BATON ROUGE – LSU Ph.D. student Raven Dora has been accepted to the KPMG PhD Project Information Systems Doctoral Students Association, or ISDSA.
Members of ISDSA are granted access to other minority doctoral students and faculty throughout the U.S. through the ISDSA website, the Association’s annual conference and electronic list servers.
Each year, ISDSA members meet at The PhD Project ISDSA conference prior to the Americas Conference on Information Systems Annual Meeting to discuss issues relevant to members’ studies, including research trends and teaching effectiveness. Members of The PhD Project Doctoral Student Associations have a 90 percent doctoral completion rate as compared to the national average of 70 percent.
Dora, who received her bachelor’s and master’s in computer science from Southern University, is an instructor at Baton Rouge Community College.
“Because I am enrolled in a doctoral program that is very multi-disciplinary, the PhD Project will afford me the opportunity to be placed among my peers who are also engaging in research and studying similar subjects,” Dora said.“As a Ph.D. student, the program will expose me to opportunities I otherwise would not know about. When I reach the end of my doctoral journey, I will have made many contacts through attending conferences and by reaching out to advisers and my peers.”
For more information about The PhD Project, visit www.phdproject.org.
Since its creation in 1994, The PhD Project's mission has been to increase the diversity of corporate America by diversifying business school faculty. The PhD project attracts African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans to business Ph.D. programs and provides a network of peer support on their journey to becoming professors. The network is comprised of current doctoral students, faculty and doctoral program directors who help provide access to information and resources about doctoral studies in the business areas of accounting, finance, information systems, management and marketing.
The Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business combines teaching and research to create a rich learning experience for its students. Relationships with industry and state agencies enable the department to assist organizations with issues related to innovation and technological change, as well as offer enhanced career opportunities for its graduates. Collaborative research efforts of its diverse faculty have resulted in major grants from the National Science Foundation and the state Louisiana. For more information, visit www.bus.lsu.edu/isds, call 225-578-2126, or email ISDS@lsu.edu.
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