Let's talk about what to include on your personal academic website. Here are 10 ideas to jumpstart your website design for academics and researchers.
Read more 10 Highlights to Include on Your Personal Academic Website
Melanie Bruce wears many hats as a marketing professor and as an entrepreneur with multiple businesses. In the final academic interview of 2019, we chat about why that balance works well for Melanie, who says, "the research that I'm doing, the up-to-date knowledge that I'm gaining, that I'm keeping up-to-date from my academic position, that helps me be a better entrepreneur." We talk about social media, balancing academic life, and more.
Read more Melanie Bruce of The Leveraged PhD Talks Instagram
Norman Eng teaches educators to communicate with their audiences. We talk balancing teaching with being a business owner. And, how self-publishing can be a great option for academics. Check out this interview for Norman's clear and concrete advice.
Read more Norman Eng Author of Teaching College Talks Self-Publishing
Lauren Smart is a journalist and professor of practice at Southern Methodist University. In this chat we talk about social media in and out of the classroom.
Read more Journalist Lauren Smart Talks Social Media and Teaching
For many academics, the idea of a personal website is a nice one - for someone else. Someone with the time and skills. A surprising number of academic websites are outdated. Many are unmanaged. Learn why, and how to avoid it in this post.
Read more Pitfalls of Personal Academic Websites You Want to Avoid
Walter D. Greason, PhD is a historian, educator and urbanist prolific on social media.
Learn how he uses Twitter and social media.
Read more Historian Walter D. Greason Talks Twitter and Community
Let's talk about how you can use Instagram to network and find your academic community. Learn how to find people with similar interests. And about the interactive things you can do.
Read more How Academics Can Use Instagram to Build Community
Sophie Arthur, is a science communicator interested in curiosity.
Based in the United Kingdom, she runs the blog Soph Talks Science, winner of the 2018 UK Blog Awards.
Read more Sophie Arthur of Soph Talks Science on Instagram
Check out my in-depth guide to social media for professors, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and more.
Read more Social Media Platforms for Academics, A Breakdown of the Networks
Personal websites are the most effective way to share your academic accomplishments. Let's talk about the benefits of a personal academic website.
Read more 8 Ways A Personal Academic Website Can Impact Your Life
Taking a break from social media has so many benefits. And practically no consequences. This post is all about how it can help you.
Read more It’s OK to Take a Break from Social Media and How to Detox
Meet the interview features of 2019: Leigh A. Hall, Greg Loring-Albright, Jazmine Benjamin, Echo Rivera, Daisy Shu, and Jessica Doble, Sophie Arthur, Walter D. Greason, Tomi Oluwasanmi, Lauren Smart, Norman Eng, and Melanie Bruce.
Read more Meet the Social Academics, My Interview Guests of 2019
This post is all about enjoying your time on social media. Academics and researchers are busy, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't enjoy your social media life.
Read more Enjoy Social Media? I Asked Academic Twitter Here’s What You Said
PhD candidate Jessica Doble researches fanfiction and online communities in popular culture media.
We chat about Instagram, Twitter, and having the feed you really want.
Read more PhD Candidate Jessica Doble Talks Fanfiction and Social Media Management
I chat with Daisy Shu, a postdoc at Harvard's Schepens Eye Research Institute.
We talk about her journey to enjoying social media and the people who inspired her. Then, learn about her experience crowdfunding her PhD research!
Read more Postdoc Daisy Shu Talks Science Communication on Instagram
Whether you have a new book hitting stores, or are just starting on your manuscript, social media is the best way to get the word out there.
Let's talk about what you need to share your new book on social media.
Read more How to talk about your new book on social media
I chat with Jazmine Benjamin, a Cellular and Molecular Biology PhD student at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
She's made great connections on social media. Learn about her research, and social media life!
Read more PhD Student Jazmine Benjamin Talks Community on Twitter
I chat with Dr. Echo Rivera, who helps academics and scientists communicate through presentations.
We talk about using Twitter all day, jumping into conversations, and more.
Read more Echo Rivera Talks Presentations and #DeathByPowerPoint
Every presentation or talk you give is a chance to make an impact.
Let's talk talk about the benefits of announcing your talk on social media.
Read more Share your Talk or Conference Presentation on Social Media
Greg-Loring Albright is a 2nd year Communications and Media PhD student at Drexel University.
We talk about game design, Twitter, and social media life.
Read more PhD Student Greg Loring-Albright Talks Crowdfunding on Social Media and Game Design
Academic writing takes a long time. Peer review is slow.
That's why it's so important to start talking about your project now.
Read more Share Your Academic Writing on Social Media with Process Writing
Meet Leigh A. Hall, PhD, Professor of Adolescent Literature at the University of Wyoming in the 1st feature interview on The Social Academic blog.
Read more Leigh A. Hall of Teaching Academia Talks About YouTube
People tell you to join Twitter for the conversation, or connect on Facebook. Once you get there, what's the best way to ensure you have a good time?
Social media is a two-way street. It's important that you follow the right people to have a curated feed.
By following the right people, you take control of the types of content you are regularly exposed to. This is true for every platform.
Read more New to Social Media? Find Your Scholarly Network with These Tips
Graduate students need the holiday season to relax. It's important to practice self-care, and spend time with friends and family. But what do you buy them?
You want your grad student to have the gift they need this holiday season. You know them well, but do you know what they need for their grad school life?
My gift guide is here to help.
Read more Gift Guide for Grad Students 2020
Chances are you're spending time this holiday season with friends and family outside your specialty.
Whether you're an student or faculty member, explaining how and what you do can feel overwhelming. Ask yourself
What is the impact of your work?
What part will be of most interest to this group?
What can I compare this to?
Read more Communicate Your Academic Life This Holiday Season
Studies of "documented the exacting nature of self-promotion," but the reality is, most researchers and academics are missing out by not connecting with a huge potential audience on social media.
Read my 3 Myths on Social Media and discover why you should get on board.
Read more Let’s Bust 3 Myths About Social Media for Academics
Researchers and scholars are turning to Instagram to share their work because it has more active users, and can capture the attention of both experts and non-experts.
So, what do you put on your Instagram profile once its up? Or, how can you improve your already active account?
Read more A Guide to Instagram for Academics
Get my top tips for professors on Twitter. Learn about how I joined Twitter, and why you should consider it too.
Read more A Guide to Twitter for Academics
A personal academic website is a must for your life as a faculty or researcher.
Are you ready for an academic website?
Read more You Need a Personal Academic Website or Online Web Portfolio
Welcome to The Social Academic blog. I'm Jennifer van Alstyne (@HigherEdPR). I share articles and interviews on managing your online presence.
Start here to learn about the blog. And get a full listing of articles, interviews, and videos.
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