Podcast Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Scholar Spotlight with Dr. Rockquemore aka The Realist Advice You’ll Ever Get 

On this Scholar Spotlight episode, TET interviews Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore, Founder and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and author of The Black Academic’s Guide to Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul. We discuss Dr. Rockquemore’s educational trajectory, her inspo for starting the NCFDD, and Dr. Rockquemore gives us her best, “real talk” advice for staying productive and being successful in academia. Hint: it’s not that same old advice you are used to hearing!

Key Topics: 

  • 2:30 – The Origins of the NCFDD
  • 5:05 – The Importance of a Daily Writing 
  • 9:15 – NCFDD Dissertation Success Program 
  • 16:47 – Healthy Conflict in Academia 
  • 27:34 – Biggest Mistake Newly Minted PhDs make
  • 29:45- Piechart of Priorites/Success 
  • 32:40 – Mistakes Postdocs Should Avoid 
  • 35:05 – One Piece of Advice She’s Tired of Giving
  • 41:20 – Advice on Becoming a Public Intellectual 
  • 44:10 – Overcoming Fear of Failure 

For more information or to sign up for the Dissertation Success Resources mentioned in this episode and check out other NCFDD offerings for graduate students go to:

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