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How to Launch a Blog for Scholars, Academics, and Scholarpreneurs

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The Scholar’s Guide on How to Launch a Blog Blogging became all the rage in the 1990’s (this is your cue to realize how long ago the 90’s actually were). The blog-sphere experienced a few peaks and valleys with the advent of microblogging sites like Twitter, may she rest in peace. A staple, it remained. […]

Adam Grant Knows What He is Doing With Those Tweet Posts on Instagram

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Is Sharing Your Tweets on Visual Platforms Like Instagram A Good Social Media Strategy? Adam Grant is a bestselling author with five books to his credit, Grant’s TED talks have garnered over 25 million views. He hosts the TED original podcast, “WorkLife.” Grant’s clientele includes Google, the NBA, and the Gates Foundation. He contributes to […]

What is Public Scholarship?

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What is Public Scholarship? What is public scholarship? What does it mean to be a public scholar? Or a publicly engaged scholar? Or to do community engagement? These are valid questions. Thankfully, and for simplicity’s sake, I’ve counted no less than two dozen published definitions and explanations. Just try googling ‘public scholarship’ or ‘public engagement.’ […]

How does Knowledge Deficit Model Impact Researchers

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There is much to be said about the knowledge deficit model and its impact on how researchers and scientists think about communicating with the public. Get this: scientists more or less hold negative feelings about the public’s base scientific knowledge. To add insult to injury, researchers who already have negative views about their potential public […]

Criteria for Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion as a Public Scholar

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The incentive structure for research faculty at institutions of higher education in the United States and beyond hinges on knowledge creation through traditional research outputs (e.g., peer reviewed articles, books, conference presentations). Research faculty are awarded reappointment, tenure, and promotion based on a criteria of high productivity in research, teaching, and service. This is not […]

My 2022 Reading and Inspiration list

Check out our 2022 Reading List, full of research, books, fun newsletters, and lots of inspiration. Reading list books. The Engaged Scholar: Expanding the Impact of Academic Research in Today’s World by Andrew Hoffman is an engaging (couldn’t help myself), thought provoking, inspiring book. what the book lacks in practical advice, it makes up for […]

How to Build your Personal Brand on Social Media Part-II

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this is a part II of a two part series on building your brand via social media. part I can be accessed here.  social media is one way to develop your professional brand. social media can help build your reputation as a thought leader in your research area. social media’s prevalence in today’s society, along […]

How to Build your Personal Brand on Social Media Part-I

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this is part I of a two part series on building your brand via social media. part II can be viewed here.  one way to establish your expertise as a public scholar is to develop and maintain a public scholarly/professional brand. a professional profile represents you, your research, and what you want the world to […]

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