Kevin Giang Barrera, Chair
Kevin is a fourth-year doctoral student in Marketing at Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business. His research interests involve customer experience, consumers’ sentiments/emotions, and social media marketing.
Brittany Beck, Chair-Elect
Brittany is a third-year doctoral student in Marketing at Louisiana Tech University. Her research interests include retailing and social media influencers, consumer privacy and well-being, and social media marketing.
Arpit Agrawal, Vice Chair of Research (Productivity Research)
Arpit Agrawal is a second-year doctoral student at the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business. His research interests are focused within the areas of sales force management.
Praveen Punia, Assistant Vice Chair of Research (Productivity Research)
Praveen is a first-year doctoral student at the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business. His research interests include virtual selling, virtual salespersons interactions and marketing-finance interface.
Md Fourkan, Vice Chair of Research (Who Went Where Research)
Md Fourkan is in his second year of the PhD program in Marketing at Kent State University. His research focuses on WOM, eWOM, and online reviews, but also includes time series modeling work on GDP growth.
Md also has research interests in New Institutional Economics.
Reza Pedarpour, Assistant Vice Chair of Research (Who Went Where Research)
Reza Pedarpour is a Ph.D. student in Marketing, and his research interests are in the area of consumer behavior. Before coming to Kent State University, he completed his master’s degree in IT Management at Kharazmi University in Tehran, Iran. Prior to that, he did his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at Zanjan University, also in Iran. For more than four years during his studies, he worked as an educational advisor and English teacher. Reza has recently executed marketing projects for tea research centers in Iran.
Kiwoong Yoo, Vice Chair of Communications
Kiwoong is a second-year doctoral student in Marketing at the University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business. His research interests include international marketing, marketing-finance interface, and agile marketing.
Ishita Nagpal, Assistant Vice Chair of Communications
Ishita is a first-year doctoral candidate in Marketing at Georgia State
University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Her research interests
include marketing strategy, digital marketing, consumer’s well-being, and
sentiments. The overarching emphasis of all her research is social media
Brandon Holle, Vice Chair of Scholarly Insights
Brandon is a fourth-year doctoral student in marketing at Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business. His research interests focus upon digital marketing, electronic word-of-mouth, social media, and branding strategies as well as innovation and sports marketing
Narek Grigorian, Assistant Vice Chair of Scholarly Insights
Narek Grigorian is a Ph.D. candidate in Marketing at Bayes Business School, City University of London and a Teaching Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is particularly interested in researching brand decline and delegitimisation phenomena in contexts of crisis and disruption, employing qualitative data. Narek’s research is funded by Bayes Business School’s doctoral studentship scheme as well as the Leventis Foundation. Prior to his Ph.D., Narek graduated from Warwick Business School (WBS) with an M.Sc. in Marketing & Strategy, funded by the George and Victoria Karelia Foundation in Athens.
Melanie Moore Koskie, Vice Chair of Content Management
Melanie Koskie is a third-year doctoral candidate in Marketing and Analysis at Louisiana Tech University. With twenty years of experience in graphic design and marketing, her passions in practice, helping brands craft their stories and create their image, guide her research and teaching interests.
Allison Crick-Smith, Assistant Vice Chair of Content Management
Allison is a second-year doctoral student in Marketing at University of South Florida, Muma College of Business. Her corporate experience includes roles in marketing, business analysis, consulting, and sales. Her research interests include salesperson effectiveness, sales management influence, sales-marketing interface, and buyer-seller interactions.
Stella Tavellaei, Vice Chair of Online Engagement
Stella is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Marketing at Florida International University with a passion for consumers political ideology, psychology, and decision-making. More specifically, her research focuses on numerical cognition and psycholinguistics and their application in different marketing domains such as branding, digital marketing, artificial intelligence, and pricing.
Julia van de Sandt, Assistant Vice Chair of Online Engagement
Julia is a second-year doctoral student in Marketing at the University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business. Her research interests focus upon consumer well-being and financial decision-making. Previously, Julia worked in customer-centered analytical roles in consumer packaging, cruise tourism and retail.
Hesam Teymouri, Vice Chair of International Relations
Hesam is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in Marketing at Oklahoma State University. His primary research areas are technology-mediated marketing, political ideology, and public policy.
Serkan Saka, Assistant Vice Chair of International Relations
Serkan Saka is a third-year doctoral candidate at University of Illinois Chicago. His research interests are consumer well-being including financial & health, and consumer activism.
Donovan Gordon, Vice Chair of Special Projects & Partnerships
Donovan is a first-year doctoral student in Marketing at The University of Mississippi. Before coming to The University of Mississippi, he completed his master’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing at Mississippi State University. Prior to that, he completed his undergraduate studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Spanish, also at Mississippi State University. Donovan’s research interests include sales/sales management and marketing strategy with an emphasis on the medical device industry.
Ritesh Adhyapak, Assistant Vice Chair of Special Projects & Partnerships
Ritesh is a 2nd year doctoral student in the Department of Marketing at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. His research interests lie in Marketing Strategy where he analyzes marketing, strategic and financial indicators impacting both short-term and long-term firm performance.
Louis Zmich, Immediate Past Chair
Louis is an Assistant Professor at University of Tampa. His primary research areas are salespeople, technology in sales, and digital sales sponsorships with an emphasis on social media influencers.
Dr. Mathew Joseph, Faculty Mentor to DocSiG
Dr. Mathew Joseph is the Emil C.E. Jurica Distinguished Professor of Marketing at the Greehey School of Business, St. Mary’s University. He is the author of a number of articles in the areas of cross-cultural marketing, service quality, marketing strategy, health care marketing, electronic marketing, service technology, international advertising and promotion, marketing to Asia and Latin American, and marketing education. He is the Vice-Chair of the Marketing for Higher Education SIG and also serves as a faculty mentor to the Doctoral Student SIG.