Why I like working in academia

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The personal experiences of Richard T. Snodgrass, a professor in the University of Arizona, in the field of academics are discussed. Richard holds a B.A. degree in Physics from Carleton College and M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Database Systems. According to Richard, academics make less than equivalently trained counterparts in industry. Academic departments have a very flat management structure, organizational behavior jargon that translates into lots of committees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-121
Number of pages4
JournalSIGMOD Record
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems


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