Doctoral Consortium


Announcing the 7th Annual Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Doctoral Consortium June 3-4, 2021

in conjunction with the AMS Annual Conference (virtual)


Consortium Co-Chairs:

Dr. O.C. Ferrell, Auburn University

Dr. John Ford, Old Dominion University

Dr. Theresa Kirchner, Old Dominion University


The Academy of Marketing Science is strongly committed to nurturing the future academic talents of our discipline. In line with that goal, we are proud to invite applications to the 7th Annual AMS Doctoral Consortium, which is held in conjunction with the AMS Annual Conference in June, 2021. Doctoral students worldwide who (1) are completing, or have completed, at least 3 years of their program, and (2) will be ABD status by the time they attend the consortium, are eligible for nomination. Students must be nominated by their dissertation chairs or committee members.


The Doctoral Consortium kicks off at 1:15 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, June 3rd and concludes at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 4th.


Doctoral Consortium Students must register for the AMS Annual Conference (which includes the AMS Doctoral Consortium). Student registration rates are:

Early Bird (prior to April 24, 2021) - $40 USD

Regular Registration (April 25 - May 24, 2021) - $50 USD

Late Registration (May 25 - June 1, 2021) - $65 USD


NOTE: Students who are not AMS members must first join AMS to attend the Annual Conference and Doctoral Consortium.

The AMS Student Membership Dues are $60 USD per year.


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 have multiple opportunities to engage in individual interactions with the facilitating faculty and speakers. In order to achieve the intended concentrated faculty/student interaction, attendees are selected on a competitive basis.


NOTE: Only one student may be nominated from each University. Each nominated student must complete an application form (linked on the AMS website and here: (


Please send the following items to Terri Kirchner at, with the subject line “AMS Doctoral Consortium Application"):

  1. Letter of support from your dissertation chair or major professor.
  2. Completed application form (find it below)
  3. 1-2-page maximum (double spaced) overview of your dissertation
  4. Current CV

Please submit these materials no later than the application deadline of Thursday, April 15, 2021. You will be notified by email of your acceptance status no later than Thursday, April 22, 2021. For additional details regarding AMS, the 2021 AMS Annual Conference, and the 7th Annual AMS Doctoral Consortium and application process, check the AMS website (


Please find the application form here: