An Academic Life Out of Sync

Harmony and balance derive from a sense of personal control over our work and our lives

Stephanie had joined the psychology department as an assistant professor immediately out of graduate school. Now she was up for tenure. She had excellent research skills and a list of publications that exceeded the number she had been told would be required for tenure. Most of her colleagues liked and respected her, although many felt that they didn't really know her well. Her teaching ratings were