The PhD program typically has 12-15 students enrolled in the doctoral program.

LER PhD students come from various countries and a wide variety of undergraduate institutions. Undergraduate degrees of our students include psychology, sociology, business administration, accounting, economics, communications and political science. Seventy-seven percent of the students entering the PhD program have a master’s degree and several have had prior work experience. We value and encourage a diverse population.

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Recent Placements

  • Ki-Jung Kim (2023 Ph.D.) Eastern Kentucky University, College of Business
  • Sang-Hoon Lee (2023 Ph.D.)  Loyola Marymount University, College of Business Administration
  • Chen Tang (2023 Ph.D.) American University, Kogod School of Business
  • Anoop Javalagi (2022 Ph.D.), Northwestern University, Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Communication
  • Weihao Li (2022 Ph.D.), International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), Research Economist, Strategic Resources Department
  • Yin Lee (2022 Ph.D.), NEOMA Business School-Reims, People & Organizations
  • Yijue Liang (2022 Ph.D.), George Mason University, Psychology Department (I/O Psychology)
  • Aibak Hafeez (2021 Ph.D.), Cornell University, Postdoctoral Research Associate, ILR School 
  • Lucy Headrick (2021 Ph.D.), San Jose State University, School of Management
  • Brandon Grant (2020 Ph.D.) Farmingdale State College, College of Business
  • Yun Kyoung Kim (2020 Ph.D.) Salisbury University, Department of Management & Marketing
  • Sooyeol Kim (2019 Ph.D.), National University of Singapore, NUS Business School
  • Sunjin Pak  (2019 Ph.D.) Slippery Rock University, Department of Management & Marketing
  • Justin Weigand (2018 Ph.D.), San Diego University, Department of Management
  • Wonjoon Chung (2017 Ph.D.), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PolyU Business School
  • Jihae You (2016 Ph.D.), Louisiana State University, E. J. Ourso College of Business
  • Saengdow Prasittisuk (2016 Ph.D.), University of Chamber of Commerce (UTCC), Department of Business Administration
  • Jooyeon Son (2015 Ph.D.), University of Melbourne, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Eunkyoung Lee (2014 Ph.D.), University of San Francisco, USF School of Management