Three Educators Welcomed to the PhD Project Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame honors “a select few who have inspired many.”

Three academics have been announced as 2018 inductees into The PhD Project’s Hall of Fame.

Mary GillyMary C. Gilly is senior associate dean and professor of marketing at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. She is the recipient of the 2011 Williams-Qualls-Spratlen Multicultural Mentoring Award of Excellence from the American Marketing Association Foundation for her work with doctoral students.


Miles DavisMiles Davis is the president of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and the previous dean of the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. He has been presented with the “Silver Good Citizenship Medal” from the Sons of the American Revolution and was recognized as a “Drum Major for Justice” by the United Covenant Churches of Christ.


Quinetta RobersonQuinetta M. Roberson is the Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair in Business Leadership at the School of Business at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and currently serves as vice president/program chair of the Academy of Management.


The PhD Project encourages underrepresented minorities, such as African American, Hispanic, and Native American individuals, to consider doctoral programs in business. The Hall of Fame was established in 2011 “to recognize a select few who have inspired many.” The 2018 inductees were honored at the organization’s annual conference in November.