Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Kerry Ann Rockquemore is an author and speaker in the field of faculty development and leadership. She spent the early years of her professional career climbing the academic ladder while writing about interracial families. She is author of Beyond Black: Biracial Identity in America (2001, 2007), Raising Biracial Children (2005), and over two dozen articles and book chapters on multiracial youth. Kerry Ann’s research has been featured in numerous media outlets such as the New York Times and ABC’s 20/20. After Kerry Ann became a tenured professor (at the University of Illinois at Chicago), her focus shifted towards improving conditions for pre-tenure faculty by creating supportive communities for professional development, writing productivity, and work/life balance. Her award-winning work with under-represented faculty led to the publication of her most recent book The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul (2008). Kerry Ann now provides workshops for new faculty members at colleges across the United States, leads a popular online discussion forum for under-represented faculty, and works with a select group of new faculty each semester in her Faculty Success Program. She wrote a series of columns for Inside Higher Ed designed to help new faculty members advance toward tenure. She can be contacted via e-mail at

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November 18, 2015
Kerry Ann Rockquemore provides tips for transforming an awkward, unhelpful relationship into one that helps you meet your career needs.
November 4, 2015
Feeling stressed, exhausted and burned-out by too many students unloading their secrets, concerns and problems on you? Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers advice for setting appropriate boundaries.
October 21, 2015
If you know how to designate tasks, establish benchmarks and bring out the best in people, you can find an awesome virtual team to support you, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
October 7, 2015
Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers five ways to climb out from under piles of old and unopened messages.
September 23, 2015
Some people struggle with disappointment and disengagement when they move from one rank to another. Kerry Ann Rockquemore gives advice on how to avoid that.
September 9, 2015
Kerry Ann Rockquemore writes about the importance of being specific about your needs.
August 26, 2015
Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers advice on pre-semester priorities for those who are new on the tenure track.
August 12, 2015
Kerry Ann Rockquemore explains how to get the support you need and avoid the conversations you don't want during your tenure review year.
July 29, 2015
Kerry Ann Rockquemore suggests ways to minimize stress and think ahead -- regardless of what your department decides.
July 15, 2015
Kerry Ann Rockquemore answers readers who realize it's already mid-July and they haven't made a dent in their big writing projects.


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