Varying Academic Careers: Administrative and Teaching
Morris A. Grubbs is Assistant Dean in the Graduate School and director of Graduate Student Professional Development. His roles include co-directing and teaching in the university’s Preparing Future Faculty program, directing the university-wide new Teaching Assistant and International Teaching Assistant orientations, and developing pedagogy and professional development workshops for graduate students across the university. He particularly enjoys helping graduate students develop as potential faculty members and acquainting them with faculty life and work at the various types of institutions of higher learning. Before serving in his current role, he taught American literature, world literature, and writing for ten years as a professor of English at Lindsey Wilson College, a small private college in southern Kentucky. He holds a Ph.D. in English with a focus on the short story genre and is editor of Home and Beyond: An Anthology of Kentucky Short Stories (UP of Kentucky, 2001), Conversations with Wendell Berry (UP of Mississippi, 2007), and Every Leaf a Mirror: A Jim Wayne Miller Reader (UP of Kentucky, 2014).
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