What does historian Chris Gehrz do in his spare time? Apparently he plays with spreadsheets. I realize this is the second recent post of his I'm using to "piggy-back" on, but his quick survey of presidents at CCCU schools caught my attention and has brought out some interesting findings. (I must also admit to looking … Continue reading A snap shot of presidents in the CCCU
That colleges and universities are bastions of liberalism is a common assertion and among conservatives, there is considerable resentment about this. But is it true? Over at History News Network, Richard Morris, historian at Lycoming College (emeritus), has recently written a piece in which he consider this question as it relates to faculty members. He argues that … Continue reading Is your professor really the flaming liberal you think she is?
Is there something about academe that attracts those prone to depression and anxiety? Does the modern academy, with all its stresses and strains, contribute to depression among faculty members? This post gets a little personal. I can't promise to respond, but comments are welcome. As a young person, I wrestled with internal tensions common to … Continue reading Praise the Lord and Pass the Meds: Depression, Anxiety and the Academic Life