Reflections on Academic Lives

Identities, Struggles, and Triumphs in Graduate School and Beyond

Editors: Zavattaro, Staci M., Orr, Shannon K. (Eds.)

  • Brings together a diverse group of academics to share reflections on topics ranging from choosing the right school to writing grants and job searching 
  • Offers practical, useful, and truthful advice about surviving and thriving inside (and outside) of academia with a PhD
  • Seeks to prepare graduate students for the current job market 
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About this book

This book brings together reflections from seventy academics – everyone from doctoral students to a retired provost – who share their lived experiences in graduate school and beyond. Career seekers, adjunct professors, those in or considering graduate school, and tenure-track professors alike will find truths revealed through these shared experiences of struggle, triumph, loss and hope. 

About the authors

Staci M. Zavattaro is Associate Professor of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida, USA. She has recently published in the areas of social media, place branding, and administrative theory.
Shannon K. Orr is Associate Professor of Political Science at Bowling Green State University, USA. She has recently published research in the areas of climate change, national parks, and sustainability. 

Reviews

“Drawn from varied aspirations and diverse experiences in challenging academic trenches, this book is packed with practical advice for individuals and institutions. The contributors’ reflections provide exceptional authenticity for the understanding of differing essentials in search of personally and professionally well-lived academic lives.” (Chester A. Newland, Emeritus Duggan Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, University of Southern California, USA)

“This book should be mandatory reading for PhD students, PhD program applicants, and new tenure track faculty. In a series of chapters written by faculty from different fields and career stages, the book addresses fundamental experiences of the academy: rejection, career-life balance, and survival. This book would have benefitted me enormously during my doctoral student career.”  (Leisha DeHart-Davis, Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Zavattaro, Staci M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • An Ode to Rejection and Other Academic Advice

    Zavattaro, Staci M. (et al.)

    Pages 5-25

  • Graduate School: Reflecting on Everything from Choosing to Finishing

    Zavattaro, Staci M. (et al.)

    Pages 27-71

  • Onto the Job Market!

    Zavattaro, Staci M. (et al.)

    Pages 73-93

  • Developing a Research Agenda: Your Bread and Butter

    Zavattaro, Staci M. (et al.)

    Pages 95-120

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60009-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60008-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reflections on Academic Lives
Book Subtitle
Identities, Struggles, and Triumphs in Graduate School and Beyond
Editors
  • Staci M. Zavattaro
  • Shannon K. Orr
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-60009-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-60009-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60008-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 235
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