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
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
Indicators of Excellence in the Liberal Arts
Header of MSU campus in the fall.
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."
Open Letter to Our College of Arts & Letters Community