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PhD Placements and Alumni

Bentley PhD graduates have secured positions at a variety of schools across the country and are thriving in research and teaching careers. Our full list of placements and alumni is found below by program.

Notable Placements

These universities are a brief sampling of some of the placements by Bentley PhD alumni. For a full list of placements, please see each program below.

PhD in Accounting: Academic Placements

Bentley University
Boise State
Bryant University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Clark University
Clemson University
College of the Holy Cross
Fairfield University
Florida International University
Northeastern University
Northern Illinois University
Suffolk University
Texas State University
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
University of New Hampshire
University of San Diego
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
West Virginia University

PhD in Accounting: Alumni

Lindsay Andiola, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Virginia Commonwealth University
"Performance Feedback in the Audit Environment"

Kwadwo Asare, Associate Professor, Accounting, Bryant University
"Essays on the Influence of Corporate Governance on Financial Analysts' Forecast-related Judgments"

Jenna Burke, Assistant Professor, Accounting, University of Colorado, Denver
"Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk and Performance: Implications for Audit and Corporate Governance Research"

Nate Cannon, Associate Professor, Accounting, Texas State University
"Fair Value Measurements"

Steven DeSimone, Assistant Professor, Economics and Accounting, Holy Cross
“Three Empirical Studies of Internal Audit Quality”.

Denise Hanes Downey, Associate Professor, Accountancy & Information Systems, Villanova University
"Changes in Auditing: A Three Part Investigation"

Mary Durkin, Assistant Professor, Accountancy, University of San Diego
“Promoting Professional Skepticism in the Audit Environment”

Sonia Gantman, Senior Lecturer, Accounting, Bentley University
“Three interdisciplinary studies on IT Outsourcing”

Jace Garrett, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Clemson University
“The Relationship between Accounting Processes and Interpersonal Trust within Organizations”

Joy Gray, Lecturer, Accounting, Bentley University
“Information Technology Audits by Internal Auditors: Exploring the Evolution of Integrated IT Audits”

Allen Hartt, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Boise State University
“The Impact of Collective Intelligence and Honest Signaling on Fraud Brainstorming Effectiveness: A Sociometric Investigation Using Wearable Sensor Technology”

Kip Holderness, Associate Professor, Accounting, West Virginia University
“Detecting Deception in Client Inquiries”

Tien-Shih Hsieh, Associate Professor, Accounting and Finance, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
“The Impact of Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) on Corporate Accounting Practice”

Kara Hunter, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Fairfield University
“The Influence of Cognitive Factors on the Relationship between Accounting Standard Precision and Aggressive Financial Reporting”

Candice Hux, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Northern Illinois University
“Auditors’ Use of Specialists in Audit Engagements: Implications for Audit Quality”

Christine Nolder, Associate Professor, Accounting, Suffolk University
“The Role of Professional Skepticism, Attitudes, and Emotions on Auditors’ Judgments and Decisions”

Melissa Renschler, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Suffolk University
"The Influence of Internal Audit Competency on Financial Reporting Quality and Enterprise Risk Management"

Mike Ruff, Associate Teaching Professor, Accounting, Northeastern University
"Correlates of Ethical Sensitivity and Reasoning and their Potential Influence on Accounting Education”

Andrew Stuart, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Suffolk University
"The Influence of Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure on Stakeholder Decision-Making"

Zhihong (Rita) Wang, Associate Professor, Accounting, Clark University
“The Impact of Cultural Time Orientation on Managerial and Financial Accounting Practices”

Kim Westermann, Associate Professor, Accounting, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
"Learning the 'Craft of Auditing': Applications of the Cognitive Apprenticeship Framework"

Annie Witte, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Fairfield University
"Technology Based Audit Tools: Implications for Audit Quality"

PhD in Business: Academic Placements

American University of Kuwait
Babson College
Bentley University
Boston College
Boston University
Bryant University
California State University, Channel Islands
California State University Easy Bay
California State University Sacramento
Clark University
College of Charleston
Copenhagen Business School
Florida Gulf Coast University
IESEG School of Management
New England College of Business
Northeastern University
Providence College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Salem State University
Salisbury University
State University of New York, New Paltz
St. Francis Xavier
Tilburg University
University of Connecticut- Storrs
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Southern Connecticut
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Westminster College
Worchester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

PhD in Business: Alumni


Joseph Dery, Senior Data Science Leader & Analytics Educator, Dell/EMC
"From Photoshop® to photoshop: Knowing How and When to Protect your Brand

Guangying Hua, Senior Data Scientist, The Boston Consulting Group
“An Analysis of the Structure and Evolution of Networks”

Tao Li, Assistant Professor, Business Analytics, State University of New York, New Paltz 
"Studies of Financial Analysts: Over-optimism, Investment Value and Herding Behavior"

Fernanda Araujo Maciel, Assistant Professor of Decisions Sciences, Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, California State University Sacramento
"The Analytics of Vulnerable Populations in Brazil"

Kevin Mentzer, Assistant Professor, Information Systems and Analytics,  Bryant University
“Essays on Networks of Influence - Discovering Insight through Social Network Analysis”

Maria Skaletsky, Senior Research Consultant, Bentley University
“Essays on the Digital Divide - Explorations through Global, National and Individual Lenses”

