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A seasoned professor and a newly-minted Ph.D. chatting about the weirdness of academic life during a pandemic.

Pandemic Professors Kelli Boling and Carol Pardun

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A seasoned professor and a newly-minted Ph.D. chatting about the weirdness of academic life during a pandemic.

    Seeing the Future of Academia through a Cloudy Crystal Ball

    Seeing the Future of Academia through a Cloudy Crystal Ball

    This week, we have another return guest - Dean Marie Hardin from the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State University! Dean Hardin originally joined us on our 4th episode in April of 2020 and MUCH has changed since then. Join us as we discuss seeing the future of academia through a cloudy crystal ball and making your mark on zoom without smoking or falling asleep. As always, laughter is encouraged and reality is discussed on the Pandemic Professors!


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    • 32 min
    Catching up with our First Returning guest on Campus, Covid, Carryout and Cooking!

    Catching up with our First Returning guest on Campus, Covid, Carryout and Cooking!

    This week we check back in with one of our early guests, Dr. Beth Barnes from the University of Kentucky for updates on campus life, the lived reality of COVID, amazing carryout, and cooking (or not) during quarantine. As always, laughter is encouraged and reality is discussed on the Pandemic Professors!


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    • 36 min
    The Grand Poobah of UofSC Campus COVID logo design talks design, thesis, and pandemic life

    The Grand Poobah of UofSC Campus COVID logo design talks design, thesis, and pandemic life

    This week we chat with Bob Wertz, the Associate Director of Visual Branding at UofSC (aka The Grand Poobah of Campus COVID signage) about the process of rolling out new logos and managing logos during a global pandemic while teaching online, writing a thesis, and having a family. As you can imagine, committees are involved! As usual, laughter is encouraged and reality is discussed on the Pandemic Professors!


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    • 33 min
    Our 25th Anniversary Episode! (aka the 25th episode)

    Our 25th Anniversary Episode! (aka the 25th episode)

    In this episode, we reminisce over some of our favorite moments from the last 25 weeks as Pandemic Professors. As always, laughter is encouraged and reality is discussed on the Pandemic Professors!


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    • 33 min
    Dissertations, First Impressions, and a Spark of Hope

    Dissertations, First Impressions, and a Spark of Hope

    This week we flip the script and the hosts become the guests! With special guest host, Chris Boling, Kelli and Carol become the interviewees and answer whatever questions he's prepared. As usual, reality is discussed and laughter is encouraged on the Pandemic Professors!


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    • 38 min
    Retiring during a pandemic, Research post-retirement, and Glamping

    Retiring during a pandemic, Research post-retirement, and Glamping

    This week, we chat with Dr. Anne Johnston the recently-retired Parker Distinguished Professor at UNC, now professor emeritus and co-founder of The Irina Project. We discuss what it's like to retire during a pandemic, how to stay involved in research post-retirement as an activist, and whether or not Carol and Anne should go glamping across the country in an RV. As always, reality is discussed and laughter is encouraged on the Pandemic Professors!


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    • 30 min

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