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

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!

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.

Flashback to Fall Semester Preparations

Posted on Thursday, Aug 30, 2018

In this flashback to episode 11 of The New Professor, Ryan helps you prepare for the looming start of the fall semester and has some big news for you.

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.