Roads Taken: The Professorial Life, Scholarship in Place, and the Public Good

Truman State University Press

Public liberal arts colleges are higher education’s gems, yet their intimate campus settings and locations outside of the intellectual-cultural capitals challenge the traditional rhythm of academic careers. Professors trained at elite research institutions, usually located in large urban centers, must adapt to the holistic undergraduate education emphasized at colleges often located in smaller communities. The authors in this collection serve as pathfinders and exemplars for academic careers that integrate teaching, scholarship, and citizenship, rooted in place. Their stories demonstrate that the noblest traditions of higher education might be lived out most meaningfully on small, liberal arts campuses. 
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About the author

 Roger Epp is professor of political science at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. During more than two decades at what is now the University’s Augustana Campus, he received its teaching award and served as its head from 2004 to 2011. Under his leadership, Augustana became COPLAC’s first Canadian member. As a public scholar his work includes We Are All Treaty People: Prairie Essays (2008), a radio documentary on rural Canada, and articles in such diverse venues as Inside Higher Ed, the literary magazine Geist, the Small Farmer’s Journal, and academic journals including the Review of International Studies.
          Bill Spellman is director of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and professor of history at the University of North Carolina Asheville, where he has also served as dean of Humanities. His most recent publications include A Short History of Western Political Thought (2011) and Uncertain Identity: International Migration since 1945 (2008). He is also coauthor of a college textbook recently released in a third edition titled The West: A Narrative History, 2 vols. (2012).

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Publisher
Truman State University Press
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Published on
Jan 1, 2014
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781612481043
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Higher
Education / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Education / Professional Development
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