College of Business and Economics

DBA Achievements

The excellence of our students and alumni characterize the quality of our academic programs. Ten doctoral candidates were the first to graduate from the Doctorate of Business Administration program in December of 2017. As these alumni and members of more recent cohorts excel in both academia and private industry, it is evident the UW-Whitewater DBA program prepares students to perform at a higher level in their organizations, to conduct applied research, or to transition to academic careers.

Many of our graduates' theses are available for review at Minds@UW.


  • Scott Dell '19: IMA Memorial Education Fund Scholarship (2019)
  • David Gray '17: Clarence F. Dissinger Award for Senior Faculty, North Central College (2019)
  • Brian Huels '17: Online Instructor of the Year, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Business and Economics (2019)
  • Aaron Kinney '17: 40 Under 40 Award, Milwaukee Business Journal (2018); Children's Champion Advocacy Award (2019)
  • Jason Woldt '18: Summer International Scholar Grant, Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany (2019); Faculty Development Summer Grant, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (2019)

Appointments and Promotions

  • Henry Balani '17: Principal of the Blockchain Advisory Institute (2018); Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University of Law (2018); Adjunct Professor at Northern Illinois University (2018)
  • Beth Borgen '20: President of Lakeland University (2020)
  • Andy Dahl '17: President-Elect for the Collegiate Chapters Council of the American Marketing Association (2020-2021); Google Academic Panel Member (2018)
  • Julia Davidyan '17: Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University (2020)
  • David Gray '17: Professor of Accounting at North Central College (2019)
  • Aaron Kinney '17: Executive Director of the Cardiac Service Line at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (2016); Adjunct Instructor at Marquette University (2019)
  • John Muraski '17: Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, College of Business (2017)
  • Elizabeth Manser Payne '18: Assistant Professor at University of South Dakota, Beacon School of Business (2019)
  • Amelia Ruzzo '17: Appointed to Board of Directors of Intellicheck (2019)
  • Ralph Turner '18: Promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital (2019)
  • Brian Vander Schee '20: Associate Clinical Professor of Marketing at Indiana University, Kelley School of Business - Indianapolis (2021)
  • Jason Woldt '18: Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, College of Business (2019)

Scholarly Publications

  • Balani, H. Assessing the introduction of anti-money laundering regulations on bank stock valuation: An empirical analysis. Journal of Money Laundering Control, 22 (1), 76-88.
  • Balani, H. What faster payments mean for anti-money laundering compliance. Journal of Financial Compliance, 1 (3), 245-254.
  • Balani, H. Lewer, J.J., Saenz, M. Trade based money laundering in select Asian economies: A comparative approach using the gravity model. South West Economic Review, 1, 15-28.
  • Premti, A., Jafarinejad, M., Balani, H. The Impact of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive on the Valuation of EU Banks. Research in International Business and Finance, 2021, 101397.
  • Dahl, AJ, Milne, GR, Peltier, JW. (2019) Digital health information seeking in an omni-channel environment: A shared decision-making and service-dominant logic perspective. Journal of Business Research, in press.
  • Dahl, AJ, Barber, K, Peltier, JW. (2019). Social media’s effectiveness for activating social declarations and motivating personal discussions to improve organ donation consent rates. Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing, 13(1), 47-61.
  • Dahl, AJ, D’Alessandro, AM, Peltier, JW, Swan, EL. (2018). Differential effects of omni-channel touchpoints and digital behaviors on digital natives’ social cause engagement. Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing, 12 (3), 258-273.
  • Dahl, AJ, Peltier, JW, Schibrowsky, JA. (2018). Critical thinking and reflective learning in the marketing education literature: A historical perspective and future research needs. Journal of Marketing Education, 40(2), 101-116. Received 2018 Outstanding Article of the Year award from Journal of Marketing Education.
  • Dahl, AJ, Peltier, JW, Milne, GR. (2018). Development of a value co-creation wellness model: The role of physicians and digital information seeking on health behaviors and health outcomes. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 52(3), 562-594. Received Best Article of the Year award from Journal of Consumer Affairs
  • Dahl, AJ, Gray, DM, Peltier, JW. (2016). Wikipedia: An opportunity to teach marketing students worldwide – And a call for more crowdsourced marketing content on Journal of Strategic Management Education, 12, 19-58.
  • Peltier, JW, Dahl, AJ, Schibrowsky, JE. (2016). Sequential loss of self-control: Exploring the antecedents and consequences of student credit card debt. Journal of Financial Services Marketing, 21(3), 167-181.
  • Dahl, AJ & Peltier, JW. (2015). A historical review and future research agenda for the field of consumer satisfaction, dissatisfaction, & complaining behavior. Journal of Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction and Complaining Behavior, 28, 5-25.
  • Davidyan, J.Y., & Waymire, T.R. (2018). The effect of GAAP conformity on pension underfunding. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management.
  • Degnan, O. & Munoz, J.M. (2020). Five ways to an effective AI corporate strategy. California Management Review (University of California, Berkeley), 05 Feb 2020.
  • Gray, D.L. (2020). Are operating lease costs sticky for retail firms? Advances in Management Accounting, 32, 75-100.
  • Gray, D. & Daly, A. (2019). Home Technology Innovations, Inc.: Transitioning to the New Lease Accounting Standard. Journal of Accounting Education, 49(100636).
  • Manser Payne, E., Peltier, J., & Barger, V. A. (2017). Omni-channel marketing, integrated marketing communications, and consumer engagement: a research agenda. Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing, 11(2).
  • Manser Payne, E., Peltier, J., & Barger, V. A. (2018). Mobile Banking and AI-Enabled Mobile Banking: The differential effects of technological and non-technological Factors on digital natives’ perceptions and behavior. Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing, 12(3).
  • Woldt, J.J., Prasad, S., & Tata, J. (2019). Supply chain management, national culture, and refugee network performance. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management.