This form can be used to submit a nomination for a prospective SMS Fellow, a nomination for Deputy Dean, or both.

New SMS Fellow Nomination: Per our constitution, each Active Fellow is entitled to nominate one candidate each year. To submit a nomination, please provide a recommendation letter specifying the nominee’s specific contributions to the theory and practice of management (max. of two pages) and the nominee’s vita using this online nomination form by June 3, 2022. Please note that the nominee should have been a member of the SMS at some point in their career. Also, note that the constitution specifies that a nominator may not be a member of the faculty where the candidate received his/her terminal degree or currently holds an appointment.

Deputy Dean Nomination: Per our constitution, the term of the Dean of the SMS Fellows spans the length of two calendar years.  At the end of that two-year term, the Deputy Dean then assumes the position of Dean. Only Active Fellows are eligible to nominate and to be nominated for this position. Nominations will be accepted until June 3, 2022, and the names of the two candidates who receive the most nominations will be placed on the ballot for election.

Please note that only one form may be submitted per Fellow, so if you intend to nominate both a New Fellow prospect and a Deputy Dean candidate, you must submit both at the same time.

We are now encouraging submissions of proposals for Special Conferences. This proposal submission portal will remain open throughout the year and proposals will be reviewed on a quarterly basis by the Conference Committee of the SMS Board of Directors.

Information about proposing and hosting an SMS Special Conference can be found on the SMS Website: If you have not already, we encourage you to review this page and the Call prior to moving forward with your proposal. 

If you have any questions about this process or Special Conferences in general, please contact Anna Allen, Senior Program Manager of Conferences and Events, or a member of the Conference Committee of the SMS Board of Directors. The 2022 Conference Committee Members are:

  • Rodolphe Durand, HEC Paris
  • Gwendolyn Lee, University of Florida
  • George Stalk Jr, the Boston Consulting Group
  • Yan Anthea Zhang, Rice University (Chair)

To contact Anna Allen in the SMS Executive Office, please email:

For technical assistance with this submission process, please contact Submittable Customer Service.