Tag: Ping Dong

  • He Said, She Said: Research Edition w/Special Guest Ping Dong

    He Said, She Said: Research Edition w/Special Guest Ping Dong

    Ping Dong has just had her doctoral degree revoked by University of Toronto due to research misconduct that occurred in her dissertation which was published in three separate papers (2 now retracted). She was a marketing professor at Northwestern until she left her job and disappeared following a few retractions. According to a summary of…

  • Rampant speculation is the outcome of institutional silence around retractions and firings

    Rampant speculation is the outcome of institutional silence around retractions and firings

    I noticed that after two marketing researchers (Nicole Coleman and Ping Dong) lost their jobs and got a series of retractions, there has been a wave of speculation. Not gossip about the two researchers as I would expect, but distrust of institutions; feelings of “who is the next junior researcher to be thrown under the…

  • The salvaging of a Ping Dong paper at Journal of Marketing

    Ping Dong resigned from Northwestern and disappeared, ghosting her coauthors. She had numerous articles retracted, including 3 from top marketing journals [link].  Somehow, her coauthors of one JM article convinced JM to drop her as 1st author, let them rerun all the studies (except for the first one which was a field study) and republish…