0. I find that it takes an awful lot of time just to schedule an appointment. This is partly because I work like a maker but have to schedule like a manager. In addition, many people send unclear, underspecified, or even just incorrect appointment scheduling requests. I therefore suggest starting the conversation with email. Many things are quite easy to take care of that way, and proceed a lot quicker.
Otherwise, to schedule an in-person meeting:
1. Make sure I'm in town. [show/hide]
2. Check my general week schedule.
I will next have formal office hours in Fall 2019. In the meanwhile, meetings will be on request.
I am generally guaranteed to be in 11am to 2pm. Some days I come in by 9am and leave at 2pm; other days I come in around 11am and stay until around 4pm. I'm devoting the rest of my time to thinking, writing, and research, but my office is generally not conducive to those activities.
3. Make sure I'm free on a specific day.
To request a meeting, view my calendar below. As you do:
- click on the actual entries to see how long they last (some are several hours long)
- click on the Week view, since the others seem to drop some entries!
4. Pick a time.
If you absolutely can't make it between 11am and 2pm, see whether my calendar has other entries on a day:
- If I already have morning entries but a clear afternoon, chances are it's a 9am-2pm day and you're welcome to ask for slots in the 9am-11am range.
- If I already have afternoon entries but a clear morning, it's probably a 11am-4pm day and you can ask for slots in the 2pm-4pm range.
- If the day is currently blank, I would probably appreciate keeping it that way.
Please suggest more than one date and time, because I may have constraints not publicly visible in my calendar.
5. Send me Email.