What is it about the summer that is so healing? Every year I find solace in the sun, waking up a bit later than usual, finding retreat in my garden of vegetables and flowers. It is my most favorite time of year. This summer however, I find myself with a lack of motivation and looking … Continue reading Finding relaxation without guilt
Just returned home from a long and emotional day at work. A day in which I gave energy - and all my energy - to others. I was willing to do this for my students, colleagues, and friends. I am working through the paralyzing feeling of panic, fear, and disgust. I am trying to work … Continue reading I love you, fiercely.
Currently, I am co-leading a study abroad in Stockholm, Sweden for the month of May. I am a faculty member in the leadership studies program at Iowa State University. We teach global leadership and offer students to enroll in 2 courses over a month period: LD ST 370: Global Leadership and LD ST 333 Women … Continue reading Lessons from Faculty: Global Leadership Abroad in Stockholm, Sweden
As a recent Ph.D. graduate and new faculty member at Iowa State University, I find many new prospective Ph.D.s asking me several questions and for advice on going through the same process and path to the Ph.D. in Higher Education. In fact, I could have had free coffee everyday for a month if I had … Continue reading My Two Cents: The Ph.D. path in Higher Education Administration
I wanted to archive and share a post that really resonates with my professional identity. It is with great honor that I was able to post for the The Student Affairs Collective and the #SAsurvives initiative a couple weeks ago. Hopefully my voice to empower others. Here is a link http://studentaffairscollective.org/sasurvives-silence-gives-sexual-assault-power/
It is my favorite time of year. In the past couple weeks, I have former students pop their heads in my door, email me to meet up for coffee or lunch, and random hugs as I walk across campus. It is a time of reflection, new beginnings, and celebrations. It also is a time called … Continue reading The Red Zone: Sexual Assault and the College Campus
If You Could Mold a Feminist… My present understandings of gender and my strong identity as a feminist scholar cause conflict. As I stand here today, I know I was a product of socially constructed views of gender, however, I want to blame someone for lying to me, but who do I blame, society? “To … Continue reading If You Could Mold a Feminist…