Rebel Research Radio
About This Show
Rebel Research Radio is a conversation about how we look at our world, how we come to know the things we know, and how researchers do what they do. Leading researchers in science, education, and psychology join me to talk about the role of research in their work and lives. From how we design studies and analyze data, to tackling difficult topics and ethical dilemmas, we get real about research and the curiosity that drives us all.
Most Recent Episode
Growing Research: An Interview with Dr. Phyllis E. Johnson
In this podcast, Dr. Ladd speaks with Dr. Phyllis E. Johnson about her experience as a leading female researcher in academia, her years as a Senior Executive for the USDA, and her current take on climate change, global hunger, and the need for female mentors in research. Dr. Phyllis E. Johnson received her BS and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from the University of North Dakota. She was the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at the University of North Dakota. She spent 18 years at the United States Department of Agriculture, managing all areas of agricultural research, including 13 years as the Director of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. She had a research career in human clinical nutrition, authoring more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, before moving into management with USDA. Dr. Johnson was recognized by President William J. Clinton with the Presidential Rank Award, designating her as in the top 5% of Federal Senior Executives. She chaired a federal Interagency Working Group on Scientific Collections, was a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution and represented the US Government at several international science policy meetings. She served two terms as a member of the National Invasive Species Advisory Committee that provides advice to USDA and the Department of the Interior. Dr. Johnson is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the recipient of a number of awards for both research and technology transfer, including three from the White House. Dr. Johnson is Chair-Elect for the section on Societal Impact of Science and Engineering for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.