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EPS Fellows Flourish!

Posted 3.2.2018

EPS Fellows Flourish!

I am pleased to give you an update on the Engaged Practitioner Scholar (EPS) Fellowship program.  This program began nearly two years ago as an effort to engage DM Program alumni in the creation and conducting of ongoing management research.  Fellows enrolled in the program are encouraged to continue ongoing research that they were involved with during their time in the DM Programs or pitch new ideas for their next set of inquiries into “wicked” management problems.  The DM Programs and the Weatherhead School of Management are eager to continue to engage our alumni in relevant and rigorous research that matters for the practice of management.

To date we have enrolled six fellows in the EPS Research Fellows program and they are thriving in the practitioner scholar accomplishments.  Engagement with management research, with support of the School and the DM Programs, continues to push our alumni to disseminate their research findings.  These contributions make us all proud.  One of the founders of the EPS Fellowship program, Stephan Liozu, PhD ‘13, continues to set the bar high with 15 practitioner or scholarly publications and two more books published since he joined the fellowship.  Candace Steele, DM ’16, had four articles published in the past year and four significant conference speaker presentations.  Kris Murphy, PhD ’16, had three major conference presentations with a book and another publication in the works.  Victoria Woo, PhD ’15, published a book chapter in collaboration with Dick Boland and David Cooperrider. As a research fellow myself, I am continuing to set my research agenda with the help of faculty that worked with me while I was in the DM Programs. In the past year, I have given eight invited practitioner lectures or presentations across the country, while submitting four scholarly articles for publication, and contributing four additional paper or poster presentations to academic conferences.  See our website for more details on what the Fellows are currently working on and have accomplished. We are pleased to support the Fellows with access to Case Western Reserve University Library Services, Weatherhead intranet services, and we continue to investigate the availability of software for their use. 

We are currently working on establishing a connection between our EPS Fellows and other alumni in submitting proposals to the Engaged Management Review (EMR) Journal.  We hope that our EPS Fellows will contribute to the EMR Journal and that it becomes a natural outlet for dissemination of their research.

Hopefully, reviewing these developments and the accomplishments of the EPS Fellows will stimulate your desire to return to your research or finish your ongoing research as an EPS Fellow at Weatherhead.  If you have questions, please reach out to me at pac4@case.edu  and we will set up a call about your potential participation as an EPS Fellow.  I would love to engage our alumni further in this discussion. 

Philip Cola, PhD, Associate Director, Academic Affairs, DM Programs


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