My latest blog post on University Affairs is a Transition Update from Alisa Harrison, the executive director of the Victoria Division of Family Practice. Dr. Harrison first wrote about her transition in April 2013.
I think what surprised me most early on was the degree of intellectual challenge and engagement I could get without being in the academy. I really hadn’t realized that was possible. I’m still constantly amazed by the degree to which my PhD applies in a completely different setting. I trained as an historian of the 20th-century U.S., with a focus on African American and women’s history. I’ve learned to re-think what I studied to recognize the breadth of knowledge I gathered over time.
Check out the full post here.