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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 38 | Submission: 10693 | Sponsor(s): (OMT, OB)
Scheduled: Friday, Aug 4 2017 8:00AM - 10:00AM at Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Marquis M302,303
Exemplar Dissertation Proposals: Tips from INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Contest Winners/Finalists
INFORMS Dissertation Proposal

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Organizer: Phillip S. Thompson, Case Western Reserve U.
Organizer: Yerodin Sekou Bermiss, The U. of Texas at Austin
Presenter: Tiffany Dawn Johnson, Georgia Tech
Presenter: Jessica Alynn Kennedy, Vanderbilt U.
Presenter: Chad Benjamin Murphy, Oregon State U.
Presenter: Andrew Schnackenberg, U. of Denver
Presenter: Melissa Valentine, Stanford U.
Moderator: Yerodin Sekou Bermiss, The U. of Texas at Austin
Coordinator: Phillip S. Thompson, Case Western Reserve U.
The goal of this Professional Development Workshop is to provide PhD students, and those who advise them, with tools to construct an award- winning quality dissertation proposal. Each facilitator is a recent winner, finalist, and/or committee chair of the prestigious INFORMS Organizational Science Dissertation Proposal competition and they will share tips and strategies that most contributed to the success of their dissertation proposals. Content areas relevant to the dissertation proposal process such as finding interesting research question(s), selecting and managing a dissertation committee, conducting strong literature reviews, choosing a rigorous methodology, and preparing for the proposal defense will be presented in an interactive format. Participants will also have multiple opportunities to ask facilitators specific dissertation proposal questions in large and small groups.
Pre-registration is required for this session. To register online, please visit The deadline to register online is August 5, 2017.
Search Terms: INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Competition | Award winning dissertations | Methodology and Literature Reviews
KEY TO SYMBOLS Teaching-oriented Teaching-oriented   Practice-oriented Practice-oriented   International-oriented International-oriented   Theme-oriented Theme-oriented   Research-oriented Research-oriented   Teaching-oriented Diversity-oriented
Selected as a Best Paper Selected as a Best Paper