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 three publishing now!

Dr. Ryan Straight

Dr. Ryan Straight

Latest Episode

A History of The New Professor

Posted on Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

In episode 30, Ryan shares an interview he did over the summer but this time the tables are turned! Ryan talks with Janet Smith at the Office of Digital Learning about the podcast, how it got started, and how he uses podcasting in his classes.

In episode 29, Ryan sits down with Caitlin Kerrigan, Coordinator of Faculty Programs at the University of Arizona. They talk about everything from the Fellows program to teaching in Ecuador to student support services to serving S’mores while dressed as the Grim Reaper.

In episode 28 of The New Professor, Ryan talks to Melissa Silva, the Student Services Coordinator for UA Douglas about the initiatives she works with, the uniqueness of living on and across a border, being multicultural, and my thrift store t-shirt.

In episode 27 of The New Professor, Ryan talks to Nikolas Glazier Hodge, Director of the UA Transfer Student Center, about NPR, self-image, being part of a community, Parks and Rec, apples, and chickens.

Dr. Jessica Kapp, Department of Geoscience

Posted on Thursday, Sep 27, 2018

In episode 26 of The New Professor, Ryan talks to Dr. Jessica Kapp about Tibet, the Grand Canyon, and starting her own podcast (coming soon!).

In episode 25 of The New Professor, Ryan tries something new: having guests! Enjoy this extra-long episode in which Ryan speaks to Angela Gunder and Luis Carrion from the Office of Digital Learning at the University of Arizona. We introduce everyone to the #SquadGoalsNetwork and invite you (yes, you!) to join.