Because the head of one of the departments I am interviewing with said it is a problem because I haven’t done anything for the last fifteen years… (Loud yelling here.)
I have homeschooled two boys successfully.
I completed my prelims for my PhD.
I took two additional courses in technical writing/rhetoric.
I began, wrote, and finished my dissertation.
I took my language exam for my PhD.
I graduated with my PhD.
I taught high school English for a year.
I taught at a community college as an adjunct for six years.
I taught littler kids’ classes, including poetry and literature, for the last four years.
I gave a presentation to the local homeschooling community on teaching writing to your child.
That’s not what a college wants, though.
They want me to have presented papers, had articles published, and gotten a book published. I probably can’t do that in the next few months, but I ought to get on the stick and try to do that whether I get a job this year or not.