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

  • Ana Gomez de Torres joins us for a discussion of navigating the parts of ourselves and our identities in doctoral programs, and the ways in which we discern how we […]
  • In this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Mei Jiang to discuss the experience of advanced learning in second languages. Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott Self Email: Dr. Linnea Rademaker […]
  • Dr. Jennifer Butcher joins us to discuss the question that arises for all doc students (some more often than others); do I belong here? Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott […]
  • We discuss some of the cultural reflexes and misconceptions of productivity in knowledge and creativity work, and how students can best think about being productive on projects like the dissertation. […]
  • We discuss the relationship between theory and research design. This is part 2 of the conversation from last episode. Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott Self Email: Dr. Linnea Rademaker […]
  • We discuss the relationship between theory and research design. This conversation ran very long, so we split it into two episodes. 23b will be the other side of this conversation. […]
  • We discuss the role of theory in inquiry and how best to understand the ways that we use theory to understand the world around us. Links and Notes: Bacharach, S. […]
  • We discuss what it means to be a self-directed learner and the real challenges of shifting from a person who is being taught to a person who is teaching themselves. […]
  • We discuss the role of being an expert in the public square – and at the holiday table – and some of the responsibilities and considerations of developing expertise in […]
  • We discuss the challenge of synthesizing feedback, especially in a context where there are no right or wrong answers. Understanding feedback as discussion and discovery is a valuable posture to […]