New Fellows Referral Program: Connect and Learn

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When you spread the word about our Fellows community, it’s the highest compliment DSEF can receive.

To recognize and thank you for promoting our Fellows Program to your academic colleagues, we’ve developed the New Fellows Referral Program: Connect us to your academic friends, faculty and research partners for a chance to join us on a Fellows Learning Journey!

Here’s how our New Fellows Referral Program works:

Referral Rewards – Refer and introduce us to academics who are interested in becoming a DSEF Fellow. If your colleague joins our Fellows community, you’ll be eligible to join us at a Fellows Learning Journey of your choosing. Winners will be selected by a random drawing. Learning Journeys to DSA conferences include:

  • DSA Annual Meeting (typically held in early June)
  • DSA Fall Conference or DSA Sales & Marketing Conference (typically held in late Nov or December)

Referral Rules
The DSEF Fellows program is open to full or part-time university faculty from a variety of disciplines including management, ethics, entrepreneurship, economics, marketing, sales and consumer studies.

Refer and introduce your colleagues to Kimberly Harris Bliton, DSEF’s Senior Director, Academic Initiatives, by email, or by completing the referral form below. Kimberly will copy you on correspondence throughout the outreach and confirmation process.

New Fellows are considered confirmed, once DSEF receives a completed Fellows Membership Form from the person referred. Your name will be entered into a random drawing, based on each New Fellow Membership Form we receive.

One winner per drawing. Winners will be contacted as well as announced on social media.

DSEF Fellows Membership Referral Form

Open to part-time and full-time academics employed at undergraduate and graduate colleges and universities. For more information, contact DSEF Senior Director of Academic Initiatives, Kimberly Harris Bliton, at or DSEF Chief of Entrepreneurship Initiatives, Nancy Laichas, at