Our students come from a variety of backgrounds within and outside the Business industry and choose Baruch for its convenient course offerings, close-knit learning cohorts and overall value and affordability. They enhance our learning environment by drawing from their professional experiences in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing and research fields.
Our placements include academic and non-academic institutions:
- The Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, DC
- Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu, China
- The University of New Mexico
- Marymount Manhattan College
- IE University in Madrid, Spain
- University of Grenoble, France
- University of New Hampshire
- Pace University
- Carnegie Mellon
- Oxford University, UK
- U Mass Dartmouth
- Long Island University (Post)
- Rutgers Camden
- Babson College
Tanurima Dutta is currently a first year Ph.D. student in Management at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, she was a part of a management graduate program at the University of Nevada, Reno where she earned her Master of Business Administration. As a shared first author, her work has been published in Frontiers in Psychology (IF- 4.232). In addition, she has presented her manuscripts for the Entrepreneurship and Social Issues in Management Division at the Academy of Management Conference (Annual Meeting 2022, 2021). Her research interests are microfoundations of entrepreneurship and strategy and CSR.
Mingwei Li, is a Ph.D. student in the Management Department at Baruch College. She has obtained a Master of Education Degree in Leadership and Organizational Performance at Vanderbilt University Peabody College, and then engaged in Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas for two years. Before coming to Baruch College, her academic research interests focus on leadership. She has her first academic research presentation at Academy of Management Conference as the first author at Atlanta in 2017, and also has one monograph publication at Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management in 2017. Currently her research interests focus on identity, cognition, dyadic relationship and expatriates. One main project she is working on is about the development and reduction of identity strain among Chinese migrant workers.
Anthony D. Meyers
Anthony D. Meyers is a Ph.D. student in the Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. He specializes in organizational behavior, and his research interests include race, positionality, and power. He has a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Change Management and a post-master Certificate in Leadership and Change from The New School. In addition, he has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child Development, and a minor degree in Africana Studies from Tufts University. He serves as an adjunct lecturer for the the Zicklin School of Business, and has previously served in this role for the graduate program in Arts Administration at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College.
He has professional experience in grants and program management, consulting, facilitation, and organizational change. He recently served as a senior program officer for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs He has served as an arts administrator and led program design, strategic planning, and fund development projects, working with nonprofit cultural organizations and governmental agencies across the New York tri-state area. In addition, he has led national workshops on race, power, and organizational change. Anthony is a public speaker and organizational advisor, and advises civic and cultural leaders on organization development and community transformation.
Meyers, A.D., Neal, C.E., Fong, K (August 2022). “Integrative OAD: De-neutralizing the Organizational Assessment Canon to Advance Humanistic Change.” Managing for Social Justice: Harnessing Management Theory and Practice for Collective Good, PDW at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Virtual).
Yi Liu is a doctoral candidate in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. His research interests include the study and research of asset pricing. Before enrolling in the PhD program, Liu studied math as an undergraduate at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) and finance as a graduate student at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE). After passing the CFA level 2 exam he gained experience in the quantitative trading group of Shenyin & Wanguo Securities Cooperation.
Joonsung “Francis” Won
Joonsung “Francis” Won is a PhD student in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at the Zicklin School of Business and is originally from Seoul, South Korea. Before joining Zicklin, he attended Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, for his undergraduate and master’s degrees in business administration with concentration in finance. His current research interests are theoretical developments and the corresponding empirical tests on topics related to capital structure, default probability, internal capital market of corporations, and corporate governance.
Yunqing Yang is a doctoral student in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. After graduating from Sichuan University with a degree in finance, Yunqing attended Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. She passed CFA level III and her current research interest is in asset pricing.
Yang Xu is a doctoral candidate in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. Her research focuses on asset pricing, investment, risk management, as well as the connections with corporate finance. Prior to joining the doctoral program in Finance, she worked at a hedge fund in New York for three years. Yang receives a MS in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Economics in Financial Engineering from Renmin University of China.
