Parenting and Professing: Balancing Family Work with an Academic Career

Parenting and Professing: Balancing Family Work with an Academic Career

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by Rachel Hile Bassett
     
 

Featuring many personal accounts, the twenty-four essays in this collection explore the challenges and possibilities confronting those, especially women, who combine parenting and academic work. Written by a diverse group of educators who present a real-world variety of situations, the collection also includes ideas for change at the individual, interpersonal,

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Overview

Featuring many personal accounts, the twenty-four essays in this collection explore the challenges and possibilities confronting those, especially women, who combine parenting and academic work. Written by a diverse group of educators who present a real-world variety of situations, the collection also includes ideas for change at the individual, interpersonal, policy, and system levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826514776
Publisher:
Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Part I. Challenges
Foreword Andrea O'Reilly
Introduction Rachel Hile Bassett
La estudiante caminante: My (m)other works (t)here Shimberlee Jirón-King
The Language of Parenting Marc Christensen
Escaping Autism: Balancing Motherhood and Academia Katharine Lane Antolini
Choosing Motherhood as a Female Chemist Donna J. Nelson
Tenure-Track to Mommy-Track: In Search of My Scholarly Self Janice Rieman
Madonna With Child: Untenured, But Not Undone Cindy Patey Brewer
Twins and the Academic Career Kathryn Jacobs
Hiding the Baby Gale Walden
The One With the Baby: Single-Mothering in Academia Tarshia L. Stanley
Part II. Possibilities
Today, She's Just Mama Lorretta Holloway
Mary Was an Adjunct Norma Tilden
Pregnant With Meaning: A Mother's Sojourn in the Academy Nancy Gerber
Elemental MoThEr Michelle M. Francl-Donnay
Chuck E. Cheese at Noon: Adventures in Parenting and Higher Education Susan Jacobowitz
Great Expectations: An Academic's

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