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 ethics of research and the deeper challenges of thinking about the effects of data collection and dissemination.  Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott Self Email: Dr. Linnea […]
  • We discuss the ways in which the life of doc students (and folks who have earned their doctorates) is really a kind of free-lance lifestyle. We discuss the processes, and […]
  • We're joined by Dr. Ben Ries, Associate Dean for Vocational Formation at Abilene Christian University to talk about developing virtues while in a doctoral program. Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. […]
  • We discuss "feasibility" in the dissertation, and address some of the challenges of scope, access, and perception that students face in developing a feasible project. Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. […]
  • We discuss some of the challenges of hearing feedback on one's work, and explore some of the deeper issues related to those challenges. Links: "I Promise" by J. Scott Self […]
  • Dr. Jenifer Williams and Dr. Kristin O'Byrne join us for a special episode on dealing with some of the stressors of COVID-19 as doctoral students. This episode was released as […]
  • We discuss "feasibility" in the dissertation, and address some of the challenges of scope, access, and perception that students face in developing a feasible project. Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. […]
  • 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 […]