Olumayokun Soremekun, Head of Business Development, OLX
"Essays on Rethinking African Development: Contextual and Methodological Advances"

Guillaume Weisang, Assistant Professor, Finance, Clark University
“Essays on Hedge Fund Replication: Methodological Assessment and Development of the Factor Approach, Nonlinear Modeling and Policy Perspectives”

Changan Zhang, Data Scientist, Boston Consulting Group
“Essays on Marketing Analytics: Competition, Connectedness, and Controversy”

Olga Biedova, Assistant Professor of Business Analytics, Department of Supply Chain and Information Management, College of Charleston
"Portfolio Insurance Strategies. Parameter Optimization and Comparison Study


Yukika Awazu, Associate Professor, Management Information Systems, IESEG School of Management
"Implementing An Enterprise System: A Practice-Lens"

Quang (Neo) Bui, Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems, Rochester Institute of Technology
"The Adoption and Diffusion of IT Management Innovations: Adaptation, Reinvention, Alternative Designs, and Rhetorical Persuasion"

Martin Dias, Associate Teaching Professor, Supply Chain Information Management, Northeastern University
“Public Safety Networks – Examining Mimetic, Complexity, and Legacy Effects on Interorganizational Collaborations"

Dax Jacobson, Associate Professor, Management Information Systems, Westminster College
“Successful IT-Intensive Inter-organizational Relationships: The Role of Governance”

Anna Karpovsky, Assistant Professor of Practice, Boston College
"Information Systems Strategy and the Role of Chief Information Officers: Strategizing and Aligning Practices"

Mark-David McLaughlin, Director, R&D Architecture & Security at Aspen Technology
"A Resource View of Information Security Incident Response"

Wenxiu Vince Nan, Assistant Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management, Perdue School of Business, Salisbury University, Maryland
"Digital Innovation and Socioeconomic Transformation: The Case of Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa"

Mari-Klara Stein, Associate Professor, Department of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School
“Use and Non-Use of IT in the Workplace: Studies on Emotions, Identity and Technology”

Arthur Tomasino, Visiting Assistant Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management, Florida Gulf Coast University
“The Use of Complexity Theory and Strange Attractors to Understand and Explain Information System Development”

Wilson Wong, Assistant Teaching Professor, Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
"User Resistance and Trust in a Clinical RFID Employee Location Tracking Information System"


Naeimah Alkhurafi, Assistant Professor of Business Strategy, American University of Kuwait
"The Role of Context in Country Level Entrepreneurial Activity"

Quinn Coen, Consultant, Boston Consulting Group, "Careers and Romantic Partnerships: Three Essays on Gender Differences in Role Centrality, Wage Gap, and Life Satisfaction in Dual-Career Couples"

Roisin Donnelly, Assistant Professor, Management, University of Tilburg
"The Dynamics of MNC Locational Decisions: Extensions and Contingencies"

Nora Junaid, Lecturer, Operations & Information Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"Technological Proactivity: Development of a Measure and Initial Test"

Opal Leung, Associate Professor, Management & Leadership, St. Francis Xavier University
"Micro Role Transitions in Two Contexts"

Patrick McHugh, Professor of the Practice, School of Engineering, Brown University
"Ties that Bind: A Network Perspective on University Spinouts"

Luisa Melo, Assistant Professor of Management, University of South Carolina, USC Sumter-Aiken Business Program
"Firm-Level Corporate Governance in the Context of Emerging Market Firm Internationalization"

Ken Mullane, Assistant Professor, Management, Salem State University
“What to do amid Disruption? Ethical Climate and Trust as Determinants of Virtual Team Member Effort”

Elise Perrault, Associate Professor, Management, College of Charleston
“Refining the Firm-Stakeholder Engagement Model: An Expanded Theory of Salience and Firms’ Responses to Stakeholder Influence”

Dirk Primus, Assistant Professor, Management, Bryant University
“Exploring the Development Chain – An Inquiry into the Linkages between New Product Development and Supply Chain Management”

Craig Randall, Assistant Professor, Management, Florida Gulf Coast University
“An Unstable Balance; Exploration, Exploitation and Innovation Decline during Development”

Jessica Zinger, VP Sales, ExtraHop and Adjunct Lecturer Assumption College and Clark University
"Corporate Prediction Markets for Business Decisions: New Applications, Challenges and Limitations"

Vasilia Vasiliou, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Management, Clark University
"Increasing Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards: Voices of Male and Female Directors in the United States"


Ivan Fedorenko, Assistant Professor, Marketing, California State University -- East Bay
"The Use of Secrets in Marketing and Value Creation"

Michele Jurgens, Lecturer, Organizational Behavior, Boston University
"From Social Media to Social Movements: An investigation of the role of social media in secondary stakeholders' actions - the case of Deep Water Horizon"

Gary Ottley, Senior Lecturer, Marketing, Babson College
The Consciousness Awakens! The Expansion of Conscious Capitalism Into The Marketing World: Do Marketing Managers Practice ‘Conscious’ Marketing?”

Ekin Pehlivan, Assistant Professor, Marketing, California State University, Channel Islands
“Ironic Advertising: Theory, Evidence and Practice”

Junhong Emma Wang, Associate Professor, Marketing Department, Southern Connecticut State University
"Exploring the Effects of Mindfulness in Marketing: Mindfulness, Ethics, Emotional Labor and Service Quality"