In the Media

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Jennifer appeared as a guest on The Academic Life Podcast episode, “Scholar Skills: Communicating Through your Online Presence” with host Dr. Dana Malone.

Jennifer van Alstyne was a guest on Grad Chat, the podcast of PhD Balance. The episode, “Finding Community Online in Grad School,” can be watched on YouTube. You can listen on Spotify and on Apple Podcasts.

Jennifer’s social media workshop was mentioned in Management Matters from the Public Management Research Association, Spring 2022, volume 20, issue 1.

The Social Academic, Jennifer’s blog/podcast for The Academic Designer LLC, is a top 90 Higher Education blog (Feedspot).


Jennifer was featured on the What To Do With An MFA interview series with Regis University’s Mile High MFA faculty Rachel Weaver in “Communications with Jennifer van Alstyne” on YouTube, November

“Should Scientists Have Their Own Websites?” by Patrick Wareing, June

Scientific writing coach, Anna Clemens, PhD, interviewed Jennifer for Scientists Who Write, “How Social Media Can Increase Your Paper Citations.”


Jennifer returns to the GradBlogger podcast for Episode #71, “How to ‘Sell’ Without Being Salesy in Client Conversations.”

Guest appearance on Chris Cloney, PhD’s podcast GradBlogger, whose goal is to help 1,000 academics change 1,000 lives through online business. Listen to Episode #68, “Building an Online Business Out of Graduate School with Jennifer van Alstyne.”

Appeared on RJ Thompson’s podcast Talks with Thompson to talk about my life and career in academia and how my consulting practice helps academics enhance their profile and reconnect with professional practice. Listen to Jennifer van Alstyne Talks with Thompson on Spotify. Or, watch the interview on YouTube, May 22

My interview with Dr. Walter D. Greason was mentioned in “Are Your Diversity Strategies Missing the Mark? Nine Ways to Get it Right,” by Hedreich Nichols on Cult of Pedagogy, March 1


“Managing Online Presence as a Researcher,” interviewed by Kayla DiPilato for Conseris, October 15

“The Soft Skills Needed to Become a Graphic Designer,” by Ashley Brooks for Rasmussen College, July 15

Hosted a Twitter Takeover of @AcademicChatter to talk about best practices for enjoying social media.

The Social Academic was featured in “Academic Blogs,”


“UL Lafayette recognizes top scholars as Outstanding Masters Graduates,” on University of Louisiana at Lafayette, May 8

“UL Lafayette recognizes outstanding graduates for Spring 2018,” KATC3


“Publications and Activities, Fall 2017” the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Department of English Newsletter


“Announcing the 2016 Chapbook Winners,” on Paper Nautilus

“Rain Taxi calls Dobyns book a ‘poignant collection about love, life,” on the BOA Editions Blog

“Now Out: Something On Paper Issue 3,” on American Salvia


“Wordsmith Interview,” on Crack the Spine, August

“10th Annual Women of Naropa Reading,” on the Jack Kerouac School

“Women of Naropa Reading” on

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