I am a professor at Saint Louis University–have been for over 25 years. One of the things I like about my position is the variety it affords. So considering the length of my tenure at SLU and the variety of my work, I ought to have sufficient material to at least undertake this blog.
I teach a range of students: undergraduate, graduate, also executive students and a handful of Ph.D. students. I also have the opportunity to teach an interesting variety of courses: marketing, ethics, decision-making and, just this past semester, a course on digital marketing and social media–for which I needed more than a little help from my friends. As a professor in a b-school (mine is the John Cook School of Business), I also get out into the community do some consulting work, some speaking and other work.
I hope to use this blog to keep in touch with students, colleagues and friends both at the school and beyond. At the same time I’ll be working through the daily challenges of teaching and research. I hope to engage a few others in these efforts, sharing resources and thinking–and, who knows, maybe have a little fun in the process.
I’m slowly developing this aptitude for blogging having done micro-blogging on Twitter (@Prof_Fisher) and also having done some longer form material on Quora where you can follow me as James Fisher. I find myself writing quite a bit on Quora and so thought maybe I could benefit from taking a more active role in the management of my own writing and thinking. We’ll see…
I should also thank Sam Coren who edits the Student Advisor. She invited be to write a piece for her blog. You can read my inaugural effort: Picking a Major: Is Majoring in Business Bad for You? Let’s see if a can develop a little momentum.