Louisiana Tech Ph.D. in Business Administration Placement

Consistent with the Ph.D. program mission to prepare graduates for careers in colleges and schools of business that emphasize
outstanding teaching and research relevant to private and public organizations, doctoral graduates were placed at the following institutions.

Note: In Spring 2024, the program designation was changed from DBA to Ph.D.


Name Year of Graduation Placement
Murphy Young, Kristine Fall 2014 Illinois State University
Dowis, Brian Summer 2015 Georgia Southern University
Holcombe, Calee Fall 2017 Stephen F. Austin
Li, Yiwen Summer 2018 Radford University
Li, Chaoping Fall 2018 Skidmore College


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Name Year of Graduation Placement
Young, Jake Fall 2015 Bradley University
Graham, Julia Summer 2015 University of Alabama, Huntsville
Nanayakkara, Prabhasi Fall 2016 University of Houston Clear Lake
Ye Han Summer 2018 University of Wisconsin LaCrosse
Li, Yaoje (William) Spring 2018 Columbus State University
Islam, Md. Shariful Summer 2019 Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Randi Jiang Spring 2020 Grand Valley State University
Sahar Farshadkhah Spring 2020 University of Illinois at Springfield
Mohammed Tazkarhi Summer 2021 College of Charleston
Grant Clary Spring 2022 Tennessee Tech University
Bao Duong Winter 2022 Appalachian State University



Name Year of Graduation Placement
Mbanga Luma, Cedric Fall 2014 Missouri State University
Tah, Kenneth Summer 2015 Mercer University
Farley, Mark Spring 2018 University of Tennessee at Martin
Shoukfeh, Suzanne Spring 2018 Texas Tech University
Stanton, Patrick Spring 2019 Wofford College
Qiu, Huan “Ken” Summer 2019 Millsaps College
Qing Yang Summer 2021 John Carroll University
Jimmy Chien Summer 2021 Southern Arkansas University



Name Year of Graduation Placement
Wall, Allison Summer 2014 Southern Connecticut State University
Muriithi, Sammy Spring 2016 University of Central Oklahoma
Waterwall, Brian Summer 2017 East Carolina University
Bajaba, Saleh Summer 2019 King Abdul-Aziz University
Heather Budden Summer 2020 Southeastern Louisiana University 
Rajiv Dahiya Summer 2021 Miami University (Ohio)
Koushikee Dutta Summer 2021 Towson University
Bao Hoang Summer 2021 Southern Arkansas University
Abdulah Bajaba Spring 2022 Colorado Mesa University 
Ashley Fournet Spring 2023 Christopher Newport University
Elizabeth Ragland Spring 2023 University of Louisiana at Monroe
Joe Story Summer 2023 University of Nebraska-Kearney



Name Year of Graduation Placement
Brewaer, Lauren Summer 2014 University of Texas at Arlington
Locander, David Summer 2014 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Upshaw, Danny Fall 2014 Northwestern State University
Darrat, Aadel Fall 2016 Louisiana State University Shreveport
Darrat, Mohamad Fall 2016 Louisiana State University Shreveport
Krey, Nina Summer 2019 Rowan University
Tran Cao, Joanne Summer 2016 University of Southern Mississippi
Wu, Shuang Summer 2018 Rowan University
Ditt, Cassandra Winter 2020 McNeese State University 
Allen, Juliann Summer 2020 Nicholls State University
Chefor, Ellis Summer 2020 Illinois State University
Wanjugu, Sabinah Summer 2020 University of Southern Indiana
Saleh, Amin Fall 2020 Louisiana State University Shreveport
Louis Zmich Spring 2022 University of Tampa
Breanne Mertz Summer 2022 Sanford University 
Cameron Sumlin Spring 2023 University of Louisiana at Monroe
Brittany Beck Fall 2023 Appalachian State University 
Melanie Koskie Spring 2024 Louisiana Tech University
Barron Brown Spring 2024 Louisiana Tech University