Tara Gray


Tara Gray serves as the first director of the Teaching Academy at New Mexico State University (NMSU) and as a criminologist in the Department of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University. She has published dozens of academic articles and book chapters as well as three books, including Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar. She has been honored at New Mexico State and nationally with ten awards for teaching, scholarship or service. Tara has presented faculty development workshops to 10,000 participants at more than 120 venues, in 35 states, and in Thailand, Guatemala, Mexico, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Workshop participants report that she is “spirited, entertaining, and informative—she’s anything but gray!”



Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar


Triple your productivity. Eliminate blistering reviews and rejections. Write prose that is clearer, better organized, and more compelling.


Workshop participants who followed the steps below were studied over a nine-week period. Ninety-five percent of the almost 100 participants reported that their writing improved. The average participant also increased the number of manuscripts submitted from two manuscripts per year to nearly six. Even when you can’t work harder, there are important ways to work smarter. Much is known about how to become a better, more prolific scholar and anybody can. This workshop, featuring ten elegantly simple steps, will show you how.


Learning Outcomes:The successful participant will learn how to:

1) Triple your productivity by writing 15-30 minutes per day.

2) Organize your paragraphs and papers around key sentences.

3) Seek and receive meaningful feedback from peers on rough drafts.

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