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Hongseok Jang

Warrington Ph.D. student graduates from UF with tenure-track position and best paper

Recent Information Systems & Operations Management Ph.D. graduate Hongseok Jang has a lot to be proud of as he ends his time at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. Not only was his recent paper named among the best at a Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) meeting, but Jang will also begin a new role as an assistant professor at Tulane University this summer. The paper, “Store Brand Introduction and Multilateral Contracting,” received an honorable mention at

Felipe Affonso

Marketing PhD student’s paper honored with award at symposium

Warrington Ph.D. student Felipe Affonso’s paper was named the runner up as part of the William O. Bearden Award competition at the 2021 Southeast Marketing Symposium. The paper, “The Structure of a Product, Retail Environment, and Brand Logo Can Affect Judgments of Value,” was co-authored with Warrington faculty member Chris Janiszewski, Russell Berrie Eminent Scholar in the Department of Marketing. “It is a great honor to be chosen as the runner up for this award,” Affonso said. “I believe it

Murat Mercan

Murat Mercan (Ph.D. ’90) | April 2021

Mercan (Ph.D. ISOM 1990) has been appointed Turkey’s ambassador to Washington, D.C. the United States.  Previously, he was ambassador to Tokyo, Japan. Before being appointed to Tokyo in 2017, Mercan served as deputy minister of energy and natural resources. He also served as the chairman of the Turkish Foreign Affairs Committee during the 23rd term of the Turkish Parliament (2007-2011). Mercan also held the position of chairman of the Turkish Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

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How managers can help employees feel secure in their jobs when crises arise

Warrington management Ph.D. student Yiduo Shao (Ph.D. ’22) and a team of researchers conducted a study to understand the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on employee feelings around job insecurity. We spoke with Shao to learn more about the findings of this research and suggestions for managers to help alleviate the effects of employees feeling like they could lose their job when largescale crises occur. This research is forthcoming in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Q: What inspired you

Susan Fournier

Susan Fournier (Ph.D. ’94) | March 2021

Fournier (Ph.D. Marketing 1994) is Allen Questrom Professor and Dean at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.  She was recently named the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society of Consumer Psychology (SCP). The Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award “recognizes excellent, lasting research contributions to consumer psychology.” Twenty-four consumer research scholars have been recognized since the inception of the award in 1991. Fournier is only the third woman to receive the honor. At the time of this publication, Fournier’s

Anil Achyuta

Anil Achyuta (Ph.D. ’09, MBA ’13) | March 2021

Anil (Ph.D. 2009, MBA 2013) is an Investment Director at TDK Ventures. He was recently ranked #2 on the “Rising Stars” among 20,000 corporate venture capitalists in the world. Anil has invested in startups developing flying cars, magnetic imaging, 3D printing, hydrogen fuel cells with one M&A and one IPO. Anil’s focus is on materials, energy, and healthtech. Before TDK Ventures, Anil held leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies including L’Oréal, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, & Draper. Connect with him

Patricia Pacey

Economic Empowerment

When Patricia Pacey (BA ’71, Ph.D. ’76) first came to the University of Florida, her aspiration was to be a high school math teacher. Growing up in a typical middle-class family in the 1950s and 60s, teaching was a common career route for women, and Pacey didn’t envision herself taking a different path. In the final semesters of her math bachelor’s degree program, Pacey was a work study student for the chair of the accounting department, Dr. Williard Stone. It

Alice Bonaime

Alice Bonaime (Ph.D. ’08) | January 2021

Bonamine (Ph.D. 2008) is Associate Professor of Finance and Philip Rhoads Fellow in Finance at the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.  Prior to joining Eller, she taught at the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include empirical corporate finance, payout policy, insider trading and mergers and acquisitions. She recently topped the list of most cited scholars in the Journal of Financial Economics since 2018. 

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5 Warrington students honored by UF International Center

Congratulations are in order for five students from the Warrington College of Business for being honored with Outstanding Achievement Awards from the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) on November 17. The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes international students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also a wide range of accomplishments and contributions. Warrington’s recipients for 2020 are: Man Xie (Ph.D. ’21): Xie, originally from China, is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of marketing. She earned a bachelor’s

A PhD student at the Warrington College of Business

Student spotlight: Lucy Zhang

The Warrington College of Business is full of standout alumni and students. No matter their program or major, their time on campus plays an important role in preparing for impactful careers. This series will feature exceptional people from across Warrington.  Learn more about what makes Lucy Zhang, a PhD student in the ISOM department, a standout student at the Warrington College of Business. Q: When will you graduate with your PhD? Zhang: “I will graduate in the summer of 2022.