August 24, 2012

An Interview with Robinson Professor Steven Pearlstein

This summer, Professor Pearlstein was interviewed by the Mason News Desk about his first year of teaching at Mason.

From the interview:

“You’re a full-time professor but you still do a demanding column for the Washington Post, a job many would find full-time in itself. How do you manage the time?

I’m not a good juggler. I’m here four days a week, and then on Thursdays at noon I turn into a columnist. I usually leave, but sometimes I close the door here and become a reporter, and I write the column on Friday afternoon. I have a research assistant who helps me. But if you do [this kind of work] long enough, you can do it relatively quickly. Since I’ve been at Mason, my column has gotten longer, and people ask if that’s intentional. No it’s not intentional, it’s because I don’t have time to make it shorter.”

Click here to read the full interview.