Thirty Five Years of Conferences

In May of 1982, I was a twenty-three year old master's student attending my first academic conference. Held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, it was the annual convention of the International Communication Association and I was the fourth (maybe fifth? maybe sixth?) author on a paper about "the process of studying process in… Continue reading Thirty Five Years of Conferences

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Ah, early May. Flowers emerging from recently frozen ground. Ducklings and goslings learning to navigate the water on their own. Final exams at colleges across the country. Mother’s Day. And, I have realized in recent days, weeks in honor of two careers: Teacher Appreciation Week runs from May 5 – 9 (just the school days,… Continue reading What do you want to be when you grow up?