Memoirs are a new genre I’ve been exploring recently, The Education of an Idealist being my third over the past few months, preceded by Educated: A Memoir and Becoming (Michelle Obama needs no subtitle). …


by Nicole Barbaro

A goal of mine for 2020 is to write more — a goal many academics commit to each year. This year, however, as I have stepped away from the ivory tower, I am going to make a concerted effort to write more public essays and blog posts…


by Nicole Barbaro

Like many soon-to-be PhDs, I entered my doctoral program with all the hopes, dreams, and intentions of landing a tenure-track professor position after graduation. Like more soon-to-be PhDs, I actively pursued — and landed — a great ‘alternative’ job outside of the ivory tower. For those in…


by Nicole Barbaro

This year has been filled with many wonderful books. Below are my top five most interesting books I read this year. These five books are diverse, each covering a different knowledge area, which I think is reflective of my effort to branch out (I even read a…


by Nicole Barbaro [~2,000 words]

If you pay even the slightest attention to college teaching news, you’re familiar with the term “flipped classroom”. The “flipped classroom,” aside from being the latest teaching trend in higher education, is a teaching strategy in which the ‘content’ part of college classes is moved…


A New Study [IN BUGS] Suggests Caution of Basic Theoretical Assumption

by Nicole Barbaro

When I get to my office in the morning, I go through my email and read my journal alerts of the newest academic papers published. I often come across papers that are interesting, but today I came across a paper that really blew me away. Why? …


by Nicole Barbaro

I got to my office the other morning with the goal of organizing my last data set needed for my PhD dissertation. …

Nicole Barbaro, Ph.D.

Nicole holds a Ph.D. in psychology & is currently a Research Scientist at WGU Labs. I now write on my substack: https://nicolebarbaro.substack.com/

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