Current Marketing PhD Students

Christian Barney

Christian Barney

Christian is a fourth-year Marketing PhD Candidate (ABD), an active scholar, and a teacher. She has published research in the Journal of Retailing, the Journal of Business Research, and the Harvard Business Review online, and has taught Retailing, Principles of Marketing, Advertising, and Consumer Behavior, both online and in person. In recognition of her work, she received the 2020 Mississippi State University Graduate School Hall of Fame Award as well as the 2018 and 2020 Mississippi State University College of Business Outstanding Doctoral Student Researcher Award. Before attending Mississippi State, Christian earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and her MBA from the University of Montana. Christian has also worked in advertising and retailing with clients such as Microsoft, AT&T, and Coca-Cola. Her primary research interests include retailing, narratives in marketing, embarrassment, branding, and consumer behavior.

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Haley Hardman

Haley Hardman

Haley is a third-year marketing PhD student from Gardendale, AL. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with a concentration in International Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages with a concentration in Spanish at Mississippi State University. She received her MBA from MSU as well. She has experienced various retail environments, ranging from Starkville, MS to New York City, NY. Her research interests include hedonic consumption, branding, and advertising.

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Brett Kazandijian

Brett Kazandijian

Brett is a fourth-year marketing PhD student from Annonay, France. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance from Southeast Missouri State University and a MBA with an emphasis in financial management from Southeast Missouri State University. He has worked in a dealership selling luxury European cars. His research interests include marketing strategy, international marketing, and consumer behavior.

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Kavitha Meredith

Kavitha Meredith

Kavi is a third-year marketing PhD student in Marketing at Mississippi State University. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language/Applied Linguistics from Iowa State University and a Master of Science in Marketing from the University of Alabama. Her work experience includes teaching experience at Iowa State University and the University of Tennessee at Martin. Her research interests include logistics and supply chain research, focusing on transportation and communication breakdowns.

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Jutong Wen

Jutong Wen

Jutong Wen is a third-year marketing Ph.D. student at Mississippi State University originally from Guangdong, China. He received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Sun Yat-sen University, a Master of Science degree in Applied Finance from Pepperdine University, and a MBA from the University of Montana. He had worked in commercial banking as assistant account manager before academic career. His research interests include advertising linguistics, branding, and international marketing.

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