The PhD program typically has 12-15 students enrolled in the doctoral program.

LER PhD students come from various countries and a wide variety of undergraduate institutions. Undergraduate degrees of our students include psychology, sociology, business administration, accounting, economics, communications and political science. Seventy-seven percent of the students entering the PhD program have a master’s degree and several have had prior work experience. We value and encourage a diverse population.

PhD Students2017201820192020
Total16151516
Female5589
Male111077
International11121213
African American0000
American Indian0000
Hispanic0011

Recent Placements

  • Eunkyoung Lee (2014 Ph.D.), University of San Francisco, USF School of Management
  • Jooyeon Son (2015 Ph.D.), University of Melbourne, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Jihae You (2016 Ph.D.), Louisiana State University, E. J. Ourso College of Business
  • Saengdow Prasittisuk (2016 Ph.D.), University of Chamber of Commerce (UTCC), Department of Business Administration
  • Wonjoon Chung (2017 Ph.D.), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PolyU Business School
  • Justin Weigand (2018 Ph.D.), San Diego University, Department of Management
  • Sooyeol Kim (2019 Ph.D.), National University of Singapore, NUS Business School
  • Sunjin Pak  (2019 Ph.D.) Slippery Rock University, Department of Management & Marketing
  • Brandon Grant (2020 Ph.D.) Farmingdale State College, College of Business
  • Yun Kyoung Kim (2020 Ph.D.) Salisbury University, Department of Management & Marketing