[Dec 21, 2012 -- End of the World (not)]
This year also marks an end for me — an end to my years at Rutgers University. Although my faculty colleagues at Rutgers have been very supportive, the various impacts of the Great Recession have made my scientific goals impossible to achieve there. On the face of it, it’s crazy to walk away from a tenured professorship at a research university, but with both government funding and university support decreasing and unstable over the last five years, well…
For the short-term, I’ll continue doing some amount of research. Going free-lance has its challenges, but hey, it isn’t the end of the world.
[UPDATE: For at least the 2013-2014 academic year, I am a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University.]