Episode 15 – Justin Harmon, PhD

One might think that an undergrad degree in Leisure Studies wouldn’t lead to much more than a couch. That is certainly not the case for Justin Harmon. Sure the years right after graduation were a bit on the lackadaisical side of life, he was working, but he was more focused on the living. It wasn’t... Continue Reading →

Episode 14 Sheila Schroeder, PhD

Teaching and filmmaking drive Sheila Schroeder. One is not more important than the other; for Sheila it is an almost symbiotic relationship. Her passion for filmmaking was fortified in graduate school where she she thought she was just going to be a teacher. Then she realized it would take a PhD to reach her final... Continue Reading →

Episode 13 Brian Zaharatos, PhD

Brian Zaharatos has is certainly a man of many interests. He has managed to take one of those to the finish line with a Doctorate in Applied Mathematics and Statistics. There is a second point of interest also compelling and keeps him thinking and more than likely he will someday, not to far away, have... Continue Reading →

Episode 11 – Adam Bradley, PhD

Never discount the power of a grandmother and her ability to instill a love of literature into a young boy. That's just one of many themes in the journey of Adam Bradley. Other themes include strong mentors, a love of Rap and Hip-Hop music and finding a way to combine all of this into a... Continue Reading →

Episode 10 – Joe Loughry, PhD

There can’t be many PhD journeys that last 35 years from day one of college to final ceremony, but for Joe Loughry it just made sense. He  knew from an early age he wanted to get his PhD, but to get there he needed to put in some time in the real world of computer... Continue Reading →

Episode 9 – Eric Spana, PhD

What do fruit flies and the video game Mass Effect have in common? you might not think very much, but today on the podcast those are major themes. You see fruit flies have been the focus of study for Eric Spana, PhD, in between games of Mass Effect and any number of other video games... Continue Reading →

The Suit

"And finally, in the event of a fatal injury or catastrophic failure of the life support systems," The presentation holographic in the middle of the auditorium zoomed in on the helmeted head of the Epsilon Series Raptor Multi-Purpose Suit. I knew the last part of the product announcement would blow them away. We called it... Continue Reading →

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