Professor Mom: Finding Work-Family Balance Despite the Odds

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Tim Foley for The Chronicle

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Tim Foley for The Chronicle

Almost every mother we know has a story about an ill-timed breast-milk leak. Kristen's story doubles as the moment of conception of our forthcoming book, Professor Mommy: Finding Work-Family Balance in Academia (Rowman & Littlefield). Kristen had flown from California to Maine for her first-ever campus interview, at Bowdoin College, leaving her month-old baby at home. After a day of back-to-back meetings, she found herself sitting in the dean's office listening to a description