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RIA # 9: Dr. Kevin Gannon on Balancing Research, Teaching, and Service


Dr. Kevin Gannon

Dr. Kevin Gannon

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Kevin Gannon, a Professor of History and the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Gannon is a nineteenth-century historian with research interests in historiography and theory. He regularly teaches Civil War and Reconstruction; Colonial America and the Atlantic World; Latin American history; Research Methods and Historiography; and the History of Capitalism. Dr. Gannon is a self-proclaimed fierce advocate for professional development, active learning, scholarly teaching, and good technology.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Juggling research, teaching and service [00:00-10:35]

In this first segment, Kevin and Katie talk about some the reasons why juggling academic roles can be challenging and how to make connections between teaching and research.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Getting things done [10:36-22:08]

In segment two, Kevin and Katie discuss writing everyday and some of Kevin’s tips and suggestions for writing and research productivity.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: Authoring textbooks [22:09-34:42]

In segment three, Kevin shares about his experiences as a textbook author and the lessons he’s learned about writing in this genre.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

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