CWDIR Research and Scholarship Agenda

CWDIR Research and Scholarship Agenda

The Center’s research agenda is grounded within three primary trajectories:

  • Diversity socialization within the workplace, including social integration, member identity, sense-making, and group dynamics;
  • Best practices for creating and sustaining healthy, all-inclusive organizational cultures; and
  • Intergroup power dynamics among identity groups in and around organizations.

The 2021-2022 CWDIR research agenda is based on identified needs for exploration in areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our research agenda focuses on areas of interest both within UOPX and with external groups and partners:


Team 1: UOPX Female Alumni of Color and Degree Value

Team 2: The Black Male Educators Speak Project

Team 3: Challenging Generational/Millennial Stereotypes in the Workplace

Team 4: Millennials and Leadership

Team 5: Resiliency, the UOPX Degree, and Frontline Healthcare Workers

Team 6: Post-Covid Faculty Support in Online Learning

Team 7: Belonging in the Workplace

Team 8: Belonging in Higher Education

Team 9: Women and Intersectionality


NOTE: In addition to the activities above, several members of the CWDIR leadership team will participate as members of the Research and Thought Leadership working group as a part of the President's Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Dr. Underwood is the Executive Sponsor of this working group.