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 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.
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!).