Reading and Writing for Anthropology Students

Recently I volunteered to lead a roundtable discussion that addressed how we evaluate our teaching effectiveness for Honors students. Preparing for that roundtable reminded me of the difficulties I typically face teaching and then evaluating students who arrive in my classes under-prepared for the rigor of college in several critical ways. They have difficulties navigating […]

Scholars Day at Brookdale

As a way to showcase the good work the people at our college do, several years ago our then Executive Vice President for Educational Services, Dianna Phillips, initiated a Scholars Day program to be held during one of our required on-campus faculty days. With Scholars Day, Phillips created an event where all full-time college employees, […]

Knowing the Local

Recently I attended a conference for social scientists on the issue of coastal decision-making. The conference was particularly interesting to me because my current research investigates themes related to conservation and ecosystem services- two topics that were well addressed at this event. Maybe of more interest, was the wide variety of social science disciplines represented […]