Monthly Archives: July 2014

Mathew Joseph Emerging Scholar Award Winner

DocSIG is pleased to announce Jeffrey P. Boichuk, University of Houston, as the winner of the inaugural Mathew Joseph Emerging Scholar Award. This award honors a doctoral student scholar who displays exemplary scholarship and a bright future in the marketing discipline. “The collegiality in marketing academia never fails to amaze me; thank you, Dr. Joseph, for making this award possible. Also, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge Drs. Bulent Menguc and Mike Ahearne, my masters and PhD supervisors, respectively. If I ever emerge, it will be because of them,” says Boichuk.

Dr. Mathew Joseph created this award to help a doctoral student receive credit and recognition for their work. He says, “I have been blessed in so many ways so I decided to give back in a small way. My goal is to slowly increase the cash award every year. Thanks for your [DocSIG] help in making this happen.”

The faculty panel also selected two honorable mention winners: Michelle Andrews, Temple University, and Silvia Bellezza, Harvard University.

Applications were evaluated by a panel of three marketing scholar judges. The award funding and plaque will be presented at the Doctoral and Newcomers’ Breakfast at Summer AMA in San Francisco. All are encouraged to attend the event for a great opportunity to network with longtime conference attendees and other doctoral students while enjoying a complimentary breakfast.

“DocSIG is pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to its members. We hope it can help support their research efforts and encourage them to continue to work hard in their doctoral programs,” says Alexa Fox, DocSIG Chair.

Please stay tuned to the DocSIG blog, Facebook, and Twitter for details on how to apply for the next Mathew Joseph Emerging Scholar Award. Again, congratulations to our winners!

Open DocSIG Leadership Positions for 2014-2015


DocSIG has a couple of openings for leadership roles for the 2014-2015 school year. These roles will allow you to expand your professional network of students and professors and contribute meaningfully to the academic community. The term for officers begins September 1, 2014.
If you are interested in applying for either of these positions, please send an e-mail to by Tuesday, July 15, specifying which position(s) you’re interested in and a few words explaining your interest.
Scott Cowley
Arizona State University


1.  Chair Elect
·  Work closely with the DocSIG Chair and members of the DocSIG leadership team to (1) develop and execute quality programs and networking opportunities at the Summer and Winter AMA conferences, and (2) assist in communicating these opportunities to doctoral students.
·  Coordinate with other DocSIG officers about the responsibilities involved in their roles.
Time commitment:
·  Two-year commitment to DocSIG (September 1, 2014 – September 1, 2016).  The nominated candidate will serve as Chair Elect in the first year, followed by an appointment as Chair of DocSIG in the second year.
·  The Chair Elect and Chair play key roles in planning DocSIG events at the Winter and Summer American Marketing Association conferences. As such, it is suggested that the nominated candidate attends the Winter and Summer AMA conferences. Some travel funding is provided by the American Marketing Association.
·      The position of Chair Elect is a high-visibility position allowing the officer the chance to meet students and faculty and work with AMA representatives in planning student events.


2.  Vice Chair of Information
·  Work with the Chair and other officers to expand the value provided by DocSIG online.
– Help coordinate the creation of new knowledge resources to aid current and future PhD students and coordinate with the Vice Chair of Communication to market these resources.
– Contribute to DocSIG’s social media presence if desired.
Time commitment:
–  Weekly time commitment depends on specific projects, but should be manageable
– One-year commitment to DocSIG (September 1, 2014 – September 1, 2015).
·      This Vice Chair position allows the officer to network with faculty, students, and AMA through collaboration on DocSIG’s information resources. It includes editorial control over DocSIG’s content strategy.