Maria Shine Stewart

Maria Shine Stewart is a licensed professional counselor and adjunct lecturer in writing. She seeks to build bridges between the humanities and the social sciences focusing on writing across the lifespan, wellness, humor, the creative process and the prevention of burnout. “A Kinder Campus" explores human relations in the academy with anecdotal and research support for the idea that when we work kinder, we work better. Civility and collegiality count, so stock up and spread them around. Submit column ideas to [email protected].

"If thou thinkest twice before thou speakest once, thou wilt speak twice the better for it."
--William Penn

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Most Recent Articles

September 3, 2020
Kindness will be a game changer as health, productivity and collegiality hang in the balance on campuses this fall, writes Maria Shine Stewart, who offers suggestions for how to cultivate it.
November 14, 2019
Maria Shine Stewart bemoans the current situation on most campuses and provides 12 suggestions for improvement.
April 16, 2019
Will teacher-student conflict yield a mutiny -- even a public relations nightmare? Maria Shine Stewart shares a dozen tips that may help you reach better outcomes.
January 22, 2019
Maria Shine Stewart describes taking the exam almost four decades after her first try.
August 1, 2018
If you've been wounded by a bully, you're not alone, writes Maria Shine Stewart, who also asks if campuses can do better to support victims and promote more positive behavior.
March 28, 2018
Can fostering goodwill on campuses make a difference? Maria Shine Stewart reflects on the topic.
November 30, 2017
Maria Shine Stewart gives advice on how to avoid imploding on the Net.
August 22, 2017
Maria Shine Stewart provides some advice for dealing with particularly difficult students in the classroom.
June 21, 2017
Job changes and losses can happen anytime, even when you think you are indispensable, writes Maria Shine Stewart, so it’s good to prepare.
August 30, 2016
A rejection letter is often the last impression an institution leaves on the job candidate, writes Maria Shine Stewart. so why not make it a good one?

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