Strategic collaboration is collaboration across disciplines or across career stages to increase research impact, as well as strategic collaboration for entering new areas (e.g. scientists collaborating with social scientists to stimulate new interdisciplinary research). This workshop also discusses the mentoring needed to engage strategically in collaboration. This workshop is offered in collaboration with the Institute for Social Science Research at UMass Amherst.
With Beronda Montgomery, Michigan State University.
This workshop is cosponsored by ISSR and the ADVANCE: Collaboration and Equity Institutional Transformation program at UMass Amherst.
Beronda Montgomery is Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics in the Department of Energy (DOE) Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University (MSU), where she also serves as Assistant Provost for Faculty Development-Research. Since starting at MSU in 2004, Dr. Montgomery’s laboratory investigates the mechanisms by which organisms such as plants and cyanobacteria which have limited mobility are able to monitor and adjust to changes in their external environment. Dr. Montgomery’s scholarly efforts were recognized by her receipt of an NSF CAREER Award in 2007, being selected as a finalist in the 2014 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Professors Competition, and a 2015 Michigan State University Nominee for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) U.S. Professor of the Year Award. In addition to her core research and teaching efforts, Dr. Montgomery is actively involved in scholarly efforts to promote effective research mentoring and management and the inclusion and success of individuals from groups underrepresented in the sciences.