The idea of writing a research paper or developing a topic of research interest that can lead to a PhD / Doctorate degree or proposal is always an endless thinking of where, when, why, what and who. Therefore, becoming an experienced researcher and writer in any field or discipline takes a great deal of practice. The Consortium has the following objectives:

  • Provide a supportive setting for feedback on current research that will stimulate exchange of ideas
  • Guide on the future research directions
  • Promote the development of a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research
  • Contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and conference events

The PhD / Doctorate Consortium highlights possible solutions in response to the lack of competence demonstrated by young researchers and PhD / Doctorate students, and the understanding of what contributes to knowledge gap.

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Encourage to Publish

The PhD / Doctorate Consortium transforms many students' lives. The experience is an actualization of dreams and an opportunity to contribute to the knowledge domain. We encourage research paper and poster submissions from undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students. Please email your papers or posters to by August 15, 2017.

Speakers for PhD / Doctorate Consortium

You can nominate a colleague, a mentor (Research Student, Teacher, Lecturer, Professor), a friend or yourself to be PhD/Doctorate Consortium Speaker. Please email your nominee's name, email address and a short bio or website to by August 15, 2017.

Nomination Form

To participant in PhD / Doctorate Consortium, you need to register as a Participant (if you are not presenting any paper or poster), or as an author (if you are planning to present a research paper or poster). To register please Click.

PhD / Doctorate Consortium Speakers

Laurie Wellner, Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor and Program Chair at Ashford University in California and has worked in the field of education for the past 25 years. She is a sought after doctoral dissertation chair and committee member at multiple institutions and has served on over 30 research studies with great success. Using her professional experiences in the field paired with her formal education, Dr. Wellner recognizes innovation can be used to change one's mindset. For example, she assists her doctoral students by instructing them to "go slow to go fast" in reference to their mindset when often the original approach is on speed and productivity.  Having served in multiple capacities in the K-12 setting as Director of Special Education, Coordinator, Program Specialist and teacher, Dr. Wellner specializes in the fields of autism, special education, teacher education, organizational leadership, ADHD, school-based mental health services and the successful communication and collaboration with stakeholders for the systematic improvement of the educational process. Additionally, Dr. Wellner serves as an adjunct professor at Claremont Graduate University, Brandman University, and Touro College in New York. She uses these experiences to support her graduate students in their successful research endeavors.

Professor Irshad Ahmad Farrukh has over 39 years of diverse experience in education, particularly in Teacher Education sector. Presently serving as secretary of National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (NACTE) and has held several prestigious positions in public education sector both in management and teaching cadres. Professor Farrukh had the opportunity to work at, provincial and federal level institutions and education department / organizations in senior positions like director, additional director, principal and secretary. He has also the honor to officiate as Vice Chancellor University of Education, Lahore. He has also been supporting many colleges and universities as their faculty member / examiner, advisor and research supervisor. Professor Farrukh had participated in numerous selection boards, conducted and coordinated, supervisory committees, and procurement / purchase matters, and have authored literary and text books. Have a good national and international exposure and experience in education development. Have participated in number of educational seminars and conferences and have organized and managed various capacity building workshops, training courses and seminars at Academy of Educational Planning and Management (AEPAM), USAID, UNESCO, HEC, NACTE and other prestigious institutions.


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