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Ellane Park

Ellane Park highlights the ways Hope Jahren's memoir inspires and challenges her own life in the sciences.

Heather Walker Peterson

Heather Walker Peterson explores the tension of living amidst both the secular and the sacred at this time of year.

Ashley Hales

I was 12 when I discovered how much I loved diagramming sentences. I’d fill cheap spiral notebooks with stories and journals with attempts at poetry. I read by the light of the headlights behind us on road trips...

For those of you who are new faculty members, we offer this collection of articles gathered from The Well and the Emerging Scholars Network to help you thrive in your new role.

Here are helpful articles to help you survive and thrive in grad school.

Christine Jeske

How does one embrace life again after a season of intense academic work? Anthropology professor Christine Jeske offers her best advice.

Anna Plantinga
"Is academia a frivolous waste of time when we could be telling people about Jesus, or is there a deeper significance to a life of learning? And if learning is worthwhile on an eternal scale, are some questions more worthy than others?" Anna Plantinga reflects on these important questions.
Halee Gray Scott

While I was getting my PhD, I worked as an adjunct professor at a Christian college, averaging over 60 working hours per week. Since those hours were spread over three departments, I wasn’t considered full-time and didn’t receive benefits. During one Christmas celebration . . .

Jennifer Woodruff Tait

Jennifer Woodruff Tait reflects on the intersection of motherhood and academia.

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