Professional Development Workshop - May 24, 2017


The Early Career Development Committee of the Industry Studies Association is pleased to announce the 2017 Professional Development Workshop (PDW) for early career industry studies scholars. It will take place Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Washington Court Hotel. The PDW is held in conjunction with the 2017 Industry Studies Conference. Please note that you may only register for the PDW if you are already registered for the conference.

The PDW is intended to support early-career scholars engaged in industry studies research by providing career-related advice and the opportunity to form a network of junior and senior colleagues. Faculty development is a core component of the mission of the Industry Studies Association. In addition, the PDW brings together scholars across the wide range of disciplines and industries represented by the ISA, enabling greater interdisciplinary collaboration. "Early career" refers to a scholar who has completed a doctoral dissertation but is not yet tenured. Advanced level PhD students are also encouraged to attend.


The Industry Studies Association sponsors this event, enabling the workshop to be offered without a registration fee. This event is, however, limited to early career scholars who register to attend the 2017 Industry Studies Conference. To foster informality, collegiality, and open discussion, the workshop will be limited to 50 participants. Lunch will be provided for all participants. PDW attendees are strongly encouraged to attend a networking dinner with the panelists and other participants on May the 24th after the PDW and conference opening reception.

The PDW is a small setting where junior faculty and advanced doctoral students can meet with more senior faculty in an informal setting. The PDW program includes a "Publishing Industry Studies Research" panel that includes a mix of editors and researchers who have published leading industry studies work. In addition, it includes a paper development workshop where PDW participants, working in facilitated round tables, will have the opportunity to give and receive feedback on a working paper. 

Faculty mentors for the 2017 ISA PDW are:

K.K. Sinha (University of Minnesota)

Susan Mudambi (Temple University)

Ram Mudambi (Temple University)

John Gray (The Ohio State University)

Waverly Ding (University of Maryland)

Chris Rider (Georgetown University)

Vijaya Narapareddy (University of Denver)

Ann Frost (Ivey University)

Andrew Nelson (University of Oregon)

Natalia Levina (New York University)

Wilbur Chung (University of Maryland)

Need travel support?

An announcement will be made in the fall of 2016 regarding travel support


Contact: Michael Murphree, Tashlin Lakhani or Claire Senot