The Productive Academic

Helping You Produce More Value in Less Time

WHO I AM

My name is Johannes Urpelainen. I am the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. I am an expert in research productivity. Here I show you how to produce more value in less time.

MY SERVICES

Learn about the services I offer or write directly to me. I am available for courses (online and onsite), career counseling/mentoring, and consulting.

MY CREDENTIALS

To learn more about my credentials, visit my home page JohannesU.com and especially my academic, consulting, and executive vitae.

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Zoomapocalypse: 7 Simple Tricks for Online Teaching During a Global Crisis

The great online pivot in American higher education did not start in the easiest of times. A huge number of instructors and students without prior online learning experience had their first taste of virtual lectures during a global public health crisis. In this video, I share 7 simple tricks for online teaching at a stressful and unpredictable time. Watch the video for a discussion and read the tips below: Thumbnail credit: ViaX. 1. Give students a lot of structure – plan you

Cancel NOTHING: Surviving Coronavirus in Academia

We are in the midst of the greatest public health crisis of this century, but modern technology offers incredible options for knowledge workers. In this video, I offer a few simple suggestions for how academics can continue functioning without compromising their health or safety. (WARNING: I unfortunately do not have advice for how to deal with school or daycare closure.) The tool I use for my virtual operation is Zoom. (This is not a paid advertisement, but it is a great pro

How to write a book

This video discusses the challenge of how to write a book. I explain how to develop an argument, put together the bare bones of a proposal, and - most importantly - how to outline the book. After all that, it is just a question of disciplined writing (no worries, I cover that too). Check it out here: I am a Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Washington, DC, USA) and an academic productivity expert. Over the past decade, I have published r

Why yet another blog on productivity?

I am proud to announce The Productive Academic, a new blog on productivity in research. My goal is simple: to help knowledge workers be more productive. I am a Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Washington, DC, USA) and an academic productivity expert. Over the past decade, I have published refereed 180 articles and 5 university press books, while running a research initiative and an academic program. Based on my extensive experience, I h

 
 

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