Successful Research Collaboration Across All Career Stages

Please join Monica Gaughan, Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University on Zoom, November 16, 2020 from 1:00-2:30pm

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Collaborations are central to the modern academic science enterprise, but they require skills and strategies that are not typically developed in formal educational systems. Students are evaluated as individuals, faculty are evaluated as individuals, and systems of promotion (whether educational or professional) are organized around individual achievement. At the same time, these individual achievements are only possible through ethical behavior, appropriate mentoring, and effective collaborations. In this workshop, we discuss stage-appropriate strategies for developing collaborative skills, including managing collaborators, understanding contributorship, and negotiating credit.

This workshop is presented in partnership with the Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Engagement (OIE) and the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR).

Monica Gaughan grew up in Connecticut, raised by a father who was a college textbook editor and a mother who made more money cleaning houses than she could in any other pink collar job. She earned a bachelor's in political science from New College of Florida, a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, and a master's and doctorate in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her master's thesis examined determinants of American women's marital timing, and her dissertation demonstrated gender differences in peer effects on adolescent binge drinking. 

Gaughan has held academic appointments at Oglethorpe University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia. She loves to travel near and far, has too many pets, and considers no day complete without reading fiction.