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

Practicing Useful Self-Reflection

Posted on Thursday, Apr 25, 2019

In episode 39, it’s all about self-reflection and some tools, exercises, and tips to do it honestly.

Here We Go Again (Season 3, Episode 1)

Posted on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018

In episode 23 of The New Professor, Ryan welcomes you to season 3, talks about what things may come, and shares some news about his summer.

Graduation

Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2018

In episode 22 of The New Professor, congratulates today’s graduates and tries to convince you attending Commencement is worth it in this season two finale.

Routines

Posted on Thursday, Apr 26, 2018

In episode 21 of The New Professor, Ryan talks about daily rituals, morning routines, and Hemingway. Also, news and a newsletter.

Burnout

Posted on Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

In episode 20 of The New Professor, Ryan talks about burnout, how to prevent it, how to recover from it, and butchers the names of people on Twitter.

Your Electronic Brain

Posted on Thursday, Mar 29, 2018

In episode 19 of The New Professor, Ryan talks about off-loading your knowledge, wikis, and General Ignorance.