Maria Shine Stewart

Maria Shine Stewart is a licensed professional counselor and adjunct lecturer in writing. She seeks to build bridges between the humanities and the social sciences focusing on writing across the lifespan, wellness, humor, the creative process and the prevention of burnout. “A Kinder Campus" explores human relations in the academy with anecdotal and research support for the idea that when we work kinder, we work better. Civility and collegiality count, so stock up and spread them around. Submit column ideas to [email protected].

"If thou thinkest twice before thou speakest once, thou wilt speak twice the better for it."
--William Penn

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Most Recent Articles

August 1, 2018
If you've been wounded by a bully, you're not alone, writes Maria Shine Stewart, who also asks if campuses can do better to support victims and promote more positive behavior.
March 28, 2018
Can fostering goodwill on campuses make a difference? Maria Shine Stewart reflects on the topic.
November 30, 2017
Maria Shine Stewart gives advice on how to avoid imploding on the Net.
August 22, 2017
Maria Shine Stewart provides some advice for dealing with particularly difficult students in the classroom.
June 21, 2017
Job changes and losses can happen anytime, even when you think you are indispensable, writes Maria Shine Stewart, so it’s good to prepare.
August 30, 2016
A rejection letter is often the last impression an institution leaves on the job candidate, writes Maria Shine Stewart. so why not make it a good one?
July 21, 2016
Maria Shine Stewart proposes three questions for colleges to consider while reflecting on the teaching conditions of adjunct faculty members.
April 26, 2016
The syllabus, like scaffolding that supports an emerging building, requires sound structure and ballast. It also needs a quality of resilience, writes Maria Shine Stewart.
June 13, 2014
Too often, employee evaluations coddle or reflect grudges; done well, they should activate potential and reduce deficits, writes Maria Shine Stewart.
October 25, 2013
Maria Shine Stewart offers a plethora of tips for making the campus work place a better place.

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