Jovana Milosavljevic-Ardeljan, Ph.D. is a scholar from Serbia who came to the U.S. in 2014 to pursue a master’s degree in Linguistics and stayed for her Ph.D. in Education specializing in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies.
In this episode, we discuss a range of science communication and mentoring topics affecting Ph.D.s, including:
- Why Science communication skills and their importance tends to be downplayed in Ph.D. programs
- The consequences of underdeveloped communication skills in various settings, from employment to mentoring relationships
- How Jovana’s experience teaching English as a second language in her home country of Serbia informs her current work at University of New Hampshire
- Themes and learnings for healthy, productive mentor-mentee relationships covered during the 3-part series on mentor-mentee relationships she developed and delivers
- The Northeast U.S. and Canada regional competition of Three-Minute Thesis (3-MT)
- One thing listeners can do right after listening to the show that would improve their communication skills