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Tuesday, 13 August 2013


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Someone once described the PhD as "a black belt in looking stuff up": anyone who teaches gen ed courses teaches outside of narrow credentials, and anyone who never teaches beyond the topic of their dissertation and coursework is either TT at an R1 or intellectually dead.


As far as fraud goes, I don't think his or yours (or mine) really count for much in the grand scheme of academic fraud. Stephen Ambrose was the keynote speaker at my undergraduate graduation ceremonies -- he has us all beat.

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