The Male Loneliness Epidemic and Extremeism

In the 1995 movie Higher Learning, directed by John Singleton and based on a fictional university, a college freshman played by Michael Rappaport is befriended by a group of skinheads. In the course of the movie, it made sense. The Rappaport character had moved to Los Angeles from Idaho and was having a hard timeContinue reading “The Male Loneliness Epidemic and Extremeism”

Monday Musings: Geography and Duration

Welcome to 2022! I know many of you have been looking forward to turning the page on 2021 and hoping that 2022 will provide more stability, less chaos, and more productivity. And I hope the same for myself as well. That is why I am starting off the new work year with a blog postContinue reading “Monday Musings: Geography and Duration”

Day 54 – Building Community That Does Not Include Higher Education Professionals – #100DaysofHigherEd

Well, it has been a while, people! I took an unplanned, extended break from my daily blogging for no other reason than it just all got away from me. And that is okay. I am not one to dwell too much in such things. But I was riding home from the gym this morning andContinue reading “Day 54 – Building Community That Does Not Include Higher Education Professionals – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Meditations on Teaching

This fall marks my 20th year of teaching a college course. I began teaching in the fall of 2001 with a Introduction to College Course entitled SFA 101 and I have been teaching ever since. I have taught courses on college preparedness, policy in higher education, organization and administration in higher education, leadership studies, andContinue reading “Meditations on Teaching”

To Move or Not to Move – A Student Affairs Quandary

I have been working in Student Affairs for 25 years now. That is quite a long time. And I have had a fulfilling and enjoyable career. From my early days as a Graduate Assistant at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in the mid-90s to my current role as the Executive Director of the Florida Consortium,Continue reading “To Move or Not to Move – A Student Affairs Quandary”

My Uneasy Relationship with College Athletics

I am going to say it loud and say it proud, I love college athletics! Love em’! And I don’t mean I love them in a passive or nostalgic way. I mean the majority of my favorite memories are tied to college athletics. A few examples: I fell in love with being a college studentContinue reading “My Uneasy Relationship with College Athletics”