Dr. Jonathan Stewart | Professor of Finance

Jonathan Stewart

Like most faculty members, Dr. Jonathan Stewart never feels he has enough time to cover all his material in class. So in 2007, after a discussion in his Financial Management class was cut short, Stewart hit on an innovative way to get the extra information to his students: a podcast.

"It occurred to me that this could be a great teaching tool," Stewart recalls. "So that afternoon, I plugged an old microphone into my Mac and recorded my first podcast. "Since that time, I've published 29 podcasts for the general public and 10 to 15 others directed specifically at my students," he says.

His podcast, Stewllenium Radio, is enhanced with music and sound effects to make it more entertaining. "My hope is that the playful, over-the-top nature of the show resonates with my students and makes it seem more like entertainment and less like a lecture," he says. "I think the podcast benefits students by providing them an additional resource which they can use when they want, where they want, and as frequently as they want." 

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