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

OLC Innovate 2019 - Four Perspectives and a Podcast

Posted on Thursday, Apr 11, 2019

In episode 38, Ryan speaks to four wonderful people — Kate Sonka, Tina Rettler-Pagel, Keegan Long-Wheeler, and Veronica Armour — about their work and experience that led them to the OLC Innovate 2019 conference in Denver. Four for the price of one! (Which is $0.)

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.

Only Connect

Posted on Thursday, Mar 15, 2018

In episode 18 of The New Professor, Ryan talks about British panel shows, terrible first drafts, and writing, writing, writing. (And, yeah, he mixes up the words in the penultimate line. Such is life.)