OFD Series | Launching new research projects & teams (within or across disciplines)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
W.E.B. Dubois Library, Room 2601

Are you launching a new research project or rebooting an existing one? Whether it’s your first time leading a project or you are scaling up an existing one, this panel of faculty from across campus will share their experiences on managing projects and inspiring teams. Facilitated by Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement & Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Laura Vandenberg, the goal of panel discussion is to help you pre-emptively navigate potential obstacles to managing projects and building (hybrid and potentially interdisciplinary) teams, answer questions you have, and connect you with fellow colleagues and campus resources that can support your endeavor. 

Facilitator: Laura Vandenberg, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement & Professor of Environmental Health Sciences


  • Nilanjana Buju Dasgupta, Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Director, Institute of Diversity Sciences
  • Shannon Roberts, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
  • Laura Doyle Professor of English and Chancellor’s Leadership Fellow working on supporting and developing interdisciplinarity at UMass 
  • Kevin Young, Associate Professor of Economics

The panel will be followed by a launch of an interest form for faculty interested in creating mutual mentoring groups on research-related themes (pre-award; post-award; budgets; hiring; collaboration; student mentoring; public engagement; on research themes).  

Hosted by the Office of Faculty Development in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, the Institute for Social Science Research, and UMass ADVANCE.