If you’d like to book me on your show or podcast, or at your campus or event, just email here!


Here are some of my past appearances:

August 5, 2014: The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC (on the same episode, though alas not the same segment, as legendary actor and my personal hero Bob Balaban!)

June 27, 2014, AdjunctAction Live Chat, “A Conversation With Rebecca Schuman (In Which Rebecca Schuman Just Yaps And Doesn’t Watch The Clock Like An Idiot)”

June 16, 2014, HuffPost Live, on “In Defense of Laptops in the Classroom”

May 15, 2014: Talk 910 a.m. (San Francisco) with Gil Gross, on “Confessions of a Grade Inflator”

May 15, 2014: NewsTalk 1010 in Toronto, on “Confessions of a Grade Inflator”

April 24, 2014: Talk 910 a.m. (San Francisco), with Gil Gross, on “Needs Improvement.”

April 21, 2014: Al Jazeera America, “Consider This” with Antonio Mora, on “The Sad Demise of College Fun.”

April 9, 2014: Back on my fave, Word of Mouth with Virginia Prescott, about “The Tenure Take-Back.”

April 2, 2014: Intelligence Squared Debate: “More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete” (video! podcast to download! hooray!)

February 19, 2014: On Word of Mouth with Virginia Prescott, about “Nasty and Brutish” (audio)

January 25, 2014: On America Weekend with Paul Harris, about “Postdocs for Jocks” (link only)

Dec 11, 2013: On NHPR’s Word of Mouth with Virginia Prescott, about “The King of MOOCs Abdicates the Throne” (audio)

Nov. 27, 2013: On KFGO’s The Mike FcFeely show with Mike McFeely, about the article “A Ghost Town With a Quad” (audio)***


12 thoughts on “Media/Contact

  1. Just a quick note: I’m an adjunct myself, and I’m active in organizing at Lindenwood U., and East Central College. “Hobbyjuncts” and retirees are BY FAR the majority at Lindenwood U. Furthermore, I go over and above the call of duty, and often beyond what an adjunct should do at both of these institutions. Why? 1) I like to work ( I’m not friggin’ lazy); 2) I have to if I want to keep my job; and 3) see #1. There is a such thing as pride in a job well-done. I will not half-ass my efforts to collectivize adjuncts, just like I won’t half-ass my job.


  2. Hi Rebecca,
    Thanks for your continued coverage of what has happened in academics over the last generation. (And for making me feel better about leaving a full time faculty position 8 years ago.) Great stuff.

    So my question is, have you read the New York Times OP-ED “Your Waitress, Your Professor” in today’s NYT? (Page A29 if that helps.) Sounds like she imagines herself as a bridge between professional and blue collar work, but it seems it really is about how junior faculty are continuing to be underpaid. I would love to hear your take on it.


  3. Rebecca,
    There is hope…….As a virtual conferencing guru I have seen the same lament from the corporate side. Yet corporations are waking up to the fact that they are losing candidates due to the lack of candidate interviewing structure. The corporation although had to shell out for a videoconferencing site for the candidate. My guess (and it is a guess, I don’t work in academia) is that the committeemen to virtual interviewing may be an indirect endorsement of distance education. I have seen a generational conflict between senior corporate management and the under 35 crowd.
    The drive towards virtual interviewing seems to be growing organically, the demand is coming from the interviewee side…and companies seem to be capitulating. Again, just an opinion.
    Matthew Fearnley
    Walpole, MA


  4. Hi Rebecca,
    I just send you a FB message with my response to a rejection email by HR in Hampshire. It must be in your Others Folder. You know, I don’t want you to miss it. Without doubt and clearly I think you rock in every area 😉
    All the best for you, and all the best for your family,


  5. Just wondering if you are the Rebecca Schuman that lived in Salem, Oregon for a brief time in the 80’s. I’m looking for a dear friend from long ago.


  6. Dear Dr. Professor Schuman

    Let’s say you were an undergraduate who wanted to write good and stuff and not start essays with “Ever since the beginning of time” and follow that up with an utter shit thesis that is stunning in its obviousness.

    What if you wanted to write an insightful paper on purpose, even working on it not on the same day it’s due

    How do you do that? I came by your The Essay Essay because I’m frustrated by my essay writing.



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