Alumni

2021-2022

Jun Chen

Ph.D., Management, Finance Research Area, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
M.S., Finance, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA
B.S., Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University, Beijing.
Jun.Chen@rady.ucsd.edu

Prabhanjan Didwania

Ph.D., Management, Quantitative Marketing Research Area, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC.
Prabhanjan.didwania@rady.ucsd.edu

Yumeng Gu

Ph.D., Management, Management Research Area, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
B.S., Psychology, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA.
Dr. Gu is currently an Associate People Scientist at BetterUp.
Yumeng.gu@rady.ucsd.edu

Jessica Jumee Kim

Ph.D., Management, Quantitative Marketing Research Area, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
M.C.M., Communication Management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
B.A., Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Bocconi University.
jessica.kim@unibocconi.it

2020-2021

Alicea Lieberman

Ph.D., Management, Behavioral Marketing Research Area, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
M.P.H, Health Behavior, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., International Relations, George Washington University
Dr. Lieberman is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Anderson School of Business, University of California Los Angeles.

Ritong Qu

Ph.D., Management, Finance Research Area, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
Dr. Qu has accepted a position as an Economist at the International Monetary Fund.

Yidan Yin

Ph.D., Management, Management Research Area, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
Dr. Yin has accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Southern California.

Wanqun Zhao

Ph.D., Management, Economics and Strategy Research Area, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
Dr. Zhao has accepted a position as an Economist at Amazon.

2019-2020

Youngjae Choi

Ph.D., Management, Finance Research Area, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
M.A., Applied Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
B.S.B., Finance and B.S., Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Dr. Choi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics & Finance at the University of North Dakota.
Youngjae.Choi@rady.ucsd.edu

Austin M. Henderson

Ph.D., Management, Economics and Strategy Research Area, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
B.A., Economics, Pomona College, Claremont, California.
Dr. Henderson is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health, Washington State University.
Austin.Henderson@rady.ucsd.edu

Min Zhang

Ph.D., Management, Management Research Area, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
M.A., Psychology, New York University, New York, New York.
B.S., Psychology, Fudan University, China
Dr. Zhang is a People Research Scientist at Facebook.
Min.Zhang@rady.ucsd.edu

2018-2019

Kristen Duke

Ph.D., Management, Behavioral Marketing Research Area, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
B.A., Economics and Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey
Dr. Duke is currently an Assistant Professor of Marketing, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Kristen.Duke@rotman.utoronto.ca

2017-2018

Duy Dao

Ph.D., Management, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
B.S., Mathematics, UC San Diego, La Jolla, California.
Dr. Dao is currently an Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business.

Junghee Lee

Ph.D., Management, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
M.S., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. B.S., Information and Industrial Engineering, Yonsei University, Korea.
Dr. Lee is currently an Assistant Professor in IT, Analytics, and Operations at Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

Matthew Lupoli

Ph.D., Management, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
B.A., Psychology: Sarah Lawrence College, Yonkers, New York and University of Oxford, Oxford, England.
Dr. Lupoli is currently a Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Management at Monash University.

2016-2017

Leland E. Farmer

Ph.D., Economics, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
As a doctoral student, he worked with Rady Faculty: Prof. Allan Timmermann (co-Chair of Committee) and Prof. Rossen Valkanov.
Dr. Farmer is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics — Department of Economics, University of Virginia.

Lakshminarayana Nittala

Ph.D., Management, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana. Bachelor of Technology, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.
Dr. Nittala is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Dayton, School of Business Administration, Department of Operations and Supply Management.

Yinchu Zhu

Ph.D., Management, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
M.S., Finance, Bocconi University, Italy. Bachelor of Management, Accounting, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China.
Dr. Zhu is currently an Assistant Professor at Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon.

2015-2016

Wei Chen

Ph.D., Management, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
M.S., Management Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China. B.S., Management Information Systems, Harbin Institute of Technology, China.
Dr. Chen is currently an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona.

Coby Morvinski

Ph.D., Management, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
MBA, University of Manchester, Israel. B.S., Industrial Engineering, Tel -Aviv University, Israel.
Dr. Morvinski is currently an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Riccardo Sabbatucci

Ph.D., Management, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
M.S., Finance, Bocconi University, Italy. Laurea (B.A. equivalent), Business Administration, Bocconi University, Italy.
Dr. Sabbatucci is currently an Assistant Professor of Finance at Stockholm School of Economics and a Research Fellow at the Swedish House of Finance.

Silvia Saccardo

Ph.D., Management, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
M.A., Social Psychology, Labor, and Communication, University of Padova, Italy. Laurea (B.A. equivalent), Social and Work Psychology, University of Padova, Italy.
Dr. Saccardo is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University.

2014-2015

Kanetaka Maki

Ph.D., Management, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
M.A., Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan.
B.A., Environmental Information of Economics, Keio University, Japan.
Dr. Maki is currently an Associate Professor at WASEDA Business School, Graduate School of Business and Finance.

Elizabeth Keenan

Ph.D., Management, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
M.A.S., Biodiversity and Conservation, UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography. B.S., Biology, Loyola Marymount University.
Dr. Keenan is currently an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.

Lawrence David Warren Schmidt

Ph.D., Economics, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
As a doctoral student, he worked with Rady Faculty: Prof. Allan Timmermann (Chair of Committee), Prof. Christopher Parsons, and Prof. Rossen Valkanov.
Dr. Schmidt is currently an Assistant Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management (2018– ). He previously held the position of Assistant Professor of Economics and the College, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, University of Chicago (2015–2018).

2013-2014

Alex Imas

Ph.D., Economics, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
As a doctoral student, he worked with Rady Faculty: Prof. Uri Gneezy (Chair of Committee), Prof. Ayelet Gneezy, and Prof. Yuval Rottenstreich.
Dr. Imas is currently an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago (2020– ). He previously held the position of Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (2014–2020).

2010-2011

Alberto G. Rossi

Ph.D., Economics, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
As a doctoral student, he worked with Rady Faculty: Prof. Allan Timmermann (Chair of Committee), Prof. Jun Liu, and Prof. Rossen Valkanov.
Dr. Rossi is currently an Associate Professor of Finance at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University (2019– ). He previously held the position of Assistant Professor of Finance, R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland (2012–2018).

2009-2010

Michael Ewens

Ph.D., Economics, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
As a doctoral student, he worked with Rady Faculty: Prof. Jun Liu (Chair of Committee), Prof. Allan Timmermann, and Prof. Rossen Valkanov.
Dr. Ewens is currently an Assoc. Prof. of Finance and Entrepreneurship at California Institute of Technology (2014– ). He previously held the position of Assistant Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University (2010–2014).

Benjamin J. Gillen

Ph.D., Economics, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
As a doctoral student, he worked with Rady Faculty: Prof. Allan Timmermann (Chair of Committee), Prof. Vincent Crawford, Prof. Harry Markowitz, and Prof. Rossen Valkanov.
Dr. Gillen is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance at the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College (2018– ). He previously held the position of Assistant Professor in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at Caltech (2010–2018).