I began my academic career at Hope College in Fall, 1983. My primary concern was how I would sustain interest in teaching across a lifetime. As it turned out, I had opportunities to do other things, too. From 1992 – 1999, I directed the college's Carl Frost Center for Social Science Research, doing research full-time for community clients. Since 1999, I have directed the Phelps Scholars Program, an academic and residential experience for first-year students interested in race and culture. For fourteen years, my office has been in the basement of a freshman dorm. I have taught nearly 50 sections of first-year seminar, led workshops on diversity topics, and spent countless hours with students on a bus (pow wows, Chinatown, the Islamic Center of America, etc.). I have worked hard to make Hope College more inclusive while promoting cultural competence for everyone. It's been wonderful, and I'm exhausted. I'm 56 years old with ten or twelve years of work left in me, and it's time to be a normal college professor once again. In 2013 – 2014, I will teach in Tokyo and finish a book. In August 2014, I'll be back full-time in the psychology department, something I haven't done in more than two decades. Psychology has changed, I've changed, students have changed, and I'm as nervous now as I was as a brand-new Ph.D.