Mingyuan Kong is a doctoral candidate in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. He holds a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the doctoral program in Finance, he was working at Hanlon Financial Systems Center. His current research interests include asset pricing and behavioral finance. He has taught Principles of Finance and Business Statistics at the undergraduate level.
Chang-Shu "Rory" Chung
Chang-Shu “Rory” Chung is a Ph.D. student in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. His research interests are in option pricing, econometrics, and high-frequency trading. For the part on option pricing, he is developing the option pricing models based on stochastic volatility models with different types of jumps. Furthermore, he attempts to explore the economic implications of the estimated parameters. For econometrics, when estimating model parameters, he is developing a new method of estimation with a particle filtering algorithm, called “Dynamic Joint Estimation”, allowing him to estimate parameters much more accurately and thus obtain significant economic implications. Recently, he is also exploring credit risk models and high-dimensional issues in the finance and economics area. Before joining Zicklin, he was a research assistant at the National Tsing Hua University’s Institute of Statistics and Academia Sinica of Taiwan. He also worked at the derivatives department of a securities company based in Taipei and developed market-making strategies by using machine learning techniques to predict the optimal limit order submission position. Chang-Shu receives a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from the National Chengchi University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the National Cheng Kung University.
Yiqin Chen is a PhD student in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at the Zicklin School of Business. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Economics, and Psychology from Oberlin College. Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies, Yiqin worked as a financial analyst in New York for three years. Her research interests include capital structure, corporate governance, FinTech, and REITs.
Saghar Samimy is a doctoral candidate in the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy at the Zicklin School of Business. Prior to joining the PhD program, he was a Vice President at JPMorgan Chase. His extensive professional experience covers areas including corporate accounting and taxation, structured income products, resolution and recovery, and employee compensation. His current research interests include corporate social responsibility, financial data security, labor, financial information flow through social media, and international regulation. He holds an MBA and a BBA from the City University of New York, and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.
Lu “Lydia” Tong
Lu “Lydia” Tong is a doctoral candidate in the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy at the Zicklin School of Business. She graduated from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics with a Bachelor of Management in Accounting degree. Her current research interests revolve around technology and information. Her current research projects focus on how disclosure impacts technology development and how new types of disclosure emerging from advanced technology impact capital market. “
Wen Xie is a doctoral student in the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. Her research interests include disclosure and regulation. Her previous professional experience consists of several years at fast-moving consumer goods, wealth management, and equity exchange, covering financial planning and strategic analysis. She has a bachelor’s degree of management in Accounting from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and is an ACCA Affiliate. She has double master’s degrees in International Management from Fudan University and Luiss Guido Carli.
Huy Do is a doctoral candidate in the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy at the Zicklin School of Business. Before joining the Ph.D. program in 2019, he had extensive professional experience in corporate accounting and international financial reporting. Huy earned a B.S. in Accounting from University of the Ozarks and an MBA from The University of Tulsa. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Oklahoma. His main research interest focuses on voluntary disclosure in financial reporting.
Yanru Chang is a doctoral candidate in the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy at the Zicklin School of Business. Her research touches on corporate governance, ESG, and innovation. She is also interested in research topics at the intersection between finance and accounting to understand the broad picture of the financial market. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, she was part of the accounting master program at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.
Mengtian Sui is a doctoral candidate in the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy at the Zicklin School of Business. Her research interests revolve around corporate disclosures, machine learning, and alternative data. Before joining the Ph.D. program, Mengtian earned an MBA in Accounting from CUNY Baruch and a BFA from Parsons the New School. She also passed CPA and CFA Level III exams.
