[nobe-l] Organizing group of Blind Academics

Fikru Gebrekidan fikrug at stu.ca
Sat May 22 09:19:15 UTC 2010

Hi all,

My name is Fikru Gebrekidan, PHD. Although a US citizen I'm a 
university professor in Canada. I look forward to attending NOBE 
meetings as well as swapping ideas and experience in groups or in 
person. If you care for such informal get-togethers feel free to 
contact me offline or through the listserv.


. At 08:19 PM 5/21/2010, Kathy McGillivray wrote:
>Hi. I also noticed the same thing at the NOBE meetings, though there 
>are a few people who teach at the college level who do attend. I am 
>a disability services director at a private liberal arts university, 
>but also am an adjunct  instructor there. There are certainly issues 
>unique to working in a higher ed academic setting. I'm still making 
>a final decision about Dallas, but will look up your gathering if I am there.
>Kathy McGillivray
>----- Original Message ----- From: "James Fetter" <jfetter at nd.edu>
>To: "National Organization of Blind Educators Mailing List" 
><nobe-l at nfbnet.org>
>Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 5:41 PM
>Subject: [nobe-l] Organizing group of Blind Academics
>>Dear All,
>>I hope all of your semesters/school years have gone well. I am 
>>interested in organizing a group of graduate students who are 
>>planning to pursue academic careers and, if possible, professors or 
>>others with academic experience for trading ideas and advice 
>>concerning publishing, the job market, and all the other fun things 
>>that a career in the academy entails. As for myself, I am near 
>>completion of my Ph.D. in Political Science at Notre Dame and am in 
>>the process of going on the market. I noticed that relatively few 
>>of the people attending the Blind Educators meeting at convention 
>>had or were starting academic careers, so if you are or were in 
>>academia and would be interested in being part of a group that 
>>would discuss issues specific to our profession, please get in 
>>touch. I will be attending the convention in Dallas, so I will try 
>>to organize a get-together over drinks of all those who are interested.
>>All Best,
>>James Fetter
>>University of Notre Dame
>>Department of Political Science
>>217 O'Shaughnessy
>>Notre Dame, IN 46556
>>jfetter at nd.edu
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