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DIY Book Launch for Scholars: Fast & Effective Strategies on a Budget

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DIY Book Launch for Scholars: Maximize Impact with Minimal Time & Resources Congratulations! You’ve just published a book – a culmination of years of research, writing, and passion are poured out onto the page. And maybe you’ve landed on this post because you’ve realized ‘oh sh!t, I am publishing a book and now I have […]

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 […]

Unlocking Impact: Public Engagement Examples for Social Scientists and Humanities Scholars

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An Overview of Public Engagement Examples for Social Scientists and Humanities Scholars In the ever-evolving landscape of academia, the call for scholars to engage with the public is more resounding than ever. A common question from scholars interested in expanding their research impact is: what are some ways I can/should publicly engage? What are tangible […]

How to Publish your Research for the Public

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A Comprehensive Guide on How to Publish Your Research Paper for the Public Publishing your research paper is not just a culmination of your hard work; it’s a critical step in advancing your academic career and sharing your findings with the world.  In this comprehensive guide, we will take you through the entire process, from […]

Media Pitching for Academics (How to Become a Source)

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If you are a scholar interested in learning about media pitching for academics, you’re in the right place! This introduction post covers how researchers and scholars can pitch a journalist and/or editor to be a source. The goal here is two-fold: to pitch story ideas (e.g., your published research, your expertise) to targeted members of […]

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.’ […]

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 […]

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