2021 Logistics Doctoral Symposium

Join us for the 15th Annual Logistics Doctoral Symposium Zoom Sessions

April 1 - 3, 2021

Conference link will be shared prior to the event.

Agenda Information

Welcome to the 2021 Logistics Doctoral Symposium.  

 The University of Tennessee Supply Chain Management Department is proud to co-host this year’s Symposium with the University of Maryland!   We have an exciting agenda of instructional panels and presentations aimed at assisting Logistics PhD students launch a successful career.  This includes direction on dissertation topics, career advice from senior scholars, and an opportunity to meet and network with top Logistics and Supply Chain Scholars from across the world.  There is no registration fee for this event.  However, please register so that we can prepare for your attendance and make sure you are notified of future events. 



12:00 - 12:15 p.m.
Welcome –John Bell and Martin Dresner

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Student Meeting: Surviving the Job Search: Keys to Success
Moderator: Chris Craighead
Panelists: Sining Song, Vince Castillo & Kate Ren

Faculty Meeting: The Future of Logistics Programs
Moderator: Phil Evers
Panelists: Dale Rogers, Terry Esper, and Rudi Leuschner

1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Break

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Department Expectations and the Path to Tenure
Moderator: John Bell
Panelists: Walter Zinn, Brian Fugate, Chad Autry & Scott Grawe

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Being a Well-Rounded Logistics Scholar
Moderator: Terry Esper
Panelists: Stan Griffis, Glenn Richey, Nada Sanders, Rod Thomas

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
What is impactful logistics research? - The Rigor vs. Relevance Panel
Moderator: Ted Stank
Panelists: Pat Daugherty, Beth Davis-Sramek, Judy Whipple, Carl Marcus Wallenburg
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions: Research Methods – “Here’s how I do it!”

Session 1
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Behavioral Research Methods – Stephanie Eckerd & Simone Peinkofer

11:00 a.m. - 12:00
Econometric Research Methods – Jason Miller & Alex Scott

Session 2
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Qualitative Methods & Grounded Theory – Jon Mello & Shane Hunt

12:00 - 1:00
Analytical Research Methods – Yoshi Suzuki & Xiang Wan

1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Break

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.
“What to Do and What Not to Do” – Guidance from former Journal Editors – Morgan Swink, Martin Dresner, Lisa Ellram, Stan Fawcett
Moderator: Tom Goldsby
One-on-one and small group discussions with faculty members. Use your Zoom elevator talk to discuss your dissertation and other research topics. Discuss your topics. Why are they relevant. Discuss your methods. Why are they valid? Discuss your results. Why are they meaningful?

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Doctoral Presentations – Breakout Session 1

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Doctoral Presentations – Breakout Session 2

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Doctoral Presentations – Breakout Session 3

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concluding Session – Pat Daugherty

Questions or Comments?

For questions or additional information please contact John Bell