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Education and Application

Jul 23, 2020

In this episode of Education and Application, I chat with Mark about his experience with public health, being a missionary, entomology, and the USAF. Enjoy, and please subscribe to the show so that you do not miss an episode.

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Some sample questions from the episode are listed below:

  • Can you briefly describe your educational background? (5 minutes into show)
  • What was your career progression? (8min 33sec)
  • Knowing what you know now, would you change anything about the degree path you chose? (14min 20sec)
  • What recommendations do you have for someone else who might be interested in getting the same degree as you? And if someone is in high school, is there anything they should be doing now to get a head start? (15min 23sec)
  • How did you finance your education? Would you recommend that path for someone else? (18min 55sec)
  • Do you see anything changing for the better or worse over the next 10 years in the entomology field? (21min 25sec)
  • At a high level, what were some of the major specific classes you took in public health or entomology? (26min 13sec)
  • Are there any recommendations you would have for anyone that would want to go into missions? (32min 55sec)
  • What was your doctorate research related to, and how did you fall into that topic? (39min 29sec)
  • With all of this research, is there an interesting mosquito fact you tell people or that you think people should know? (44min 4sec)

Books Mentioned in Episode:

  • Language Acquisition Made Possible: Field Methods for Language Learners (book by E. Brewster)

Entomology Resources:

  • Entomological Society of America
    • Organization to become a member for publication of journal on bi-monthly basis. Different journals for different disciplines within entomology.
  • Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War (book by Jeffrey Lockwood)
    • Recommended for those going into medical entomology.

Public Health and Entomology Links Mentioned:

Missionary Resources Mentioned

  • Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. (Conference and a book.)
  • Let the Nations be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions (book by John Piper)

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