Teaching Colleges and Universities

  • Maria E. Squire
Part of the Series in Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMENG)

It was not that long ago that I was in the position that you are currently in, trying to decide what career path I wanted to pursue. Upon graduating with my Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, did I want to pursue a career in industry? Was a career working at an intellectual property law firm for me? Or did I want to pursue a career in academia? The choices seemed endless and at times overwhelming, yet my decision to become a faculty member at a small teaching-focused university became the clear choice for me.

You might be wondering how, with all of the choices available, I came to a decision to pursue an academic career at a teaching university. My decision was based on my undergraduate experience at a small teaching university, and on my experience as a graduate student at a large research university. I received my B.S. in biology and Spanish at a Catholic and Jesuit University, where class sizes were small and there were significant opportunities for professors to interact with...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria E. Squire
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyThe University of ScrantonScrantonUSA

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