Whitman's management department researches the full spectrum of organizational relationships from individuals to industries. Our Ph.D. program is focused on close mentorship and a collaborative community. Ph.D. students work closely with their faculty mentors at all stages of research from idea generation to publication. With faculty guidance, they work to develop their own ideas and learn how to become productive scholars. Ph.D. students interact with faculty frequently and intensely to develop their knowledge and research skills, publish in top journals and contribute to organizational knowledge. We promote collaboration with faculty in our department and other Whitman departments, as well as relationships across Syracuse University and other universities.


Specialization Areas

Organizational Behavior (OB): Our faculty conducts research on how individuals and groups interact within organizations.

Ph.D. students focused on OB work with

  • Pamela Brandes
  • Ravi Dharwadkar
  • Joel Carnevale
  • Rachael Goodwin
  •  Jamie Perry
  •  Lynne Vincent

Our faculty conducts research on how strategy influences organizational performance and how organizations evolve and change.

Ph.D. students focused on strategy work with

  • Natarajan Balasubramanian
  • Ravi Dharwadkar
  • Catherine Maritan
  • Cameron Miller
  • Kira Reed

Faculty members and doctoral students publish in the most selective and prestigious top-tier journals, including:

  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Management Science
  • Organization Science
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
  • Strategic Management Journal

Recent Graduate Placements

Former doctoral students have published in Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and other premier journals.

  • SUNY Oswego (Raihan Khan)
  • Long Island University (Michael Hadani)
  • Bryant University (Diya Das)
  • The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Maria Goranova)
  • North Carolina A&T State University (Frank Mullins)
  • CUNY, City College (Punit Arora)
  • The University of Michigan, Flint (Greg Laurence)
  • California State University, San Marcos (Palash Deb)
  • Towson State University (Mariana Lebron)
  • University of New Orleans (Matt Zingoni)

Management Faculty & Ph.D. Directory

Research Highlights

Honors & Leadership

View recent acknowledgments for our faculty research and teaching achievements. Many of our leading-edge faculty play prominent roles in shaping perspectives on relevant professional issues.