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All the World’s a Stage: An Improvisational Approach to Building a Post-Doctoral Career

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
How do you turn a post-MFA in Acting and an Ed.D into a 15-year career in medical education and a Principal consultant in an education consulting firm? Dr. Ryan Palmer shares lessons learned through his own career development and ties everything back to the fundamentals of improvisational techniques. In this talk, Ryan will discuss the many challenges and lessons learned he faced in not one but two major career shifts. He will discuss how each has informed the other, and how some of the fundamental acting training he received in improvisation has served as a useful guide through his circuitous, unique career path.
 
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Ryan Palmer, EdD, MFA thought he was going to be a professional actor. But after attending the prestigious Theatre School Conservatory at DePaul University, he decided to shift his career toward medical education in both faculty and administrative leadership roles, where he reached the level of Associate Dean. After 15 years he started a new career as a Principal consultant in an education consulting firm.

Sponsored by GradPathways Institute for Professional Development (Graduate Studies).