FALL 2017

Expanding Career Opportunities for PhDs in the Humanities:
Teaching at Community Colleges

Friday, September 29, 2017 at 12:30pm

Shalala Student Activities Center, Third Floor, Iron Arrow Room
For UM Humanities Faculty & Grad Students

REGISTER

Kristin Borgwald, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus

Lara Cahill-Booth, Assistant Professor of English, Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus

Stephanie Skenyon, PhD candidate in History and Dissertation Fellow at the Center for the Humanities, UM


This workshop, led by two UM PhDs in Philosophy and English and a PhD candidate in History, explores teaching careers at community colleges. The panelists will discuss the application process as well as share their expectations and experiences teaching at community colleges. Following brief presentations by the panelists, the workshop will shift to Q&A and group discussion.


Kristin Borgwald
is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus where she has taught since 2010. Passionate about civic engagement, she has served on MDC grant teams for the AAC&U/NEH initiatives: Bridging Cultures to Form a Nation (2012-2014) and Citizenship Under Siege (2015-2016). She is also part of the Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Learning Community at MDC and all of her courses are designated as such. She earned her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Miami in 2011.

 


Lara Cahill-Booth is Assistant Professor of English at Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus where she teaches courses in World Literature, Creative Writing, and Composition. She earned her PhD in English, with a specialization in Hemispheric Caribbean Cultural Studies, from the University of Miami in 2010. Her scholarship on cultural geography and Caribbean literature and performing arts has been published in TDR: The Drama Review, e-misférica, and Journal of Postcolonial Literature.

 

Stephanie Skenyon, Center for the Humanities Dissertation Fellow 2017-2018
Stephanie Skenyon
is a PhD candidate in History and a Dissertation Fellow at the Center for the Humanities, writing on the topic, “Local Boundaries, Cloistered Communities, and Inner Selves: Monastic Identities in Twelfth-Century England.” For six years she was an adjunct professor in the Community College System of New Hampshire, teaching in-class history survey courses and offering online courses through Manchester Community College to students across the United States.




SPRING 2018

William Germano
Dean of the Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences, The Cooper Union

Coming in April 2018

William Germano will be returning to the University of Miami to give workshops on writing the first and second books and on revising academic writing.

 


‌‌Expanding Career Opportunities for PhDs in the Humanities:
Careers in Finance

Coming in April

Location TBA
Time TBA
For UM Humanities Faculty & Grad Students

 

Les Levi
PhD in English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
MBA in Finance, New York University Stern School of Business



Les Levi will discuss how to pursue opportunities in careers in finance.