DSEF’s academic partnerships serve to inform and educate students – highlighting direct selling as a go-to-market strategy and pathway to entrepreneurship and micro-entrepreneurship. DSEF has partnered with more than 75 professors over the past year, and is making significant process toward mainstreaming the channel on college campuses across the country. DSEF will continue creating partnerships within the academic community by reaching 200 DSEF Fellows by 2019 and expanding student reach to promote deeper knowledge of direct selling as a legitimate channel of distribution and path to entrepreneurship. We are excited to welcome our newest Fellows: Dr. Mark Bergen Associate Dean, James D. Watkins Chair in Marketing University of Minnesota Dr. Nawar N. Chaker Assistant Professor of Marketing Elon University Dr. Angeline Close Scheinbaum Associate Professor University of Texas at Austin Dr. Honghui Deng Professor of Business Administration, IC2 Fellow University of Nevada, Las Vegas Dr. Ramarao Desuraju Professor of Marketing University of Central Florida Mary Hunt (PhD candidate) Assistant Professor of Business & Psychology, Internship Coordinator Ave Maria University Dr. Kacy Kim Assistant Professor of Marketing Elon University Dr. Annie Liu Associate Professor of Marketing Texas State University Dr. James Lynch Associate Professor of Management and Law Brooklyn College Dr. Ronald Michaels Professor of Marketing University of Central Florida U. N. Umesh Professor of Marketing Washington State University Vancouver