A foreigner teaching in America

July 18, 2014

In his first year on the job, Jamie Miller, a faculty member at Quinnipiac University, grapples with culture clash: “You only need to stay one week ahead of your students.” “You are always smarter than they are.” “You can definitely teach a book you haven’t read yet.” Such was the advice I received in the summer of 2013. The first year of teaching is daunting for anyone, no doubt, but for me there was an additional complicating factor: I was a foreign Ph.D. teaching at an American university. Continue reading this article on The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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