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Leadership: Doctoral Student SIG

Verónica Martín Ruiz, Chair

Verónica is a third-year doctoral candidate in Marketing at the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University. Her research interests revolve around Consumer Behavior, more specifically front-line employees, consumer loyalty, honor culture and diversity, and research methods, all within a frame of cross-cultural research.                                                   
Email: vmruiz@iastate.edu

Jennifer Locander, Chair-Elect

Jennifer is a third-year doctoral candidate in Marketing at the University of Mississippi. Her research interests include front-line employee/customer dynamics, the economic impact of consumer decision-making and behavior, and sales and sales management.

Email: jlocander@bus.olemiss.edu

Christina Kuchmaner, Vice Chair of Research (Who Went Where Research)

Christina is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in marketing/consumer behavior in the College of Business at Kent State University. Her research interests include authenticity and do-it-yourself behaviors, and consumer communities. She has presented several working papers at the ACR North American Conference. 
Email: cperry6@kent.edu

Iman Raoofpanah, Assistant Vice Chair of Research (Who Went Where Research)

Iman is a third-year marketing PhD doctoral candidate at Kent State University. He is a consumer behavior researcher interested in eWOM and decision making. He mostly works with secondary data.
Email: iraoofpa@kent.edu

Sash Vaid, Vice Chair of Research (Productivity Research)

Shashank (Sash) Vaid is a third-year marketing doctoral student at C.T. Bauer College of Business at University of Houston. His research interests apply quant-strategy based mathematical frameworks to probe marketing driven trends in leadership and innovation.         
Email: svaid@uh.edu

Phillip Wiseman, Assistant Vice Chair of Research (Productivity Research)

Phillip Wiseman is a third-year doctoral student at University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business. His research interests are focused within the areas of personal selling, sales force management, and the sales-marketing interface.

Email: pwiseman@bauer.uh.edu

Tiffany Vu, Vice Chair of Communications

Tiffany Vu is a fifth-year doctoral candidate studying Marketing at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Her research interests include charitable donations, moral consumption, emotion, and judgment and decision-making.                                          Email: tiffvu@umich.edu

Farnoush Reshadi, Vice Chair of Membership Insights

Farnoush Reshadi is a fourth-year Ph.D. student at West Virginia University. Her research interests are in the realm of social identity and consumer well-being, especially financial well-being. She is outgoing, loves traveling and is a life-long learner.                             
Email: fareshadi@mix.wvu.edu

Orhan Bahadir Dogan, Vice Chair of Online Engagement

Baha is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in marketing strategy at Georgia State University. His research interests encompass disruptive innovation, the sharing economy, technology-marketing interface, and customer engagement.             
Email: odogan1@gsu.edu

Divya Ramachandran, Assistant Vice Chair of Online Engagement

Divya is a second-year doctoral candidate in marketing strategy at Georgia State University. Her research interests encompass new-age technologies and their interface with marketing, digital media, customer experience, and customer engagement.

Email: dramachandran1@gsu.edu

Ashley Thomas, Vice Chair of Special Projects and Partnerships

Ashley is a 3rd year doctoral candidate at the University of Mississippi. Her research interests include food labeling, consumer health, public policy, and retailing.                                                     

Email: athomas@bus.olemiss.edu

Raika Sadeghein, Coordinator of Best Practices

Raika is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in Marketing at John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University. Her primary research areas are consumer behavior, well-being, and public policy with an emphasis on issues surrounding the online world.                                             
Email: rasadeghein@mix.wvu.edu

Ashley Goreczny, Immediate Past-Chair

Ashley is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University. Her research interests include salesforce management, sales management, nonprofit marketing, Customer and Employee Engagement, and Customer Relationship Management.                                                                                        Email: goreczny@iastate.edu