Academic Minute Podcast

The Academic Minute for 2024.05.20-2024.05.24

The Academic Minute from 5.20 – 5.24

Monday
Matthew Cronin George Mason University
Why Current Approaches to Workplace Mental Health Aren’t Working
Matthew A. Cronin is a professor of management at George Mason University. He received his PhD in organizational behavior from Carnegie Mellon University.

Special thanks to Jeanette Patrick and James Patrick Ambuske of R2 Studios, housed within the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

Tuesday
Scott Malia – College of the Holy Cross
What Makes Bad Movies So Good?
Scott Malia is an Associate Professor of Theatre whose specialties include LGBTQ+ Theatre, Comedy, Television, Horror Films and Cult Films. His book, Giorgio Strehler Directs Carlo Goldoni was published by Lexington Books in 2013. Other articles and writings have appeared in Theatre Journal, The Conversation, and New England Theatre Journal. His plays, The Interview, A Few Adustments and Buffering were performed as part of the Boston Theatre Marathon, with two of them published by Smith & Krauss.

Wednesday
Jacob Sawyer – Alma College
Examining Myths About Grief and Bereavement
Jacob Sawyer is a counseling psychologist interested in factors related to mental health and well-being. His background and training as a clinician strongly inform his approach to his work as a faculty member. His career at Alma began in 2022.

Thursday
Daniel Lewis – California Institute of Technology
Redwoods: Adaptive Giants
Daniel Lewis is a college professor, writer, and environmental historian in Southern California. He is also the Dibner Senior Curator for the History of Science and Technology at the Huntington Library, in San Marino, California. He won an Emmy in 2019 for his work on a documentary on women in aerospace, and is the author of four books.

Friday
Morgan Polikoff – University of Southern California
Why Aren’t Parents as Worried as Experts about COVID’s Effects on Kids?
Morgan Polikoff is a professor of education at USC Rossier School of Education and Co-Director of USC EdPolicy Hub.

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