Teaching

Celebrating a Podcasting Milestone with Planthropology’s Vikram Baliga

This week on Papa PhD, I’m joined by Vikram Baliga in sharing with you a celebration of a great milestone for Papa PhD and for his podcast – the Planthropology podcast. Having both started podcasting in 2019, we just reached 50.000 downloads at a few days of interval, and we decided to thank you, the…

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A Discussion About “Bad Habits” in Academia With Author Amy Gentry

This week on Papa PhD, I’m discussing a fictional book – a thriller set within academia – with author Amy Gentry. In our conversation, I talked with Amy about her personal experience going through a PhD in the humanities and about what aspects of that experience inspired her to write “Bad Habits”. Amy Gentry is…

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Psychologie, doctorat et transdisciplinarité avec Pierre-Henri Garnier

Télécharge la “Boîte à outils pour le doctorat” maintenant !  Salut! Cette semaine sur Papa PhD, je t’apporte une conversation au long de laquelle, avec mon invité, Pierre-Henri Garnier, on a parlé psychologie, transdisciplinarité et doctorat, et à la fin de laquelle il a partagé un exercice de réalité virtuelle (sans casque) qui t’aidera à…

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Reshaping Your Career Through Change and Uncertainty with Katie Wedemeyer-Strombel

Hi! Before introducing today’s guest, and to celebrate two years of Papa PhD, I’d like to extend an invitation directly to you. If you have a question about one of the episodes of Papa PhD, or if you’d like me to connect you with the people you hear on the podcast, or if you’d like…

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Promoting Career Success in STEM with Harinder Singh

Hi! This week I have the pleasure of bringing you someone whose mission is to help graduate students and postdocs with their career development. As Director of UC Irvine’s GPS-STEM Program, Harinder Singh achieves this transition support through different approaches, including training, mentoring, and networking. During our conversation, we talked about how he got interested…

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Doing Research Outside Academia as a Psychology PhD with Sherri Widen

Do you need a PhD? When I launched into the doctoral adventure, I wanted to teach at the same level the professors I worked with did. So for me, the answer was yes. In today’s episode, My guest, Sherri Widen, shares her journey and her reflections on the reality of the PhD career today and…

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Juggling Side-Interests, Graduate School, and Your Personal Life During your PhD With Gertrude Nonterah

My experience going through graduate school was mostly of graduate students being fully funded and working exclusively on their PhD, at least until the time came to write their thesis. But this is not the reality for everyone and in all domains of research. Today, I’m bringing you a conversation with Gertrude Nonterah about her…

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Following the Passion of Research with Mariana Vargas-Caballero

Many of my guests have talked about tuning into and pursuing your passion, when considering career options. In this episode, I talked with Mariana Vargas-Caballero about how she discovered her passion for science and about the choices and principles that brought her into the academic life. What you’ll learn about in this episode: The value…

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Current Challenges in Graduate Education with Paul Yachnin

Higher education is under pressure, these days. It has been for a while, now, but the COVID-19 pandemic may well be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back, and this test is bringing to light some of the fragilities that have been under the radar until now. With me, this week, I have someone…

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From PhD to Consulting Entrepreneur With Stephanie Ryan

This week, I am sharing with you an interview that covered a lot of terrain, from going through grad school with a disability, to the importance of networking during grad school and after, to the challenges of building a consultancy business based on your research. A great conversation with Stephanie Ryan, author of “Let’s Learn…

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