Event Date(s): April 20, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Location: Massachusetts Room, Mullins Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Description: This workshop is co-organized by the Social and Demographic Research Institute in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Office of Research Development. Dr. Regina Werum, NSF Program Officer in Social Sciences, will offer insights into NSF program priorities in the social sciences and lead a discussion about how and when to contact NSF in the conceptualization and preparation of research proposals. Lunch will be provided.
Regina Werum currently serves as Program Director at the National Science Foundation, while on leave from her position as associate professor at Emory University. She earned a combined Ph.D. in Sociology and American Studies from Indiana University. Her substantive expertise revolves around political sociology, sociology of education, and social stratification. She has published in top journals in sociology (Sociology of Education, Social Forces, Social Problems, Annual Review of Sociology) and education (American Journal of Education), and in highly regarded interdisciplinary journals (Research in Social Stratification & Mobility, Social Science History, Studies in Comparative International Development). As associate professor of Sociology at Emory University, she holds affiliated faculty status in African American Studies and Women’s Studies, and she served as co-director of a multi-institutional Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Her professional engagements include working as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as international project management in the private sector. Dr. Werum is a renowned teacher and recipient of the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, the university’s highest recognition.
Fees: Free for faculty, includes lunch