Scholarly Productivity in the Pandemic and Beyond

A Facilitated Conversation

Tools, Priorities, and Spaces

Thursday, May 13, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT

Via Zoom

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When COVID-19 hit in 2020, labs closed, conferences were canceled, research travel ground to a halt, and for many, working from home was complicated at best. As the year wore on, however, scholars across all disciplines, from bench scientists to humanists, discovered and invented ways to pursue research and writing goals within the confines of the pandemic.

This session aims to unpack the ways Emory faculty adapted the tools, priorities, and spaces of their work to those limitations – and what adaptations they might want to keep as we approach a post-pandemic era.

In this structured conversation, four faculty members serving as our panelists/facilitators will each offer short opening remarks, after which program participants will join breakout rooms with each of our four panelists to discuss the following prompts: 

  • How have the tools, priorities, and spaces of your work as a scholar adapted during the pandemic?
  • How will your tools, priorities, and spaces change again as vaccination rates increase?
  • What tools, priorities, and spaces might stay the same?

After the breakout discussions, the full group will reconvene to consider major themes and ideas.


Jennifer Ayres, Associate Professor of Religious Education; Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, Candler School of Theology

Ellen Ott Marshall, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation, Candler School of Theology 

Sara McClintock, Associate Professor of Religion, Emory College

Bill Wuest, Associate Professor of Chemistry and GRA Distinguished Investigator, Emory College

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