Mays doctoral graduates are counting down the final days of their extended education this spring, preparing themselves to share their business acumen with the nation’s brightest minds. With Mays’ placement among the top U.S. business schools, it is only fitting that many of its doctoral graduates have been offered teaching positions at acclaimed institutions with high-ranking business programs.
This fall, Anup Srivastava, graduating with his doctorate in accounting, will begin his career at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Kirsten Cook, Roy Clemons, and Janell Blazovich will also begin their careers as accounting faculty at the University of Arizona-Tucson, Florida Atlantic University, and the University of St. Thomas, respectively.
From the finance department, Phillip Illeditsch will begin his career at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania; Juan (Julie) Wu is set to take on her position at the University of Georgia—Athens; Brooke Stanley will head to Winthrop University; and Semih Tartaroglu will begin at Wichita State University.
In management, Mary Triana will begin her career at the University of Wisconsin—Madison; Toyah Miller will take on her position at the University of Oklahoma—Norman; R. Michael Holmes is headed to Louisiana State University; Brian Connelly will begin at Auburn University; and Kwanghyun (Harry) Kim will be teaching at California State University—East Bay.
Sujan Dan and Paul Dwyer will represent the Mays marketing department as they begin their academic careers at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Willamette University in Oregon, respectively.
“The recent placement success of Mays doctoral students is indicative of the outstanding quality of its doctoral programs and the students admitted to these programs,” said Rajan Varadarajan, associate dean for research and doctoral programs. Varadarajan added that the Mays Business School faculty members who are involved in the doctoral program are well aware of the competition they face for attracting the best doctoral candidates to Mays, which is why he and his colleagues are constantly striving to improve the quality of the already successful program.