I put together a panel of scholars to address the challenge of a continuing research program at the AEJMC's midwinter conference in Norman, Oklahoma, this weekend. Here is the panel description:
Stoking the Research Fire: Most academics are fired up for research right after graduate school, but the flame starts fading after a few years on the job. Perhaps you've received tenure. Perhaps you are over-burdened with service and administration. You may be overworked because of budget cuts. Or you're just not that into research anymore. The purpose of this panel is to share ways in which we can rekindle the research fire after several years in academia. Panelists will share their strategies for maintaining a meaningful and rewarding research career that spans several years or even decades. Topics could include ways of organizing your research schedule, coming up with new ideas, or persisting in the face of life's many challenges.
Panelists are Peter Gade, University of Oklahoma; Barbara Friedman, North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Wayne Wanta, Oklahoma State University; and Charles Self, University of Oklahoma.