Doing More Than I Could Have Imagined

Mary Anderson-Rowland, PhD: Doing More Than I Could Have Imagined

Chronicles the evolution of a career over time.

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Words of Wisdom: Dr. Anderson-Rowland
The importance of finding a good advisor and making sure to get everything in writing.

Hearing from Students and Having an Impact
The importance of giving back to students and making an impact in their future education and career choices.

Words of Advice for Students
The importance of supportive peer relationships.

Two Different Worlds: School Without Kids and Working with Kids
Being married in graduate school and having children as a faculty member.

The Two-Body Problem
Challenges with being married to a fellow academician and finding faculty positions.

The Commuter Marriage
How to maintain a long-distance relationship.

Sources of Support
The importance of a supportive network of colleagues.

Looking Back on Raising Kids While Working
Explains the role children play in career choices.

Leisure Activities: Dr. Anderson Rowland
Ways to spend leisure time.

Getting Married During Graduate School
The decision to get married in graduate school.

Sharing News of Pregnancy with Advisors
Departmental reactions to the choice to have children.

Seeking Support Outside the Department
How to refute sexist comments and challenge gendered assumptions.

Help and Support from Other Administrators
How to seek support from administrators outside the department when dealing with departmental sexism.

Dealing with Impostor Syndrome
Class performance builds confidence to remain in program.

Climate in Graduate School
How to make friends with colleagues to encourage a supportive environment.

Being Comfortable as a Woman Among Men
Emphasizes positive peer relationships within her cohort.

Best Laid Plans
How to negotiate a schedule for raising a family and overcoming setbacks in a new career.

Coming Full Circle
The process of overcoming setbacks related to career options and personal relationships.

Life is More than Research
The importance of evaluating your priorities to create balance and happiness.

Realistic Balance of Resources: An Analogy
The importance of understanding priorities and allocating resources accordingly.

Interpersonal Satisfaction
The satisfaction that comes from working with colleagues and interacting with others.

Planning Experiments Around Breast Feeding, Productivity, and Encouragement (Part 1)
Creating a schedule and meeting an advisor's expectations.

Paths of Family Planning and Different Options Along the Way
How a flexible schedule as a professor made it possible to have a family and a career.

Sources of Support
The importance of a supportive network of colleagues.

Perspective on Being a Single Woman
Explains some of the setbacks in dating relationships.


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