Summer Fellows 2013
Konrad Jamro is a doctoral student in Organization and Management at The Paul Merage School of Business. His research interests include trust, organizational citizenship behaviors and effective leadership, all in a cross-cultural context. In his current work he examines the concept of generalized trust and its role in organizations. He holds a master degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland, and an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He presented research papers at various conferences, including the Academy of Management and International Academy of Management and Business. Prior to joining academia he worked as an engineer and consultant in Poland, USA, China and South Korea.
Charlotte Powers is a graduate student in the Organizational Psychology program at Michigan State University. Her research interests include leadership, team processes, and positive organizational psychology topics such as organizational citizenship behaviors. She is particularly interested in helping behavior and how positive perceptions of others may translate into high quality interpersonal interaction. Charlotte graduated Cumma Sum Laude from the honors college at Clemson University with a B.A. in psychology.
Winny Shen is a scientist-practitioner looking for organizational partners who are interested in using evidence-based findings to understand and form real-world business solutions, particularly around leadership and diversity/inclusion issues. Current projects on leadership include measuring and predicting leaders' gender and leadership identity conflict and facilitation (i.e., how gender may be seen as both helpful and harmful to their leadership identity), understanding leaders' motivations to lead,inclusive leadership behaviors (i.e., how leaders best lead diverse teams and organizations), understanding the relationship between leadership behaviors and health outcomes (for both followers and leaders themselves), and understanding leader behavioral flexibility vs. inconsistency.
2013 Summer Fellowship in Research Translation for Practice
The Fellowship provides a $3,000 summer stipend to a doctoral student or faculty member upon completion of a translation by Friday August 30, 2013.
The Fellow must translate the implications for individual practical action of any body of social science research within the field of management or leadership (broadly defined). The translation shall consist of no more than three pages of text, in addition to an appended reference list. The translation must be based on research judged to be the highest standards in the field; however, the translation may clearly state that the action implications are generalized from the scholarly research.
This translation will be re-written by a professional writer and then posted on the Center’s web page. Through this fellowship program the Center hopes to facilitate the translation of quality research into practice, and make those translations easily available to practitioners throughout the world.
Applicants should submit the following as email attachments to be considered:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. No more than one concise page describing the topic to be covered and explaining why there is enough solid research to begin identifying action implications for individuals
3. Sample references to the research to be translated
Criteria for a Fellowship include evidence of the ability to present an idea clearly and concisely, and a judgment that there is enough quality empirical research to support the action implications. All submissions recieved by December 28, 2012 will be considered.