Gain tips to boost your scholarly productivity this
semester by attending a one-hour program on “Writing Habits of Highly Successful Professors,” offered by visiting
scholar Susan Robison, on Friday, September 15, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Stabley
101. While this program is designed for
faculty, all are welcome, and no RSVP is necessary.
In addition to the Center for Teaching Excellence,
this program is supported by the Office of the Provost, the College of
Education and Communications, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences,
the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the School of Graduate
Studies and Research.
Susan Robison is a psychologist, author, and
faculty development consultant. Susan’s Professor Destressor workshops and
coaching help faculty improve their time and stress management, leadership,
work-life balance, productivity, and communication skills. Her book, The Peak Performing Professor: A Practical
Guide to Productivity and Happiness, has been selected for faculty book
clubs all over North America.
In addition to authoring The Peak Performing Professor: A Practical Guide to Productivity and
Happiness, published by Jossey-Bass in October, 2013, Susan is also the
author of two leadership books (Discovering Our Gifts and Sharing Our Gifts),
and a co-author with Barbara Walvoord et al. of a faculty development book, Thinking and Writing in College.
Susan is currently serving as a co-editor of a special
issue on Coaching and Leadership of the Journal
of Excellence in College Teaching. She is a frequent workshop presenter at
higher education conferences and colleges and universities on “The Peak
Performing Professor” and “The Academic Leader as Coach.” Her workshops have
been described as “mind blowing,” “transformational,” and “life-changing.”
A former academic department chair and professor of
psychology at Notre Dame of Maryland University, Susan has provided leadership
consultation work with nonprofits and maintained a clinical practice at the
Center for Extraordinary Marriages, where she is co-director with her husband of
over 40 years.
Her awards include an early career NSF award and
several business awards, including the 2004 Mandy Goetze award from the
Executive Women’s Network for service and leadership to business women in the
Baltimore area and, in 2008, one of the Top 100 Minority Business Entrepreneurs
in the Maryland, D.C., and Virginia areas.