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Professor to Professor Series

Professor to Professor is a new eight part webcast series for Texas State University faculty.

The series is designed to help faculty develop strategies for overcoming common barriers to scholarly and creative productivity.

Long commutes to campus? A complicated home life? Been a long time since your last publication?

These problems and more plague many of us, yet dozens of Texas State faculty have been successful in taming these problems, navigating around them,and finding pathways toward career success. Join host Dr. Tom Grimes, Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication, as he interviews eight Texas State faculty and administrators who describe a particular problem that hassled them. Watch what they did to overcome their particular obstacle.

To learn more about the series, please contact Dr. Grimes at grimes@txstate.edu

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Professor to Professor # 1 - "Balancing Work & Children" (10/25/2016)

Melinda Villagran, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Studies, joins host Dr. Tom Grimes (School of Journalism and Mass Communication) to discuss how to maintain your scholarly productivity (even when you have four children) as well as work/life balance.

Professor to Professor # 2 - "Converting Catastrophe to Success" (11/14/2016)

Carole Martin, Ph.D., Professor of Modern Languages,  joins host Dr. Tom Grimes (School of Journalism and Mass Communication) to explore how to convert what appear to be catastrophes (such as not receiving tenure) into manageable events that, unpleasant as they are at the time, do not predict the future.

Professor to Professor # 3 - "Earning Tenure and Promotion" (12/12/2016)

Judy Oskam, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, joins host Dr. Tom Grimes (School of Journalism and Mass Communication) to describe techniques that chairs and directors can use to help faculty succeed at tenure and promotion. She also considers how to help lapsed tenured faculty recharge so that they become more productive.

Professor to Professor # 4 - "Pursuing Federal Grants" (2/22/2017)

Walter Horton, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research and Federal Regulations and Chief Research Officer, joins host Dr. Tom Grimes (School of Journalism and Mass Communication) to discuss how his office can help faculty to seek external grants. He has faced, and overcome, some of the same challenges that faculty encounter in this complicated process and now guides faculty through that process, drawing on his decades of grant experience.

Professor to Professor # 5 - "Advancing Opportunities For Diverse Faculty" (3/29/2017)

Raphael Travis, Ph.D., Associate Professor School of Social Work, and BSW Director,  joins host Dr. Tom Grimes (School of Journalism and Mass Communication) to examine if and how African-American and other diverse faculty groups may be at greater risk during the tenure and promotion process. They also explore ways to ensure greater inclusion at Texas State.

Professor-to-Professor # 6 - "Promoting Healthcare Research" (5/10/2017)

Rodney Rohde, Ph.D., Professor, Chair of Clinical Laboratory Science, and Associate Dean of the College of Health Professions joins host Dr. Tom Grimes (School of Journalism and Mass Communication) to talk about promoting more healthcare research, expanding collaborative grant partnerships for the faculty, and enhancing student learning opportunities.

Professor to Professor # 7 - "Fostering the Success of Women in STEM" (6/12/2017)

Christine Hailey, Ph.D., Professor and Dean of the College of Science and Engineering, joins host Dr. Tom Grimes (School of Journalism and Mass Communication) to delve into the challenges women face in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines as they make their way along the tenure track process.

Professor to Professor # 8 - "Creating a diverse and equitable university culture" (6/13/2017)

Gilda Garcia, Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Equity and Access, joins host Dr. Tom Grimes (School of Journalism and Mass Communication) to describe how creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university culture is an ongoing and dynamic process. She explains that hiring and retaining a well qualified diverse faculty to foster an inclusive campus environment supports the success of all faculty.