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.
Victoria Antin-Yates is a doctoral student at Mississippi State University. She received her Master of Business Administration with a minor in project management from Mississippi State University in 2018 and her Bachelor of Arts in written arts from Bard College in 2012. Her research, which explores the role of social networks on entrepreneurial attitudes and outcomes and family business, has been published in Journal of Family Business Management and presented at the Academy of Management annual conference.
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.
Sara Davis is a second-year doctoral student at Mississippi State from Huntington, West Virginia. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Marketing and a Master of Business Administration from Marshall University. Before joining the doctoral program, Sara worked as a Visiting Instructor at Marshall University. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, Sara worked in real estate and banking. Her research interests include family business, organizational behavior, and individual differences.
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.
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.