The Joyful Professor

How to Shift from Surviving to Thriving in the Faculty Life

Barbara Minsker, Ph.D.

Copyright © 2010 by Barbara Minsker, Ph.D.

All rights reserved.

Published by:

MavenMark Books, LLC

2625 South Greeley Street, Suite 201

Milwaukee WI 53207

ISBN: 9781-59598-079-3

Cover design by EMGraphics.

Smashwords Edition

To Brian, Andrew, and Patrick,

my greatest joys.

Smashwords Edition, License Notes

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The author thanks the Future Thinking community, who provided such terrific support and ideas for bringing joy to her life, many of which made it into this book. Jan Smith has been a truly wise guide in this journey, and Shannon Jackson Arnold suggested many wonderful resources that are included herein. Sarah Miles contributed several useful time-management tips and the Soulful Values Exercise.

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