Category Archives: Academia

As My First Semester Ends, My Second Begins

Last month, I finished my first semester on the tenure-track.  It was a very busy semester, but a happy and productive one as well.  I taught courses in General Psychology and Personality Psychology, submitted 3 manuscripts for publication, submitted and … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Academia, New Semester, publishing, research, Teaching

Go Racers!

Just a quick note to report that I am settling in well to my new home in Murray, KY.  The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of paperwork, but it appears that I’m now a resident of “The Friendliest … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Job Market, New Semester, summer

Winding Down

Life has been hectic lately.  I was in the very fortunate position of traveling the country for job interviews and conferences while also putting the finishing touches on my dissertation.  While all of my data collection was completed on campus … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Academia, dissertation, Grad School, Job Market

New Beginnings

This has been a semester with the promise of many new beginnings.  I’m fast approaching the end of my time at Virginia Tech, but I know that there are many good experiences ahead of me as I transition from a … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Academia, dissertation, Job Market, transitions

Something to keep in mind for the new school year

Today, one of my friends shared the following article about the common tendency to complain about how busy one is. Please stop complaining about how busy you are. I think that it’s fair to say that the majority of academics … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Academia, balance, Productivity, Work / Life Balance

Back to Blacksburg

Well, I’m back in Blacksburg after an incredible global adventure.  Many more pictures and stories will follow, but for now I have two goals: (1) to express how incredibly enriching of an experience I had, and (2) to report back … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Academia, dissertation, engagement, GPP13, Productivity, research, summer

Hello from Zurich!

Hello all!  I am happy to check in from the Hotel St. Joseph in Zurich.  I have spent the last week on the whirlwind trip of a lifetime across Switzerland.  Across the span of a week, I explored Zurich, Lausanne, … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Academia, engagement, GPP13, Grad School, reflection

Oxford Blocks Google Docs

I hope that everyone is toasty and enjoying this beautiful dusting of snow. In light of all of the conversation about technology that has been had in the Future Professoriate classes as well as in the majority of pedagogical workshops … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Academia, GPP13, security, Students, technology

Blogging in the Classroom

In the last week a couple of things have come up regarding the use of blogs in the classroom, and they’ve made me revisit my thoughts on the topic.  This week’s reflections came in large part thanks to one blog post, one TED talk, and one rubric.M… Continue reading

Posted in Academia, assignment, Blogging, Grad School, instruction, TED Talks, web presence

Blogging in the Classroom

In the last week a couple of things have come up regarding the use of blogs in the classroom, and they’ve made me revisit my thoughts on the topic.  This week’s reflections came in large part thanks to one blog post, one TED talk, and one rubric.M… Continue reading

Posted in Academia, assignment, Blogging, Grad School, instruction, TED Talks, web presence