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. – Professor, School of Educational Leadership. Abilene Christian University

Episodes

  • We discuss the taboo topic of stopping out of one's doctoral program, and the barriers (institutional and personal) to getting back to work on earning a degree. Contact Us: Email: […]
  • We discuss how to prepare for proposal defense, dissertation defense, and the mythology of the defense experience. Link "The 'Snake Fight' Portion of Your Thesis Defense" by Luke Burns Contact […]
  • We discuss the necessity of a strong social support network and the value of developing a network of cheerleaders. Contact Us Dr. J. Scott Self – scott.self@acu.edu  Dr. Linnea Rademaker […]
  • We discuss the interchange between writing and thinking, the power of journaling in doctoral work, and developing one's academic voice. The passive voice is also discussed (by vikings).  Links Sense […]
  • Students in doctoral programs face unique challenges in adding another major role to all of the other responsibilities that normal adults occupy.  Dr. Williams and Dr. Self discuss some of […]
  • A discussion of the importance of keeping open the communication lines with one's chair during the dissertation.   Contact Us Dr. J. Scott Self – scott.self@acu.edu Dr. Linnea Rademaker – […]