Carnegie Mellon University

Ph.D. Alumni

Our Department has produced many distinguished Ph.D. candidates. We train students for a wide variety of positions in academia, government, and industry. Below are a few examples of our recent alumni successes.


  • Ali Butler (Ph.D. 2022), Pre Doc Fellow, MD/Ph.D. Program, Professional Progam - Medicine
  • Erin Carbone (Ph.D. 2023), Visiting Assistant Professor SDS, CMU
  • Chris Boyce-Jacino (Ph.D. 2022), U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, & Post Doc Fellow Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area Personal website
  • Sami Horn (Ph.D. 2023) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, University of Chicago.
  • Shu Huang (Ph.D. 2022), Meta, Personal website
  • Yana Litovksy (Ph.D. 2021), Behavioral scientist and Post Doc researcher, Credence Goods in Finance, Department of Banking and Finance, University of Innsbruck Personal website
  • Erin McCormick (Ph.D. 2021), Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Andras Molnar (Ph.D. 2021), Principal Researcher, Roman Family for Decision Research, University of Chicago Booth School Personal website
  • Stephanie Permut (Ph.D. 2022), Post Doc Princeton University Personal website
  • Sabina Sloman (Ph.D. 2023) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • Joachim Talloen (Ph.D. 2021), Senior research science associate, Organizational Science and Analytics team, McKinsey & Company
  • Dan Wall (Ph.D. 2021), People Analytics Researcher DE Shaw Personal website
  • Zach Wojtowicz (Ph.D. 2021), Post Doc Fellow, Harvard Economics & HBS Personal website




  • Joon Hwan Choi (Ph.D. 2007), Fellow, Cutter Consortium "미래인재양성과장" (Science, ICT, and Future Development Division), Ministry of Science and ICT
  • Cynthia Cryder (Ph.D. 2009), Associate Professor of Marketing, Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School Personal website
  • Jason Dana, Assistant Professor, Marketing and Management, Yale SOM Personal website
  • John Hamman (Ph.D. 2009), Associate Professor, and Bernard Sliger Scholar, Department of Economics, Florida State University & Director, Experimental Social Science, Florida State (xs/fs) Research Cluster Personal website
  • Seunghee Han, Professor of Marketing, School of Business Administration, Chung-Ang University Personal website
  • Erin Krupka (Ph.D. 2007), Associate Professor of Information, School of Information, University of Michigan Personal website
  • Ju-Sung Lee (Ph.D. 2008), Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam Personal website
  • Scott Moser (Ph.D. 2007), Associate Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham Personal website
  • Romel Mostafa, Assistant Professor, Business, Economics and Public Policy, Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario & Director, Ivey’s Lawrence National Centre for Policy & Management Personal website
  • Scott Rick, Associate Professor of Marketing, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan Personal website
  • Jesse Richman, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Department of Political Science and Geography, Old Dominion University Personal website
  • Lui Wang


  • Carter T. Butts, Chancellor's Professor, Departments of Sociology, Statistics, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine Personal website
  • Jonathon N. Cummings, Professor of Management, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University Personal website
  • Eleanor Lewis (Ph.D. 2002), Deputy Director, Program Evaluation & Resource Center (PERC), Department of Veterans Affairs & Investigator, Center for Innovation to Implementation, Department of Veterans Affairs Personal website
  • Andrew Parker, Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist, RAND Corporation, & Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School, & Senior Endowed Fellow, RAND Center for Global Risk and Security Personal website
  • Yuqing Ren (Ph.D. 2004), Associate Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota & Mary and Jim Lawrence Fellow, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota Personal website
  • Uri Simonsohn (Ph.D. 2003), Professor of Behavioral Science, Department of Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences, ESADE Business School Personal website
  • Deborah Small (Ph.D. 2004), Adrian C. Israel Professor of Marketing, Faculty Discipline: Marketing, Yale School of Management Personal website
  • Mei Wang (Ph.D. 2003), Professor of Behavioral Finance , WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management Personal website
  • Brian Zikmund-Fisher, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan & Research Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan & Interim Co-Director, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan & Editor in Chief of Medical Decision Making, Society for Medical Decision Making Personal website



  • Edward Welch (Ph.D. 1999), Adjunct Professor, Executive in Residence, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Personal website
  • Laurel C. (Mohes) Austin (Ph.D. 1996), Associate Professor of Management Science, Ivey Business School, Western University & Senior Consultant, Cutter Consortium Personal website
  • Dean Behrens, University of Toronto
  • Wändi Bruine de Bruin (Ph.D. 1998), Provost Professor of Public Policy, Psychology, and Behavioral Science, University of Southern California & Director, USC Behavioral Science and Well Being Policy Initiative, University of Southern California Personal website
  • Stephanie Byram (1963 - 2001), Formerly: Carnegie Mellon University
  • Diana Burley (nee Gant) (Ph.D. 1998), Vice Provost for Research and Innovation and Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University Personal website
  • Tiziana Casciaro (Ph.D. 1999), Professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto & Marcel Desautels Chair in Integrative Thinking, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Personal website
  • Shane W. Frederick (Ph.D. 1999), Professor of Marketing, Yale School of Management Personal website
  • Eric Gold, Fidelity Investments
  • William E. Hefley (Ph.D. 1998), Program Director, Business Analytics Cohort Program, Information Systems, University of Texas at Dallas & Secretary of the Faculty, University of Texas at Dallas & Clinical Professor, University of Texas at Dallas Personal website
  • Pamela Hinds (Ph.D. 1997), Professor of Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University Personal website
  • Diane Lowenthal (Ph.D. 1996), Senior Professorial Lecturer, Department of Government, American University Personal website
  • Ken Simons (Ph.D. 1995), Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute & Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Personal website
  • Sally Sleeper, Vice President, Army Research Division, RAND Corporation & Director, RAND Arroyo Center, RAND Corporation Personal website
  • Ofer Zellermayer (Ph.D. 1996), Director, Veridis Environment & Marketing, Ono Academic College & Marketing, IDC Herzliya & Founder, Academski


  • Robert D. Austin (Ph.D. 1994), Full Professor, Information Systems, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario & Affiliated Faculty Member, Harvard Medical School & Fellow, Cutter Consortium Personal website

  • Thomas Finholt (Ph.D. 1991), Vice Provost for Academic and Budgetary Affairs, University of Michigan & Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan Personal website

  • Gavin Sinclair (1962 - 2001), Formerly: Purdue University

  • David Zubrow, Carnegie Mellon University (Retired)