Crossing Boundaries and Redefining Roles: Humanists as Academic Entrepreneurs

This article written with Anirban Ray and Colleen Reilly presents an adaptive approach to academic entrepreneurship for faculty working in humanities departments at public regional Master's universities. At such institutions, faculty need to forge new roles as entrepreneurs that center on pedagogical concerns and student learning so that their work can be recognized as legitimate by colleagues and contribute to their central roles as teachers and scholars. Additionally, because these institutions offer less robust, established support for such endeavors, faculty need to cross numerous boundaries and locate resources and assistance from a variety of campus offices and institutional initiatives.