I can’t remember if we ever talked about the expenditure of time, energy, resources, whether it was better to spend all your waking life thinking about your teaching and whether you ought to forget about that for a while and write books. I don’t think we ever had that conversation. [Another department member] and I had that conversation. He taught public opinion, voting studies, American politics and was very much a careerist, you know, interested in what got you ahead and so on, and was good at calculating those things. He had it pretty well quantified what you needed to do to get tenure at Williams. And the answer was: an article a year and a book for tenure. And I think he did that and didn’t get tenure, poor thing.

Craig Brown,
Former Political Science Professor