About Karen Kelsky

I am a former tenured professor at two institutions--University of Oregon and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I have trained numerous Ph.D. students, now gainfully employed in academia, and handled a number of successful tenure cases as Department Head. I've created this business, The Professor Is In, to guide graduate students and junior faculty through grad school, the job search, and tenure. I am the advisor they should already have, but probably don't.

Always Have a Side Hustle, and Other Lessons I Learned from Academia – Guest Post

I am delighted to offer another guest post contributed in response to my recent call for contributions to the blog by black women and other women of color. Dr. Nneka D. Dennie is a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow and … Continue reading

A Provost Leaves Academia, Part IV – The Transition

This is the fourth and final installment in the #Postac series, “A Provost Leaves Academia,” by Dr. Terri Givens. Dr. Terri Givens is a consultant in higher ed, and soon to be former provost at Menlo College. She has been … Continue reading

Recovering My Creativity Through Unstuck – Guest Post by Dr. Verena Hutter

TPII Editor Extraordinaire Dr. Verena Hutter shares her wonderful experience recovering a part of herself she thought was lost, through our Unstuck Productivity Program. In honor of Verena and her pens, we are extending the sign up for the new … Continue reading