Professor Climbs Tenure Ladder Twice in 3 Decades, in Same Department

Allison V. Smith for The Chronicle

David Rosenfield, who interrupted his academic career for 30 years, works with Ph.D. candidates in psychology at Southern Methodist U.
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The first time David Rosenfield went up for tenure, in the late 1970s, an academic career lay before him. The second time, 30 years later, he was trying to reclaim it.

Mr. Rosenfield’s first bid succeeded. In 1980 he became an associate professor...

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