Dear Colleagues,

The Industry Studies Association is organizing a PDW for junior faculty and doctoral students on June 2nd. We have a stellar list of faculty mentors as well as representatives from Kauffman Foundation, NSF, and Brookings.

Faculty mentors include professors: Matt Marx (Cornell), Raj Choudhury (Harvard Business School), Monideepa Tarafdar (University of Massachusetts), Dokyun Lee (Carnegie Mellon University), Robert Seamans (New York University), Richard Wang (Babson College), Hise Gibson (US Academy West Point), John Elklund (University of Southern California).

Details of the 2021 Industry Studies Association Conference can be found on the conference website ( The panel will require you to register for the 2021 annual ISA conference and submit a one-page research abstract and a short resume so we can match you with the appropriate mentors. Please register and submit the materials no later than Thursday May 20th 2021. Limited to 50 participants.

Register via: main conference site at

Schedule (Virtual):
1 PM-1:05 PM – Welcome to the PDW and Introducing the Panelists
1:05PM – 2:05 PM – Funding Panel (National Science Foundation, Brookings Institute, Kauffman Foundation)
2:05 PM – 2:15 PM – Break
2:15 PM – 3 PM Faculty Mentor Session I – junior faculty and doctoral students will be matched to a mentor based on mutual research interests and assigned to breakout rooms
3 PM – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM – 4PM Faculty Mentor Session II – attendees will be matched to a second faculty mentor in breakout rooms  
4 PM – 4:30 PM – Epilogue and virtual coffee social

Please let me know if you have questions.

Best regards,

Dr. Mike Teodorescu, Asst. Prof. at Boston College

ISA PDW Committee Chair

Dr. Mike Teodorescu
Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Carroll School of Management at Boston College
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