In this special episode of the PhD Podcast, Harjiv and Jason bring on Dr. Joe Eisenmann to discuss how prospective / current graduate students navigate graduate school. The conversation touches on many relevant topics including the pre-application process, how to “control your own learning environment”, and post-graduate options. Dr. Eisenmann wears many hats, including his role as the head of Sports Science for Volt Athletics and Director of Loper Performance at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
Joining Jason and Harjiv for episode 6 is Mac Pierson, a 4th year PhD Candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mac joins the guys to discuss her research bringing both worlds of Biomechanics and Motor Learning together to evaluate lower extremity movement to negate injury for athletes.
Joining Harjiv and Jason for Episode 5 is Thomas Gretton. Thomas is a second year sport psychology PhD student at Florida State University where he is studying cognitive performance in elite sport and elite sport performance. Specifically, Thomas has interests in pre-performance routines, psychological rest, and emotionally demanding research
This episode’s featured guess is UNLV student Julia Maietta. Julia is currently a Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology studying the psychometric properties of the ImPACT, a commonly utilized sport concussion assessment.
Margot Bootsma is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Groningen studying motor learning, healthy aging, and neuroscience. She joins the pod to discuss her research in investigating changes in the brain and subsequent application towards understanding how to better optimize motor learning.
Joining the guys in episode two is Jeb Struder, doctoral student at UConn. Jeb dives into his new role as a Director of Research and what he’s currently working on.
Harjiv and Jason start episode 1 by giving a brief overview into the origins of the podcast. The guys are then joined by current Ohio University PhD Student, Meredith Chaput as their inaugural guest on the show.