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.)

Digital Distractions

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

In episode 2 of The New Professor, Ryan goes after digital distractions like Facebook and Wikipedia, and then gives you some suggestions and tools to help fight them.

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!