Special Interest Groups Directory

Special Interest Groups Directory

Use the links below to go directly to a group or scroll down to view summaries for each.

About Our Special Interest Groups

Our Special Interest Groups serve as an online, interactive, group space designed to allow University-affiliated researchers to connect over specific research interests. Groups are managed by volunteers and may or may not report to a specific Research Center Chair, University Campus, College, or School. They also allow for inter-center collaboration. Each group is publicly visible and registered users can participate in as many of these special interest groups by logging in and clicking the 'subscribe' button to join. Learn more >>

Creative Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Research

The Creative Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion SIG aims to discuss the concepts, principles and cases of application of Design Thinking in companies, programs and agencies that want to perform better and foster innovation.  Visit the Creative Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Research Community

Cultural Conflict in the Workplace Research Community

The Cultural Conflict in the Workplace research community explores the issues and challenges in finding effective knowledge and solutions in the workplace. The workplace may differ depending on the nature of work being done. This may be in an office or in the field. Visit the Cultural Conflict in the Workplace Research Community

Cultural Impact on Global Business Research Group

The vision of the Cultural Evolution Through Globalization Lab is to be the leader in global cultural studies for researchers from all University Research Centers interested in the group’s topics in order to contribute to the academic and professional future of a global economic community. Visit the Cultural Impact on Global Business Research Group

Gender and Gender Identity in the Workplace Research Group

The Gender and Gender Identity in the Workplace Research Group is a collaborative group of individuals from different disciplines who are interested in exploring the direct and indirect influences of gender and gender identity in the workplace. Visit the Gender and Gender Identity in the Workplace Research Group

Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship (ICE) Research Group

ICE is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship: How to understand it, how to foster it and how to trigger it. We are especially driven by work that brings together rigorous analysis and relevant application. Visit the ICE Research Group

Mental Health and Psychological Well-being Research Community

The mission of the group is to advance scholarship regarding the full spectrum of mental health and psychological well-being. Visit the Mental Health and Psychological Well-being Research Community

Professional Responsibility in Education Research Group

The Professional Responsibility in Education Research Group is focused on the importance of values and ethics in the PK-12 environment. Visit the Professional Responsibility in Education Research Group

Research Methodology Group

This cross-disciplinary community consists of a committee of methodologists and members who are interested in social science research methods and designs. Visit the Research Methodology Group

SOLAR Research Group

SOLAR stands for Sales & Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Action, and Retention. SOLAR creates energy through networking opportunities and exploring the potential within the group’s membership to create innovative research outcomes in the areas of sales/marketing, organizational behavior, leadership, action-oriented outcomes, and retention of human capital. Visit the SOLAR Research Group

Special Needs, Abilities, and Workplace Inclusion Research Group

Diversity in the workplace can take on many difference dimensions. One very important facet is the inclusion of persons with special needs and varying mental, emotional and physical abilities. Managers, leaders, and other change agents in the workplace must be knowledgeable and sensitive to the issues and challenges faced by Americans with disabilities. Our research and scholarship will support the dissemination of new knowledge in this field. Visit the Special Needs, Abilities, and Workplace Inclusion Research Group

Spirituality in the Workplace Research Group

Through collaborative research, the Spirituality in the Workplace Research group will provide the knowledge and skills needed to provide best practices to improve understandings of spirituality and its impact on organizational cultures and environments. Visit the Spirituality in the Workplace Research Group

Teaching and Learning with the Arts Research Group

The mission of this group is to explore the aesthetic experiences of the arts and answer the following driving question: What do the arts bring to teaching and learning? Visit the Teaching and Learning with the Arts Research Group

Virtual Interconnectivity Lab

The goal of the Virtual Interconnectivity Lab is to understand how organizational individuals maximize connectivity on a global scale unrestricted by geographical constraints or time limitations. Our research will seek to develop a greater understanding of the ways in which workers improve a condition, quality, or typology of being connected together. Visit the Virtual Interconnectivity Lab

Women and Leadership Research Group

The Women and Leadership Research Group is a community of scholar/practitioners engaged in furthering knowledge about and potentiating women’s leadership. Visit the Women and Leadership Research Group