Diving into the deep end: teaching my first course

A few years ago, a faculty member at a teaching college was giving a seminar at my university. It’s not often folks from teaching focused institutions pass through, and as someone that is considering positions at liberal arts schools, I was eager to hear what his job was like and what they were looking for…

Outreach for Introverts

There is a chorus, nay a din, within the academic community telling students and principle investigators that they must engage in outreach. The argument is that some research appears esoteric when not placed in a broader context, and that communication and outreach can synthesize ideas and increase public understanding of science. Additionally, many argue that…