5th Annual Diamonds in the Rough

The Diamonds in the Rough (DIR) consortium provides junior faculty members and senior doctoral students with an excellent opportunity to hear about the paths that senior faculty have taken in studying cognition, to receive personalized feedback about managing their own research stream, and to build connections with other emerging as well as seasoned scholars studying cognition in organizations.


DIR is run on Saturday afternoon. The afternoon will be dedicated to addressing a variety of topics including: forging a research identity, crafting your research stream, career pitfalls and concerns, and managing multiple obligations. Topics will be further divided between brief panel discussions by the facilitators, providing food for thought and insight for discussion, and roundtables. DIR roundtables will provide a forum for personalized feedback with a ratio of one facilitator per every three participants. After the roundtables, participants will be encouraged to further their connection-building at MOC’s “Think About It” event, which follows right after.

Facilitators include: 

Tiziana Casciaro (University of Toronto), Erik Dane (Rice University), Marylène Gagné (Western Australia University), Andrew Knight (Washington University), Jeff Loewenstein (University of Illinois), Luis Martins (University of Texas), Sucheta Nadkarni (Cambridge University), William Ocasio (Northwestern University), Gerardo Okhuysen (University of California-Irvine), Kevin Rockmann (George Mason), David Sluss (Georgia Tech), Jeff Thompson (Brigham Young University), Dusya Vera (University of Houston).

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DIR welcomes junior faculty who are in their first three years on the job, and doctoral students who are in their final two years.



Please send application requests to: heather.vough@uc.edu by May 14, 2017. You will receive an acknowledgement of your request within 48 hours.


Your application request should include:

  1. Your current vita

  2. An overview of your research stream or streams, outlining major topics and different methodologies that you have used or plan to use. Please limit this to no more than 3 pages, double-spaced.

  3. Two questions about professional development. We want this workshop to address pressing issues for its participants, and will look for patterns in participants’ concerns or needs at this point in their career. To this end, please draft two questions you would most like to hear addressed by senior scholars.

  4. The names of six or more facilitators with whom you would like to be matched. Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will matched with these facilitators, but we will do our best.  

Acceptance notices will be sent out after May 24, 2017.