September 8th, 2020

Back in Class

I’m in my final two semesters till I graduate. I have made a lot of changes. First, I was planning to do a PhD, but honestly, once I got into it, I wasn’t sure I would live long enough to finish. Thankfully, the new Dean of SPIA, Matthew Auer, said, “Martha, you have a practical PhD, you could just do

August 24th, 2020

Back to School

As I was driving to work this AM, there was line of cars outside of the local middle school. I couldn’t help but think these parents are very happy to be going back to school. I think the parents are as happy as the students. Then I thought, “I am going back to class on Wednesday!” Hooray! I’m already getting

July 15th, 2020

How This Fall Helps My Research

It’s been a pretty crazy summer, but I have plans! I looked at the cancel culture here. But, I’m encouraged! I am doing my research on women’s electoral success in the GOP. I am a Republican woman and I want to see more of us elected. However, while Democrat women have made strides, GOP women are still lagging behind. I