I have worn many hats over the past 50 years. But to be fair, I have spent only the past 25 of those years in academia.
Across that career trajectory I have successfully navigated the roles of doctoral student, classroom teacher, professor, author, department chair, labor union vice president, administrative supervisor, university senator and director of a research collaboratory. Over the past 16 years I advanced from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure to my current rank of tenured full professor.
Outside the realm of academia I have also worn the hats of executive director, professional developer, technology consultant, web developer, and director of special projects for a non-profit organization. I hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication Studies and a Ph.D. in Media Ecology.
In my spare time, I am a single parent of 1 college freshman, 1 high school senior, 1 high school freshman, and 1 fifth grader. Proving that it is actually possible for a female academic to “have it all,” just not necessarily all at the same time. Hence my tag line:
la vitae loca.
You can access a more detailed biography and my curriculum vitae at vanessagreenwood.us