Current Ph.D. Students
Andrea Blakely is a native of Cullman, Alabama. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. After graduating, Andrea spent a year as a teaching assistant for the University of Alabama in Huntsville while working to obtain her Master of Science in Information Systems. After working for a year in industry, she decided education and research were her passions. She is a Doctoral Candidate in Management at the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration. Her research interests lie in the areas of Organizational Behavior. She has a golden doodle named Romeo.
Joseph Schaefer is a native of Mt. Vernon, Indiana. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Southern Indiana. After graduating Joe spent 2 years as a research assistant for the Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of California San Francisco Department of Infectious Disease before returning to Indiana to earn an MBA from the University of Southern Indiana. He is a Doctoral Candidate in Management at the University of Mississippi. His research interests lie in the areas of Organizational Behavior and Entrepreneurship, with a primary focus on how venture loss affects grief and serial entrepreneurship, along with topics including social entrepreneurship, emotion, and subjective entrepreneurial success.
John Rogers is a native of Tupelo, MS. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English, Literature, and Religion from Birmingham-Southern College, a Master of Divinity from Emory University, and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. After completing his MBA, John worked for 5 years in Ghana and Nigeria where he started or joined several early-stage ventures in construction, agriculture, mining, and service-learning tourism. John returned to the U.S. in 2015 where were worked for a medical device start-up (Soair, LLC) and as a Project Manager and Adjunct Instructor for the UM School of Business Administration. John is a Doctoral Candidate in Management at the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration and lives in Oxford with his wife and son. John's primary research interest is entrepreneurship and exploring craftwork in small-scale enterprises.
Pol Solanelles is a native of Fonollosa, Catalonia. After receiving an athletic scholarship in the United States, he received a Bachelor of Science in Communication from East Carolina University, where he investigated the underlying dynamics of interpersonal and inter-organizational communication. While pursuing an MBA at his alma matter, he worked as a research assistant for the College of Business conducting research on human capital development and organizational climates of diversity, inclusion, and bias. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Management at the University of Mississippi. His current research interests center on a meso-level and interpersonal approach to social influence, organizational culture, diversity, and corporate social responsibility.
David received his bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship with a minor in Marketing at the University of Illinois–Chicago. He earned an MBA with a double concentration in Management & Marketing at Liautaud Graduate School of Business at UIC. Prior to becoming a Ph.D. student, David worked at Walgreens Corporate in search engine marketing and was the founding partner of the restaurant, Bridges & Bourbon, in Pittsburgh, PA. David researches the “dark” and “light” sides of organizational behavior. His research focuses on negative workplace behaviors, emotions, and prosocial behaviors and has been published in the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Management.
Michelle holds an MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School and a BSF from Sewanee. Michelle opened the Environmental Defense Fund's Bentonville, AR, office, and worked there for 9 years, concluding as director, supply chain, for EDF’s on-site sustainability partnership with Walmart. Michelle was a founding board member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and a core participant in The Sustainability Consortium. As a University of Mississippi management doctoral student in organization theory, her research interests include qualitative methods, organizational change, accountability, and equity in the workplace.
Shruti Routray is a Doctoral Student in Management at the University of Mississippi, School of Business Administration. She is a native of New Delhi, India. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology from MAII- Stratford, New Delhi and a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management and Development from New York University. After completing her Master's Degree, she worked for 4 years as a HR Generalist in two Indian multinational conglomerates—Videocon Industries Ltd and ITC Hotels. Her research interests lie in the areas of Organizational Behavior, HR and Organizational Networks.
Beatrisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Marche Polytechnic University, Italy, and a Master’s Degree in Finance, Risk Management, and Trading from the Catholic University of Milan. From her Master’s, she graduated with a thesis in Dynamic Asset Allocation Strategies. Her research interests include social influence and power dynamics in organizations. In particular, she is interested in the ability to effectively understand others and use such knowledge to influence others to act in ways that enhance organizational objectives. She also serves as an Ambassador for the Strategy Division of the Academy of Management Association.
Graduated Ph.D. Students
Emporia State University
Worcester State University
Tennessee Technological University
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University
Auburn University at Montgomery