12/18/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics will hold its first lecture in the McKnight Life Calling Lecture Series on Jan. 31, 2019, at 7 p.m. in Room 115 of the Dauch College on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
This initial lecture of the new series will feature Dr. Bryan Dik, professor of psychology at Colorado State University and also co-founder and Chief Science Officer of JobZology. Dik studies meaning and purpose in the workplace, calling and vocation in career development, and the intersection of faith and work. He has published widely on these topics and is a frequent speaker at conferences, on college campuses, and for organizations.
Dik has served on editorial boards for seven research journals and has collaborated on four books, including Make Your Job a Calling: How the Psychology of Vocation Can Change Your Life at Work.
Dik is an American Psychological Association Fellow and recipient of the 2017 John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career or Personality Research (APA Div. 17) and the 2018 Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Award (APA Div. 36). He lives with his wife Amy and their four sons in Fort Collins, Colo.
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###