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The PhD in Management program offers many academic pathways and options for specialization. We invite you to learn more about the program by getting to know our PhD candidates whose profiles are featured below. Each PhD candidate has been organized by their chosen field of study.




Organizational Behaviour/Human Resources Management (OB/HRM)

Supply Chain, Operations and Technology Management (SCOTM)

PhD Graduates: Academic Placements

The Lazaridis School is committed to providing PhD candidates with a solid foundation from which to build successful academic careers. Many of our graduates receive offers for assistant professor and tenure-track positions from around the world.

                 Name              Field of Study    Academic Placement
Yong Chen Accounting Tarleton State University
Huzaifa Faizan Accounting
Abiodun Isiaka Accounting University of Regina
Yan Jin Accounting Dominican University
Tisha King Accounting Dalhousie University
Kelsey Matthews Accounting University of Waterloo
Justin Minddzak Accounting SUNY Fredonia
Sara Wick Accounting University of Guelph
Zhuoyi Zhao Accounting St. Norbert College
Vishaal Baulkaran Finance University of Lethbridge
Pan Jiang Finance -
Olga Kanj Finance University of Waterloo
Olaleye Morohunfolu Finance Huron College, Western University
Laszlo Nagy Finance -
Laleh Samarbakhsh Finance Toronto Metropolitan University
Konstantin Sokolov Finance University of Memphis
Ali Anwar Marketing James Madison University
Yongjian Chen Marketing Trent University
Jonathan Kerr Marketing York University
David Lewis Marketing Toronto Metropolitan University
Hamed Mehrabi Marketing Toronto Metropolitan University
Mohammad Simjour Marketing -
Asfiya Taji Marketing UBC Okanagan
Victoria Daniel OB/HRM York University
Peter Fisher OB/HRM Toronto Metropolitan University
Samantha Hancock OB/HRM Western University
Annika Hillebrandt OB/HRM Toronto Metropolitan University
Sy Kyung (Irene) Kim OB/HRM University of British Columbia
Anja Krstic OB/HRM York University
Lisa Kuron OB/HRM Wilfrid Laurier University
Joel Marcus OB/HRM York University
Sara Murphy OB/HRM University of Winnipeg
Francisca de Saldanha Oliveira e Sousa OB/HRM Catolica University of Lisbon
Saba Sharih OB/HRM McMaster University
Tina Arabian SCOTM Mount Royal University
Alireza Azimian SCOTM University of Windsor
Shervin Esbahbod SCOTM Cape Breton University
Hamidreza Faramarzi SCOTM Seneca College
Maryam Hafezi SCOTM Laurentian University
S.M. Mehdi Jourabchi SCOTM University of Lethbridge
Eman Nasr SCOTM Yorkville University
Adrian Tan SCOTM Penn State
Hossein Zolfagharinia SCOTM Toronto Metropolitan University

PhD Graduates: Non-Academic Placements

Not all of our graduates go on to pursue academic careers; some find success working for organizations in which they can apply their expertise in other ways.

          Name      Field of Study

          Job Title

      (as of hiring)

Hosein Nooriaan Finance Senior Analyst, Risk Management RBC Group
Zhe (Judy) Peng Finance Research Associate, Business Analyst Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation
Erfan Sadeghi Finance Quantitative Research Analyst Optimize Wealth Management
Paulan van Nes Finance Quantitative Research Analyst CC&L
Yunhua (Julie) Zhu Finance Senior Associate PwC
Gregory Tanguay Marketing Marketing Director Laborie
David Whiteside OB/HRM Happiness Research Fellow Plasticity Labs
Sara Babaee SCOTM Software Developer in Optimization NAVBLUE an Airbus Company
Amin Mahmoudian SCOTM Data Scientist Canada Post
Tannaz Mahootchi SCOTM Senior Methodologist, Operations Research Cancer Care Ontario