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.

Higher Ed, Complicity and Callousness Toward Black Death – #BLM Guest Post

[We continue to solicit #BLM guest posts. We pay $150 for accepted posts. 1000 words ballpark; profanity welcome. Please send a draft or query/pitch to Karen at gettenure@gmail.com] M. Yvonne Taylor is a doctoral student in higher educational leadership at … Continue reading

Intersectional Guilt and Unapologetic Blackness – #BLM Guest Post

[We continue to solicit #BLM guest posts. We pay $150 for accepted posts. 1000 words ballpark; profanity welcome. Poetry/Art/Video/Song welcome. Please send a draft or query/pitch to Karen at gettenure@gmail.com] Lorraine Scott (she/her/hers) is a proud DC native and 2nd … Continue reading

Living Uncomfortably Comfortable- #BLM Guest Post (Podcast)

[We continue to solicit #BLM guest posts. We pay $150 for accepted posts. 1000 words ballpark; profanity welcome. Poetry/Art/Video/Song welcome. Please send a draft or query/pitch to Karen at gettenure@gmail.com] ~~~~~ Ms. Alexandra Hughes, M. Ed., is the current Assistant … Continue reading

for colored folks who have considered suicide when cookies and academia were not enough – #BLM Guest Post

Les Gray is a recent PhD graduate from University of Maryland College Park in Theatre and Performance Studies. Their research focuses on Black cultural production and its relationship to trauma and terror ranging from blues dancing to police brutality videos. … Continue reading