February 14 is Happy Woman Professor Day

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One of the most common Google searches that leads folks to my personal blog is "depression in academia." And after following the academic blogosphere for the past year and a half, I find that depression is indeed a theme in our corner of the blogosphere.

So imagine my delight when Debra Hawhee declared February 14 to be "Happy Woman Professor Day." The inspiration was a Google search for "happy woman professor" that brought a visitor to her site.

Hawhee explains the day's primary activity:

During this day, women professors across the academy will post blog entries about things they love about their profession. Go ahead, get mushy.

I'm going to push the envelope a bit and ask bloggers who aren't women professors to write a post celebrating their favorite woman professor. What did she do to inspire or support you? What did you learn from her, inside or outside the classroom?

Pleaase post links to your post in the comments, or simply leave your anecdotes in the comment section.

Leslie Madsen-Brooks is an academic technologist and freelance writer who blogs at The Clutter Museum.


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