COVID-19 and the University

This year has presented some unprecedented challenges for higher education. In January, we would never have imagined where we are today. Professors are struggling to keep students engaged in courses, students are frustrated that they can’t have the graduation they … Continue reading

The Future of the University

One thing I would really like to see change within higher education is an emphasis on the quality of work produced by faculty members rather than the quantity of work. I feel that, especially in recent years, members of the … Continue reading

Technology and Innovation in the Classroom

Technology can be a useful tool in the classroom, or it can serve as a persistent distraction. Banning the use of technology in the classroom is no longer particularly feasible when so many students use their computers and tablets to … Continue reading

Last Blog Plot

Taking this class has shown me how messed up higher education can be. While I already knew it just from my experiences in graduate school and undergrad, it never really clicked. Now it does. However, I still want to pursue my dreams of becoming a tenure-track professor at an R1 institution. I want to encourageContinue reading “Last Blog Plot”

Higher Education Institutions Systems of Support for Student Mental Health

In writing this blog post I wanted to talk about living with high functioning social anxiety and being in graduate school. While I was thinking about this particular post, I was reminded of an assignment I completed in one of my fall classes. We were a…

Why Go To Grad School?

 I have been asked by many of my friends: why did you choose to go to grad school right after college? For me the answer was easy: I wanted my career to be teaching college students so it meant I had to earn a PhD. While this was my surface-level …