Published Essays

Democrats and rural voters (CNN Business Perspectives, Jan. 14, 2020)

Iowa Dems have too much influence (USA Today, Dec. 12, 2019)

Am I really a Democrat? (CNN Business Perspectives, Nov. 20, 2019)

Funding Graduate Students (Inside Higher Education) July 7, 2016

With end of tenure in sight, end of tether is too (Times Higher Education), Aug 4, 2016)

Prozac Ph.D. (Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 5, 2016)

How Do I Look in this Ipod? (Chronicle of Higher Education, July 2, 2012)

How White Was My Prairie (in Mary Ruth Marotte, Paige Martin Reynolds, and Ralph Savarese (ed.) Papa Ph.D. Essays on Fatherhood in the Academy (Rutgers University Press, 2010)>

"How Old is too Old to Wear an iPod in Public?" (Des Moines Register, February 6, 2010)

“Maybe Dependence on Foreign Oil Isn't So Bad,” (Des Moines Register, August 1, 2009)

The No Fear Option (The Imperfect Parent, June 13, 2008)

Wrestling Families Make Outsiders Feel at Home (Des Moines Register, March 27, 2008)

Love and Audits (Dallas Morning News, March 18, 2007)

Why Write An Academic Mystery? (The Mystery Readers Journal, Winter 2006-2007)

Ecological What? (The American (online version), Novermber 2006)

The Academic Family (Chronicle of Higher Education, August 11, 2006)

Both Sides Now (Scarlet and Black)

Prejection (Chronicle of Higher Education, August 11, 2006)

The Price of Prestige (Scarlet and Black)

How Many Birthdays? (The Des Moines Sunday Register, Feb 15, 2003)

Should Economists Marry Economists? (with Irene Powell) (Starting Our Careers, American Mathematical Society)

Shared Contracts (with Irene Powell) (Newsletter of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession,October 1992)