The New Professor is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Dr. Ryan Straight, an Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Arizona. With his guests he explores what it means to be an educator and a learner in the current changing landscape of higher education, along with various related (and sometimes not-so-related) topics.
Season four publishing now!
Dr. Ryan Straight
In episode 46, Ryan takes a deep dive into sleep, how it impacts our thinking and our work, how important it is for students, and how to get not just more but better sleep.
In episode 45, Ryan gets in the spirit of the spooky season and tackles the experience of fear, touches on impostor phenomenon, and briefly speaks with special guest Angela Gunder.
In episode 44, Ryan muses on what would happen if our major forms of communication–the social media networks–suddenly shut down, and how you can reign in what social media has taken from you.
In episode 42, Ryan addresses something that can make your palms sweaty, your heart race, and fill your stomach with butterflies: public speaking.
In episode 41, Ryan welcomes everyone back to a new academic year and talks a bit about something near and dear to his heart: novelty. Let’s look at that love/hate relationship with new tech, among other things.