"Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber's The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy (University of Toronto Press) is a much-discussed manifesto that has launched a vitally needed conversation on the importance - and pleasures - of protecting open enquiry from the frantic pace of the modern academic assembly line." -- Susan Prentice, Professor of Sociology, University of Manitoba Times Higher Education, Books of the Year 2016 "The Slow Professor has a manifesto-like quality. But there are more scholarly insights packed into its slim 90-odd pages than you get in longer academic tomes. A must-read, but do take your time." -- Mike Marinetto, Lecturer in Business Ethics, Cardiff University Times Higher Education, Books of the Year 2016 "I love this book. Mentors should give it to newly hired faculty members. Advisors should buy it for their graduating PhDs. Individual faculty should read it to reclaim some of their sanity." -- Nancy Chick, University Chair in Teaching and Learning and Academic Director of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary "I read this book with the intensity and engagement that I read a novel. It's a fresh and insightful study that reaches out to readers with wisdom as well as information." -- Teresa Mangum, Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa
Maggie Berg is a professor in the Department of English at Queen's University. A winner of the Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Award for Teaching Excellence, she held the Queen's Chair of Teaching and Learning from 2009 to 2012. Barbara K. Seeber is a professor in the Department of English at Brock University. She received the Brock Faculty of Humanities Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014.