La Profesora Abstraída

Weblog of Michelle Dion, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, at McMaster University. My blog has moved to michelledion.com/blog. Visit my other website.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Highest praise

Our advisor for undergrad international affairs students stopped in to tell me that the other day, she asked a young woman what she wanted to do when she grew up. That young woman said she wanted to be just like me! She wanted to travel, do research, and be a professor. I haven't taught more than a handful of undergrads in several years (I was in Mexico and since have taught only MS classes), but it was nice to hear that I have made an impression on at least one young woman. It's a good reason to promote diversity in University classrooms, because you'll note that she didn't just want to be a professor, she wanted to be like one of the professors she could identify with and imagine herself becoming.


posted by Michelle @ 11:32 AM,

1 Comments:

At 12/08/2006 11:11 PM, Blogger Elenamary said...

Michelle,
I would love to be like you too! I am envious of the ability and interst you have in politics and economics and sociology.

Why don't you teach more undergrads?

 

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