leadership workshop

saturday, June 9, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM | Monadnock Room

Many postdoctoral scholars aspire to positions requiring the management of teams and individuals.  Whether these roles are academic in nature as lab heads or principal investigators or in industry as managers of direct reports, the leadership skills required for the effective management of personnel and characteristics of good leadership are identical.  Discussion topics will include differing management and leadership strategies, managing as a introvert, conflict resolution, mentoring and more.


Robbin Chapman, PhD


Robbin has been at Wellesley College since 2011, where she provides strategic leadership and vision for the College’s diversity and inclusion, and academic and faculty excellence initiatives. Dr. Chapman works on faculty development and student achievement issues and collaborates with academic departments on faculty searches. In addition, she handles special projects on behalf of the provost's office. Professor Chapman is a Lecturer in the Education Department and her design-based course merges Education and Computer Science theory and praxis to create a space where students reimagine how learning flourishes in partnership with digital technologies. Her students have presented class projects at various conferences, including the College's Digital Scholarship Day. Dr. Chapman earned her S.M and her Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she conducted research at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the MIT Media Laboratory. Her research interests include design and use of computational tools for learning in public spaces, and examining equity issues as they relate to learning technologies and culturally-responsive pedagogy. Her publications include the book, The Computer Clubhouse: Constructionism and Creativity in Youth Communities and chapters in Social Capital and Information Technology, Falling for Science: Objects in Mind, Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators, and The Wiley Handbook of Learning Technology. Dr. Chapman currently serves on a number of boards and as regional liaison for the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program, administered through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.