Current Management PhD Students
Nawaf Alharbi is a PhD student from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His research interests include entrepreneurship and family business. He received his MBA – with dual concentration: Finance and Project Management- from Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University in 2014.
Maria Bracamonte is a doctoral student at Mississippi State University. She received her Master of Business Administration degree with a minor in Business Analytics in 2021, and her Bachelor of Business Administration with minors in both Finance and Marketing from Mississippi State in 2020. Her research interests include family business theories, cross-cultural relations within firms, and organizational behavior.
Ty Burch is a management PhD student from Memphis, TN. He graduated with an MBA in 2021 and a B.S. in Economics in 2020, both from Oklahoma State University. He previously worked in government regulation and was also a small business owner. His research interests include organizational structure in emerging industries, entrepreneurial processes in emerging industries, and management behaviors in stigmatized fields.
Myles Melancon is a doctoral student at Mississippi State University. He received an MBA with a focus in quantitative analysis from Millsaps College, an MA in English from the University of Arkansas, and a BS in Business Administration from Mississippi College. Myles has previously worked in collegiate admissions and advancement, most recently as a grant writer. His research interests are centered around stakeholders, entrepreneurship, and family business.
Dustin Odom is a PhD student at Mississippi State University. He received a Master of Business Administration from Mississippi State University in 2011 and a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Industry with a minor in Management from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2008. Dustin previously served over five years as a Business Counselor for the Mississippi Small Business Development Center. His research interests include the entrepreneurial process, entrepreneurial opportunity, and entrepreneurial behaviors in family firms and small businesses.
Destiny Orr is a doctoral student at Mississippi State University. She received her Master of Business Administration degree in 2022 and her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Mississippi State in 2021. Her research interests include family business, entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior.
Vitaliy Skorodziyevskiy is a management PhD student at Mississippi State University. He has a BBA with an emphasis in international business and an MS in Finance and Economics from West Texas A&M University, and an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas Tech University. His research interests include economic theories of family firms, outliers in family firms, and top management teams in family firms. Vitaliy has presented his research at Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference and Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference. He taught such classes as business finance, managerial finance, and new value creation.