Keeping perspective while writing

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Finishing your thesis or dissertation, or being a faculty member with publishing responsibilities, requires a lot of time and energy spent writing (among many other things). Indeed, it is a big part of being in the academy, and it can also be a difficult process. The plethora of “how to be more productive” blog posts out […]

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Event recap: Dissertation Institute

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The week of May 12-16, Thesis and Dissertation Support Services held our first-ever Dissertation Institute for NC State’s doctoral candidates. We had a total of fourteen students participate, and they came from a variety of disciplines: electrical engineering, sociology, economics, physics, and biomedical engineering, to name just a few. They all came together for a […]

Recent honors

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The annual Canadian Association for Studies of Discourse and Writing conference was held this past weekend, May 24-26, and I’m very honored to say that some of my work has been recognized by the CASDW Association. The article that I co-authored with Ashley Kelly and Bill Kinsella, “Risk, Regulation, and Rhetorical Boundaries: Claims and Challenges […]

How to land an #altac job at a university

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This past Saturday, I was a panelist at the “Beyond the Professoriate” web conference hosted by Jennifer Polk and Maren Wood. I participated in their higher education panel, where four of us talked about our experiences working in #altac positions still within the university. (Other panels focused on corporate jobs, non-profit or government jobs, and […]