Doina Vlad Ph.D.

 
 
Associate Professor of Business
Seton Hill Faculty
 
 

Bio

I currently teach economics and finance classes in the Undergraduate and MBA Programs. I earned my Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and my B.A. from Academy of Economics Studies, Bucharest, Romania. I bring to the academic area more than 10 years of business experience in accounting, finance, and economic research areas.

About

Joined Seton Hill: 2004
Hometown: Greensburg, PA
Personal Areas of Interest: Gardening, knitting, biking
Academic Areas of Interest: Economics and Finance, Business

Education

  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL), 2004.

Publications

  • The Influence of People’s Perception Variables on Retirement Planning Strategies in the United States. The Journal of American Business Review, Cambridge. ISSN 2167-0803, Volume 2, Number 1. (2013) Vlad, D.
  • How to Assess a Business Idea. (2012). USA Small Business Entrepreneurship Conference Proceedings. Vlad, D.
  • Economic and Behavioral Influences on Small Business Bankruptcy. (2011). Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Volume 12(6). Vlad, D.
  • Small Business Bankruptcy Factors. (2009). NBEA Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 216); Vlad, D.
  • Investor Sentiment and the Asset Pricing Process-Extension of an Existing Model. (2008). Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Volume 8(3). Vlad, D.
  • Investor Sentiment and the Option Pricing Model. (2008). Journal of Business and Economic Studies. Volume 14(1). Vlad, D.; Musumeci, J.
  • Evaluation on Entrepreneurial Skills Development: A Liberal Arts Institution Case Study. 2008. International Academy of Business and Economics Annual Conference Proceedings. ISSN: 1932-7498. Vlad, D.; Sullivan-Cosetti, M.; Campbell, R.; Huston, J.
  • Emerging Theories for Practitioners and Professors, Part I: Finance. (2007). Cambridge Scholars Press. ISBN: 9781847183675. Vlad, D., Musumeci, J.
  • Investor Sentiment and the Option Pricing Model. 2006. NBEA Annual Conference Proceedings. ISSN 1936-2048 for the online version. Vlad, D., Musumeci, J.

Awards

  • “Best Paper Award” for the paper titled “Small Business Bankruptcy Factors” at the Northeast Business & Economics Association Conference. (2009).
  • “Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellowship Award” as a faculty advisor for SIFE, at the 2009 SIFE Regional Competition in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Sam Walton Fellow award as a faculty advisor for Student in Free Enterprise (SIFE) student national organization (2007)
  • “Entrepreneurship 101 Award” for Outstanding Leadership in the Field of Business Creativity and Entrepreneurship at the 24th Annual Entrepreneurship FORUM (2006)
  • “Best Paper Award” at the Theoretical Category for the paper titled “Investor Sentiment and the Option Pricing Model” at the Northeast Business & Economics Association Conference (2006)

Organizations

  • Seton Hill faculty development representative to the International Academy of Business and Economics Association
  • Seton Hill faculty development representative to Northeast Business & Economics Association
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon-International Honor Society in Economics

Presentations

  • Vlad, D. "The Influence of People’s Perception Variables on Retirement Planning Strategies in the United States." The Finance, Economics, MIS, and Global Business Research Conference (Miami, Florida), December 2013.
  • Vlad, D. "How to Assess a Business Idea." USA Small Business Entrepreneurship Conference (New Orleans, LA), January 2012.
  • Vlad, D. "Economic and Social Factors Influencing Undergraduate Student Enrollment for both Private and Public Institutions in United States." Academy of Business Research, Fall 2011 International Conference (Atlantic City, NJ), September 2011.
  • Vlad, D. "Economic and behavioral influences on small business bankruptcy." The 12th National Business & Economics Society (Willemstad, Curacao), March 2011
  • Vlad, D. “Small Business Bankruptcy Factors.” The 36th Annual Northeast Business & Economics Association Conference (Worcester, Massachusetts), November 2009.
  • Vlad, D. “Evaluation on Entrepreneurial Skills Development: A Liberal Arts Institution Case Study.” International Academy of Business and Economics Conference (Las Vegas, Nevada), October 2008.
  • Vlad, D. "Investor Sentiment and the Asset Pricing Process-Extension of an Existing Model." The 34th Annual Northeast Business & Economics Association Conference (New Britain, CT), November 2007.
  • Vlad, D. and Campbell, R. "Entrepreneurial Skills Development: Connecting Higher Education and the Workplace." Entrepreneurial Retreat for Professors: Hands-on training for faculty across academic disciplines (Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA), June 2007.
  • Vlad, D., Campbell, R., Huston, J. "WIN WIN WIN! Using College Interns to Grow a Business." The 24th Annual Entrepreneurship FORUM (Phoenix, AZ), November 2006.
  • Vlad, D. "Investor Sentiment and the Option Pricing Model." Northeast Business & Economics Association Conference (Long Island, NY), October 2006.
  • Vlad, D., Campbell, R., Huston, J. "Entrepreneurial Skills Development: Connecting Higher Education and the Workplace." USA Small Business Entrepreneurship Conference (Tucson, AZ), January 2006. This paper was part of the FIPSE (Fond for Improvement of Post Secondary Education) Federal Grant awarded to Seton Hill University
  • Vlad, D. "Investor sentiment in options market." Midwest Economics Association Conference (Milwaukee), March 2005.
  • Vlad, D. "Noise traders’ misconceptions and their influence on equilibrium prices in industry’s stocks." Midwest Economics Association Conference (Chicago, IL), March 2004.
  • Vlad, D. "Noise traders’ misconceptions and their influence on equilibrium prices in industry’s stocks." Missouri Valley Economics Association Conference (Kansas City, KS), February 2004.