Commencement

New Doctors on Campus

Date published: May 18, 2018

This year’s spring commencement ceremony had some new graduates in attendance: six doctor of business administration (DBA) students from the Gupta College of Business. These six graduates are part of the first cohort of DBA graduates from the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, receiving the highest degree awarded from the college of business.

The DBA program at the University of Dallas, which was launched in 2014, is the first and only AACSB-accredited DBA program in Texas. 

Commencement 2018Learn more about the DBA Cohort 1 graduates:

Enoch K. Asare
Dissertation Topic: Promoting Employee Engagement Through Enhanced Performance Management: A Field Study of Accountants

Emmanuel V. Dalavai
Dissertation Topic: Organizational Turnover: The Effects of Leader Servant Leadership Behaviors and Leader Emotional Intelligence on Follower Turnover Intentions
Commencement 2018
Mark E. Brightenburg
Dissertation Topic: A Field Study of an Employee Fit-Centered Approach to Understanding Employee Engagement across a Generation-Diverse Workforce

Thomas M. Brill
Dissertation Topic: Siri, Alexa, and Other Digital Assistants: A Study of Customer Satisfaction with 
Artificial Intelligence Applications

Niki G. KissingerCommencement 2018
Dissertation Topic: The Mediating Effects of Socially Responsible Practices in a Sustainable Supply Chain: The Impact on the Relationship Between Social Pressures and Firm Performance

Donna L. Morrow
Dissertation Topic: An Exploration of the Reciprocal Relationship between Job Crafting Techniques and Job Demands-Resources Job Crafting

Joining these six graduates in celebrating this achievement are David Rogers, Simone Meskelis and Raymond Pasko, three DBA’s also from cohort 1 who received their doctoral hoods at the 2017 December Commencement Ceremony at Irving Bible Church.

View all commencement photos here.


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