MSI Scholars Program

The MSI Scholars Program was established to bring together a select group of mid-career level academics, with the purpose of recognizing individuals’ excellence in scholarship, developing a cohort across marketing disciplines, and strengthening ties between scholars and MSI.

2023 Scholars Program

The 2023 Scholars Program will convene January 3-6, 2023 in Charleston, SC for four days of research sharing and to explore future collaborations. They will be joined by the Scholars selection committee.

About the Program

The Scholars Event provides an exclusive forum for these prominent academics to share their work, discuss their latest thinking, and explore optimal partnerships between research and practice. Over the four-day conference retreat, the class will participate in the following activities:

    • Individual research presentations that offer opportunities for future study that could benefit from academic-practitioner collaboration;
    • Integrative exercises building upon participant presentations, focusing on how MSI can better serve the academic field, and how the field can help MSI and its members;
    • Excursions, networking, and opportunities for cohort building.

Eligibility and Application Process

Eligible academics for the MSI Scholars program will be mid-career level researchers, specifically those scholars at or on the cusp of full professor, and within 10-14 years of receipt of their Ph.D.s who received their Ph.D.s (for 2023 Scholars, this criterion implies those receiving their Ph.D.s between 2009 – 2013 are eligible). They should have a keen understanding of the importance of academic-practitioner partnerships and be prepared to share ideas for practical application.

MSI encourages you to identify eligible scholars and suggest that they apply for submission to the 2023 Scholars Class. Please note that submissions are self-nomination and application forms must be completed by the eligible scholar.

Along with a curriculum vitae (CV), the application must include a 2-page summary of the translational implications of the applicant’s past and future research for MSI’s research priorities, business practice, and industry trends, including a summary of the key findings from the scholar’s two most important papers from the past five years. Additionally, please follow the instructions below to submit a World of Science citation report:

Creating WoS Citation Report

Applications can be submitted here.

Selection Process

The MSI Scholars will be selected by the Scholars Committee, and participation will be limited to approximately 30 individuals from the pool of applicants.

Selection is highly competitive. For the 2020 Scholars class, the selection committee considered 118 applicants, most of whom were highly impressive. The committee will consider:

    • A paragraph summary of the substantive contributions of the candidate’s two most important papers of past 5 years.
    • Field service and leadership.
    • Citations and other evidence of impact on the field of marketing (best article awards, etc.)
    • Research productivity and quality in top business journals and relevant publications in adjacent disciplines.
    • Relevance of research to the MSI member community and past involvement with MSI.

In selecting the 2023 class of MSI Scholars, the committee will seek a balance across the various sub-fields in marketing, and applications are open to other disciplines where appropriate (e.g., economics, statistics, psychology, and computer science) if the candidate is working on emerging business, technology, and public policy issues of interest to member companies.

Selections will be made in September, 2022 at which time all applicants will receive notification from MSI and the Scholars Committee regarding their application for the Scholars Class of 2023. Selected scholars will be asked to commit to attending the conference as a firm condition for receiving this prestigious honor and should anticipate active engagement with MSI following the conference. The conference registration fee is $650.

MSI Scholars Committee

    • Christine Moorman, Duke University; Past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Marketing
    • K. Sudhir, Yale University; Past Editor-in-Chief of Marketing Science
    • Oded Netzer, Columbia University, Past Area Editor Journal of Marketing, Management Science, Marketing Science
    • Maura Scott, Florida State University, Co-Editor, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing
    • Barbara Kahn, The Wharton School; Past Executive Director, Marketing Science Institute
    • John Lynch, University of Colorado-Boulder, Executive Director, Marketing Science Institute
    • Earl Taylor, Marketing Science Institute
    • Sherry Pincus, Marketing Science Institute

MSI Scholars by Year

  • Sinan Aral, MIT

    Simona Botti, London Business School

    Tony Cui, University of Minnesota

    Rex Du, University of Houston

    Rosellina Ferraro, University of Maryland

    David Gal, University of Illinois at Chicago

    Anindya Ghose, New York University

    Markus Giesler, York University

    Brett Gordon, Northwestern University

    Ryan Hamilton, Emory University

    Kelly Haws, Vanderbilt University

    Raghuram Iyengar, University of Pennsylvania

    Kinshuk Jerath, Columbia

    Zsolt Katona, University of California, Berkeley

    Leonard Lee, National University of Singapore

    Debanjan Mitra, University of Florida

    Ashwani Monga, Rutgers University

    Carey Morewedge, Boston University

    Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Harikesh Nair, Stanford University

    Sridhar Naranayan, Stanford University

    Oded Netzer, Columbia University

    Robert Palmatier, University of Washington

    Stefano Puntoni, Erasmus University

    Rebecca Reczek, Ohio State University

    David Schweidel, Georgetown University

    Jiwoong Shin, Yale University

    Suzanne Shu, UCLA

    Deborah Small, University of Pennsylvania

    S. Sriram, University of Michigan

    Catherine Tucker, MIT

    Sriram Venkataraman, University of North Carolina

    Kenneth Wilbur, University of California, San Diego

    Juanjuan Zhang, MIT

    2018 Selection Committee:

    Darren Dahl, University of British Columbia

    Preyas Desai, Duke University

    Katherine N. Lemon, Boston College

    Carl F. Mela, Duke University and Marketing Science Institute

    Gordon Wyner, Marketing Science Institute

  • Nidhi Agrawal, University of Washington

    Paulo Albuquerque, INSEAD

    Eva Ascarza, Harvard University

    Rajesh Bagchi, Virginia Tech

    Jonah Berger, University of Pennsylvania

    Anindita Chakravarty, University of Georgia

    Jeff Galak, Carnegie Mellon University

    Kelly Goldsmith, Vanderbilt University

    Vlad Griskevicius, University of Minnesota

    Sam Hui, University of Houston

    Ashlee Humphreys, Northwestern University

    Yuwei Jiang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    Anat Keinan, Boston University

    Cait Lamberton, University of Pennsylvania

    Anja Lambrecht, London Business School

    Mitchell Lovett, University of Rochester

    Kanishka Misra, University of California

    Jian Ni, Johns Hopkins University

    Yesim Orhun, University of Michigan

    Raghunath Rao, The University of Texas at Austin

    Joe Redden, University of Minnesota

    Oliver Rutz, University of Washington

    Aner Sela, University of Florida

    Shrihari (Hari) Sridhar, Texas A&M University

    Andrew  Stephen, University of Oxford

    Manoj Thomas, Cornell University

    Claudia Townsend, University of Miami

    Michael Trusov, University of Maryland

    Oleg Urminsky, University of Chicago

    Ralf Van Der Lans, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Echo Wen Wan, University of Hong Kong

    Keith Wilcox, Columbia University

    Karen Winterich, Pennsylvania State University

    Hema Yoganarasimhan, University of Washington

    Min Zhao, Boston College

    2020 MSI Scholars Selection Committee:

    Barbara Kahn, The Wharton School & Marketing Science Institute

    Carl Mela, The Fuqua School of Business

    Sherry Pincus,  Marketing Science Institute

    Earl Taylor, Marketing Science Institute

    Rajdeep Grewal, University of North Carolina

    Jeffrey Inman, University of Pittsburgh

    K. Sudhir, Yale University

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