This blog started a little over 2 years ago when the three of us (Matt, Mizuki, and Travis) felt like we could contribute to the the broader conversation related to liberal arts education. The primary aim of our blog was, and still is, to highlight how students and faculty at liberal arts institutions conduct research. We recently had an opportunity to reflect on the past 2 years and we are happy with what we’ve been able to accomplish. We’ve received solid feedback on various topics from our readership, some of which we’ve been able to incorporate into our own research programs at our respective institutions. We hope that you all have gained from the ideas and conversations that have taken place on our blog.
We are at a point where we are now looking to expand our team of bloggers and would like to ask whether any of you would consider contributing as a regular blogger on the Liberal Arts Ecologists. We don’t have many requirements; the only exception is that you are a faculty at a primarily undergraduate institution. We blog as regularly as we can on topics that relate to research with undergraduates (which is an intentionally large umbrella).
Email Matt with any questions that you might have.
Thank you all for a great 2 years and we look forward to many more.
-Matt, Mizuki, and Travis