PhD, Business Administration
John Molson School of Business
Kiani’s PhD research at Concordia focused on processes and agents that facilitate the diffusion of market information.
She is currently working as an assistant professor of marketing at Lawrence Technological University, Michigan, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses. Her research has grown to include the study of environmental activist groups and how their activities influences consumer attitudes.
3 keys to a good education
- “Commitment to a vision. The PhD experience is a complex journey with many twists and turns that could easily derail. To succeed, you must never lose sight of the ultimate objective.”
- “Flexibility. While commitment to the vision is critical, the successful PhD student possesses a curious mind and stays flexible to experience a more fruitful journey.”
- “Opportunism in learning. There is so much to learn as a graduate student and being a student gives you the perfect excuse to express your curiosity!”
2 lessons learned at Concordia
- “There are many different lenses that can be applied to observe the same phenomenon. At Concordia, I found a great opportunity to benefit from sitting in classes from various disciplines and to understand how not just one, but many theoretical perspectives could exist in parallel.”
- “I learned that everyone has something you can learn from. One’s apparent limitation is never a good excuse for dismissal of other capabilities. At Concordia, I learned that you should always meet others with an open mind to learn because your refusal to do so means that you have lost an opportunity.
1 piece of advice for future grads
- “More important than the diploma you receive is the experience you gain along the way. Try to ensure that this experience is one you stay fond of for the remainder of your life.”
Link to the original article by Joanne Latimer on Concordia’s Web site