I’m originally from Nova Scotia, Canada—a tiny, forested peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean—but I’ve lived in the United States for over ten years.
I completed my PhD at Northwestern University, and moved to the Bay Area to start a tenure-track position in 2015, and earned tenure in 2021.
When I'm not working, you’ll find me outside: running, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, or skiing. If it doesn't involve getting a little sweaty or covered in mud, I don't want to do it.
In graduate school, we learn how to do research and write academic papers and books, but we are rarely taught how to manage the day-to-day of being a professor.
I want to change that by helping assistant professors learn how to work smarter so that they can achieve their professional goals without burning out.
If you want to get more out of yourself and actually enjoy your time on the tenure track, let's talk!
Overcome limiting beliefs
Say "no" without closing doors
Establish a consistent writing practice
Develop a pre-tenure strategic plan
Balance research, teaching, and service
Like most things worth doing, earning tenure is hard. But it shouldn't be a miserable grind. I can help you find sustainable ways to rise to the challenge while maintaining your well being and avoiding the trap of constant busyness.
Cultivate work-life balance
Nick, husband extraordinare
Anywhere in the mountains
My mountain bike, Liv
On the trails with friends