The Molecular Ecologist Podcast: A #NewPI chat about teaching, both before and after COVID

A new episode of The Molecular Ecologist Podcast is now out on On this episode, we’re taking our NewPI Chat conversations among early-career faculty to the podcast format. In this chat, Rob Denton, Stacy Krueger-Hadfield, and Jeremy Yoder discuss teaching: the transition from postdoc life to managing classrooms and curricula, juggling instruction time and research — and how all of this has changed while our campuses are locked down to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The music in this episode is Leroy Anderson’s “The Waltzing Cat,” performed on piano by Markus Staab and available under a Creative Commons license via Musopen.

About Jeremy Yoder

Jeremy B. Yoder is an Associate Professor of Biology at California State University Northridge, studying the evolution and coevolution of interacting species, especially mutualists. He is a collaborator with the Joshua Tree Genome Project and the Queer in STEM study of LGBTQ experiences in scientific careers. He has written for the website of Scientific American, the LA Review of Books, the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Awl, and Slate.
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