In this episode Eric interviews Stephanie Afful from Lindenwood College in St. Charles, MO. Stephanie shares stories from her life of difficult challenges, from pivoting through COVID, not earning tenure at a prior institution, to mourning the loss of her brother. In her words, she “falls forward” into better situations in her career, optimistically creating her own silver-lining. We discuss graduate school training, how teaching is framed, the legendary Jim Korn, and the importance of an undergraduate advisor in Stephanie’s academic development.
Here is the link to Stephanie’s TEDx talk: https://youtu.be/ggHYzV3QWp4