Doc101

A podcast for doctoral students and those who love them

If it were easy, everyone would be doing it … but it’s not. Earning a doctorate taps several skills and abilities: some of which rarely get talked about in public. Doc101 is a podcast for doctoral students, with particular attention to some of the “soft skills” necessary to earn one’s degree. Search for us on all of the podcasting platforms (Apple, Spotify, Overcast, etc.), or check out the most recent episodes below!

Hosts

  • J. Scott Self, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, School of Educational Leadership. Abilene Christian University.
  • Linnea Rademaker, Ph.D. – Professor, School of Educational Leadership. Abilene Christian University
  • Peter Williams, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of Educational Leadership. Texas A&M, Commerce

Episodes

  • We were joined by Oscar "Coach" Ramos to discuss the sojourning that many students experience in the space between starting and finishing a doctorate. For some of us, that sojourning […]
  • We were joined by Richard Remedios to discuss how one’s research agenda develops, and what students should watch for in the development of their own research agendas. Contact Us: Email: […]
  • We discuss the process of managing our "todos" and how we sometimes find that we impose odd constraints on ourselves – well, Scott does at least. Contact Us: Email: Dr. […]
  • We were joined by Emerson Graham (they, them) and Sienna Lloyd (she, her) for a great discussion on the ways that gender is represented in culture and in research. They […]
  • We discuss the motivations of earning a doctorate – or losing weight – and the option to see view education as a public good. Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott […]
  • We discuss the ways in which iteration becomes a form of exploration and re-discovery.  Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott Self Email: Dr. Linnea Rademaker Email: Dr. Peter Williams
  • We discuss the iterative nature of discovery, knowing, and growth: all imperative elements of a good dissertation. Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott Self Email: Dr. Linnea Rademaker Email: Dr. […]
  • Goals can motivate us, but they can also trap us. We discuss challenges to setting, meeting, and measuring goals. Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott Self Email: Dr. Linnea Rademaker […]
  • We are joined by Shandon Klein and Abbie Salcedo; Shandon is starting her doc, and Abbie is finishing. We discuss finding our voice, imposter syndrome, the challenges of an out-of-field […]
  • We discuss the ideal student; one who is eager to learn rather than to know. Links: "I Promise" by Dr. Self Thinking Fast and Slow by Kahneman et al. Contact […]