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 ways in which job opportunities come to new docs, and how we find and curate our work. Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott Self Email: Dr. Linnea […]
  • We discuss the value of learning to live in a place of cognitive dissonance, and how doc students experience the development of this skill.  Links and Notes: “Not by Chance […]
  • Larry Machi joins us to discuss the literature review, and recommends ways of approaching the literature review in terms of a practice of critical thinking. Literature reviews are often treated […]
  • We discuss the mechanics of literature review; using a citation manager, annotating sources, and mapping/outlining literature. Neill, C. (2017). Writing & Research. Writing a Literature Review. Radiation Therapist, 26(1), 89–91. […]
  • We are joined by Dr. Rose Opengart, who helps us discuss the skills employers want beyond the credentials. Link: “Find Your Where: Turn the Tables, Negotiate Your Success, and Do […]
  • 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 […]