Author: Jack Weisberger

10 – Alden Jones and Beth Bukoski – The Socialization of Queer and Trans Graduate Students

10 – Alden Jones and Beth Bukoski – The Socialization of Queer and Trans Graduate Students

Ph.D. student Alden Jones and Clinical Assistant Professor Beth Bukoski join Talking Eds to discuss the socialization experiences of queer and trans graduate students. They also discuss the impact of Austin being perceived as an LGBTQ friendly city on graduate students’ school choice.

8 – Beth Bukoski – Navigating Careers in Academia

8 – Beth Bukoski – Navigating Careers in Academia

Clinical Assistant Professor Beth Bukoski joins Talking Eds to discuss options for professors who do not take tenure-track positions at higher education institutions. They also talk about the differences between teaching and research professors, and how getting fired isn’t necessarily the end of the world.

7 – Tolga Ozyurtcu – Paying Student Athletes, PyeongChang 2018, and Olympic Bidding

7 – Tolga Ozyurtcu – Paying Student Athletes, PyeongChang 2018, and Olympic Bidding

Clinical Assistant Professor Tolga Ozyurtcu joins Talking Eds to discuss topics related to paying student athletes, and what that could mean for collegiate athletics. They also share thoughts on the recent winter Olympics, and the benefits that bidding for the Olympics can bring to a city. Learn how Dr. Ozyurtcu found his interest in studying sports, and how he ended up at The University of Texas at Austin.

Episode 3 – LaToya Smith

Episode 3 – LaToya Smith

LaToya Smith talks with host Jack Weisberger about her path through higher education, working in career services, as Title IX Coordinator, and her new position as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student Services. They talk in detail about her experience working with Title IX policies on the UT campus, and how national trends can impact local communities.

Episode 2 – Richard Reddick

Episode 2 – Richard Reddick

Associate Professor Richard Reddick joins Talking Eds to discuss the role that mentorship has played in his life and career. Reddick shares with host Jack Weisberger the story of how he ended up at UT, and the mentors that played specific parts in shaping his career along the way. They also discuss the role a professor plays in a doctoral student’s decisions for their research and specialization.

Music: 5 Years by Sun June

Episode 1 – Victor Saenz

Episode 1 – Victor Saenz

Victor Saenz, Department Chair of Educational Leadership and Policy at the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin stops in this episode of Talking Eds. We discuss his background as an engineering major, how he made his way into higher education, his new role as department chair. We also dive into the latest Texas legislative session, and talk about how the current political climate is shaping the future.

Music: 5 Years by Sun June