In this month’s IRB Corner, we want to discuss a few concerns that researchers have with the IRB review process. Have you talked with other researchers about their experiences with the “dreaded” IRB review? Are you considering whether you have to submit your project to the IRB? And once you begin the process, what can you do to promote the most successful (i.e., fastest turnaround time)?
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Pam Gordon, Ph.D. (Sr. Fellow in the Global Business and Technology Research Center) and Julie Overbey, Ph.D. (Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Research Center) are accepting chapter proposals for an edited book tentatively titled Advances in Technology: Contemporary Workplace Issues. The proposed book, to be published by Emerald Publishing Group, will provide a comprehensive look at emerging technological trends in the workplace.
The SAS Alumni Special Interest Group is pleased to announce the recent selection of four Fellows in January 2018. After careful review and consideration of individual CVs, background, and experience, Dr. Mansureh Kebritchi and Dr. Sandra Nunn selected the following individuals and University of Phoenix alumni to become Fellows: Dr. Lunthita Duthely, Dr. Jennifer Calito, Dr. Imani Akin, and Dr. Daniel Roberts. Each of these new Fellows brings unique experience and expertise to the table as they lead their respective research teams in different research studies for the next year.
Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly Underwood, University Research Chair of the Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Research.
Kimberly recently completed her program, Executive Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management, and received full certification from Georgetown University.
On Feb 15, Dr Kebritchi conducted the case study webinar. This webinar was the first of a series of webinars that will be happening once a month providing details and support about the different methodologies and design from the research methodology group.
The Case Study Webinar discussed the following topics:
- Overview about Case Study
The Center for Global Business and Information Technology Research and Center for Management and Entrepreneurship are hosting a bootcamp as a parallel event with Southern Regional Science Association Conference on March 15-17. The bootcamp is a beta for a new type of Knowledge without Boundaries event. The bootcamp leaders saw an opportunity to leverage the professional conference attendance with supplemental research development opportunities and experiences for UOPX affiliates in the Philly area.
This week’s spotlight focuses on Dr. Joann Kovacich. She is a Dissertation Chair for the School of Advanced Studies (SAS). Dr. Kovacich received her Ph.D. from Northeastern University in Law, Policy, and Society, with a concentration in Culture and Health. She has used this degree as an applied cultural and medical anthropologist, ethnographer, consultant, program evaluator, and grant writer. Since 2007, Dr. Kovacich has also lent her expertise as a dissertation committee member and a faculty member teaching a variety of courses.
Finding a research tribe can be difficult in a large University. As scholars interested in psychology, one of the most powerful ways to engage in scholarship is to create opportunities for collaboration in areas of mutual interest. Leading the way for research community membership increases awareness about our SIG while giving our interests a more formal place among the scholarship of the Research Hub. In the next few weeks, research reading groups will be established in the following areas:
Traumatic Stress: Disorders, Treatment, and Developing Science
Addiction and Substance Use: Current Issues and Critical Interventions
Brain and Behavior: Topics and Trends in Neuropsychology
- Coordinate literature selection with Dr. Ladd
- Reach out to students, faculty, and alumni interested in reading groups
- Coordinate meetings
- Report session results, findings, or actionable items
Dr. Bateh is currently a full-time Professor of Management & International Business in New York City. In addition to teaching International Trade and Marketing, her areas of expertise also include Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Integrated Marketing, Model United Nations and Organizational Behavior, She obtained her Ph.D. in International Economics from Columbia University completing her doctoral dissertation on Healthcare Improvement in Third World Countries- A Focus on Egypt and both her M.B.A. and B.A. from Jacksonville University (Florida).