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

Dr. Ryan Straight

Latest Episode

What Have You Done?

Posted on Thursday, Dec 5, 2019

In episode 47, Ryan looks at accomplishments and implores you not to hold yourself up to the standards of others. Also, happy almost-2020!

Sleep

Posted on Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

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.

The F Word

Posted on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

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.

All Your Comfortable Spaces Are Gone

Posted on Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

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.

Living in the Future, One Device at a Time

Posted on Thursday, Sep 26, 2019

In episode 43, Ryan talks about his newest piece of cool tech: a pair of augmented reality glasses.

Public Speaking

Posted on Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

In episode 42, Ryan addresses something that can make your palms sweaty, your heart race, and fill your stomach with butterflies: public speaking.