Academic Department Chair: Two Years In

I’ve waited nearly two years to make my first post about being a chair of an academic department. Frankly, I’ve needed time to get used to the job. When I was hired, I was told it would take a year just to start figuring things out. That was true. It’s also true that I’m still … Continue reading

Faculty-Driven In-Depth Journalism

I’ve been teaching a feature writing class this semester, and we’ve been using a pretty cool book that has proven to be popular with my students: The New New Journalism by Robert S. Boynton. Many of the featured journalists and writers talk about spending months — even years — working on their topics. They’re covering issues … Continue reading