Network of Support

Network of Support

A strong support network is a key success factor in the journey to a Ph.D. Having the encouragement and insights of other doctoral students and alumni faculty members is invaluable. Only those who are on, or have already followed, the same path truly understand the challenges and opportunities of reaching your goal.

That’s why The PhD Project created both Doctoral Student Associations (DSAs) and Faculty Alumni Associations (FAAs) exclusively to support our members who are pursuing – or have received – business doctoral degrees in Accounting, Finance & Economics, Information Systems, Management and Marketing. That’s one big reason that the completion rate among our doctoral students is over 90 percent, as compared to a less than 70 percent national average.

Doctoral Students

To be eligible for membership in our Accounting, Finance & Economics, Information Systems, Management or Marketing Doctoral Student Associations, you must be:

Faculty Members

To be eligible for membership in our Accounting, Finance & Economics, Information Systems, Management or Marketing Faculty Alumni Associations, you must be:

  • Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic American or Native American
  • A U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or a DACA recipient
  • Currently teaching in a business school

If you would like more information about membership in The PhD Project, contact Myrna Varner at myrnavarner@kpmg.com.

Doctoral Student Associations

Each year, PhD Project members have an opportunity to, come together at a conference that we host in conjunction with the major academic association event for your discipline (AAA, AMA, AOM, AMCIS, AEA/AFA).

All expenses for The PhD Project conference and related academic conference are fully covered for eligible doctoral student members.

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Programs and Initiatives

These programs and events bring together PhD Project faculty allowing them to stay connected with other faculty and current doctoral students.

Programs and Initiatives

Faculty Resources & Programs

The PhD Project is committed to providing our alumni with opportunities to stay involved with our organization by sharing their successes and their aspirations.

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The PhD Project Faculty Alumni Associations

Held each summer in conjunction with our Doctoral Student Association conferences (click here for schedule), these events bring together PhD Project faculty allowing them to stay connected with other faculty and current doctoral students, furthering opportunities for research and mentorship.

Faculty members are also eligible to join external networking groups in management and marketing.

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PhD Project Member Benefits

PhD Project members can also take advantage of membership, registration and other benefits with these affiliated associations.

  • Association for Consumer Research (ACR)
  • Informs Society for Marketing Science (ISMS)
  • Information Systems Society (ISS)
  • Journal of Cultural Marketing Strategy (JCMS)
  • SAS Education
  • Society for Business Ethics (SBE)
  • Society for Judgement and Decision Science (SJDS)
  • Society of Consumer Psychology (SCP)