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Graduate Students

PhD Program

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Christopher Agba

PhD Candidate & W.E.B. Du Bois Scholar 

Major Professor: Dr. Peter Schaeffer
Dissertation Title: Developing a Marginalized and Segregated Community: A Case Study of a West Virginia Neighborhood
Graduation Date: May 2019
Email:  cbagba@mix.wvu.edu

Christopher's Web Page



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Bolarinwa Adeyemi Ajanaku

Graduate Assistant 

Major Professor: Dr. Alan Collins
Graduation Date: May 2020
Email:  baajanaku@mix.wvu.edu


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Fahad Alzahrani

Major Professor: Dr. Alan Collins
Graduation Date: May 2020
Email:  fa0003@mix.wvu.edu


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Sharaban Anica

Graduate Assistant 

Major Professor: Dr. Levan Elbakidze
Graduation Date: May 2021
Email:  stanica@mix.wvu.edu



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David Aratuo, PhD

Major Professor: Dr. Xiaoli Etienne
Dissertation Title:
Three Essays on Tourism Demand and Economic Development in the United States
Graduation Date: December 2018
Email:  dnaratuo@mix.wvu.edu



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Marziyeh Bahalou-Horeh

Graduate Research Assistant 

Major Professor: Dr. Levan Elbakidze
Graduation Date: May 2021
Email:  mb0062@mix.wvu.edu



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Gaillynn Bowman

Major Professor:



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Elham Erfanian

PhD Candidate & Graduate Assistant 

Major Professor: Dr. Alan Collins
Dissertation Title:
Three Essays on Utilizing Spatial Econometrics in Natural Resource Economics related to Water, Health, and Energy
Graduation Date: May 2019
Email:  elhamerfanian@mix.wvu.edu

Erfanian's Web Page


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Sara Farhangdoost

Graduate Assistant 

Major Professor:
Graduation Date: May 2021
Email:  sf0041@mix.wvu.edu



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Brianne Firth, PhD

Major Professor: Dr. Alan Collins
Dissertation Title: Regulatory and financial influence of federal government activities on local economies: A three essay approach
Graduation Date: December 2018
Email:  brzimmerman@mix.wvu.edu



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Stacia Harper

Graduate Assistant 

Major Professor:
Graduation Date: May 2022
Email:  sharper@mix.wvu.edu



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Yiming He

Major Professor: Dr. Alan Collins
Graduation Date: May 2019
Email:  yh0009@mix.wvu.edu



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Collin Hodges

PhD Candidate and Graduate Assistant 

Major Professor: Dr. Heather Stevens
Dissertation Title: Three Essays in Applied Econometrics
Graduation Date: May 2019
Email:  cdhodges@mix.wvu.edu

Collin's Web Page



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Kuan-Ming Huang

Graduate Assistant 

Major Professor: Dr. Xiaoli Etienne
Graduation Date: May 2020
Email:  kh0060@mix.wvu.edu



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Mohammed Syedul Islam

Graduate Assistant 

Major Professor:
Graduation Date: May 2022
Email:  mi0017@mix.wvu.edu

Mohammed's Web Page


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Lisa Jones

Major Professor:



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Mohamed Shabani Kariburyo

Graduate Assistant 

Major Professor:
Graduation Date: May 2022
Email:  mk0138@mix.wvu.edu



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Zachary Keeler

Graduate Assistant 

Major Professor: Dr. Heather Stephens
Graduation Date: May 2020
Email:  ztk001@mix.wvu.edu



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Ritika Khurana

Graduate Assistant 

Major Professor: Dr. Levan Elbakidze
Graduation Date: May 2020
Email:  rk0022@mix.wvu.edu



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Maher Mekky

Graduate Assistant 

Major Professor:
Graduation Date: May 2022
Email:  mfm0010@mix.wvu.edu



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Douglas Mugabe

PhD Candidate, Fulbright Scholar & Graduate Assistant

Major Professor:
Dr. Levan Elbakidze
Dissertation Title:
Three Essays on Production and Technical Efficiency
Graduation Date: May 2019
Email:  domugabe@mix.wvu.edu

Mugabe's Web Page


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Michael Reed

Graduate Research Assistant 

Major Professor: Dr. Levan Elbakidze
Graduation Date: August 2019
Email:  mr0002@mix.wvu.edu



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Alexandre Scarcioffolo

Graduate Assistant

Major Professor:
Dr. Xiaoli L. Etienne
Graduation Date: May 2020
Email:  ar0040@mix.wvu.edu

Scarcioffolo's Web Page


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Sam Taylor

Major Professor:

Email:  sptaylor@mix.wvu.edu



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Adama Warr

Major Professor: Dr. Alan Collins 

Email:  aswarr@mix.wvu.edu


Master's Program

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Taiwo Akinyemi

Graduation Date: May 2020
Email:  tfa0003@mix.wvu.edu



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Quinn Beeson

Graduate Assistant 

Major Professor: Dr. Levan Elbakidze
Graduation Date: May 2021
Email:  qrb0002@mix.wvu.edu



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Zarina Ismailova

Graduate Assistant 

Major Professor: Dr. Xiaoli Etienne
Dissertation Title: Quantifying the Announcement Effects in the US Lumber Market
Graduation Date: December 2018
Email:  zi0002@mix.wvu.edu



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Marissa Meltzer

Graduate Assistant 

Graduation Date: May 2019
Email:  mameltzer@mix.wvu.edu



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Michael O'Conor

Graduate Assistant 

Major Professor: Dr. Alan Collins
Graduation Date: May 2019
Email:  mco0001@mix.wvu.edu



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Olakunle Sodiya

Graduation Date: May 2020
Email:  oes0002@mix.wvu.edu