Adjunct Award Winners

Adjunct Award Winners

[private]by Christopher Cumo 2003 was quite a year. Part-time, adjunct and temporary faculty used their research as bait to reel in the big fish, and landed some of the country’s most prestigious fellowships. The diversity of interests and achievements of 2003’s award winners defies easy summation. One winner is a physicist whose research takes her […]

Dr. Amy Staples: Adjunct Advocacy Southern Style

Dr. Amy Staples: Adjunct Advocacy Southern Style

by O.W. Coffman By her own admission, Dr. Amy Staples, a full-time professor of history, is “one of those blessed few,” meaning she’s never done time as an adjunct professor. The tenure-track educator, nonetheless, is no stranger to the inequality issues that plague adjuncts, including the estimated 270 part-time instructors who are employed at her […]

Guggenheim Winners

by Chris Cumo Steve Keister An abstract sculptor, Guggenheim winner Steve Keister has immersed his art in the geometric shapes of antiquity. While a junior at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, he spent 1969 in Rome, where he reveled in the solemn grandeur of the relics of a once formidable empire. “It was heaven on earth,” […]

Malcolm Duncan and the New Laws of Physics

by Marla Houghteling DR. MALCOLM DUNCAN saw his career as a theoretical physicist die along with the demise of a big machine – the SSC, the Superconducting Supercollider. It was while he was associate professor of physics at the University of Iowa in 1993 that he decided to switch from physicist to lawyer. He was stunned […]

Profile of Ken Hardy

Profile of Ken Hardy

by Marla Kay Houghteling WORDS ARE IMPORTANT to Ken Hardy; he doesn’t shy away from the difficult ones. He’d like his students to have this same respect for language. In the summer of 1998, he was teaching an interpersonal-communications course at Jefferson Community College in Louisville, Kentucky, where he had been an adjunct since 1995. […]

Five Adjunct Faculty Fulbright Scholars

Five Adjunct Faculty Fulbright Scholars

by Chris Cumo Dr. Joe Peters Dr. Joe Peters has taken the road less traveled to his Fulbright scholarship. A course in Eastern religions as a freshman at Purdue in 1972 led him to nature rather than the classroom. He volunteered for the U.S. Forest Service the next year and fought fires in the American West and later, […]