How I Created an Edited Volume in Record Time: Less Than Two Years from Idea to Print

Many academics will tell you to steer away from creating an edited volume. Yet, judging by academic catalogs, clearly, some academics continue to create edited books. Why would any academic pull together an edited volume?The reason is that there are some cases when creating an edited volume makes sense. I ...read more
By |July 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Work/Life Balance as an Academic Mama of Teens: Seven Strategies to Keep You Sane

When I started writing Get a Life, PhD, my twins were eight years old and my youngest was five. Thus, much of my blog has been from the perspective of an academic mother with elementary school children. Today, seven years after I first began blogging, my twins are finishing up ...read more
By |May 19th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Speaking as an Academic: What to expect when you are invited to share your work

One of the joys of academic life is inviting speakers to campus and getting invited to other campuses to speak. You may be an academic who is constantly jet-setting from one campus to another or you may never have received an invitation to speak at another campus. Either way, you ...read more
By |April 2nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

A Year in the Life of a Tenured Professor: 2016 in review

Academics, like many people, often focus on what is right in front of us. However, much of our work can take years to complete. My book that came out last year, for example, began with a proposal I wrote ...read more
By |December 10th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Seven Steps to your First Article Submission to an Academic Journal

If you are on the brink of submitting your first article to an academic journal, congratulations! This is an exciting step in your career. In this post, I will go through the steps of submitting your first article.Find a suitable journal. This is the most important step and one you ...read more
By |December 5th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Seven Strategies for Success On The Tenure-Track

Securing a tenure-track position in this academic market is difficult. Of course, once you have such a position, the trials are not over, as you now have to work to achieve tenure. And the very thought of working towards tenure can be overwhelming. However, I encourage tenure-track faculty members ...read more
By |November 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments