Student and Alumni Recognition

Recent Recognition for Students and Alumni of the Rutgers Ph.D. in Management Program

 

Students

Stephania Mason, May 2008. Ms. Mason was the recipient of a KPMG Foundation Scholarship, in 2008. This scholarship provides supplemental financial assistance to African American, Hispanic American, and Native American doctoral students in full-time accredited programs.

Alumni

Dr. Miguel Alzola, October 2009. Dr. Alzola was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship. The Fulbright Commission is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
Dr. Deepa Aravind, May 2008. Dr. Aravind was the recipient of the Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. In honor of the late Joseph L. Fisher, president of Resources for the Future from 1959-1974, Resources for the Future awards fellowships for the academic year in support of doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy.
Dr. Lizzie Arnold, October 2006. Dr. Arnold was the recipient of a KPMG Foundation Scholarship in 2003. This scholarship provides supplemental financial assistance to African American, Hispanic American, and Native American doctoral students in full-time accredited programs. She was also the recipient of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Minority Doctoral Fellowship award in 2003. This fellowship provides supplemental financial assistance to minority Accounting doctoral students in full-time accredited programs.
Dr. Helena Barnard, January 2007. Dr. Barnard was the recipient of a National Research Foundation Scholarship in 2003. This scholarship provides supplemental financial assistance to South African citizens in full-time doctoral programs abroad.
Rebecca Bloch, January 20104. Dr. Block was the recipient of the 2010 Robert H. Werner Summer Research Grant for Research in Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting.
Dr. Xiaolin Cheng, October 2006. Dr. Cheng was the recipient of the 2006 Award for the Best Dissertation Proposal in Fixed Income Research. This award is awarded at Financial Management Association conference, on the basis of academic rigor and potential for contribution to effective fixed income research.
Dr. Gang Dong, May 2012. Dr. Dong was the recipient of the 2010 American Finance Association Doctoral Student Travel Grant. 
Dr. Jennifer Edmonds, October 2004. Dr. Edmonds was the recipient of a KPMG Foundation Scholarship in 2003. This scholarship provides supplemental financial assistance to African American, Hispanic American, and Native American doctoral students in full-time accredited programs.
Dr. Elaine Henry, May 2005. Dr. Henry was the recipient of a Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Award in 2003. Elaine won this award, which provides supplemental financial assistance for her dissertation work, in the national competition held by the foundation.
Dr. Danielle Lombardi, October 2012. Dr. Lombardi was the recipient of the 2011 Executive Women of New Jersey Graduate Merit Award. 
Dr. Haibing Lu, October 2011. Dr. Lu was the recipient of the 2008 CIMIC Research Award for a Ph.D. in Management Student. This award was established by the Center for Information Management Integration and Connectivity (CIMIC), directed by Professor Nabil Adam, to recognize outstanding research accomplishments by a Ph.D. in Management student, as evidenced by one or more publications in a refereed academic journal.
Dr. Francis Mendez, October 2005. Dr. Mendez was the recipient of a KPMG Foundation Scholarship, in 2003. This scholarship provides supplemental financial assistance to African American, Hispanic American, and Native American doctoral students in full-time accredited programs.
Dr. Rochelle Parks-Yancy, May 2004. In 2003, Dr. Parks-Yancy was the recipient of a MAC Fellowship, which provides supplemental financial assistance to African American, Hispanic American, and Native American doctoral students in full-time accredited programs; an Eagleton Fellowship, which provides supplemental financial assistance to Rutgers graduate students in order to further their understanding of the practice of politics and public affairs; and a fellowship from the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and Modern Experience. In 2004, she was awarded a fellowship from the Bildner New Jersey Diversity Initiative.

Some of her most recent achievements include:

Academic Publications

  • Parks-Yancy, R. Forthcoming. The impact of social capital on African-American and women survivors of organizational downsizing. In N. DiTomaso (Ed.), Research in the sociology of work, 14.
  • DiTomaso, N., Parks-Yancy, R., & Post, C. 2003. Structure, relationships, and community responsibility. Management Communication Quarterly.
  • Parks-Yancy, R. 2002. Antecedents of managerial and professional career trajectories and their differential effects on blacks and whites: Gaining parity through human and social capital. Best Paper Proceedings; annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Denver.

Academic Presentations

  • Parks-Yancy, R. 2004. The cumulative effects of social group membership and social capital resources on careers. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, New Orleans.
  • Parks-Yancy, R. & Post, C. 2004. The social capital resources of gender and class groups. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco.

Dr. Corinne Post, May 2003. Dr. Post is the recipient of the 2004 Best Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Technology Management Section of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences.
Dr. Yaxuan Qi, October 2007. Dr. Qi was the recipient of the 2006 Award for the Best Dissertation Proposal in Investments. This award is awarded at the Financial Management Association conference, on the basis of academic rigor and potential for contribution to investment research.
Laurens Smit, May 2014. Dr. Smit was the recipient of the New Jersey Chapter of INFORMS annual student award in 2013. The student contest is open to all students who are a resident of New Jersey or who are attending a New Jersey College. His work was presented at the INFORMS national conference.
Dr. Ronald Strauss, May 2011. Dr. Strauss was the recipient of the 2011 Best Doctoral Paper Award, American Accounting Association's Professionalism and Ethics Research in Accounting 2011. The Award for the paper The Ethical Content of Accounting Information, was announced at the Accounting Exemplar Luncheon on August 7, 2011 which was jointly sponsored by the Ethics Symposium and the AAA's Public Interest Section.
Dr. Ronald Sverdlove, January 2008. Dr. Sverdlove was the recipient of the 2006 Award for the Best Dissertation Proposal in Fixed Income Research. This award is awarded at the Financial Management Association conference, on the basis of academic rigor and potential for contribution to effective fixed income research.
Dr. Pooja Thakur, May 2010. Dr. Thakur was the recipient of the 2008 Promising Dissertation Proposal Award. This award is given by the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Thakur was also the recipient of the 2008 Best Doctoral Thesis Proposal Award from the European International Business Academy. This award is given to the student who presents the most promising thesis proposal.
Dr. Jia Wu, October 2006. Dr. Wu was selected as the recipient of the American Accounting Association's Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies Section Outstanding Dissertation Award. The award, for his work on continusous tests of details and analytical procedures in continuous auditing, will be presented at the annual AAA AI/ET meeting on August 6, 2007.
Dr. Ari Yezegel, May 2009. Dr. Yezegel was the recipient of the 2009 CIMIC Research Award for a Ph.D. in Management Student. This award was established by the Center for Information Management Integration and Connectivity (CIMIC), directed by Professor Nabil Adam, to recognize outstanding research accomplishments by a Ph.D. in Management student, as evidenced by one or more publications in a refereed academic journal.

 

Gang Dong, student in Finance, was the recipient of the 2010 American Finance Association Doctoral Student Travel Grant.