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.

Mental Health Guidance for Graduate Students during COVID-19 – Therapist Guest Post

By Dr. Tyia Grange Isaacson. Dr. Grange Isaacson is a training and supervising analyst with a private practice in Berkeley, California and via telehealth.  She has a subspecialty working with graduate students. Tyia holds a Ph.D in contemporary psychoanalysis from … Continue reading

#Dispatches From the Front: Even More Advice on Managing Zoom Campus Visits

In our Dispatches series, we crowdsource responses to questions we see about the academic job market and career. Continuing from previous weeks, the question continues: “Help, my campus visit has switched suddenly online. Advice needed: either from candidates who have … Continue reading