Current DocSIG Officers

 

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.    

Email: kgiangbarrera1@gsu.edu

 

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.

Email: bbb019@latech.edu

 

Arpit Agrawal, Vice Chair of Research (Productivity Research)

Arpit AgrawalArpit 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.

Email: arpitubt@gmail.com

 

Praveen, Assistant Vice Chair of Research (Productivity Research)

PraveenPraveen 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.

Email: ppraveen@cougarnet.uh.edu

 

Xiaowei Guo, Vice Chair of Research (Who Went Where Research)

Xiaowei Guo is a second-year doctoral student at Kent State University. Her areas of interest are consumer behavior, especially the decision making, attitudes and emotions topics.

Email: xguo15@kent.edu

 

Md Fourkan, Assistant 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.

Email: mfourkan@kent.edu

 

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.

Email: kyoo2@vols.utk.edu

 

Vice Chair of Special Projects and Partnerships – OPEN

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

Email: hollebr1@broad.msu.edu

 

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.

Email: narek.grigorian@bayes.city.ac.uk

 

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. 

Email: mko010@latech.edu

 

Allison Crick-Smith, Assistant Vice Chair of Content Management

Allison CrickAllison 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.

Email: allisoncrick@usf.edu

 

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.

 

 

Lennay M. Chapman, Assistant Vice Chair of Online Engagement

Lennay M. Chapman is a Ph.D. candidate in Business (specialization Marketing) at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College together with the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research focuses on consumer and technology interactions, especially as related to signaling, social judgments, and consumer decision-making. Previously, Lennay spent ten years working in merchandise financial planning for Ann Taylor and Ross Stores, and contributed financial analysis articles to the Motley Fool. She holds an M.B.A. from Baruch College and an M.Phil. in Business from the CUNY Graduate Center.

Email: lennay.chapman@baruch.cuny.edu

 

Hesam Teymouri, Vice Chair of International Relations

Hesam Teymouri

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

Email: hesam.teymouri@okstate.edu

 

 

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.

Email: ssaka2@uic.edu

 
 
 

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.

Email: lzmich@ut.edu

 

 

Dr. Matthew 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.

Email: mjoseph4@stmarytx.edu