Schedule: 7 September 2017

  1. Networking Continental Breakfast                        Location:  Atrium  8:30 A – 9:30 A
  2. Registration and Welcome                        Location:  MPR    9:30 A –10:00 A
    • Welcome and outline of the day’s activities
    • Introduction of participants, school, & graduation year
  3. Research Roundtable Forums                                       Location:  MPR   10:00 A -12:00 P
    Collaborate with peers in a friendly and supportive environment to develop your research interest or get feedback on papers:

    • “Shark Tank” Alumni Research Proposals –  Each alumni researcher will have 10 minutes to present a 1-Page research idea outlining a problem, significance, background, and proposed research approach followed by 10-15 minutes of discussion with other alumni researchers and faculty for ideas on possible collaboration, methodology, data sources, and theoretical frameworks.
    • Formal Research Review and Comment –  Alumni with written drafts of articles or research will present their drafts (in advance and at the forum) to other alumni and faculty for detailed constructive feedback in a “doctoral-like” consortium.
  4. Lunch:   Talk by Gabe Beltran                   Location:  MPR   12:00 P -1:15 P
    • President, CEO and founder of Skylla Engineering, “an agile and adaptive technology company that expeditiously delivers innovative solutions and knowledge based services in support of the critical missions of our customers involved with the Nation’s Defense, and Energy and Environmental Security.” (
    • Excellent opportunity for alumni in this consortium to network between themselves and students from the doctoral consortium.
  5. Workshop I: Publishing as a Practitioner                     Location:  MPR 1:15 P – 2:45 P
    Hear from others about self-publishing, writing case studies, and journal alternatives focused on practitioners:

    • The How To’s of Book Publishing:  For Profit & Self-Publishing, sources for information
    • Teaching Case Studies as an outlet for publication
    • EMR and other academic practitioner journals
    • Other forms and outlets- MUMA Review, blogs, syndicated columns
  6. Break            2:45 P – 3:00 P
  7. Workshop II:  Non Corporate DBA Career Paths           Location:   MPR   3:00 P–4:30 P
    Thinking about a career change? Explore the trials and joys of work in academia, as a volunteer, consultant, or start up:

    •  Entering Academia – Developing an academic CV, sources of positions, joys & agonies
    • Consulting –  Starting up, finding clients, joys & agonies
    • Entrepreneur –  Starting up, finding capital, joys & agonies
    •  Nonprofits- Sources for positions, joys & agonies
  8. Workshop IIIA: Creating Your Elevator Speech      Location:  MPR    4:30 P – 5:30 P
    Learn how your peers and help new graduates answer the awkward question, “So you have your doctorate, when are you quitting?” and “I guess you want to teach?”:

    • Present yourself and your degree as effectively and quickly as possible
    • Designed for “first-time” participants (open also to students in doctoral consortium)
  9. Workshop IIIB:  Responding to Reviewer Comments
    Through real life examples learn how to effective respond to editors and reviewers in the peer review process:

    • Examples of Reviewer comments
    • How to respond when Comments conflict
    • Designed for those who have published or plan to publish
  10. Free Time & Travel to Dinner                                                           5:30 P – 7:00P
    • Return emails, refresh, and travel to dinner
  11. Dinner                                                       7:00P – 10:00 P
    • Columbia Restaurant- Ybor City

Alumni Advisory Board

JoAnn Quinn Case Western Alumni
Wallace Taylor Georgia State Alumni
Jack Woo Dauphine/Hong Kong Alumni
JD Budin Dauphine Alumni
Joel Meir Georgia State Alumni
Louis Grabowski Georgia State Alumni
Hugo Marynissen Cranfield University Alumni
John Townsend U of S. Florida- Class of 2018
Rob Hammond rhammond3140@hotmail U of S. Florida- Class of 2018
Matt Mullarkey U of S. Florida – Director