Phd Project Advisory Council (PAC-15)

The PAC 15 will serve as the collective “voice” of our faculty and doctoral student members, provide guidance as The PhD Project considers new programs and partnerships, and be a sounding board for The PhD Project as it executes its strategy.

As the liaison to The PhD Project Board, the PAC-15 will communicate directly with the members within their respective discipline for your input on proposed ideas or new programs impacting the membership.  We encourage you to contact any member of the PAC-15 with your ideas to support our mission and for helping us build a stronger, more diverse workforce. Together. We couldn’t do it without you.

The PAC-15 inaugural committee, listed below, includes three members from each of the five discipline associations and represents the diversity of our membership by ethnicity/race, academic tenure, university tier (i.e., research, hybrid, teaching) and school status (public, private, PWI, HBCU, HSI).

Committee members will serve a minimum of two years with five rolling off in November 2024.  Five new members (one from each discipline) will be invited to join in November 2024.  If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else for the next round of new members, please send an email to Tara Perino.


Stephani Mason, PhD
Assistant Professor of Accounting, DePaul University
Craig Sisneros, PhD
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Oklahoma State University
Arthur Wharton, III, PhD
Associate Professor in Accounting, Virginia State University

Finance & Economincs

Jared DeLisle, PhD
Associate Professor of Finance, Utah State University
Kerron Joseph, PhD
Assistant Professor of Finance, Western Kentucky University
Stephanie Yates, PhD
Regions Bank Endowed Professor of Finance, University of Alabama Birmingham

Information Systems

Roderick Lee, PhD
Associate Professor of Information Systems, Penn State Harrisburg
Jason Thatcher, PhD
Milton F. Stauffer Professor of Management Information Systems, Temple University
Sonja Wiley, PhD
Associate Professor of Information Systems, Louisiana State University


Patricia Martinez, PhD
Associate Professor in Management, Loyola Marymount University
Susan Perkins, PhD
Associate Professor of Strategic Management, University of Illinois at Chicago and New York University (NYU) – Stern (Visiting)
Clinton Purtell, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Logistics and Operations, University of North Texas at Frisco


Rebeca Perren, PhD
Associate Professor of Marketing, California State University San Marcos
Maura Scott, PhD
Professor of Marketing, Florida State University
Esther Uduehi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Washington