Bio: Erica Davis is a freelance editor and writer actively working on a practical nonfiction guide called The PhDidn't Handbook. In 2013, she quit her doctoral program in English Education to assist adult learners through the academic writing … [Read more...] about How I Quit My PhD (When Nobody Believed Me): Confessions of a PhDidn’t
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We're starting a new Q and A series on leaving academia. Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org! For more concrete help, join the Professor Is Out private FB group, and consider signing up for our new Art of Leaving self-directed … [Read more...] about Q&A on Leaving Academia: Where Do I Start?
by Cara Jordan, PhD Bio: Cara Jordan has a PhD in art history from the Graduate Center, CUNY. She began working as a freelance editor in 2008 and established Flatpage, an editorial agency and publishing house, in 2015. She is president and chief … [Read more...] about Practical Steps for Transitioning to a Career in Academic Editing
By Dr. Louise Williams Dr. Louise Williams is a philosophical counselor and coach serving the survivors of toxic people. Her business is Empowerment Through Thought. After navigating two toxic parents, a toxic ex, and a toxic mother-in-law, she … [Read more...] about What the Heck is Philosophical Counseling?
Emotional, physical, spiritual exhaustion. Cynicism and snark as far as the eye can see. Job conditions getting worse by the minute. How do we get our energy back? The answer is: we can’t. We won’t. Not by working the same old jobs in the same old … [Read more...] about Upcoming Coaching Events for Scholars in Crisis
This guest post comes from a post on the Professor Is /Out/ private FB group; the author kindly agreed to share here. BIO: The author most recently served as a Lecturer of Software Engineering at an R2, teaching introductory computing principles … [Read more...] about Letting Myself Leave Academia as an Act of Self-Love – Prof Is /Out/ Guest Post
Dr. Yvette Martínez-Vu is a Chicana mother-scholar who works as an academic coach and consultant. She has a Ph.D. in Theater and Performance Studies from UCLA. She is the producer and host of the Grad School Femtoring podcast and founder of Grad … [Read more...] about Why I Left Higher Ed, and How I Started My Own Business Abroad – Guest Post
The author earned a PhD in public health and is a research scientist working in a patient-focused biotechnology organization. She transitioned to industry after leaving a full-time faculty position in a large research university. A couple of … [Read more...] about The Unnecessary Shame of Leaving Academia – a Professor Is /Out/ Guest Post
The author is an award winning science educator and his research has been featured online at Forbes and Discover Magazine. He is currently a laboratory director for one of the largest clinical laboratory companies in the United … [Read more...] about World’s Finest Education? – Professor Is /Out/ Guest Post
By Tamara Yakaboski, PhD. Tamara is a recovering academic who coaches and mentors folks through radical paradigm shifts so they can live an unapologetic life in soul alignment with self, nature, and community. Her vision is to create … [Read more...] about Departing Academia: Are Your Values Aligned or Disconnected?