Securing a Rewarding Future

Graduates of the doctoral programs of the University of Miami School of Business have taken up academic positions in marketing, finance and economic departments at prestigious universities around the world. From the University of Chicago to the University of Hong Kong, doctoral program graduates are making their mark as professors at top business schools.

Strategy/International Business

“The training I received at the University of Miami was not only rigorous but also pragmatic,” says Stephanie Wang, who joined Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business as an assistant professor in 2014 after earning her PhD in strategy/international business. “In particular, from very early on, I was able to work closely with my advisor, Dr. Yadong Luo, on research publications. This apprenticeship model provided a precious hands-on learning experience,” adds Wang.

Wang says she was attracted to Indiana University because of it research and teaching reputation, as well as the culture of Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, where she is an assistant professor of international business and strategy.

“I want to become the thought leader in my research field of capability upgrading and internationalization of emerging market firms.”
                
                     

Accounting

barriosJohn Barrios received his PhD in accounting is now an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He calls it a dream position, and one that his dissertation co-chairs at University of Miami’s accounting program urged him to take.

“This is a top school with respect to business and economics,” he says. “It’s a great privilege to start my career at such a prestigious place.”

Barrios is still dreaming. His goal is to gain full professor status within 10 years.

 

Finance

After earning his PhD in finance in 2017, Da Ke became an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, which is recognized as a world leader in international business education and research. He says the University of Miami PhD program prepared him to succeed at the Moore School, which encourages faculty with diverse backgrounds and research interests to collaborate on a cutting-edge research agenda.

“The University of Miami’s strong emphasis on behavioral finance provided me with the unique opportunity and resources to dive into this emerging area,” says Ke. “The close working relationship with my advisor, as well as with other faculty members, was instrumental in my development as a financial economist.”

 

Economics

After earning his PhD in economics in 2016, Luke Fitzpatrick became an assistant professor in the Department o of Economics at Ohio University. He says he was attracted to the position because the department places an extremely high value on its junior faculty.

“Unlike many departments where junior faculty have little say in the direction of the department, we play a central role in hiring, organizing the seminar schedule, and so forth,” says Fitzpatrick.

Of his experience at the University of Miami?

“My experience at UM was especially useful because it exposed me to a variety of fields of economics before I eventually settled on environmental economics.”

 

Marketing

After earning his PhD in marketing, Noah VanBergen headed to the University of Cincinnati where he is an assistant professor. VanBergen was attracted to UC because of the junior and senior faculty, most of whom are active behavioral researchers, where he is “surrounded by motivated, productive folks."

He credits the opportunity he had at UM to play an active role in research starting in his first semester for making him well prepared for his faculty position.

“The variety and productivity of the UM faculty also allowed me to understand how different scholars conduct research, which has helped me develop my own research style.“

VanBergen plans to pay forward what the University of Miami faculty has given him by mentoring future PhD students.

                      

Other Recent Placements

2017

Finance
      
Da Ke
Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business

Marketing

Noah VanBergen
Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner School of Business
         

2016

Accounting
        
Taylor Wiesen
Assistant Professor
George Mason University School of Business

Economics

Luke Fitzpatrick
Assistant Professor
Ohio University Department of Economics

Operations Management

Fang Fang
Assistant Professor
California State University, LA College of Business and Economics

2015

Accounting

John Barrios
Assistant Professor
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Yamin Hao
Assistant Professor
University of Alberta School of Business

Economics

Cheng Li
Assistant Professor
Mississippi State University College of Business

Marketing

Tatiana Fajardo
Assistant Professor
Florida State University College of Business

Organizational Behavior

Monica Sharif
Assistant Professor
San Fransisco State University College of Business

2014

Strategy/International Business

Stephanie Wang
Assistant Professor
Indiana University Kelly School of Business

Marketing
 

Eva Buechel
Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business

Anthony Salerno
Assistant Professor
University of Cincinatti Carl H. Lindner School of Business

Julio Sevilla
Assistant Professor
University of Georgia Terry College of Business

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