Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Important Dates

  • Doctoral Consortium Application Deadline: March 12, 2019
  • Doctoral Consortium Notifications: April 16, 2019

Faculty Mentors

  • Diane Strong, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Gurpreet Dhillon, UNC Greensboro
  • Debra VanderMeer, Florida International University
  • Arturo Castellanos, The City University of New York
  • Munir Mandiwalla, Temple University
  • Alan Hevner, University of South Florida
  • Samir Chatterjee, Claremont Graduate University
  • Jeff Parsons, Memorial University
  • Raj Sharman, University at Buffalo


The DESRIST Doctoral Consortium is designed for doctoral students in all stages of their dissertation projects. The DC offers Ph.D. students the opportunity to engage with other doctoral students and to receive feedback from experienced reviewers and scholars. Design Science Research in IT is a challenging and rapidly developing area of research where the exchange of ideas and discussion of concepts, directly with other researchers, is an effective way of gaining new insights and identifying opportunities for possible collaborations. The doctoral consortium will enable second year doctoral students to present and reflect on their work and receive feedback from a panel of experts.

Submissions should clearly state:

  • The background to the research
  • The specific problem the research is intended to address
  • The DSR methodological approach adopted
  • Describe the artifact
  • A description of work done to date
  • The contribution or expected contribution
  • Intended future work
  • Specific issues related to doctoral research that you would like to discuss at the consortium

Submission and Review Process

Your submission must not exceed 4 pages, 8.5 x 11 in sheet with 1 in margin, 12 point Times New Roman font. Submissions in .pdf format should be emailed to Submissions will be reviewed by a panel, and based upon these reviews a number of the submissions will be presented at the consortium.