The Social Sciences Research Initiative

Our goal? Contribute substantially to our understanding of the relationship between network connections and career progress. There is a strong research component to this project. Researchers Pamela Brandes (Whitman School) and Ines Mergel (Maxwell School) will explore relational factors that contribute, or conversely present obstacles, to faculty success. This study will look at challenges unique to women faculty members, identify key relational drivers of their professional and career success, and the best practices for developing inclusive environments.