Diamonds in the Rough

It's the 7th 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 different faculty have taken in their research, to receive personalized feedback about managing their own research stream, and to build connections with scholars whose research interests include MOC-related topics.

DIR is run on Saturday afternoon. The session is broken into different parts, each focusing on a career-related topic area such as creating a research stream and balancing multiple obligations. In each part, there will be a panel discussion to stimulate conversations as well as time for participants to receive personalized feedback from facilitators and other participants about their research portfolio and experiences. 

Facilitators include:

Garry Adams (Auburn University, USA), Marla Baskerville Watkins (Northeastern University, USA), Raina Brands (London Business School, UK), Teresa Cardador (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA), Gwendolyn Combs (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA), Emily Heaphy (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA), Stefanie Johnson (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA), Luis Martins (University of Texas, Austin, USA), Mandy O’Neill (George Mason University, USA), Tina Opie (Babson College, USA), Mike Pratt (Boston College, USA), Kristie Rogers (Marquette University, USA), Pauline Schilpzand (Oregon State University, USA), Paul Tracey (University of Cambridge, UK), Herman Tse (Monash University, Australia), Eero Vaara (Aalto University, Finland), Tim Vogus (Vanderbilt University, USA), Maxim Voronov (York University, Canada), and Batia Wiesenfeld (New York University, USA).

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

Pre-registration by email is required as this consortium has limited space.

Please send application requests to: by June 15, 2019. 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. In a separate document, please list the names of four 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 on a rolling basis

Saturday August 10th, 2019, 12:15PM - 4:15PM.

We look forward to receiving your applications!