"I consider myself very fortunate to be able to work as a professor."

As an educator, I enjoy challenging students to think critically, question the taken for granted and envision alternatives to existing social injustices. Despite its many downsides, I love academia. I love teaching and I love my research. When I am not running around wearing my many professor hats, I can be found spending time with my kids...

From My Blog

Body Cams Won’t Fix Anything

The other night my 17-year-old son came home from a party. He arrived home ahead of the agreed upon time and came upstairs to speak to my wife and me about his ...

These are Very Sad Times

Last week, I was teaching my seminar when a man walked into the room. I was sitting with my back turned toward the door, across from me sat my students who were...

What I Wish I’d Known before Becoming an Academic

In my first week of graduate school, I got a phone call from my grandmother. Up until then, I’d spent a lot of time accompanying her to doctor’s appointment...

Teaching Evaluations. I’m Over It

When I was applying for tenure, I had to compile all of my teaching evaluations. I have rarely found teaching evaluations helpful, but as I looked at the evalua...