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.

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Dr. Ryan Straight

Dr. Ryan Straight

Latest Episode

Episode One: Redux

Posted on Thursday, Jan 30, 2020

In episode 49, Ryan re-records his very first episode, ‘Secure and Private is a Process, Not a Destination’ to see just what’s changed over the past three years. Spoiler: a lot!

Owning Your Digital Identity

Posted on Thursday, Jan 16, 2020

In episode 48, Ryan discusses your digital identity and some ways to be the person to own it. Also, happy 2020!

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.