thank you, 2015 orgtheory guest bloggers
Happy 2016, folks. As the new year unfolds and people consider their new year’s resolutions, I’d like to thank three of our 2015 guest bloggers Caroline W. Lee, Ellen Berrey, and Victor Tan Chen for their insightful posts on their studies, conducting research, and the academic career.
- Caroline, who has graciously guest blogged for us twice, shared her thoughts on what makes for a successful career at a SLAC (small liberal arts college). She also discussed her book, which delves into her research on professional facilitators of participatory democratic practices. Here’s a link to her self-introduction, as well as her posts on whether deliberation de-mobilizes and the future of deliberation discussions in higher education.
- Ellen began her orgtheory stint with several thoughts on elite-led organizations. She also discussed her research findings about how diversity is conceptualized in a university, corporation, and neighborhood. Turning to the conduct of research, Ellen discussed gaining access to organizations, as well as the pitfalls and benefits of anonymity for organizations.
- As a journalist turned sociologist, Victor added to our discussions about the practice of disguising informants’ names and identities is warranted and whether anonymity helps or hurts the dissemination of research.