Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist

Joya Misra is co-author with Jennifer Lundquist on a series of Inside Higher Education advice columns aimed at faculty. She is Professor of Sociology & Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Misra's research primarily is aimed at understanding how policies can create more equitable societies, with a particular emphasis on labor market inequalities. Much of her research compares different countries, and considers how to create meaningful support for both work and life. She has brought her expertise to examine faculty lives in research projects with a number of colleagues. She has also worked with administrators and the faculty union to create supportive policies and environments at UMass Amherst. She is currently involved in KerryAnn O'Meara's NSF-funded project on Faculty Workload and Rewards across three states. Misra and her husband are parents of two children. Readers are welcome to suggest topics for future columns.

 

Jennifer Lundquist is co-author with Joya Misra on a series of Inside Higher Education advice columns aimed at faculty. She is Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A sociologist and demographer, her research examines how racial, ethnic and gender inequalities are perpetuated and sometimes undone in various institutions, such as the workplace, the dating/marriage market and in families. She uses her expertise to examine faculty lives in various research projects with Joya Misra and works to create supportive work life policies and faculty development initiatives at UMass Amherst. Readers are welcome to suggest topics for future columns. 

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November 10, 2016
Engaging larger publics and influencing policy through one's scholarship can be personally rewarding, but such work too often goes unrecognized in university systems of evaluation, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist.
July 14, 2016
A request to write letters evaluating other faculty for tenure and promotion means that other people think you are qualified to make this important assessment. It can also be terrifying, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist.
May 17, 2016
Far too many faculty members end up feeling anxious that they've accomplished -- and relaxed -- much less than they had hoped over the summer months, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist, who offer tips on how to avoid that.
March 10, 2016
Mentoring is an issue at all career stages, yet the demands significantly expand for midcareer faculty members, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist.
January 15, 2016
Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist talked with midcareer faculty members to identify the challenges they've confronted, as well as four key strategies to surmount those challenges.
November 6, 2015
But it can mean emphasizing the work you love to do, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist.
June 26, 2015
Midcareer minority faculty members face particular challenges, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist.
May 29, 2015
Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist consider job (dis)satisfaction among associate professors.
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