A lot of things. As a university professor, I teach undergraduate students, write books and articles, give presentations, supervise graduate students, and do various administrative tasks. But my dedication to community work has taken
me well beyond these activities. I have organized events, written grant applications, attended protests, and advocated on behalf of vulnerable people.
Of all of my activities, one of the most gratifying is writing because when it is a part of a research process, it is an act of endless learning. I do not restrict myself to academic writing although in my job, scholarly
output has to be sustained. I also publish in magazines and newspapers. Details can be found in this website.
In addition to the pleasures of writing, I discovered the rewards of community-engaged research. I plan to continue my involvement with community work for the rest of my professional career and into retirement.
In 2020, I started a small business, Plum Publishing Coach Services helping people transform their ideas for a book into reality. Below is a link.
My blog is where you can find some of my creative writing, my gardening ventures, some photos, and other personal notes. Click "Read More" to view.