Over the 2019 summer months, the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) relocated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln to Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas. The move occurred as CARMA Founding Director Dr. Larry J. Williams joined the faculty of the Rawls College of Business as the James C. and Marguerite J. Niver Chair in Business and Professor of Management. In addition to serving as CARMA Director, he will teach research methods and quantitative analysis to TTU doctoral students. CARMA was founded in 1997 while Dr. Williams was at Virginia Commonwealth University, and it has also been housed at Wayne State University and the University of North Dakota. In 2013 CARMA received Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite Global Reach Award for rich media impact, and in 2015 based on his work as CARMA Director Dr. Williams received the Academy of Management’s Distinguished Educator Award.

TTU President Lawrence Schovanec and CARMA Director Dr. Larry Williams

CARMA Director Dr. Larry Williams and Andrew Hanna, 2019 AOM Booth

CARMA Director Dr. Larry Williams and    AOM Vice President Dr. Herman Aguinis

CARMA was created and continues to provide continuing education on research methods and data analysis for organizational and social sciences, offering programs delivered in-person and via the internet. CARMA’s Short Courses and Workshops have been offered since 2000 by Dr. Williams and his distinguished set of Short Course Instructors in several locations, including internationally in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangalore, UAE, Denmark, The Netherlands, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, and Canada.  Within the US, Short Courses have been offered at Virginia Commonwealth University, Boston College, and Wayne State Universities. CARMA’s internet-based programs, began in 2004, follow an institutional membership model through which faculty and students from member schools get access to live and recorded lectures from the CARMA Video Library. The Video Library now has over 150 one-hour recorded lectures delivered by leading methodologists. Over the years, CARMA has annually delivered its programs to over 125 member schools, domestically and globally. CARMA has partnered in the delivery of programs and events with the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Academy of International Business, and Southern Management Association. An exciting new program for 2019-2020 is the AOM CARMA Doctoral Student Development Program, through which over 8000 doctoral student members of the Academy of Management will have access to the CARMA Video Library.

Dr. Williams will be assisted during 2019-2020 at the Rawls College of Business by Ezgi Ulusoy Dogan (Assistant Director for Technology), Shilani Singh (Marketing/Member Relations Coordinator) and Lauren Iwu (Events Coordinator). Other members of the CARMA team include Andrew Blake, Andrew Hanna, with additional administrative and technical support provided by Nikki Bohannon, Michaela Gerik, and Matthew Winfree.