Join us for a presentation by Dr. John Parker, NSF Program Officer of Science, Technology, and Society and international expert on scientific collaboration as he leads a discussion and provides tips for faculty on how to develop a culture of effective and equitable collaboration, based on his sociological research on highly successful scientific teams.
Dr. Parker's visit is sponsored by the UMass Amherst ADVANCE grant for institutional transformation. Registration is required.
John N. Parker, is Program officer in the Science, Technology and Society and Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM programs at the National Science Foundation. He is also Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and Senior Fellow, Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. Hie is an expert in sociology and science and technology studies. He teaches classes on a wide range of topics in sociology and social psychology. His research focuses on social dimensions of scientific collaborations, scientific work life, scientific and intellectual social movements, scientific elites, scientific careers, and emotions and creativity. He has also written about scientific leadership, boundary organizations, scientific synthesis, and natural resource governance.