Stuck on the Landing: A Dream

by Beth Hedengren In around 1990, I had a dream, not the kind that Martin Luther King, Jr. had, but the kind you have when you are sound asleep. In the dream, I was at work, at Brigham Young University where I taught writing as part-time faculty. I was climbing the stairs in the old […]

How My Younger Self Got Schooled

by Naomi Watkins Last week, Michael Austin over at By Common Consent highlighted the dearth of full-time female faculty members at the BYUs (you can read additional follow-up posts here, here, and here.) The timing of this post was particularly interesting as I was to give a lecture two days later to 150+ female students […]

Voices from the Past: Maud May Babcock, Educator, Scholar, Thespian

Special Collections Dept., J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah by Brooke Nelson Edwards When Maud May Babcock arrived at the University of Utah in 1892, she was the only female faculty member. Babcock arrived at the invitation of Susa Young Gates. The two met in 1892 while Babcock was teaching a summer course at […]

Video Series Featuring BYU Women Faculty: An Interview with Producer Amy Jensen

by Melanie Steimle Earlier this year the BYU Theater and Media Arts Department, in partnership with the BYU Faculty Women’s Association, released By Study, By Faith: Choosing a Good Part, a web-series of ten short films and additional written stories about BYU faculty women and their pursuit of learning. I recently sat down with Amy […]

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