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Current Students

Some of the most important people in a PhD program are your colleagues. The PhD program at UBC is comprised of a diverse group of students from around the globe, each with a unique set of skills. The program fosters a cooperative atmosphere where students with different skills help one another to succeed. 

Our PhD students are supportive of one another and emphasize the collective success of the group. All of our students make a conscientious effort to help new students acclimate to doctoral student life. Below is a list of our current students and their backgrounds and interests.

 Johannes
Johannes Boegershausen  
johannes.boegershausen@sauder.ubc.ca

Johannes has an undergraduate degree in Business and Economics from the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany, and a Master’s in Strategic Marketing from Maastricht University, the Netherlands. His research interests include social cognition, marketplace morality, and polarized sentiments.
 nathanb
Nathan Beloud (Dhaliwal)
nathan.dhaliwal@sauder.ubc.ca

Nathan has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on the evolution of cooperation and includes topics such as: punishment, moral judgment, reputation, partner choice, leadership, and prestige.
 rishad
Rishad Habib
rishad.habib@sauder.ubc.ca

Rishad has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and a MSc in Marketing and Consumer Studies from the University of Guelph. She joined Sauder’s Marketing PhD program in 2016. She is interested in consumer morality, prosocial behaviour and social norms.
 Chuck Howard
Ray Charles "Chuck” Howard 
chuck.howard@sauder.ubc.ca

Chuck has a Bachelor's degree in International Economics and Finance from Ryerson University. He joined the PhD program in 2014 and his research interests include the causes and consequences of prosocial and antisocial consumer behavior, tax policy, and issues pertaining to methodology and ethics.
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Adam Kay 
adam.kay@sauder.ubc.ca

Adam has an undergraduate degree in Commerce, a Juris Doctorate, and a Masters of Laws from Osgoode Hall. Prior to joining Sauder, Adam was an international lawyer and executive coach. His research interests include mindfulness, authenticity, moral identity, prosocial giving, and corporate social responsibility. His work has been published in the Journal of Personality & Social Psychology.
Ekin
Ekin Ok 
ekin.ok@sauder.ubc.ca

Ekin has an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts degree from Sabanci University. She is also a graduate of the Master of Management program at Sauder, and joined the PhD program in 2016. Her research interests include social influences in consumer judgment & decision-making and goal pursuit.

yoonji
Yoonji Shim 
yoonji.shim@sauder.ubc.ca

Yoonji has a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a Master's in social psychology, both from Seoul National University. She studies consumer behavior and her interests lie in emotions in consumption, consumer happiness, and hedonic vs. utilitarian consumption.

 Miremad
Miremad Soleymanian 
miremad.soleymanian@sauder.ubc.ca

Miremad has a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran focusing on Statistical Process Control. He received his second Master's degree in Statistics from University of Florida. He joined Sauder’s Marketing PhD program in quantitative marketing at 2014. He is interested in bayesian statistics, dynamic marketing models and customer relationship management.
 
Wade Wade
wade.wade@sauder.ubc.ca

Wade has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Brigham Young University. He began his PhD at the Sauder School of Business in 2016. His research interests include consumer-brand relationships, time perception, and prosocial consumer behaviour.

 WANG_Qiyuan
Qiyuan Wang
qiyuan.wang@sauder.ubc.ca

Qiyuan has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Wuhan University. He joined Sauder Marketing PhD program in 2016. His major research interest lies in empirical modeling.

 YANG_Fan
Fan Yang
fan.yang@sauder.ubc.ca

Fan has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Sun Yat-sen University and an Mphil degree in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She joined Sauder’s Marketing PhD program at 2016. She is interested in quantitative modelling.