Dr. Herb Childress has been a friend to Stevenson, and especially to the OSPR, for years. Many of you know him as the leader of our Summer Writing Retreats. He will be back with us next week, along with Dr. Jenny Shanahan, to lead our seventh Summer Writing Retreat at the Gramercy.


Herb is an effective leader at the writing workshop because he is an effective writer himself. His style is based on stories, clearly told, with human detail, that always make a point. And the points he makes are filled with wisdom and humor.


Herb has written a guide to academic life, called, with his usual wit, “The PhDictionary.” Structured as a guide through buzz-words and phrases, rather than the typical undergrad to doctoral how-to manual. It is chock full of his personal insight and amusing stories.


Herb talks about his life and his book in a recently published interview with Inside Higher Ed. It serves as a great introduction to the man and to his book. The interview can be opened at this link:


Inside Higher Ed


We look forward to seeing Herb and Jenny here next week.