Ph.D. Students

Gizem Ceylan

Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing
Gizem Ceylan is a Ph.D. student in Marketing specializing in consumer behavior in technology-mediated environments, visual word-of-mouth, and psychology of social media. In one line of research, she explores how people express their experiences at the interplay of visual and textual information. She specifically examines whether photos indeed are worth a thousand words. On a separate line of research, she studies how people’s motivational processes (such as self presentational goals) may impact the spread of misinformation on online networks. She uses variety of methods (meta-analysis, text analysis using both dictionary and computational methods) to study these topics.

Chaumanix Dutton

Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing
Chaumanix Dutton is a PhD Student in Marketing specializing in Consumer Behavior. Her primary research focus is in exploring how consumers engage in experiences. Her dissertation examines how consumers plan and structure their upcoming experiences. Other work examines how consumers respond to different experiences they engage in or are exposed to. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Chaumanix worked in Marketing and Brand Management roles for AT&T, PepsiCo, and Keurig Dr Pepper.

Jihoon Hong

Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing
Jihoon Hong is a Ph.D. student in Marketing specializing in quantitative marketing. He is broadly interested in crowdfunding, innovation, and new product development. Before coming to Marshall, he worked as an R&D engineer for a leading telecommunications company and electronics company in South Korea.

Ilya Lukibanov

Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing
Ilya is a first-year Ph.D student in quantitative marketing. Prior to that, he studied Economics in Russia. His research interests include information economics, organizational economics and structural modelling

Sajeev Nair

Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing
Sajeev Nair is a Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing specializing in studying substantive marketing problems using quantitative methods. His research interests include new product management, digital marketing, and channels of distribution. Prior to entering the PhD program, Sajeev worked for PepsiCo and Bharti Airtel in various sales and marketing roles.

Elisa Solinas

Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing
Elisa Solinas is a Ph.D. student in Marketing specializing in consumer behavior research.