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MIS doctoral student accepted to consortium

September 01, 2010, Whitney Schaefer

${image-alt} Benjamin Wierwille
Management Information Systems (MIS) doctoral student Benjamin Wierwille was recently accepted to the Organizational Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) Division of The Academy of Management’s 2010 Doctoral Consortium this August in Montreal, Quebec. The consortium helps doctoral students in the early stages of their dissertation by providing insight and guidance from senior faculty and fellow doctoral students.

Wierwille is applying the knowledge gained at the consortium to his dissertation on IT personnel, which focuses on identifying the theory and mechanisms used to build technical competencies. His advisor through this process is Dr. Kay Nelson, professor of Management and NSF CAREER Scholar. “She continues to teach me how to perform meaningful theoretical research and coaches me on how to reach my potential,” he said of his advisor. Wierwille also works closely with Dr. Jim Nelson, Assistant Professor of Management, who mentors the technical portion of his research.

Dr. Kay Nelson is proud of Ben and the work he has accomplished saying, “This honor reflects very well on the quality of our PhD program and the great work our faculty are doing in mentoring students and the resulting work our students are doing.”