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2018 AMS Annual Conference Doctoral Consortium


Announcing the 4th Annual Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Doctoral Consortium

 Hilton Riverside, New Orleans, LA

May 25-26, 2018


Consortium Co-Chairs:

Dr. Linda Ferrell, Auburn University

Dr. Dora Bock, Auburn University

Dr. O.C. Ferrell, Auburn University


Continuing its tradition of commitment to marketing doctoral education, the Academy of Marketing Science proudly announces the 4th Annual AMS Doctoral Consortium, which will be held in conjunction with the AMS Annual Conference this May at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, LA. Doctoral students worldwide who are completing or have completed at least three years of their program are eligible for nomination. Students must be nominated by their dissertation chair or committee member. Only one student nomination per University.


The doctoral consortium kicks off with breakfast on Friday, May 25th and concludes at noon on Saturday, May 26th.  Students will attend the 5th Annual Theory Forum, sponsored by AMS Review and chaired by Manjit Yadav, which runs 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Friday, May 25th. The cost for students to register for the doctoral consortium is $250 for Early-Bird Registration, $350 for registration after the deadline and $450 for on-site registration.


At the Doctoral Consortium, eminent scholars across the various subfields of marketing will facilitate interactive sessions focused on enhancing students’ research with the goal of preparing them for a successful career as a scholar.  Due to a limit on the number of attendees, students will enjoy a small-group atmosphere in the sessions and also have ample opportunities for one-to-one time to interact with the facilitating faculty and speakers.  


In order to achieve the intended concentrated faculty/student interaction, attendees will be selected on a competitive basis.  Nominated students need to complete an application that can be found at the AMS website ( or is attached in this announcement. please send all the following materials to: Lauren Grantham, (note in the subject line “AMS Doctoral Consortium Application”):


1.      Letter of support from your dissertation chair or major professor

2.      Completed application (Linked HERE)

3.      One-to-two page maximum (double spaced) overview of your dissertation

4.      Current CV


Please submit these materials by March 1You will be notified within the following week of your acceptance status.

The AMS home page includes links to information on the conference hotel, which is the Hilton Riverside:  The consortium co-chairs’ emails are: Linda Ferrell,; Dora Bock, and O.C. Ferrell,


For additional details regarding AMS, the AMS Annual Conference, and the 4th  Annual AMS Doctoral Consortium and application process, check the AMS website (

Contact Information
Academy of Marketing Science
c/o Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3072
Ruston, LA 71272