Dana LaCondre Nugent
Dana LaCondre Nugent
is a 5th year accounting doctoral student in the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. Her research interests include ESG regulation and disclosure, taxation and corporate governance. Her research focuses on how regulation of ESG disclosures and taxation shape business behavior and disclosure choices. Dana was the recipient of the 2023 Mills Tannenbaum Research Excellence Award and the Joseph and Jane Weintrop Accounting Research Award. Prior to joining the doctoral program, she worked in public practice with extensive financial and tax planning experience working with partnerships, private equity, closely held businesses and high net-worth individuals in the New York metro area.
Dana grew up in New York and New Jersey. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in accounting from Montclair State University with a concentration in forensic accounting and valuation.
Andrea Peláez Martínez
Melanie Paul Austin
Melanie’s work has been presented at academic conferences including the Association of Consumer Research Conference (ACR) and the Society of Consumer Psychology Conference (SCP). She is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Baruch College, teaching undergraduate courses in business fundamentals, marketing foundations, and marketing analytics.
Block, L., Vallen, B., & Paul Austin, M. (2022). Food waste (mis) takes: The role of (mis) perception and (mis) estimation. Current Opinion in Psychology, 101327.
Joseph "Joey" Koons
Joseph “Joey” Koons is a PhD student in the Allen G. Aaronson Department of Marketing and International Business at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. His research interests include the roles of morality and emotions in consumer well-being and human-technology interaction. Prior to joining the doctoral program, Joey worked in digital marketing in the financial services and enterprise connectivity industries. He obtained his B.S. in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing from Brigham Young University.
Diogo Koch Alves
Diogo Koch Alves is a rising fifth-year doctoral candidate in marketing at Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY). His research sheds light on the influence of technology on consumers’ social behaviors, identities, and decision making. One project examines how, and for whom, smartphone use affects social risk taking. Another project explores how digital twins of identity-relevant products (e.g., for use in the metaverse) affect psychological ownership and product valuation.
Diogo is the recipient of the 2023 Mills Tannenbaum Research Excellence Award and multiple research grants from the CUNY Graduate Center.
Before joining the doctoral program, Diogo received a BA in psychology and economics from NYU, an MS in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University, and an MA in social and consumer psychology from NYU. At NYU, he won first place in the MA in Psychology Poster Conference & Competition for his project on how the anticipation of sharing one’s physical performance with others affects the performance itself. He has also worked in account management at Wunderman Thompson New York, one of WPP’s marquee global marketing communications agencies. Diogo grew up in Brazil, the United States, South Africa, and Japan and enjoys studying languages in his free time.
Linmei Huang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. Before joining Baruch, Linmei received her MS in applied economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Her educational pursuits have equipped her with a diverse and robust skill set. She possesses a solid foundation in data mining, business data analytics, FinTech, economics, and econometrics. These competencies are the bedrock for conducting rigorous empirical analyses and drawing meaningful economic implications.
Linmei’s research expertise focuses on technology companies and their applications in finance. Within this interdisciplinary research area of information systems and finance, her studies mainly focus on technology companies, specifically entrepreneurship in the IT sector and the disruptive innovations of Financial Technology (FinTech). She investigates how technology companies can achieve better performance and long-term success from dimensions of financials (external financing), information security, and technological innovation and examines how FinTech reshapes traditional financial services. Through this research, she aims to bridge the worlds of IT startups and FinTech innovation by recognizing the pivotal role of technology and finance in shaping the future of business and contributing to the knowledge base that guides entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and financial institutions in navigating rapid technological change.
Yuxiao Luo is a doctoral candidate in the Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics Management at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. His research includes recommendation agent, digital nudging, and music streaming platform. Prior to joining Baruch, Yuxiao holds an MS in Statistics and Decision Making from Fordham University.
