Meet Rebecca

Productivity, vitality, well-being, and connection. I believe that personal well-being and professional vitality is more important than productivity, but also that creating our most meaningful work and connecting with others keeps us vital. I can deeply about normalizing discussion of burnout in higher education without normalizing the culture that causes it.

Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark

  • PhD, Rhetoric and Professional Communication
  • Director of the Office of Faculty Professional Development, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Certified Scrum Master and design thinking workshop facilitator with 100+ hours training and experience
  • ACC-certified coach with the International Coaching Federation
  • Previously tenured professor with 17 years of experience teaching undergraduates
  • Experienced faculty development professional, speaker, and facilitator working with high-achieving mid-career faculty on productivity, project management, stress/burnout, professional writing, effective teaching, and career development and transformation.

Author, Unraveling Faculty Burnout: Pathways to Reckoning and Renewal, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022

Host, the agile academic podcast for women in higher ed

Author, Agile Faculty: Practical Strategies for Managing Research, Service, and Teaching, University of Chicago Press, 2017

Co-editor with William Moner and Phillip Motley, Redesigning Liberal Education: Innovative Design for a Twenty-First-Century Undergraduate Education, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020

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