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The Academic Minute: Bragging and Modesty

It turns out, modesty is still the best policy, University of Dayton researcher Erin O’Mara tells the audience of the popular radio program, The Academic Minute.

O’Mara is the latest UD faculty member featured on the show — a platform for professors from top universities across the country to share “groundbreaking research and how that research helps us understand and solve the big problems that matter to us all.”

She shares the research study on bragging and modesty she conducted with colleague Benjamin Kunz.

Listen to Erin O’Mara on The Academic Minute.

Produced by WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, The Academic Minute airs in nearly 70 markets nationwide. Inside Higher Ed, a leading website on higher education news, also shares the program daily.

Other faculty featured are:

Professor of Management Christian Kiewitz on bad bosses and defensive silence. Listen to Kiewitz.

Michelle Pautz, associate professor of political science, on civil servants on the silver screen. Listen to Pautz.

Dorian Borbonus, associate professor of history, on digging for history in Rome. Listen to Borbonus.

Robert Brecha, professor in the renewable and clean energy program, on why low-energy living doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. Listen to Brecha.

Susan Davies, associate professor of school psychology, on concussions in the classroom. Listen to Davies.

Thaddeus Hoffmeister, professor of law, on social media and the courtroom. Listen to Hoffmeister.

And Kimberly Bigelow, associate professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering, on why being active can help older adults live better and avoid falls. Listen to Bigelow.


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