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RIA # 18: Dr. Tara Gray on Publish & Flourish


Dr. Tara Gray

Dr. Tara Gray

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Tara Gray, who serves as associate professor of criminal justice and as the first director of the Teaching Academy at New Mexico State University (NMSU). The Teaching Academy seeks to improve student learning by providing NMSU educators with professional development in teaching, scholarship, leadership and mentoring. The Academy helps them develop extraordinary teaching lives embedded in exceptional careers. Tara was educated at the United States Naval Academy, Southwestern College in Kansas and Oklahoma State, where she earned her Ph.D. in economics by asking, “Do prisons pay?” She taught economics at Denison University before joining the Department of Criminal Justice at NMSU. She has published three books, including Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar. She has been honored at New Mexico State and nationally with eight awards for teaching or service. Tara has presented faculty development workshops to 10,000 participants at more than 120 venues, in thirty-five states, and in Thailand, Guatemala, Mexico, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: How faculty development centers can help researchers [00:00-9:11]

In this first segment, Tara describes the work of Centers for Teaching and Learning and shares examples of programming, resources, and services that can offer assistance to faculty researchers.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Writing and research accountability [9:12-20:24]

In segment two, Tara talks about factors that impact scholarly productivity and shares tips for sharing your work with others.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: Concrete tips for productive writing [20:25-31:24]

In segment three, Tara offers suggestions for setting up a daily writing practice, forming a writing group and tracking your time writing.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip # 1: How Publish & Flourish came to be [00:00-3:43]

Bonus Clip # 2: Tips for Engaging Experts for Feedback on Your Work [00:00-2:13]

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