2014 Listener’s Choice Award


It’s that time of year again – vote for The Academic Minute Senior Superlatives Listener’s Choice Award!

Have a listen to some of the top segments from this year and cast your vote for your favorite one.


Dr. Muhammad KhalifaMay 16th, 2014

Dr. Muhammad Khalifa – Michigan State University

Hip Hop Identities

As hip hop culture expands, schools are expanding with it. Dr. Muhammad Khalifa, assistant professor of educational administration at Michigan State University, is studying this trend.

Marsha RegensteinJune 17th, 2014

Dr. Marsha Regenstein – The George Washington University

The Health Care of Former Prisoners

The Affordable Care Act extends health care benefits to people who were previously incarcerated. Marsha Regenstein, a professor in the department of health policy at George Washington University, observes how the law will benefit people with a history of having spent time in jail.


Dae KwakMarch 19th, 2014

Dr. Dae Kwak – University of Michigan

Fantasy Sports and Effective Marketing

How will your fantasy baseball team do this season? Dae Kwak, assistant professor of sports management at the University of Michigan, discusses the psychological impact fantasy sports advertising has on even experienced players.

max_guyllNovember 13th, 2013

Dr. Max Guyll – Iowa State University

The Psychology of False Confessions

Max Guyll, associate professor of psychology at Iowa State University reveals how an innocent person can be driven to confess to a crime.


Jason KaliraiJuly 7th, 2014

Dr. Jason Kalirai – Johns Hopkins University

Exploring Exoplanets

As increasingly powerful telescopes improve, so does our ability to study the vastness of the galaxy. Jason Kalirai, associate researcher at the Center for Astrophysical Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, specializes in the deepest of deep space studies.


David KaplanJune 4th, 2014

Dr. David Kaplan – Tufts University

Biomedical Orthopedics

Metallic screws and plates have long been used in reconstructive medical procedures. Dr. David Kaplan, professor of biomedical engineering at Tufts University, touts the potential benefit of replacing metal with silk in these surgeries.



2013-2014 Academic Minute Listener's Choice Poll

  • Jason Kalirai, Johns Hopkins University - Exploring Exo-Planets (31%, 182 Votes)
  • Marsha Regenstein, George Washington University - The Health Care of Former Prisoners (22%, 131 Votes)
  • David Kaplan, Tufts University - Biomedical Orthopedics (18%, 108 Votes)
  • Dae Kwak, University of Michigan - Fantasy Baseball and Marketing (18%, 107 Votes)
  • Max Guyll, Iowa State University - The Psychology of False Confessions (6%, 35 Votes)
  • Muhammad Khalifa, Michigan State University - Hip Hop Identities (6%, 33 Votes)

Total Voters: 596

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Voting closes December 12th

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