Diamonds in the Rough

It's the 12th Annual Diamonds in the Rough PDW!!!


DIR offers early-stage, career-based content for emerging scholars across methodologies. MOC prides itself in being a ‘bridging division’ and we consider DIR the ultimately opportunity to build intra- and inter-divisional mentoring networks in a welcoming and inclusive environment.


This year’s expert facilitators are Giselle Antoine (Washington University in St. Louis),  Caroline Bartel (The University of Texas at Austin), Henrik Bresman (INSEAD), Shelley Brickson (University of Illinois Chicago), Teresa Cardador (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Arran Caza (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), Mike Christian (University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill), Amy Colbert (University of Iowa), Ashley Hardin (Washington University in St. Louis), Oscar Holmes (Rutgers School of Business), Andrew Knight (Washington University in St. Louis), Sally Maitlis (University of Oxford), Tanya Menon (Ohio State University), Alex Murray (University of Oregon), Samir Nurmohamed (Wharton School), Elad Sherf (University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill), Kristin Smith-Crowe (Boston University), Jamie Song (ESMT Berlin),  Maxim Sytch (University of Michigan), Phil Thompson (Virginia Tech), and Tim Vogus (Vanderbilt University).


Where:  Sheraton Grand Chicago in Michigan B 

When:  Saturday, Aug 10, 2024 - 12:15PM - 1:45PM CT

Open for submission – now; Close date – JULY 15, 2024

We look forward to receiving your applications!


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

The PDW is broken into a virtual and in-person component to support junior scholars as they contemplate their market/career opportunities in 2024 and beyond. 

  1. The in-person session in Chicago (open to all, no registration required) will feature presentations and networking opportunities for facilitators and attendees. The topic of the 12th DIR is “leading yourself in academia”, and the keynote speaker is Sue Ashford. Sue's talk will be followed by a panel with Erik Gonzalez-Mule (Indiana University), Nathan Pettit (New York University), Naomi Rothman (Lehigh University), and Sim Sitkin (Duke University).


  1. Personalized Feedback Sessions (registration required): Registrants will be paired with an influential scholar and 2-3 other registrants for a friendly chat and feedback on their individual portfolios. These personalized sessions may be held in Chicago or virtually before or after the conference at the convenience of the facilitating scholar and their designated registrants. Participants who complete this session receive an MOC division “Bright Diamonds” certificate. Registration link: