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)
Praveen, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Louis Zmich, Immediate Past Chair
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.