Category Archives: inspiration

Being a Caring Professor to Improve Graduate Engagement

This week is another busy week.  I’ve just submitted my students’ final grades, and I’m preparing to have family in town for my hooding on Friday.  Whew! Just a quick post today to share an article from the Chronicle that … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in inspiration, Students, Teaching

The Undergraduate Research Experience

As an undergraduate, I was given a fantastic research experience.  Beginning my first semester of freshman year, I worked with Dr. Dan Jones to do work with x-ray crystallography.  Dr. Jones was an incredible mentor of a caliber that I … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in dissertation, Grad School, inspiration, mentors, Students


I’ll admit this: I don’t generally enjoy conferences.  I love hearing new ideas, and I love even more putting a face to the names that have grown so familiar from the stacks of articles I always seem to be reading.  … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in conference, inspiration, Professional