Tell us about your work.
“My research focuses upon how adults and students learn. I also do research internationally, focusing on programs and policies that support teaching and learning, in countries like Finland and Norway.”
What are you passionate about?
“My vision is that students have opportunities everywhere—in school, out of school—to encounter interesting ideas, and to do work that excites their curiosity, sustains their interest, and motivates them to ask deep questions about the world.”
How are you saving for retirement?
“I had a TIAA employer-sponsored retirement account [at a former job]. But because I work outside the country, we set up a SEP IRA [with TIAA] so that I could contribute to it from my consulting work.
“Even though I can’t contribute to the [former employer’s] retirement account anymore, I continue to contribute to the SEP IRA because I continue to do research internationally.”
What does retirement look like to you?
“Some of my mentors have formally retired, but have found smart ways to keep deeply involved in their educational work. They continue to work with faculties. They travel to learn more and to share ideas. They keep writing and doing research.”
“While I’d like to have more freedom, I imagine continuing my research.”