Doctoral Student Success

The entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises doctoral students at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management continue to see success in research and job placement. Two 2017 graduates have found tenure-track faculty positions for the 2017-18 academic year. E.J. Ko will head to Fairleigh-Dickinson University and C.K. Lee will begin his faculty career at James Madison University. 

“It’s a big deal to land in a tenure-track position right out of the gate,” said Alex McKelvie, associate professor and chair of the EEE department. “We’re
so proud of their success and know they will do great things in both research
and teaching.”

In addition to placement success, current Ph.D. students are publishing in premier journals in the field, including Wei Yu’s forthcoming publications in the Academy of Management Perspectives and Journal of Business Venturing.

Two long-term guests in the latter stages of their doctoral research joined the Whitman School’s EEE team this past academic year. Meoli of University of Bologna in Italy, and Beldina Owalla from the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden were looking to gain experience and insights from a leading entrepreneurship research institute. While here, Meoli and Owalla ingrained in the Whitman School’s research culture, provided research presentations, and worked on their doctoral dissertations. 

“Having students from top international schools seek us out for long-term visitations is a further testament to EEE and Whitman’s place among the elite programs globally,” said Professor McKelvie.

Kerri Howell

Kerri is director of communications and media relations for the Whitman School. She is responsible for managing all internal and external communications with students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the business community and other key stakeholders.After receiving her B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo, she went on to earn her M.S. in communications management from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she has served as an adjunct professor in the public relations department since 2004.