Exhale. And just keep breathing.

That’s what I’ve told myself lately because there’s been a lot going on in my life over the past year–some good, some not so good. But that is life 🙂

Today, though, I want to share some big news. I will have a new academic home come Fall, 2017. I have accepted a job offer to join the faculty at University of South Florida. While this brings with the hope and possibility of many new things, it also brings with a moment of sadness. The University of Cincinnati has been a wonderful academic home to me, and it enabled me to do some wonderful things. I will forever be thankful and carry with me many fond memories. More so, the friendships I have made in Cincinnati will remain an indelible part of my being, today and forever.

Moves in mid-career have much more at stake and are often much more personal than moves before tenure, and I am no different. But, sometimes there is just a moment when you know that you need a change. For me that moment was this past year. It wasn’t any one thing; it was a sneaking, slow creep of the feeling that I needed to do something different, and more importantly, do it somewhere else.

And it is no secret to anyone (those in Cincy and anyone who knows me) that I love hot weather and I have missed the beach with an intense longing.

So today, this post, is a pause to say a public thank you to UC and those people who have been instrumental to my success and instrumental to my well being. And it is a pause to say publicly how grateful and excited I am for this next opportunity at USF.

To the future.



4 Responses to “Bittersweet Changes”

  1. Christa Teston

    So happy for you, Lisa! xoxo

  2. Lucía Durá

    Wow! Congratulations!!! We can add HSI to our list of overlapping interests!

  3. Nathan Johnson

    Very happy you’ll be joining us!

  4. Laura Wilson

    While you will be sorely missed, I know what this move means to you. You are a treasure, regardless of your physical location. I look forward to our future collaboration! <3

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