UIC Liaudaud Graduate School of Business

PhD DocNet Forum

The UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business hosts the annual DocNet Forum-Exploring a Career in Business Academia.
  • Hear first hand from faculty and students about doctoral programs in business and careers in business academia.
  • Learn about the doctoral degree - course of study and training. Receive insights on a career in academia - opportunities and rewards
  • Listen to the student perspective - student life, working with faculty, managing your own research agenda
  • Receive tips on the application process - what professors look for in an applicant
  • Meet representatives from universities to learn more about their business PhD programs


November 20, 2013
UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room A
750 S. Halsted Street, Chicago IL 60607

5:30pm - 6:30pm: Faculty and Student Panel: Considering Business Academia
6:30pm - 7:30pm: Doctoral Programs Recruiting Forum 


Robert C. Liden
Professor and Director of Doctoral Programs
College of Business Administration, University of Illinois Chicago
Dr. Liden's research focuses on interpersonal processes as they relate to such topics as leadership, groups, career progression, and socialization. He teaches Research Methods, Leadership, and Human Resources Management in the doctoral program of the Liautaud Graduate School of Business.  He serves as the Director of Doctoral Programs for the College of Business. Dr. Liden serves on the editorial review boards of 6 top journals and is a former Chair of the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.

Dr. Mark Shanley
Associate Dean, College of Business Administration (CBA), University of Illinois Chicago
Professor of Management
Professor Shanley is a PhD graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has been a professor for 26 years. His research interest is in Strategic Management, including Economics of Strategy, and New Venture Strategy.  Professor Shanley has co-authored Economics of Strategy, which is in its 5th edition. This highly acclaimed text provides an economic lens for viewing the broad sweep of strategic activities of the firm.

Eric J. Michel
PhD student in HRM, University of Illinois at Chicago
Second year student
Prior to enrolling at UIC, Eric held faculty appointments at Bradley University and Christopher Newport University.  His research interests focus on three major domains within the field of organizational studies: leadership (LMX, strategic decision-making, leader adaptability/flexibility), the organizational culture-firm performance relationship (creativity, strategic orientation, market orientation), and research methods (multilevel analysis, construct measurement).  Eric has published research in the Journal of Managerial Issues and the Journal of Psychology and presented at numerous conferences.

Courtney Rae Masterson
PhD student in Management, University of Illinois (UIC)
Third year student
Prior to joining UIC's PhD program, Courtney spent 10 years in marketing and communications, working with organizations to address issues related to corporate reputation, branding, and stakeholder engagement. During this time, she developed a deep curiosity for executive-level decision-making, ethical and unethical behavior, and the societal impact of businesses. Building upon these interests, Courtney currently draws upon theories of individual identity, organizational identity, and social exchange to examine critical issues of ethics and justice in organizations.


Click here for Prospective Student Registration: http://go.uic.edu/docnet_prospect


Participating schools will be added to the list below throughout the coming months.  Please check back for more information. 

Boston College
Emory University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harvard Business School
Kent State University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michigan State University
New York University, Stern School of Business 
Northwestern University
Pennsylvania State University
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick
Stanford University
Temple University - Fox School of Business
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
University of Connecticut 
University of Illinois at Chicago, Liautaud Graduate School of Business 
University of Iowa-Tippie College of Business
University of Maryland
University of Michigan 
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
University of North Carolina-Charlotte
University of Southern California
University of South Carolina
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Washington University in St. Louis - Olin Business School


Caroline LaTorre
Director of Recruiting and Enrollment
UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business
e-mail: latorre2@uic.edu
phone: 312-996-4573


UIC Student Center East 
Illinois Room A 
Chicago, IL 60607


From the North, take the Kennedy Expressway (90/94 east) to the Eisenhower Expressway (290) westbound and keep to the right; take the first exit from the Eisenhower Expressway, which is Morgan Street. Turn left (south) on Morgan Street and go one block south to Harrison Street and turn left (east). Take Harrison Street to Halsted Street and turn right (south). Take Halsted Street to the parking structure.

From the East, take Harrison Street or Roosevelt Road; if you take Roosevelt Road, go west to Halsted Street and turn right (north) to the parking structure. If you take Harrison Street, go west to Halsted Street and turn left (south) to the parking structure.

From the West, take the Eisenhower Expressway (290 east) to the Racine Avenue exit; turn right (south) on Racine and go south to Harrison Street and turn left (east). Take Harrison to Halsted Street and turn right (south). Take Halsted Street to the parking structure.

From the South, take the Dan Ryan Expressway (94) and exit at Roosevelt Road (1200 South); go left (west) on Roosevelt Road to Halsted Street; then go right (north) on Halsted street to the parking structure.


Parking is available in the Halsted Street Parking Structure, 801 S. Halsted Street, directly across the street from Student Center East*. The cost will be between $5.00 and $12.25.

*If the Halsted Street Parking Structure is full, please go one block north to Harrison Street. Go left (west) on Harrison Street to Morgan (one block). Turn right (north) onto Morgan and into Lot 9.


Metra Train - From Union Station or the Ogilvie Transportation Center (formerly the Northwestern Train Station), board the No. 60 Blue Island bus at either Clinton and Adams or Clinton and Jackson streets. Exit the bus at Harrison and Halsted. Walk one block south to Student Center East.

The CTA Blue line elevated-subway serves UIC. Exit at Halsted Street and walk one block south to Student Center East. The No. 8 Halsted bus stops directly in front of Student Center East. For more information regarding public transportation, please call the Regional Transit Authority Travel Information Department at (312) 836-7000.