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Kansas City, MO

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Build your own academic career without tenure or adjuncting by turning your knowledge into a business.

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English


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SPP 029 | The Philosopher Coach Claarje Van Sijil

2/2/2016
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Claarje Van Sijil is doing what many people think is impossible -- getting paid as a self-employed PhD. She does this by using Socratic questioning to help her clients -- mostly early and mid career academics -- answer questions of purpose, direction, balance and confidence in life and career. One such technique is rational emotive therapy. Based on the Stoic philosophy of Seneca, this is a mindset technique that many psychologists use but have no clue about its origins. Basically,if you...

Duration: 00:30:47


SPP 028 | Shelley Sandiford on Leaving a Postdoc and Telling the Stories of Science with Animation and Videos

12/16/2015
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Shelley is first and foremost a scientist. She has a PhD and studied exercise science and cell biology; a path that was sparked by the desire to learn how the body responded to exercise at every level. But before that she was an artist. Shelley believed for years that artists couldn’t do anything but starve. […] The post SPP 028 | Shelley Sandiford on Leaving a Postdoc and Telling the Stories of Science with Animation and Videos appeared first on The Scholarpreneur.

Duration: 00:26:40


SPP 027 | How to Be a Crowdfunded Scholar, with Greg Sadler

12/2/2015
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For years, my YouTube audience asked me to tackle a very complex classic work in Philosophy – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’sPhenomenology of Spirit. I gave a lot of thought to how I might best help my viewers and subscribers — and the wider general public – make their way through this very rich and […] The post SPP 027 | How to Be a Crowdfunded Scholar, with Greg Sadler appeared first on The Scholarpreneur.

Duration: 00:37:52


SPP 026 | Carol Moore’s Journey from Marine Biology Professor to University President

11/4/2015
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Dr. Carol Moore has had quite a journey over her career. She spent five years teaching at a high school, taught at a community college, and earned a doctorate in marine biology. Then she jumped to administration and things really got interesting. In 1992, she became provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Mercy […] The post SPP 026 | Carol Moore’s Journey from Marine Biology Professor to University President appeared first on The Scholarpreneur.

Duration: 00:28:02


SPP 025 | How to Transform College By Unbundling Classes From Degree Programs, with Ryan Craig from University Ventures

10/21/2015
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Ryan Craig has a humble vision. He wants to disrupt higher education by promotingonline degree programs that unbundle course offerings to offer a true bottom line return for the majority of students in terms of graduation, employment, and wages. He leads the investment firm University Ventures, the only such firm focused on higher education. In […] The post SPP 025 | How to Transform College By Unbundling Classes From Degree Programs, with Ryan Craig from University Ventures appeared first...

Duration: 00:31:09


SPP 024 |How Margy Thomas Horton Built a Thriving Dissertation Consulting Businesses With Nothing But $97

9/30/2015
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Margy Thomas Horton finished a PhD in English Literature at Baylor in 2012. Even though she was named one of Baylor’s 2011 Outstanding Professor of the Year and published peer-reviewed articles in major journals, she faced a bleak academic hiring market. Five weeks after her dissertation defense, in the middle of the academic job hunting […] The post SPP 024 |How Margy Thomas Horton Built a Thriving Dissertation Consulting Businesses With Nothing But $97 appeared first on The Scholarpreneur.

Duration: 00:34:00


SPP 023 | Jennifer Polk Explains How Ph.D.s Can Transfer Their Skills Outside a University

9/16/2015
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Jennifer Polk operates “From PhD to Life,” a website and coaching service for graduate students, PhDs, and academics. She blogs for University Affairs and writes, tweets, and speaks publicly about graduate education and career outcomes for advanced degree holders. In this episode we talk all about how to take your academic skills and transfer them, […] The post SPP 023 | Jennifer Polk Explains How Ph.D.s Can Transfer Their Skills Outside a University appeared first on The Scholarpreneur.

Duration: 00:39:05


SPP 022 | Working Part-Time but Earning a Full-Time Salary by Teaching Online, with Erin Lovell Ebanks

8/25/2015
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Erin Lovell Ebanks is a communications instructor in Florida. At 23, Erin taught her first college course while in grad school, and never looked back. Along the way she made a startling discovery – it is possible to teach part time and earn a full time salary. Even more implausibly, Erin discovered it is actually […] The post SPP 022 | Working Part-Time but Earning a Full-Time Salary by Teaching Online, with Erin Lovell Ebanks appeared first on The Scholarpreneur.

Duration: 02:23:20


SPP 021 | How to Turn Your Academic Knowledge Into a Profitable Consulting

8/5/2015
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This is a short “inbetween-isode,” where I will talk abou how to turn your academic knowledge into a profitable consulting business without any startup costs. In just 10 minutes, I will explain how you can begin a whole new career for yourself by doing the following three steps. Recognize the skills you have developed […] The post SPP 021 | How to Turn Your Academic Knowledge Into a Profitable Consulting Business Without Any Startup Costs appeared first on The Scholarpreneur.

Duration: 00:46:25


SPP 020 | Being a Professor, Writing Consultant, and Paid Public Speaker, w

7/29/2015
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Shannon Hernandez is a professor at Brooklyn College and author who worked for 15 years in public education. She helps academics, authors, and business professionals with their writing, messaging, and branding. She also writes and podcasts about reform in America’s secondary education system for such outlets as the Huffington Post and her own podcast […] The post SPP 020 | Being a Professor, Writing Consultant, and Paid Public Speaker, with Shannon Hernandez from The Writing Whisperer...

