Two Body Problem Panel

Last Update: 04/07/2016

Date: April 21st, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

  • 12:30 pm - 12:40 pm: Check in and lunch
  • 12:40 pm - 1:30 pm: Questions based on RSVP responses and questions from the audience.
Location: Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame
Details: The RSVP forms has a field asking participants to submit questions they would like to ask the panel. These questions along with ones from the audience will be asked to our panel - which will be asked via paper. There will be volunteers who will take your written question and pass it along to our moderator.
RSVP: Sign up before April 15th. Click Here

What is the Two Body Problem?

From Wiki: "The two-body problem is a dilemma for life partners (for e.g. spouses or any other couple) in academia, relating to the difficulty of both spouses obtaining jobs at the same university or within a reasonable commuting distance from each other. The central dilemma is thus a no-win situation in which if the couple wishes to stay together one of them may be forced to abandon an academic career, or if both wish to pursue academic careers the relationship may falter due to the spouses being constantly separated. The term "two body problem" has been used in the context of working couples since at least the mid-1990s. It alludes to the insoluble three-body problem in classical mechanics (which leads some academics in polyamorous relationships to quip that the two-body problem has a closed form solution, it is the n-body problem that is insoluble). More than 70 percent of academic faculty have a working partner, while more than third of faculty have an academic partner."

Meet the Panelists

Dr. Amanda Hummon Chemistry & Biochemstry - Associate Professor

Info: ND Website
Spouse: Zachary Schultz

Amanda Hummon

Dr. Zachary Schultz Chemistry & Biochemstry - Associate Professor

Info: ND Website
Spouse: Amanda Hummon

Zachary Schultz

Dr. Annie Gilbert Coleman American Studies - Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Summary: ND Website
Spouse: Jon Coleman

Annie Coleman

Dr. Jon T. Coleman History - Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Info: ND Website
Spouse: Annie Coleman

Jon Coleman

Dr. Kyle Doudrick Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences - Assistant Professor

Lab Website
ND Website
Spouse: Sue Doudrick

Sue Doudrick Water Resource Engineer for Lawson Fisher Associates P.C.

Lawson Fisher Associates P.C. Website
Spouse: Kyle Doudrick


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