Academic Alert: I’m Not Going to Be Miserable for 40 Years

A couple of weekends ago I talked to a Black woman who left the academy. As a tenured professor, she and I are the same age. We discussed that we probably have about 20 years left in our work lives.

Although there have been many positive aspects of our professional lives, both of us have experienced really terrible times too. As much as I want to make it not sound…