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Ph.D. Alumni Network

The Virginia Tech Department of Management Ph.D. Alumni Network is envisioned to help the department and alumni in several ways:

  • Contribute to further strengthen the department's PhD program
  • Create a vibrant network of fellow Hokies with passion in management research
  • Engage with young and upcoming scholars and help them thrive in their research and academic jobs

Rebecca J. White, Professor
University of Tampa


Manish Srivastava, Associate Professor Michigan Tech


Yue Song, Assistant Professor Auburn University 


Gordon Cheung, Professor University of Auckland, New Zealand


William Lamb, Dean, Graduate and Adult Learner Recruitment, EAB


James Wimbush, VP for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs and Graduate School Dean, Indiana University- Bloomington 


Mike Goldsby, Chief Entrepreneurship Officer
Ball State


Manisha Singal, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech


Justin Tan, Professor
Schulich School of Business, Canada

Jerry Flynn ’19
Rutgers University

Yue Song ’17
Auburn University

Shantala Samant ’17
Western Washington University

Shihao Zhao ’16
Nanjing University, China

Xiaoping Zhao ‘13 Shanghai Jiao Tong, China

Jaewan Yang ’14
Hankunk University, Korea

David Thornblad ’14
Augustana College

In the Fall of 2019, we will be planning a number of initiatives to expand and enhance the points of contact between current faculty, current doctoral students, and our alumni. Potential initiatives that we have been discussing include:

  • A mentorship program, pairing alumni with current doctoral students.
  • An alumni newsletter with updates and announcements.
  • Career and research networking opportunities.
  • More and better opportunities to connect with current VT faculty.
  • An Alumni recognition program.
  • An “Alumni in Residence” opportunity for alumni-scholars to visit Pamplin for a week to teach a session, discuss research, and enjoy Blacksburg. The department will cover hotel and other local costs during the visit.

As an alumni of our Ph.D. program and you are interested in being involved, please contact us at