Conferences and Publications:
- Theorizing and Measuring Persistent-Normative Corporate Social Responsibility
32ND INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR BUSINESS & SOCIETY (IABS) ANNUAL CONFERENCE, JUN 3-6, 2021
- Moral sense-making, organizational character and corporate social responsibility among Fortune Global 500
36TH EUROPEAN GROUP FOR ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES (EGOS) COLLOQUIUM, JUL 2-4, 2020
- Combining Multiple Algorithms for Portfolio Management using Combinatorial Fusion (in Proceedings of ICCI*CC’17)
IEEE 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COGNITIVE INFORMATICS & COGNITIVE COMPUTING, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, UK
Lisa Santa-Coloma is a doctoral candidate in the Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems & Statistics. Her research interests include digital transformation and how organizations in the public sector leverage data and technology to transform. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, she worked in the banking, publishing, and market research industries building information systems and analytics platforms. She received her M.S. in Operations Research and B.S. in Statistics from the University of Florida.
Mingyan Xu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. She conducts research in online markets and specializes in using analytical models to investigate the human and technology interactions. Mingyan’s dissertation focuses on assisting the K-12 educators in raising online funds to support public classroom learning goals. This research is conducted from three perspectives: fundraisers fundraising strategies, crowdfunding platform’s recommender systems and the lead donors’ stimulus actions. Prior to joining Baruch, Mingyan received her MS degree from University of Delaware.
- Xu, M., & Cai, Y. (2021). Who to donate to? A Recommender Model for Donation-based Crowdfunding.
- Xu, M., & Cai, Y. (2021). Attributes and Actions: A Signaling Examination on the Determinants of Crowdfunding Success.
- Decision Science Institute (DSI) Southeast Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 2022
- The 27th annual Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2021
- INFORMS 2018 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2018
Sanghyun Park is a doctoral candidate in the Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics Management at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. His research interests include User-Generated Content (UGC), machine learning, sharing economy, and crowdfunding. He received his MS in Big Data Management from Kyung-Hee University. Prior to joining the PhD program, he worked in a national research institute in Korea.
Setareh Seraj is a doctoral student in the Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics Management at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. Her research interests include examining user-generated content in social media and online digital platforms using text-mining and machine learning techniques. Setareh holds an MS in business administration and a BS in Civil Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran-Polytechnique) in Tehran, Iran.
Yi Zhuang is a Ph.D. candidate in Operations and Decision Analytics at Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York. Her research interest lies in Matching Theory and Revenue Management. She investigates two-sided matching and search market with search friction for heterogeneous agents and Network Revenue Management problem under general discrete customer choice model. Her methodological approach combines both optimization theory and modeling to investigate the dynamic choice exhibits in agents behavior.
Yi holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics from University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science in Financial Mathematics from North Carolina State University. She teaches undergraduate courses in Predictive and Decision Analytics.
Omer Berk Olmez
Omer Berk Olmez is a Ph.D. candidate in Operations and Decision Analytics at the Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College, City University of New York. His research expertise is in healthcare operations management, particularly multi-channel healthcare operations where the same provider can offer both in-person and virtual services. He studies a clinic’s decision of whether to pool the resources of in-person and virtual channels or to have dedicated resources for each channel. Through his research, Omer aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare operations.
Omer earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from Ozyegin University in Turkey. During this time, he published an article in the European Journal of Operational Research titled “A Variable Neighborhood Search Based Matheuristic for a Waste Cooking Oil Collection Network Design Problem”. In addition to his research, Omer teaches an undergraduate course in prediction analysis and decision modeling.
Ceren Gultekin is a Ph.D. candidate in Operations and Decision Analytics at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York. Her research program focuses on how consumer behavior impacts operational decision-making in retail. In her dissertation, she investigates whether widely used retail strategies to stimulate demand remain effective in the presence of returns. Her most recent project focuses on selective inventory disclosure, which retailers use to mitigate consumers’ discount-seeking behavior. She finds permanent disclosure may outperform selective disclosure when product returns are considered.
Ceren holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from Ozyegin University in Turkey. Her publication, “A Variable Neighborhood Search-Based Matheuristic for a Waste Cooking Oil Collection Network Design Problem,” appeared in the European Journal of Operational Research. She teaches service operations management at Zicklin.