Mental Health and Disability

3-D book mockup of THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC I give keynotes and teach workshops on mental health and disability, often for higher education workers, attorneys, and professional organizations.

I’ve written many pieces on this subject, including as series for THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, “Life of the Mind Interrupted.”

My best-selling book, LIFE OF THE MIND INTERRUPTED: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education (Blue Crow Books, 2019), also takes on this subject.

✤ Named to Book Riot’s top 5 Books to Help You Understand Higher Education in 2019.
✤ Named to THE PROFESSOR IS IN Top 12 Books About Academia in 2021.

For booking information, please contact The BrightSight Group.


Johnson County Community College, Kansas City
Jan. 14, 2022
via Blackstone Publishing
July 29, 2022
"The End of Roe Will Worsen the Campus Mental-Health Crisis"
June 30, 2022
On mental health, FERPA, and higher ed
Feb. 11, 2022
For essay "The Holes We Live With" in Full Grown People Magazine
Dec. 1, 2020
Audience: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), MENASA Area
Nov. 30, 2021
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize
Oct. 28, 2021
On FERPA, sexual assault, and mental health
Sept. 9, 2015
On mental health and the bar exam
Aug. 7, 2014
On mental health and the bar exam
Aug. 1, 2014


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August 23, 2021