The Growing Need for Expertise
The growing role of information technology in business has increased the need for qualified information systems (IS) professionals. The need for IS professionals has in turn increased the need for IS education.
The Baylor University PhD in Information Systems (IS) focuses on educating and equipping the next generation of IS researchers, scholars and teachers to analyze and understand the impact of information technology on individuals, organizations and society.
Key Benefits Include:
- High-Quality Education in IS/IT research and methodology.
- Excellent IS Faculty with diverse IS and non-IS research interests.
- Student-Professor Collaboration on IS Research and/or projects.
- Academic flexibility to concentrate on IS issues in various disciplines.
- Research support and opportunities in various IS domains.
- Preparation for a career in academic research and teaching.
- Lifetime mentorship with IS Faculty.
Career As A Thought Leader
The Baylor PhD aims to enhance your current education and equip you with the skills to become a thought leader in the information technology field.
As a PhD candidate, you will partake in a Research Mentorship that will give you the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member to produce a viable manuscript to be submitted for publication.
Throughout the program, you will have opportunities to conduct meaningful and vita-worthy research. The program provides the foundation for your future success as an IS PhD.
Inspiration and Preparation
|Time and Place||Presenter||Topic|
|Friday, September 15
10:30am - noon
|Mr. Wallace Chipidza
PhD Candidate, Baylor University
|Title: The Network as Dependent Variable - Antecedents of Online Social Network Evolution|
|Friday, September 22
10:15 - 11:45am
|Dr. Emmanuelle Vaast
|Title: Social Media Affordances for Connective Action - An Examination of Microblogging Use during the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill|
|Monday, September 25
|Dr. Eileen Trauth
Penn State University
|Title: Social Inclusion and IT Career Choice: The Role of Stereotypes and Personal Influences|
|Wednesday, September 27
9:00 - 10:30am
|Dr. Cindy Riemenschneider
|Title: Investigating the Relationship Between Stress and the Information Systems Work Environment - A Multi-Method Study|
|Friday, September 29
11:30am - 1:00pm
|Round Table Discussion
|Title: Informal PhD Session with lunch, discussing topics such as choosing academic conferences, research ideas, and choosing journals to submit papers|
|Friday, December 1
10:15 - 11:45am
|Dr. Wynne Chin
University of Houston