Scholarly Research and Creative Works Conference

The Scholarly and Creative Works Conference (SCW) is an annual event celebrating undergraduate and graduate students' research and creative work.

Student presenting to another student at conference

Dominican’s Scholarly and Creative Works Conference is open to all members of the University and the greater community. The conference kicks off with an inspiring keynote address followed by live music, compelling scholarship, and much more. Throughout the conference, students deliver oral and poster presentations, gallery exhibitions, and live performances to students, staff, faculty, and community members. 

Creating signature work and then presenting it to an audience is part of every student’s Dominican Experience. It deepens learning and underlines the value of their work. 

Non-Dominican associated parties are welcome to attend this year's in-person conference. Oral presentations will also be available to view online. For more information regarding our COVID-19 policies, please visit our Campus Health and Safety page.

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2023 Keynote Speaker

Sarah Lee, PhD, she/her
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Management
Barowsky School of Business

Dr. Sarah Lee's teaching and research interests are mainly at the intersection of social psychology and organizational studies. As an assistant professor in the Barowsky School of Business, she teaches subjects such as Organizational Behavior, Managing Across Cultures, Leadership & Change Management, among others. 
Her passion lies in understanding human psychology and behavior to help inform organizations to create best practices, and to teach in a way that is both practical and impactful for her students. Her research studies issues that organizations face regarding social justice and DEI efforts, including: examining the barriers to minorities’ upward mobility in organizations, student resilience and well-being, and sustainable sourcing in a post-pandemic era. 

She is involved with the Diversity Action Group (DAG), especially in the Inclusive Hiring and Promotion workgroup; Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Council (WLPC), Institute of Leadership Studies (ILS), among other committees and groups. Dr. Lee’s work is published and presented at both social psychology and business management conferences and outlets. Outside of the classroom, Sarah also teaches mindfulness meditation, yoga, and barre.

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briana chavez

Briana Chavez, '19


For Briana's signature work, she tested a case study using a new approach to teaching students about ocean acidification.

Meet the Team

Mojgan Behmand headshot

Mojgan Behmand, PhD

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
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Christina Mayes, MS

Digital Portfolio Specialist Integrative Coach
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William L. Phillips, PhD

Professor of Psychology