I have spent a significant portion of my career in higher education and am comfortable speaking to all levels of students and faculty, from K-12 through the college/university level. I have spoken at schools around the United States and in places like England, France, China, and Haiti.
Connecting with students has changed incredibly over time—between cell phones, short attention spans, and access to the world via the internet, it takes a specially cultivated conversation to connect with young people on a meaningful level. It also requires working knowledge of social media, Fortnite, and new technology. I can help students see not just how these things connect them to their immediate circles, but also the world.
Topics I can speak to students about include:
I have held academic roles at all levels: including fellowships, assistant/associate/full professor, named chair, and university-level administration. As a scholar and teacher, I have particular expertise in connecting academic scholarship to public outlets.
Topics I can speak to faculty about include:
Publicizing Your Research
Navigating the Tenure and Promotion Process
Bouncing Back from Missteps in Academia
Telling Your Story
How to Get the Most out of a Scholarly Agenda
Being a Person of Color in the Academy
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