The Feliciano School of Business

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KATHERINE ASHLEY
Assistant Professor
Information Management and Business Analytics Department

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Office Location: The Feliciano School of Business

Dr. Ashley received her Ph.D. in Operations Management from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley in 2016. She has a strong background in economic and statistical modeling and uses both analytical and empirical techniques to study revenue management and information provision when customers are strategic in their interactions with firms. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Ashley has experience in management consulting and has advised start­up companies on pricing and operational decisions.

JIE GAO
Assistant Professor
Marketing Department
gaoji@mail.montclair.edu
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Office Location: The Feliciano School of Business

Dr. Gao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marketing at Montclair State University, New Jersey. She earned her Ph.D. in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management from The Pennsylvania State University, U.S. While completing her Ph.D., Dr. Gao served as an instructor of record for undergraduate courses in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management at The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining Penn State in 2012, Dr. Gao pursued her master’s degree in University of Missouri, U.S., where she also worked as a Research Assistant in the Rural Tourism Lab.

Her research interests focus on consumer decision-making with an emphasis on consumers’ emotions and well-being in travel and events industry. She is also interested in applying data mining techniques into her research. Dr. Gao have published research articles in various top-tier academic journals including Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research, Current Issues in Tourism, and Tourism Analysis. She has also presented her research findings at prestigious national and international conferences, such as the Travel and Tourism Research Association Annual Conference and the Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium.

 

SHINTARO SATO
Assistant Professor
Markrting Department
satos@mail.montclair.edu
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Office Location: The Feliciano School of Business

DR. SATO received his Ph.D. in Sport Management from University of Florida. After the completion of his Ph.D. studies, he served an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Sato’s expertise is developing marketing/advertising strategies in entertainment industries such as sports and tourism. He has published his research in distinguished peer-reviewed academic journals such as Journal of Sport Management and European Sport Management Quarterly. Dr. Sato has also worked with various international industry professionals from Canada, Japan, and Singapore. His experience brings valuable opportunities to his students.

ZHU ZHU
Assistant Professor
Management Department
zhuz@mail.montclair.edu
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Office Location: The Feliciano School of Business

Dr. Zhu received her Doctor of Philosophy in Management from Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY, in 2016. Her primary stream of research focuses on corporate governance effectiveness on firm performance, international business, and business ethics. Her current research revolves around applying network theory and relational perspectives to the context of board of directors and top management teams. Dr. Zhu teaches courses at both undergraduate and MBA level, including Strategic Management, Fundamentals of Management, Organizational Behavior, and Real Estate Entrepreneurship. She also has six years of industry experience in promoting international cultural exchange with a focus on contemporary and postmodern fine art. She currently serves on the boards of two NGOs headquartered in Beijing, China.