Ph.D. Alumna Selected for Scholarly Achievement Award

Dr. Aparna Joshi, a 2002 graduate of the IRHR doctoral program, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Academy of Management Organizational (AOM) Behavior Division's Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award. This highly competitive award recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement of an early-to-mid career scholar in the field of organizational behavior. Aparna is a faculty member at Penn State University.
According to the award committee, “Aparna Joshi is responsible for some of the most significant contributions to our understanding of the nature and consequences of workplace and team diversity. Joshi has leveraged the power of multi-level theorizing and analysis in order to expose and explain the subtleties of diversity-based team dynamics. Her research is impressive not only in terms of volume, but also in terms of its theoretical novelty, methodological rigor and practical timeliness and importance. Moreover, it reflects the power of research in our field to provide meaningful advances to management theory and practice when scholars integrate perspectives and themes from a wide range of social science disciplines.”  
Dr. Joshi will be formally presented her award at the AOM conference on Saturday, August 2.