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 mariashinestewart@gmail.com.

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

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August 12, 2011
Listen up, all you listless listeners: you may want to amplify your attending skills as a new academic year approaches. Maria Shine Stewart suggests why.
July 29, 2011
Childhood taunts may recede into the background of our adult lives, but what should we do on campus when rudeness reigns front and center? Maria Shine Stewart reflects.
July 15, 2011
Exploring uncharted areas can be mind-stretching and even painful -- but isn't that how we grow? asks Maria Shine Stewart.
July 1, 2011
In the debut of her column, A Kinder Campus, Maria Shine Stewart remembers two very different campus presences who shaped her career -- and how she channels them in her dealings with others.
June 24, 2011
With her spiritual life an adjunct to her adjunct life, Maria Shine Stewart offers her top ten (whimsical) tips of survival as a part-time professor.
May 11, 2011
Despite warnings from friends, Maria Shine Stewart added a for-profit college to her adjunct teaching schedule. She shares her experiences.
December 20, 2010
To distract herself from the onslaught of grading, Maria Shine Stewart contemplates commas, dashes and lesser-known marks.
September 3, 2010
Maria Shine Stewart presents a paean to the adviser who, wordlessly, helps her navigate the world of professional writing.
April 6, 2010
Maria Shine Stewart reflects on her childhood dream of teaching. Today, she is a long-term instructor, fully committed ... to three colleges at once.
December 29, 2009
As you hone your course materials for the spring, Maria Shine Stewart offers 25 terms for new and returning faculty members to know.

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