Some great news to share!
Each year, Davidson College awards one or two faculty members with the Boswell Family Faculty Fellowship. The fellowship provides the recipient with a full year paid sabbatical (normally our paid sabbaticals are for a half year).
This month I learned I am the recipient of the fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year.
I can’t express in words how much this means to me, and how much freedom this gives me and my family to plan for the sabbatical year ahead. I plan to complete the book on the crisis in Somalia since 1988 that I have been wanting to do for years. And I’m hoping to do more research, writing, and advocacy on ALS matters as well. Karin and I will wait until spring to assess the state of my health before deciding whether to relocate to Kenya for part of the year, or stay back home. We now have a wealth of options, which is a great luxury.
I am very grateful to the Boswell family for their generous support of Davidson faculty development, and to the College for its vote of confidence.