5 Reasons You Should Be Blogging

by Punita Rice Career

Why blog? 5 Reasons you should be blogging

Have you ever contemplated starting a blog, and then thought, eh, why blog, what’s the point? Then read on, because there are definitely reasons why blogging can be great for your career! Blogging can support your career because it can let you help others, it can help you establish yourself professionally (online), it can create new career opportunities for you, … Read More

Developing Thick Skin

by Punita Rice Career

developing thick skin

Last year, I started writing a little bit about topics that are (apparently) up for debate, including this op-ed in The Baltimore Sun about the travel ban, that, all things considered, isn’t really even that polarizing (in fact, I took an extremely moderate stance — no pun intended), and YET, I got some strong reactions (including some polite emails expressing disagreement, and a … Read More

“You’re Going to Regret Not Trying”

by Punita Rice Career

Jashvina Shah - Journalist - Fashion and Sports

Earlier this year I mentioned my outreach organization ISAASE‘s “Be Inspired” project. (In case you missed the post, it’s here). For the project, I connected with journalist Jashvina Shah about navigating the world of sports journalism (which isn’t exactly known for its welcoming attitude towards women), establishing a subscription service to a private sports reporting site, and why she loves working in journalism. She … Read More

An Interview with American Bazaar

by Punita Rice Career

American Bazaar interviewed Dr. Punita Rice about research on South Asian American student experiences, and ISAASE. (Dr. Punita Rice interview with American Bazaar.)

About a month ago, I chatted with Jayshal Sood of American Bazaar Magazine about the work of ISAASE. In the interview, we talked about my research findings, including the reality that South Asian American students are diverse, may have less-than-ideal experiences in school, and don’t always get support they need from teachers. We also chatted about low teacher cultural proficiency, … Read More

Loyola Alumni Story

by Punita Rice Career

Loyola Alumni Punita Rice

I recently did a Q&A for the Loyola University Maryland Alumni Association’s Alumni Stories (I did my Masters in teaching there). In it, I got to share just a little bit about the work ISAASE is doing to support South Asian American students. You can learn more about ISAASE here, or if you’re interested, you can read the interview / alumni … Read More

Why Research on South Asian American Students Matters

by Punita Rice Career

The Aerogram - Teachers Don’t Know Much About South Asian American Students

I wrote an article for The Aerogram on why research on South Asian American students matters. Here’s an excerpt: There is a lack of distinction made between different kinds of Asians in existing literature, and a particular dearth of existing literature on South Asian American students. This means teachers can’t really understand these students’ cultures, and thus can’t provide culturally responsive instruction to … Read More

Thanks for the Memories, Johns Hopkins

by Punita Rice Career

Thanks Hopkins! Dr. Punita Rice JHU

I can’t believe my doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University has come to an end. It’s the end of an era. This past couple of weeks after graduating from have been surreal. (Especially as it’s begun to sink in that from now on, there will be no more homework in my life. Well no more of my own homework anyway.) Thanks … Read More

8 Tips for Your Ed.D. Program

by Punita Rice Career

Many moons ago, I shared a post about surviving and succeeding in an online doctorate program, featuring advice from other graduates from my own doctoral program. Here, I’m sharing a consolidated list of the best tips I can think of for surviving your Doctor of Education (EdD) degree program, as well as a YouTube video for the more visual among … Read More

Improving South Asian American Students’ Experiences (ISAASE)

by Punita Rice Career, Culture

ISAASE - Improving South Asian American Students' Experiences

Sharing some exciting news. For the past three years, I’ve been working on getting ISAASE, an outreach organization dedicated to improving South Asian American students’ experiences, off the ground. This past month, we finally launched. ISAASE is an outreach organization I started in order to address some of the issues uncovered through my research. The official aim of ISAASE is… To … Read More

The Journey to Ed.D

by Punita Rice Career

Posts about Pursuing a Doctor of Education degree

Here, I’m sharing links to posts for anyone pursuing their Doctorate in Education, and/or an online doctorate in education. If you’re contemplating an EdD, hopefully this post will be helpful to you. You can also search or explore this blog and find posts related to working on a Doctorate in Education. I’ll share a similar post in the future as I … Read More