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

Nicci Ainuu, THINKTANK

Posted on Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

In episode 32, Ryan has the tremendous pleasure of speaking with Nicci Ainuu, the Administrative Services Manager at UA’s THINKTANK, a hub for academic support for students across the University of Arizona. They talk about the services it provides, how you can benefit from it or even become a tutor, yourself, and the importance of catching up on cancelled television shows.

In episode 1 of The New Professor, Ryan takes on best practices for privacy and security for all TNPs out there. Also, how to deal with University policies that might impact your user experience.

Small Beginnings

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017

In this pre-release episode, Ryan introduces himself, the podcast, and the goal, impetus, and hopes for what TNP can become. Welcome to the experiment!