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Dr. Shawna

Trying (and failing) to care less

Normally when a new semester starts, I think about what I want to accomplish–for myself professionally, with my students, in the department/university. …

101 Pat-Downs Reviews

One of the scariest things about publishing a book? Waiting for the feedback. I’ve been on pins and needles the last couple …

101 Pat-Downs

One of the scariest things about publishing a book? Waiting for the feedback. I’ve been on pins and needles the last couple …

101 Pat-Downs Cover

Happy birthday 101 Pat-Downs!

Drum roll, please… It’s officially book day!! What started at Arizona State University 11 years ago and finished at Sacramento State during …

20 goals for 2020

Amid the debates about whether we’re starting a new year or a new decade, I saw a Twitter thread last week about …

Confessions of an erstwhile blogger

“Please save me a seat!” I texted, frantically hustling down Pratt Street towards the Baltimore Convention Center. Naturally, when I had cut the …