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What I Love

All summer, I’ve been in a state of mentally realigning myself with a new role this academic year.  I have a non-administrative role now but in a larger sense, I stepped down and away from something that wasn’t serving me … Continue reading

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First Lecture

As the ball dropped to welcome 1995, I made one firm resolution: Teach a class. I was working as a social worker at the time, and I had just been promoted to the Director of my tiny department. It was … Continue reading

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Unruly Rules

I have an interesting relationship with rules. By my nature, I am not adversarial or oppositional. I am basically a nice, lovable nerd. But I also dislike the nature of rules…especially when rules are used as a proxy for power. … Continue reading

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Commencement

I am writing in the midst of “celebration season” (a phrase coined by my colleague Kia Bentley) here in academia. Yesterday, we celebrated our doctoral graduates and award winners in our school of social work. This morning, I shall don … Continue reading

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