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Dealing With Mental Unrest in Grad School With Jessica Schleider

Struggling with anxiety, the fear of evaluation, or just feeling overwhelmed in grad school? You’re not alone. Join host David Mendes with special guest Dr. Jessica Schleider, Associate Psychology Professor at Northwestern University, as they dive deep into the mental health challenges faced by graduate students around the world, today. Jessica L. Schleider, PhD, is…

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Career Cognitive Dissonance During the PhD With Gad Sabbatier

Welcome to a new collab episode of the PhD Dojo with The 2nd Lab. In this new episode of the PhD Dojo, Gad Sabbatier asks me about what I mean when I talk about cognitive dissonance about career prospects as it is experienced by graduate students. Join us in this new Dojo and write us at…

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The Power of Graduate Internships With Melissa Gismondi

This week on Beyond the Thesis With Papa PhD we delve into the transformative power of graduate internships with the insightful Melissa Gismondi. We explored her journey from academia to journalism, discussing the challenges, imposter syndrome, and the importance of seizing opportunities. From running for clarity to connecting with mentors, Melissa shared valuable insights on…

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Venturing Beyond Traditional Roles With Wafaa N. Aldhafiri

This week on Beyond the Thesis With Papa PhD we will be talking about exploring non-traditional roles for young researchers with PhD candidate Wafaa Nasser Aldhafiri. Wafaa Nasser Aldhafifi. Wafaa, a Master’s graduate in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a current Ph.D. candidate at UNMC, stands out for her dynamic career. She founded ‘The Pharma Weekly Digest’,…

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Demystifying Academic Branding With Sheena Howard

This week on Beyond the Thesis With Papa PhD we will be talking about demystifying academic branding with Dr. Sheena Howard, author of “Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation”, “Black Queer Identity Matrix: Towards An Integrated Queer of Color Framework”, “Critical Articulations of Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation”, and “Encyclopedia of Black Comics”, who…

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Rerun – Unlocking Your Thesis Writing Super Powers with Martha Boeglin

Do you struggle to sit down and write your thesis? Is the process painful to you? Then join me in one of the most listened episodes of last season with a specialist, a “thesis whisperer” of sorts – Martha Boeglin of Scriptoria. During my conversation with Martha, we discuss this inevitable, yet often gruesome task…

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What is the Impact of AI on Higher Education? With Tim Dasey

This week on Beyond the Thesis With Papa PhD we will be discussing “What is the Impact of AI on Higher Education?” with Tim Dasey, author of the book “Wisdom Factories: AI, Games, and the Education of a Modern Worker”. Dr. Tim Dasey has a long history in AI and learning science, and recently published…

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Making Impact in Research Through Science Policy With Adriana Bankston and Jamie Vernon

Welcome to Beyond the Thesis With Papa PhD, the podcast that delves into the diverse and impactful roles scientists can play beyond the lab. In today’s episode, we explore the intersection of science and policy with our special guests, Adriana Bankston and Jamie Vernon. During our conversation Adriana and Jamie share their personal journeys from…

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Flourishing in your PhD and Beyond With Amal Abuzeinab

Welcome, friend! This week on Beyond the Thesis With Papa PhD, I’m bringing you a fascinating discussion on adaptation, resilience, and flourishing as a PhD with my guest – Amal Abuzeinab. Dr Amal Abuzeinab is the Institute Head of Research Students (IHRS), Institute of Architecture, De Montfort University, UK. Amal is currently supervising 3 PhD students,…

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PhD Dojo – A PhD and Then What? with Gad Sabbatier

Welcome to another collab episode of the PhD Dojo with The 2nd Lab. In this new episode of the PhD Dojo, Gad Sabbatier and I chart the current PhD job market. Join us in this new Dojo and write us if you have a PhD job to add to the list! This episode’s resources: The 2nd…

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