Sabbatical Has Begun!

Fifteen months to research, read, write, and recover.   First up?  Gary Kasparov's Winter is Coming and revise/prepare my lecture for the SMU-in-Taos Summer Lecture Series.   Next?  Finish the New Mexico college textbook!

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Awards for 2016

I am honored to report that I have received two prestigious awards from my university during this academic year: 2016 NWU Faculty Advisor of the Year: students may nominate a faculty member who has provided exemplary guidance, assistance, and encouragement in students' academic (and otherwise) careers. 2015-2016 NWU Faculty Scholar Award: for a faculty member … Continue reading Awards for 2016

Another Honor

My university just awarded me the NWU Scholar's Award for the 2015-2016 Academic Year! This means I have a little more in my travel budget to do my research and writing.  YAY!

Honors

I am so excited to announce that the Coalition for Western Women's History has chosen my book as one of the books for their header image! Other books on the header include some of the most famous books written in Western Women's History.  Mine is the blueish cover with the airplane: Between Breaths: A Teacher … Continue reading Honors

Why Study Humanities?

Why Study Humanities? What I Tell Engineering Freshmen http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/2013/06/20/why-study-humanities-what-i-tell-engineering-freshmen/ By John Horgan | June 20, 2013 |  19 What’s the point of the humanities? Of studying philosophy, history, literature and “soft” sciences like psychology and poly sci? The Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, consisting of academic, corporate, political and entertainment big shots, tries to answer … Continue reading Why Study Humanities?

Academic Careers and Self-Sabotage

April 29, 2013 [posted on the Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/article/Self-Sabotage-in-the-Academic/138875/%5D Self-Sabotage in the Academic Career 15 ways in which faculty members harm their own futures, often without knowing it Joyce Hesselberth for The Chronicle Enlarge Image By Robert J. Sternberg Pogo recognized long ago that we often are our own worst enemies. Sure, he … Continue reading Academic Careers and Self-Sabotage