An Interview With Eileen Schell

An Interview With Eileen Schell

by Gloria McMillan TAA) Would you like to supply a bit of biographical detail for this interview? Anything that you think we should know about you? I grew up in Eastern Washington state on a small farm near a small town. I attended public schools and public higher education. I waited tables while I put myself […]

Academic Publishing in the Digital Realm

[private] Q: Our topic today, electronic publishing, covers a lot of territory. What are the parameters of electronic publishing in higher education–from a very high-level perspective? A: There are two rather separate things going on, that occasionally get jumbled together under the guise of electronic publishing even though they have rather different characteristics. On one […]

Dave Sperling: An Adjunct With a Virtual Passion

Dave Sperling: An Adjunct With a Virtual Passion

by George H. Clemes III When you meet Dave Sperling, creator of the popular web site “Dave’s ESL Cafe,” you’ll quickly realize that he is a man of passion. Dave is passionate about the Cafe of course, for which he is most known, but he’s also passionate about teaching, writing, lecturing, his family and life in general. Dave has good […]

Interview: Dr. William Scheuerman

Interview: Dr. William Scheuerman

by Chris Cumo The American Federation of Teachers, part of the AFL-CIO, issued its first report on part-time faculty in 1979 and has since been active in recruiting adjuncts and in advocating better pay and benefits for them. Among its more than 100,000 college and university faculty members, the AFT includes more than 35,000 adjuncts, making it the nation’s largest […]

Interview: Michael Dubson

Interview: Michael Dubson

by Jennifer Berkshire Michael Dubson has never thought of himself as an activist. An adjunct professor of English at several Boston-area colleges, Dubson feels more at home in front of a classroom than on a picket line. But thanks to a newly published book in which he gives voice to the trials and troubles of […]

Interview: Peter Temes

by Chris Cumo Peter Temes received his B.A. in literature and philosophy at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1988. After graduation he attended Columbia University, where he earned an MFA in creative writing in 1989, an M.A. in literature in 1990, an M.Phil. in 1992 and a Ph.D. in American literature […]

Interview: Cynthia Young

by Chris Cumo Cynthia Young earned a Ph.D. in American Studies at Yale University in 1999. While there she became involved in organizing graduate students and participated in the grade strike of 1995, for which she stood trial. In 1997 she joined the SAWSJ Steering committee and in 1998 she became a member of the coordinating committee. In 2000, she served […]

Interview with Laura Palmer Noone

Interview with Laura Palmer Noone

by Laurie Henry Laura Palmer Noone is provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Phoenix. The for-profit university has been accredited since 1978 and now boasts an enrollment of 68,000 on 85 campuses in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and British Columbia. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, about 90 […]