Celebration · Reflection · Teaching

Words of Encouragement

Sampling of Student Comments “She’s one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. She’s clear on assignments and makes the speeches fun.” “She provides a positive, calming atmosphere.” “The professor was interested in getting the class to learn and grow in this subject, so it made others interested.” “She was always prepared and always made…… Continue reading Words of Encouragement

Decisions · Teaching · Transition

Throwback to 2014

I found this is my drafts from 2014, and thought it was worth sharing.  Some of you might be thinking, “Why a PhD?” You may be reminded of headlines in the news that deter such a pursuit (“12 reasons not to get a PhD” and “The Future of the Ph.D.”). Besides, according to a recent article…… Continue reading Throwback to 2014

Reflection · Teaching · Transition

Countdown Begins

You know you are excited about an event when you download a ‘countdown app’ on your phone. With less than 90 days before class begins, the realization is starting to sink in, that this is really happening. So far things are falling into place–I am starting to get e-mails from the University preparing me for…… Continue reading Countdown Begins