Tester: A Story of Class, Academia, Punk Rock, and Generation X
Written under the name "Malcolm Franklin", this article offers an account of my journey from first-generation college graduate from the rural midwest to college professor. I wrote it as a pedagogical text to give my undergraduates and graduate history students at ETSU a better sense of the challenges that face them if they choose to pursue an academic career path.
Brian Jeffrey Maxson [Malcolm Franklin, pseud.], "Tester: A Story of Class, Academia, Punk Rock, and Generation X," in Generation X Professors Speak: Voices from Academia, ed. Elwood Watson (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013), 19-39.