Enter to win an award in the 2023 Best Personal Academic Websites Contest! We'd love to celebrate the hard work you put into your website.
Are you a wise investigator? As a PI, getting your research funded is a priority. Meet Dr. Julia Barzyk who is uncovering the hidden curriculum to getting funding for your research.
This step-by-step guide teaches you how to create an academic personal website. Professors, learn how to make your personal website a reality.
Book coach Jane Jones on anxieties and struggles when writing your book. Your book is meaningful and you want to see it out in the world. Authors, this interview is for you!
Jennifer van Alstyne opens up about why she started her company, The Academic Designer LLC. And, how social media has impacted her life most.
What can academics learn about social media from reality TV? Jennifer talks about the new season of The Circle Netflix, sharing 7 tips to inspire professors for the new year.
How can PhDs use LinkedIn to invite opportunity for themselves? Dr. Gertrude Nonterah is a LinkedIn expert. Learn how opening up about her struggle to find a job with a PhD helped people. And, invited job offers and opportunities!
Author Linda Moore talks about her new book Attribution (2022) about a PhD student named Cate who finds a mysterious painting in her university's basement. We dive into how to get comfortable talking about your book too!
I'm teaming up with Dr. Sheena Howard to bring you a live VIP event for academics. You're invited!
This common mistake may be hurting your Google Search results. Is your personal academic website showing up on the 1st page when someone searches your name?
What's the best way to take new photos for your website? Here are 3 options for you.
How can academics get publicity and media attention for their work? Plus, what to charge for speaking engagements. Meet Dr. Sheena Howard.
Allanté Whitmore started her podcast Blk + In Grad School on an air mattress with her cell phone. Looking forward to a new season of motivation and inspiration for grad students.
Informational interviews can help you get from PhD to Life. Meet career coach Dr. Jen Polk who joins me to talk about info interviews and networking.
Toyin Alli, PhD helps student succeed in grad school at The Academic Society LLC. She's a math lecturer who helps students survive grad school! We talk about her book, YouTube, and more.
Dr. Lisa Munro talks about how to kickstart your journal article. Did you know she has a private community for academic writers on Mighty Networks?
Cheyenne Seymour, EdD joins me to talk about her book Successes and Setbacks of Social Media: Impact on Academic Life.
Walter Greason, PhD returns to talk about racism in education in New Jersey, the January 6th insurrection, and the upcoming Black Panther movie.
Did you attend a virtual event or conference during the pandemic? Meet Dan Marrable, founder of 448 Studio. We talk about digital media, events, and educational technology advancements.
How do you talk about grief and loss online? Chinasa Elue, PhD opens up about the death of her mom, and the research she's doing to help leaders move forward with trauma-informed practices.
Tullio Rossi, PhD helps scientists share their research with visuals Dr. Tullio Rossi is a marine biologist turned entrepreneur helping scientists around the world share their research. Tullio found that video animations and graphical abstracts increase the impact of your science. And, they’re great for sharing your research with the media. Now as Director of…
Your personal website can adapt to meet your needs as they change over time. Hear from recent PhD Jane CoomberSewell on how her website redesign is going.
RJ Thompson, MFA is a digital marketer and a professor in Higher Education. Learn how to get better students and what it's like to collaborate with university communications to promote your research.
Susan Heavey, Franziska Sattler, Nichole Lewis, and Erika Romero join me for a featured interview about starting the Academic YouTubers community.
Aaron Shepard is a robotics intern at NASA Langley. This feature interview focuses on talking about your science on video. Learn about Aaron's TEDx Talk and why he loves science communication.
PhD student Jennifer Adams @RunwayRedLA joins me to talk about what it's like to be an Instagram influencer.
Novelist Steven Dunn joins me to talk about writing, Facebook, and being yourself online: "Facebook is my playtime."
Ruth C. White, PhD joined YouTube with the goal of getting on TV. Her 1st YouTube video landed her on The Today Show, and she's booked recurring TV spots since. Learn how.
In this interview I chat with scientist and STEM website designer Brittany Trinh. And this one's on video! Dive into this chat about all things websites.
Chris Cloney, PhD of GradBlogger and DustSafetyScience joins me to talk about how his grad school research blog has grown into an independent research company. Then he answers your questions about blogging.
Jacklyn Lord manages marketing and communications for the Society for Scholarly Publishing. She loves pop culture and social media. We talk online identity in this interview and her advice for scholarly writers like you.
Andrew Paulsen is a senior educational advisor and doctoral candidate who loves to travel A doctoral candidate at Vanderbilt University, Andrew Paulsen is making strides to change education in America. In this interview we talk about his travels across the United States in his role as a senior educational advisor at Agile Mind. And how…
LinkedIn is the top platform I recommend for grad students, faculty and researchers because it's all about connecting and building a network. Learn why and get 7 exclusive tips for your LinkedIn profile.
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.
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.
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.
Walter D. Greason, PhD is a historian, educator and urbanist prolific on social media.
Learn how he uses Twitter and social media.
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.
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.
Taking a break from social media has so many benefits. And practically no consequences. This post is all about how it can help you.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Meet Leigh A. Hall, PhD, Professor of Adolescent Literature at the University of Wyoming in the 1st feature interview on The Social Academic blog.
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.
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.