From hills to halls: A modern parable of transitioning to academia

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Laura Cruz
Jack Sholder


This reflective essay tells the story of the transition of a Hollywood director to the professoriate.


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Cruz, L., & Sholder, J. (2013). From hills to halls: A modern parable of transitioning to academia. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 13(4), 1–10. Retrieved from
Author Biographies

Laura Cruz, Western Carolina University

Director. Coulter Faculty Commons

Associate Professor, History

Jack Sholder, Western Carolina University

Professor & Program Director, Department of Motion Picture and Television Production


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