Because all of you matters to your success in (and outside of) the academy.
In case we haven't met,
As a licensed psychologist, professor, multiracial woman of color (Black, Asian, White), and mama to two kids I had pre-tenure,
I'm all too familiar with THE GRIND.
I DON'T WANT THAT FOR YOU. FOR ME. FOR ANY OF US.
That's why I've spent the last decade using psychological and Black feminist practices to carve out a healthier, more joyful path through academic life – and sharing it with others.
If you're ready to slow down while doing more of what matters,
What is WellAcademic? A spa for faculty?
Ummmm, no...not even close.
Maybe having "well" in the name confused you.
"Well" and "academic" don't usually go together.
But they should, especially if you're helping faculty achieve professional success.
Because you can't show up fully to your writing, teaching, and mentoring - or to yourself and loved ones - if you’re exhausted and stretched razor thin from laboring in a system that doesn’t always recognize your full humanity.
This is the place for holistic faculty development. If you want to find sustainable ways to write more, work smarter, and be well in the academy, we're here with all the training and resources you need.
Absolutely! But don't take my word for it. Here's just a snippet of what faculty say about working with us.
[Roxanne's] insights and encouragement have made me a better scholar and helped me to get my priorities together.
WellAcademic gave me the sense of community I desperately needed and made me feel like I was not alone.
Allow me to introduce you to four of the most ah-mazing coaches around...
Associate Professor of Psychology
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
Professor of Political Science
Our sweet spot is working with individuals and institutions committed to making academe a healthier more equitable space and whose values align with ours.
OUR VALUES ARE...
We strive to build science-based offerings that attend to the deep interconnectedness between work and well-being.
Our frameworks engage individual, relational, and structural contexts because we care about the whole person.
We are committed to helping WOC and other minoritized faculty find connection, joy, and achievement.
Nice! Let's end with some fun bits...
Who snitched? Okay, sadly, yes - to my great embarrassment and the rousing applause from the folks in line. I love New York.
Yep! For AT&T. Corporate life was like skinny jeans - I tried and tried to make it fit before realizing it just wasn't made for me.
(1) I was born in Guyana and moved to NYC when I was 8; (2) both my parents are multiracial; (3) I lose my phone about 10x a day.
Dr. Roxanne Donovan is a former corporate negotiator turned psychologist, professor, and author.
She is a nationally recognized expert on topics of well-being and social justice and features regularly in the media (e.g., The Washington Post, The Conversation, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Georgia Public Radio).
Dr. Donovan brings an intersectional lens rooted in liberation to her work, publishing and presenting extensively on the role of gendered racism in the mental health outcomes of Black women and other women of color.
Her two coauthored books, Teaching Diversity Relationally and Unraveling Assumptions, apply psychological and social justice frameworks to the teaching and learning of diversity.
Her popular Wellness Wednesday newsletter supports faculty of color and other scholars toward purpose-driven lives of meaning, fulfillment, and vitality.
Integrated with her professional identities are her rich and multilayered identities as spouse, mama, sister, and auntie.
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