Given we all have spam filters these days, surely hiding email
addresses is passé.
My Bath email is firstname.lastname@example.org,
and I also have Princeton university email (but don't use that,
some year it may go away). Given that both go to exchange
servers without IMAP support, they both get forwarded to
gmail. If you don't trust gmail, you can write me surface
If you want to make an email unambiguously to me (which I would
prefer, rather than have my correspondence possibly wind up either
viewed as owned by, or identified as "junk" by, either Bath or
Princeton) please use email@example.com.
If you are an undergraduate or otherwise unused to emailing academics, you might want to read these helpful tips about how to email a professor first. Please note that I'm that I'm often travelling and usually behind in work, so I try to check email no more than once a day.
I am still working 40% time (30% as a Reader, 10% as my own Senior Research Fellow) at the University of Bath. In addition to research and grant-writing, I'm still doing both teaching and supervising PhD students at Bath, so I drop by there irregularly. You can surface mail me at my department's postal address. Anything more direct or detailed (like mentioning my office number) is unlikely to alter the outcome.
A semi-surface alternate that also winds up in the department
office is fax: +44
(0)1225 383493 for Bath. But seriously, is there anyone who
doesn't just email scans at this point?
If you have an appointment, please do knock on my door at the appointed time. I often do appointments in clusters, and often get engrossed in talking to people. Also, many people forget their appointments. So I won't come looking for you or notice you're there if you don't knock! However, please do make an appointment so you don't waste your time looking for me when I'm not there.Please don't interrupt me without an appointment though, unless it feels like it might be urgent. But the point of office hours is not only to be sure you don't waste your time coming by when I'm not there, but also to let me concentrate during other hours.
*Old version of this page with my thoughts on our 3.7-year open-plan experience.
I am nearly always logged in to google mail / hangouts, as
joanna.j. I prefer chatting there over using skype. I
also normally respond pretty well if you reference @j2bryson on twitter,
though unfortunately now that twitter allows people to reply to 30
tweeps at a time some messages get lost in the dreck, so you may
have to try two days in a row.