Red Cedar River in Winter, white snow covers the trees on both sides of the river which is beginning to ice over from the banks.
Presentation: Other

From Productivity to Meaningful Work

Six years have past since I wrote A Few Notes on Productivity, a post that outlined my approach to productivity in academic and administrative life. More than 11 years have somehow passed since I wrote…
"Hora Quasi Umbra" text on a Sundial
Presentation: Academic

Imagining a Different Future

What follows was crafted for an MSU Honors College panel discussion entitled "Sharper Focus/Wider Lens" on March 8, 2021. A video of the event is available here. Engage with me in an exercise of speculative…
Compass with directions in the foreground with a distant and unfocused image of the White House in the distance.
Civic Life

The Promise and Perils of Democracy

Below is a message I sent to my colleagues in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University in the wake of the first turbulent days of 2021. Dear College of Arts &…
Group fo Faculty
Articles
The Transformative Power of Values-Enacted Scholarship
The Long Road
On Ethical Candor
American Flags lined up against a yellow building
Civic Life
Register to Vote
Scales and weights
Presentations
Indicators of Excellence in the Liberal Arts
Header of MSU campus in the fall.
Dean
To the Class of 2024: Embarking on an Education for Action
James Baldwin - "I can't believe what you say, because I see what you do."
Dean
Open Letter to Our College of Arts & Letters Community