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!

eBooks (A Lament)

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017

In episode 7 of The New Professor, Ryan discusses the past, present, and future of one of his greatest love/hate relationships: the eBook. Also, musty candles and The Witcher.

On Memory and Film

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

In episode 6 of The New Professor, Ryan recalls the history and making of his favorite hobby, photography, and how it is changing the fundamental experience of our lives.

Thermoception (Summer with The New Professor)

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

In episode 5 of The New Professor, Ryan tries to beat the heatwave and talks about just what summer means for those of us in higher education.

The Privilege of Working from Home

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017

In episode 4 of The New Professor, Ryan addresses the pros and cons of working from home and how to make the most of it.

The Public, The Anonymous, and the Unidentifiable

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017

In episode 3 of The New Professor, Ryan talks about the pros and cons of being publicly identifiable, being anonymous, the gray area in between, and how this can benefit an online class.