AnupholsterphobiaWilliam Wieland
John Buccheri, a Northwestern University music professor when I was a graduate student, coined the term “anupholsterphobia”.

phobia — fear of something
an — prefix meaning “not”
upholster — to cover something

anupholsterphobia = fear of not covering something

“Anupholsterphobia” is common among educators—but we cannot cover everything in a class, a semester, or even a curriculum. We must offer as much breadth and depth as we can and trust that we and our students will continue learning.