Faculty Research Forum: Creating the Culture Around You

Culture is the shared attitudes, goals, and norms within your environment, whether that be your department or the University as a whole. Faculty have an important role in creating the culture within their research teams by setting and reinforcing customs and values. Likewise, faculty also convey these practices as leaders within their departments and professional groups. Yet, the practice of establishing a conscientious culture may fall outside of your previous professional development experiences. Being intentional in your leadership and supervision can facilitate success for you and those with whom you work across the intellectual and social spheres. Also, it sets the tone with regard to mentoring, group dynamics, safety, inclusion and diversity, and other situations. Join this panel discussion to hear how others approach this issue, and learn about the campus activities and resources with which you can partner as you establish your research environment.  

  • Collaborations and advisees
  • Becoming a supervisor
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Anti-racism initiatives

Presentation materials


Zoom Virtual Event

When: Thursday, October 8, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Where: Register for Zoom event  

Moderator: Karla Ewalt, Associate Dean for Research

Featured panelists:

  • Pablo Debenedetti, Dean for Research
  • Sanj Kulkarni, Dean of the Faculty
  • Casey Lew-Williams, Professor of Psychology
  • Shawn Maxam, Senior Associate Director for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
  • Erika Milam, Professor of History