Category: history of higher education


My Journey In Academia

Note: I wrote this piece about three or four years ago, and it has been sitting in the queue here since then. I have not altered the text since I initially wrote it, and that is purposeful. Hopefully this post will help someone who reads it.  Lately, I have been thinking about my educational and professional path from my undergrad education to today. I’ve … Read More My Journey In Academia


Are Colleges Just Vocational Schools?

In my last post, I looked at the opening paragraph of the University of Georgia’s 1785 charter and how it relates to some common threads running through the early republic. Today, I want to take a moment and look at a section from Thomas R. Dew‘s “An Address Delivered before the Students on William and Mary at the Opening of he College, on Monday, … Read More Are Colleges Just Vocational Schools?


The History of American Higher Ed in UGA’s 1785 Charter

Note: Image is George Cooke’s View of Athens from Carr’s Hill (1845). This summer, I am taking a course on the history of higher education in the United States. For my dissertation, I looked at histories of literary and composition studies in America: Thomas Miller, Nan Johnson, Sharon Crowley, Brian Horner, Shirley Wilson Logan, and more. Since then, I have broadened my scope on … Read More The History of American Higher Ed in UGA’s 1785 Charter