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Workshop Materials | U-I Partnerships in the Social Sciences

The University of Maryland, College Park, in collaboration with UIDP and with support from the National Science Foundation, The MITRE Corporation, Optimal Solutions, SAGE Publishing, the Consortium of Social Science Associations, and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences, hosted the second part of this workshop in person April 20-21, 2022. The workshop convened a diverse group of experts and leaders from academia, industry, and government to consider how academic-corporate partnerships can advance social, behavioral, and organizational science research to positively impact science and society.

With the rapid growth of social networks over the last two decades and the corresponding availability of big data, the behavioral and social sciences have become increasingly important to the development and growth of organizations’ capacity to understand and address global challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic  underscored the importance of social science research during societal crises. Social, behavioral, and organizational science can help institutions address societal needs, and these contributions can be magnified through collaborations between academia and industry.

This event was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation and is a follow-up to the virtual workshop held on October 14, 2021 (view recording and materials).

See below for links to session slides and recordings.

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Welcome Remarks by UMD VP for Research Gregory F. Ball

Gregory F. Ball, Vice President for Research, University of Maryland

Assessing the Impact of Interdisciplinary Approaches in Academic-Industry Collaboration

Daniel Calto, Director of Solution Services, Research Intelligence, Elsevier
Ann Gabriel,  SVP Global Strategic Networks, Elsevier
Shirley Decker-Lucke, Content Director, SSRN, Elsevier

Fireside Chat: The Future of Social Science Research

Daniel Goroff, Vice President and Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Patrick O’Shea, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland
Christine Hunter, Deputy Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health

The Greater Washington Partnership & the Capital CoLab

Brian Butler, Professor, Senior Associate Dean, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Lindsay Johnson, Director of Talent Initiatives, Greater Washington Partnership
Katherine Russell, Associate Dean, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland
Christopher Carlson, Director, University Recruiting & Relations, Northrop Grumman
Allynn Powell, Associate Director, Professional Preparation, University Career Center, University of Maryland

Understanding Social Scientists’ Perspectives on Research Outcomes

Camille Gamboa, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Director, SAGE Publishing
Michael Todd, Social Science Communications Mmanager, SAGE Publishing

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society

Alexis Bonnell, Emerging Technology Evangelist, Public Sector & Strategic Business Executive, Google
Daniele Magazzeni, AI Research Director and Head of Explainable AI Center of Excellence, J.P. Morgan Chase
Susan Dwyer, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Maryland
Nicol Turner Lee, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution

Building a More Racially Inclusive and Anti-Racist Workplace: Removing Barriers and Creating Bridges

Melissa Abad, Research Associate, Stanford University
Dawn Dow, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland
Jennifer Wessel, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland
Gelaye Debebe, Associate Professor, Organizational Sciences, George Washington University
Laura Roberts, Professor of Practice, University of Virginia

The Future of Work in Higher Education: How Higher Ed Leaders Can Support the Workforce

Love Anderson, Manager, Deloitte
Nicole Overley, Senior Manager, Deloitte
Emily Omrod, Human Capital Senior Consultant, Deloitte

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Opening Remarks by MITRE VP for Strategic Engagement and Partnerships Jim Cook

Jim Cook, Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Partnerships
The MITRE Corporation

How Social Sciences Research Can Contribute to Innovation & Start-Ups: Case Studies

Jordana Armstrong, Director, Social Innovation, Innovate Calgary
Ginger Jin, Professor of Economics and ADVANCE Professor, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland
Ken Porter, Director of UM Ventures, College Park, University of Maryland
Richard Ramsay, Co-Founder, LivingWorks

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Leader Development: Insights and Opportunities that Cross Industry and Academia

Michael Grojean, Adjunct in Strategic Leadership, Director of Executive MBA in Strategic Leadership, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Wesley Huey, Executive Director for Strategic Communications, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation
Michael Lovaglia, Professor of Sociology, University of Iowa
Paul Hanges, Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland
Christopher Kelley, Associate Professor, Director, Core Leadership Courses, Dept. of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, United States Air Force Academy
Jeff Lucas, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland

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Experiential Learning: Lessons from Private, Public, & Non-profit Partnerships

Jeff Goldman, Executive Director, Manna Project International (MPI)
Stacy Kosko, Associate Research Professor, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
Bill Kules, Principal Lecturer and Director of the iConsultancy Experiential Learning Program, University of Maryland
Steve Kutchi, Director of Hardware and Support Engineering, Thales Defense & Security, Inc.
Jessica Roffe, Assistant Director, QUEST Honors Program, University of Maryland

Lessons Learned from Evaluating SBA’s Regional Innovation Cluster Initiative

Sadaf Asrar, Director, Data Science, Optimal Solutions Group, LLC
Richard Clinch, Executive Director, University of Baltimore
Brittany Sickler, Program Manager, Economic Development Administration
Mark Turner, President & Chief Executive Officer, Optimal Solutions
Oswaldo Urdapilleta, Principal Research Associate, Optimal Solutions

Virtual Reality Decision Making Program for Law Enforcement

Jamsón Bailey, Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Sociology, University of Maryland
Long Doan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland
Andrew Gully, Technical Research Manager, Jigsaw at Google
Connor Powelson, Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Assistant, University of Maryland
Rashawn Ray, Professor of Sociology and Executive Director of the Lab for Applied Social Science Research, University of Maryland
Sameer Syed, Partnerships Manager, Jigsaw, Google

 Alternative Workforce Strategies: The Nuts & Bolts on Establishing an Apprenticeship Program

Aaron Burdette, Assistant Professor of Practice, University of Cincinnati

Dave Harrison, Executive Director, Work Force Development, Government Programs and Military Employment Initiatives, Fastport, Inc.

Geanie Umberger, Associate Vice President for Industry Research Collaborations, Pennsylvania State University