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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.

Jennifer D'Angelo

Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing
Jennifer D'Angelo is a Ph.D. student in Marketing specializing in consumer behavior research. Her research currently focuses on interpersonal relationships and product customization. Prior to entering the program, Jennifer worked as a research analyst, helping guide marketing strategy for companies including the Los Angeles Times, Target, and General Mills.

Chaumanix Dutton

Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing
Chaumanix Dutton is a Ph.D. student in Marketing specializing in Consumer Behavior. Her research interests are branding, persuasion, and complexity. Prior to entering the program, Chaumanix worked in Marketing and Brand Management roles for AT&T, PepsiCo, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

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. Student 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. student in Marketing specializing in Marketing Strategy. His research interests include new product management, channels of distribution, pricing, and digital marketing. Prior to entering the program, Sajeev worked for PepsiCo and Bharti Airtel in various sales and marketing roles.

Lei Pei

Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing
Lei is a Ph.D. student in quantitative marketing. Prior to joining the program, Lei worked as a research analyst for a marketing firm in Toronto. She also worked as a program evaluation officer for the Canadian federal government and as a web developer for a major Canadian bank. Her research interests are in strategic communication, advertising, and online shopping.