La Profesora Abstraída

Weblog of Michelle Dion, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, at McMaster University. My blog has moved to 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,


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

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?

At 10/08/2017 10:40 PM, Blogger harada57 said...




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