Midcareer Workshop


Midcareer Workshop: Midcareer Leadership and a Practical Guide to Get There


Co-Chairs: Markus Giesler (York University) and Rebecca Walker Reczek (The Ohio State University)



The workshop offers an opportunity for mid-career scholars to discuss important career development issues with more senior scholars.




2:00-3:00 PM             Plenary Panel: “Research Leadership: Developing a Program of Research that Changes the Field”



  • Darren Dahl, University of British Columbia
  • Ashlee Humphreys, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
  • Michel Pham, Columbia University
  • Barbara Kahn, University of Pennsylvania
  • Carey Morewedge, Boston University



3:00-3:15 PM             Coffee Break


3:15-4:30 PM             Participants choose one of two breakout sessions:



 “Midcareer Personas and Pathways”

  • Public academic: Americus Reed, University of Pennsylvania
  • Policy advisor/activist: Jeremy Kees, Villanova University
  • Dean/Dept chair: Suzanne Shu, Cornell University
  • Ph.D. mentor: Stefano Puntoni, University of Pennsylvania
  • Consultant/Advisor to industry: Andrew Stephen, University of Oxford
  • Editor/Associate editor: Zeynep Arsel, Concordia University



 “Midcareer Survival Skills”

  • Choosing the right projects and managing co-author teams: Brent McFerran, Simon Fraser University
  • Work/life balance: Kelly Haws, Vanderbilt University
  • Mobility and career management: Joe Goodman, The Ohio State University
  • How to say no: Vanessa Patrick, University of Houston
  • Responsible citizenship in the field: Tiffany Barnett White, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



4:30-4:35 PM            Short Break



4:35-5:00 PM            Concluding Session: “Rebuilding Engagement with the Field Post-COVID

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