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.

Losing and Finding a Sense of Belonging in Academia – WOC Guest Post

I am delighted to offer another guest post in my series of contributed posts by black women and other women of color. If you’d like to submit a post or an idea for a post for consideration, email me at … Continue reading

How to Prepare for a #RealAc Career Shift to Academic Editing – Guest Post

By Laura Portwood-Stacer, Ph.D. Laura Portwood-Stacer runs Manuscript Works, an editing and consulting business whose mission is to help academic authors achieve clarity and confidence in their published work. I invited her to submit this post. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you’re a … Continue reading

Trailer Park Professor: On R1 Success and Learning to Value Yourself (A Guest Post)

I got the chance to meet a client-turned-R1 assistant professor at the AAA meetings, and I asked her what she found most helpful about the work with me.  She took the time to write it out. This is what she … Continue reading