Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Kerry Ann Rockquemore is an author and speaker in the field of faculty development and leadership. She spent the early years of her professional career climbing the academic ladder while writing about interracial families. She is author of Beyond Black: Biracial Identity in America (2001, 2007), Raising Biracial Children (2005), and over two dozen articles and book chapters on multiracial youth. Kerry Ann’s research has been featured in numerous media outlets such as the New York Times and ABC’s 20/20. After Kerry Ann became a tenured professor (at the University of Illinois at Chicago), her focus shifted towards improving conditions for pre-tenure faculty by creating supportive communities for professional development, writing productivity, and work/life balance. Her award-winning work with under-represented faculty led to the publication of her most recent book The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul (2008). Kerry Ann now provides workshops for new faculty members at colleges across the United States, leads a popular online discussion forum for under-represented faculty, and works with a select group of new faculty each semester in her Faculty Success Program. She wrote a series of columns for Inside Higher Ed designed to help new faculty members advance toward tenure. She can be contacted via e-mail at KerryAnn@newfacultysuccess.com

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November 1, 2017
To effectively direct your career once you are tenured, you should always determine your next move, eliminate distractions and enroll other people in your vision, advises Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
October 25, 2017
Just because you’ve gained tenure doesn’t mean you don’t need mentoring, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore, who gives advice on how to find a whole new supportive group of people.
October 18, 2017
The mind-sets that helped you gain tenure can silently undermine your success afterward if you don’t identify and shift them, warns Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
October 11, 2017
Kerry Ann Rockquemore suggests three ways of determining what to pursue.
October 4, 2017
As a newly tenured professor, you should talk with people who are doing the work you dream about to discover what it’s really like on a daily basis -- and how they got where they are today, advises Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
September 27, 2017
You will have the greatest impact, influence and joy if your path emerges from deep self-understanding, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore, who describes how to make such possibility mapping concrete.
September 20, 2017
It’s a simple question, but it provides powerful feedback about how you experience various aspects of your work, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
September 13, 2017
As a newly tenured professor, you should consider the question as an indicator of the best direction for your energy, gifts and talents moving forward, advises Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
September 6, 2017
Once you gain tenure, you can be a leader on your campus in ways you might not have considered, no matter your title, role or position, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
August 30, 2017
Kerry Ann Rockquemore introduces a new series of articles on how to transition successfully and enjoyably into a new status on your campus.

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