Professor's Prologue

The Role of the Retired President

by Martin Goldstein, Professor of Political Science 

Most of us contemplate, at one time or another, what we will do when we retire. Perhaps we will develop a new hobby or pursue an old one with renewed vigor. Or maybe we will decide to volunteer for worthy causes. Many of us will follow our professional calling, but at a reduced level. Another option  — enjoying unstructured leisure time — also sounds appealing. Read more ... 

Peeling Away the Many Layers of Jeannette Walls

Angela Corbo, PhD

by Dr. Angela Corbo, Assistant Professor of Communications Studies

Family interactions have the power to warm the heart or stir unresolved issues. We share some of life’s greatest,most devastating, and even mundane experiences with our family. If we are honest with ourselves, we may recall a “family drama” that left a crease on the heart or character-building scar on our flesh. Family communication is an integral component of developing the interdependent concepts of self and others. We learn how to make sense of our interpersonal relationships with one another in our formative years. Read more ...