I have been asked Would You Do It Over Again? in conjunction with my retirement from a full-time faculty position at Villanova University. Would I follow the same path today? What would I change? Although it is strictly a theoretical exercise to pretend to reset the clock, some things may be learned from a review of my experience and what worked and what didn’t. On the other hand, my experience may be relevant only for me, and you may find this material to be egocentric. In any case, I am attempting to respond to some personal questions I have been asked recently.
Would I go into University academics again? I would if (more…)