The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 4th, 2015
Hydrologic and thermal geologic disposal
modeling. Civic education in a charter-school network. Evolution of
coastlines and response to sea-level rise. Economic inequality and
global securities. Those were just a handful of research topics from a
group of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows I met in March at
the Building Future Faculty Program, held annually at North Carolina State University.
The program is aimed at helping underrepresented (by virtue of their
race or gender) graduate students and Ph.D.’s to enter the profession.
In three days of career workshops and networking, we built various forms
of capital that we hope to parlay into full-time, tenure-track jobs. As
a member of this group, I was surrounded by some of the most
intelligent, engaging, motivated, and accomplished young scholars from
some of the world’s most elite universities.