The Doctoral Student Consortium (Advanced) is to help those students who have completed their coursework and comprehensive examination, are working on their dissertation and anticipate entering the job market in the next year to develop and effective career plan based on their personal and professional goals. The consortium has three primary objectives:

  1. Provide networking opportunities for students with peers and faculty
  2. Help students strategize about their research, teaching and career plans
  3. Prepare students for the job market.

The program includes six faculty panels, three for the Senior Doctoral Students and three for the Mid-Stage Doctoral Students track. Panels focus on managing the dissertation and research program, teaching responsibilities and competencies, and career planning. In breakout sessions after each panel, small groups of students will discuss the panel topic with their faculty mentors and fellow students. The intent is for students to apply the panel topic to their personal and professional goals, with input from faculty mentors and peers. We will wrap-up with a discussion of how the lessons might be applied while also achieving an effective work-life balance.

Participant Criteria

Students wishing to participate in the Doctoral Consortium program for advanced students at AMCIS 2019 should:

  1. Be studying Information Systems (or related discipline) and plan to address an Information Systems-related topic for their dissertation.
  2. Have passed their comprehensive exams. PhD students in the mid-stage of their program (typically after year 1 but before dissertation) and senior stage (typically during dissertation) of their doctoral studies are encouraged to apply.


Consortium co-chairs will review each application. The review process emphasizes applicants’ accomplishments and potential. Students cannot apply to a track in which they have previously participated—that is, students who have participated in the mid-stage track cannot apply to this track but can apply to the senior student track. Multiple students may apply from one school. Diversity of applicants, institutions and countries will be considered in selecting the AMCIS 2019 Doctoral Consortium cohort. Priority will be given to students studying at universities in the AIS Americas region although students from other AIS regions will be included if space is available.

Collate the following materials in one integrated PDF document:

  • Cover sheet (no more than one page) with your name, address, email, year in which you started the program and a 500-word description of your research interests (mid-stage applicants) or dissertation abstract (senior stage applicants)
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor
  • Curriculum vitae

Submissions will be accepted starting: Apr 12, 2019

Send your submissions to


Tentative agenda


Wednesday August 14

3 pm Introduction to the consortium’s events Panel and Discussion Sessions (40 minutes each) Topics and Presenters are tentative

Completing your Dissertation and establishing a research agenda (tba)
Publishing your dissertation research (Craig Van Slyke)
Teaching expectations – teaching and research schools (Carlos Navarrete)

5.30 pm Close

Proceed to Opening Reception.

Thursday August 15

8 am  Breakfast and discussion with faculty (tables of 7 – five students and the two faculty allocated to that group)

8.30 am Individual presentations of around 25 minutes

Each student will have 10 minutes to present an overview of his/her research. Then 15 minutes for discussion.
Every participant should generate questions or comments for each presenter and write them down in a paper that will be given to the presenter. This paper will follow a template. Then the student responds to those comments.

It is expected that all group members will have read the abstracts and watched the short video presentations prior to arrival.

The student presentation should cover:
– an overview of the research
– an outline of any problems anticipated in completing the dissertation
– publication plans (where, when)
– planning the last year in the doctoral program
– completion of the dissertation
– finding a job
– career goals and expectations

11 am Panel Discussions – Topics and presenters are tentative.

Preparing for the job interview (Rob Nickerson)
Networking, developing research contacts, seeking help, joining SIGs (Mike Gallivan)

1 pm Close.


Consortium co-chairs :

Dr. Indira Guzmán; Trident University, USA,

Dr. Geoffrey Dick; Northern Arizona University, USA,

Faculty Mentors :

Dr. Monica Adya, Marquette University, (

Dr. Michael Chung, California State University Long Beach, ( panels only

Dr. Gurpreet Dhillon, University of North Carolina Greensboro, (

Dr. Mike Gallivan, Georgia State University & Kennesaw State University, (

Dr. Antoine Harfouche, EDHEC Business School (

Dr. Shuyuan Mary Ho, Florida State University, (

Dr. Lesley Land , University of New South Wales, (

Dr. Carlos Navarrete, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, (

Dr. Rob Nickerson, San Francisco State University, (

Dr. Katia Passerini, St Johns University, (

Dr. Subhasish Dasgupta, George Washington University, (

Dr. Wenli Wang, Robert Morris University, (

Dr. Anabel Gutierrez, University of Kent, (

Dr. Juan Manuel Gómez Reynoso, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, (

Dr. Monica Garfield, Bentley University, (