Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor

Yesterday, the Dean of my College and Provost of my University visited my office with a bottle of champagne, as is Simmons tradition, and informed me that I received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor. It’s been quite a ride in academia so far, and recognizing how grateful I am to a magnitude of people who helped me get to this point in my life, I decided to share 10 things on Twitter yesterday in celebration of this moment with many of those folks. Here’s a screen capture below of the first of ten, which can be found online here.

2019 Ernest A. Lynton Award Finalist

Campus CompactI am incredibly honored to share the news that I was selected as a finalist for this year’s Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. Santamaría Graff, Assistant Professor of Urban Teacher Education at IUPUI was this year’s recipient, which was jointly awarded by Campus Compact and Brown University’s Swearer Center for Public Service.

Brown University

As the Swearer Center’s website explains,

“The Lynton Award emphasizes community-engaged scholarly work across faculty roles. The scholarship of engagement represents an integrated view of faculty roles in which teaching, research/creative activity and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing, is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member’s academic expertise, is of benefit to the external community, is visible and shared with community stakeholders and reflects the mission of the institution.”

The press release also explained that “the recipients of the 2019 Lynton and Ehrlich Awards will be recognized at Campus Compact’s Compact20 national conference, which will be held in Seattle, WA from March 29 to April 1, 2020.”