Professional Activities & Miniconferences
Doctoral Student Consortium
The Doctoral Student Consortium provides a unique opportunity for doctoral students
from across the nation and around the world to interact with one another and with distinguished scholars in a one-day program devoted to career development. Attendance at this
consortium is by application, which should be submitted by October 1, 2013.
Daniel Guide, Pennsylvania State University
New Faculty Development Consortium
The New Faculty Development Consortium considers research, teaching, publishing, service
and other professional development issues for faculty who are beginning their academic
careers. Attendance at this consortium is by application and is open to faculty members who
have a Ph.D. degree and are in the first two years of their academic career. Applications
should be submitted by October 1, 2013.
Anthony Ross, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Professional Development Program
The Professional Development Program provides an opportunity for faculty members at all
stages of their careers to enhance their research, teaching and service skills. All registered
conference attendees are welcome to participate in the activities of the Professional Development Program. Registration for the Professional Development Program is not required.
Shawnee Vickery, Michigan State University
Xenophon Koufteros, Texas A&M University
Miniconferences provide an avenue for addressing specific topics of interest to a subset of
the membership in the context of multiple focused sessions. Miniconference themes lay
outside of the traditional track topics and may address emerging topics, curriculum issues,
and professional development, among others. Miniconferences provide an ideal avenue for
testing the waters for creating a Specific Interest Group (SIG) within the Institute. A variety
of miniconference themes have been offered in the past including Curricular Issues, Successful Grantsmanship, SCM/IT Interfaces, Global Research, and Technology in the Classroom
among others. Those interested in developing a miniconference are encouraged to contact
Program Chair Funda Sahin prior to submitting a formal proposal. The due date is April 1, 2013.
Currently, two miniconferences have been confirmed for the 2013 Annual DSI meeting:
Making Statistics More Effective in Schools of Business Miniconference:
Robert L. Andrews, Virginia Commonwealth University
Kellie Keeling, University of Denver
Project Management Miniconference:
Gary Klein, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Carla M. Messikomer, Project Management Institute
SPECIAL EVENT: Classroom Technology Sandbox
Education Triage: Learn how to successfully engage vendor technology with interactive sessions. Proactive faculty are always looking for the latest technology to engage students and enhance learning. Interact with classroom technologies that are transforming traditional environments before listening to product speakers and success stories from faculty using the products.
Natalie Simpson, University at Buffalo
Derek Sedlack, South University