Duration: 00:28:39


SPP 019 | How a Clinical Psychologist Uses Her Knowledge of Human Behavior

7/15/2015
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Rachna Jain is a PhD inclinical psychology and a professional speaker. he runs the site Profit Popularity, in which she helps clients grow their fan base using a combination of content marketing, traffic generation, and SEO. She has had a wide and varied career in the corporate world. As a graduate student, Racha […] The post SPP 019 | How a Clinical Psychologist Uses Her Knowledge of Human Behavior To Train Clients in Marketing appeared first on The Scholarpreneur.

Duration: 00:27:46


SPP 018 | How I Turned eBook Publishing into a Full-Time Job

7/1/2015
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In this episode of the Scholarpreneur podcast, the microphone gets turned around.Alex Wood was kind enough to have me on his podcast,Variety Seekers. In the episode we talked about ebook publishing, how I started doing this while still a Ph.D. student, and an overview of my newest bookThe Most Productive People in History: 18 […] The post SPP 018 | How I Turned eBook Publishing into a Full-Time Job appeared first on The Scholarpreneur.

Duration: 02:05:35


SPP 017 | Leaving Tenure to Set up an International Trade Think Tank, with

6/18/2015
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Sarita Jackson is President and CEO of the Global Research Institute of International Trade, which she founded in 2013. GRIIT is a think-tank/consulting firm whose purpose is to analyze the opportunities and costs of free trade agreements and simplify the rules within these agreements so that businesses can take advantage of global market opportunities to […] The post SPP 017 | Leaving Tenure to Set up an International Trade Think Tank, with Sarita Jackson appeared first on The...

Duration: 00:28:08


SPP 016 | How a Grad Student Started an Online Business in His Spare Time a

5/28/2015
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Most graduate students have such a small stipend that they are forced to work during their studies to supplement their income. They hope that Starbucks will round out their budgets. But what if you could take that time and start your own business, potentially earning way more than minimum wage? Furthermore, what if this business […] The post SPP 016 | How a Grad Student Started an Online Business in His Spare Time and Future-Proof His Academic Career, with Thai Nguyen from The Utopian Life...

Duration: 00:25:33


SPP 015 | Types of Non-Traditional Academic Jobs and What to Expect from Ea

5/12/2015
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In this episode I explain the opportunities available to scholars these days. I want to break these down and describe what they mean. Two episodes I discussed Alt Ac: it is described as “an umbrella term to refer to full-time non-teaching and non-research positions within higher education.” You could be administrator, public historian, digital humanities. […] The post SPP 015 | Types of Non-Traditional Academic Jobs and What to Expect from Each (Part 3) appeared first on The Scholarpreneur.

Duration: 02:42:14


SPP 014 | Types of Non-Traditional Academic Jobs and What to Expect from Ea

5/6/2015
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In this podcast episode I explain the opportunities available to scholars these days. We’re going to take a look at post-ac careers. So what is post-ac? It is completely leaving academia altogether, wiping your hands clean of the entire process. If alt-ac is the good daughter of academe, post-ac is the family’s black sheep–ready to […] The post SPP 014 | Types of Non-Traditional Academic Jobs and What to Expect from Each (Part 2) appeared first on The Scholarpreneur.

Duration: 02:12:31


SPP 013 | Types of Non-Traditional Academic Jobs and What to Expect from Ea

4/29/2015
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In this episode I explain the opportunities available to scholars these days. I want to break these terms down and describe what they mean. The first is alternative academic, or alt-ac. This term was first used in 2010 in a Twitter conversation Bethany Nowviskie and Jason Rhody. The purpose was a pointed pushed against the […] The post SPP 013 | Types of Non-Traditional Academic Jobs and What to Expect from Each (Part 1) appeared first on The Scholarpreneur.

Duration: 02:43:49


SPP 012 | From Adjunct to Community Educator to Online Instructor to Life C

4/22/2015
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Eric Walker has worked many careers over the years, whether TELTA-certified English teacher, adjunct instructor, non-profit founder, life coach, or pastor. He has travelled to over two dozen countries over the years and teachers Arts and Humanities at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois. A few years ago he started teaching courses in Community Education […] The post SPP 012 | From Adjunct to Community Educator to Online Instructor to Life Coach, with Eric Walker appeared first on The...

Duration: 00:26:49


SPP 011 | How to Make Money Teaching Online, with Dani Babb

4/15/2015
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Dani Babb is the first-ever book on becoming an online professor, “Make Money Teaching Online: How to Land Your First Academic Job, Build Credibility, and Earn a Six-Figure Salary.” She works with Deans and Human Resources to send adjunct, part-time and full-time online teaching job leads to clinets. Dani wants instructors to consider themselves as […] The post SPP 011 | How to Make Money Teaching Online, with Dani Babb appeared first on The Scholarpreneur.

Duration: 04:26:51


SPP 010 | Earning Five Figures a Month With Online Courses by Using Udemy,

4/9/2015
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John Purcell spent 14 years as a software developer and contractor for over 14 years. After working for a bunch of companies, including Proquest and AT&T, he decided to work full-time as a private software trainer. This led him to Udemy, a platform where anyone can upload and sell video courses. In his first year […] The post SPP 010 | Earning Five Figures a Month With Online Courses by Using Udemy, with John Purcell appeared first on The Scholarpreneur.

Duration: 05:44:44

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