The 2016 formation of the DSEF Fellows program is an important step to deepen our connection to academic leaders who are committed to working with the Foundation to advance knowledge in their field of study and increase the impact and reach of our academic programs.
What is a DSEF Fellow?
DSEF Fellows are given a two-year opportunity to work with the Foundation and industry executives to gain deeper insights into this channel of distribution, both as a go-to-market business strategy and pathway to micro-entrepreneurship. More specifically, Fellows are currently made up of university and community college professors with specialties that typically fall within the areas of business, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, ethics, consumer studies and other related fields.
If you’re currently a university or community college professor interested in becoming a Fellow, we’d love to answer any questions you may have. First, don’t think that there are arduous requirements to serve as a DSEF Fellow. You may still have questions about direct selling, and that’s perfectly fine. Fellows need only be interested in learning about direct selling as a channel of distribution and a business platform for entrepreneurs. As you become more familiar with direct selling, we hope you utilize the tools and resources we provide to help you easily incorporate direct selling into your classroom, including it in your discussions with students and colleagues.
As a Fellow, you can also network with colleagues and direct selling companies corporate executives through our Fellows Learning Journeys at industry events. And, if you’re interested in more, we have many partnership opportunities. Research projects, campus events, development of classroom content, case studies and experiential learning opportunities for students … We welcome your involvement at whatever level you’re most comfortable.
- See the complete list of our current DSEF Fellows.
- Learn more about the Academic Advisory Council.