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Conversations with Academics

Dylan Gomes

Conversations with Academics
--2019 NOV 7
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Dr. Nick Dowdy - NSF Post Doctoral Fellow (Milwaukee Public Museum) & Assistant Research Professor (Wake Forest University) Nick tells me about not having a great work-life balance, being a self-proclaimed 'workaholic.' We discuss how work can sometimes actually be a hobby, and figuring out what is right for you. We discuss checking emails as a way to procrastinate or lose time. We discuss the difference between working all the time and productivity in a 'publish or perish' world. Nick uses a phrase 'productive procrastinator' to describe working on new / side projects, and explains how having a significant other can help with the balance, at least a little bit.