PhD Students

Sung Hun (Brian) Chung

Ph.D. student in Management and Organization

Sung Hun (Brian) Chung is a Ph.D. student at the USC Marshall School of Business studying strategy and organization theory. His undergraduate majors were Business Administration and Economics at Seoul National University. His master's was in Strategic Management at the same school. His research interests include behavioral strategy, organization theory, economic sociology, and social psychology. More specifically, he is interested in how managers' cognitive process and network structure influence their firm's strategic change and organizational action.

Ju Rie (Alyssa) Han

Ph.D. student in Management and Organization

Alyssa Jurie Han is a Ph.D. student in the department of Management and Organization at the Marshall School of Business. She received her B.A. in cognitive science and psychology from the University of Virginia. Alyssa primarily studies interpersonal perception and the consequences of actor-observer asymmetries, as well as the role of perspective-taking in the management of such asymmetries. Her second stream of research involves extending research on person perception to the examination of how individuals perceive organizations.

Yeojin Kim

Yeojin is a PhD student in the department of Management and Organization. She received her M.A. from Duke University and M.A./B.A. from Yonsei University in South Korea. Her research interests include organizational change, information flow among organizations, organizational reputation, institutionalism, and entrepreneurship.

Jennifer Kim

Ph.D. student in Management and Organization

Jennifer Kim is PhD student in the department of Management and Organization. She is interested in how individuals negotiate and preserve meaning in their lives as well as the interpersonal dynamics involved in such processes. Prior to entering the PhD program, she conducted research on well-being at Seoul National University.

David Newman

Ph.D. student in Management and Organization

David Newman is a Ph.D. student in Management and Organization. He earned his B.A. in psychology from Yale University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. His research interests include moral foundations theory, business ethics, the morality of technology, the pursuit of meaning, and the psychology of property and ownership. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, David worked for EthicalSystems.org, a non-profit collaboration of researchers dedicated to the advancement of a systems approach to better business practices.

Medha Raj

Ph.D. student in Management and Organization

Medha Raj received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 2013, where she majored in Economics and minored in Psychology. She is currently a fourth-year PhD student in the Management and Organization department at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. She is interested in understanding the drivers and consequences of interpersonal conflict. Her work primarily examines work at the individual-level. She also examines the dynamics of conflict at the firm-level adding to the extant literature on the micro-foundations of Strategy.

Roshni Raveendhran

Ph.D. student in Management and Organization

Roshni is a PhD candidate in Management and Organization. She studies the phenomenon of micromanagement, examining its various facets including determinants, consequences and the associated managerial implications. She is also interested in understanding the psychology of technology and the consequences of technology in organizations. In another line of work, she examines the role of micro-level processes like psychological distance on organizational outcomes.

Beverly Rich

Ph.D. student in Management and Organization

Beverly Rich is a Ph.D. student in Strategy at USC Marshall School of Business. She holds a J.D. from USC Gould School of Law and a B.A. from Yale University. Beverly researches how firms use legal strategies to gain competitive advantage and drive innovation, with a focus on firms’ strategic use of contracts and cooperation. Prior to beginning her Ph.D., Beverly worked as a trial lawyer in Los Angeles and as a consultant on internet security and policy.

Stephanie Smallets

Ph.D. student in Management and Organization

Stephanie is a Ph.D. candidate studying organizational behavior in the Management and Organization department. Her research focuses on understanding the predictors of inequality, both psychological and structural, and creating interventions to empower those who are disadvantaged.

Mindy Truong

Mindy is a Ph.D. student at the USC Marshall School of Business studying organizational behavior. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2014 with a B.S. in Psychology. Her research interests include social class, intergroup relations, and self and identity. More specifically, she is interested in how people’s backgrounds, beliefs, and identities influence their organizational experiences and outcomes.