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Liz Gross // Educator meets Intrepreneur to Ignite Social Listening

2/15/2018
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We’ve all got topics that are important to us, whether it’s our furry friends or the events that are happening on our campuses. Social listening is one way to turn those topics into real opportunities, and this week’s podcast guest is a social listening expert. Liz Gross is the director of Campus Sonar, and she explains what social listening is for higher ed, her intrepreneurial journey, and even shares a few travel tips! Notes from this Episode UW Milwaukee Michelin Star Service...

Duration:00:55:46

Melissa Woo // Social Higher Ed CIO

2/8/2018
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Melissa Woo is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Vice President of Information Technology (IT) at Stony Brook University, and she’s got an insider’s perspective on life on the other side of the IT desk. And guess, what? It’s not all about technology, it’s actually about people. In this episode, Melissa and I discuss the ways that IT can and should be integrating with the entire campus, her approach to creating a more diverse team, and how to find and be a mentor. As a bonus, Melissa...

Duration:00:44:19

Sabrina Cruz // Growing Up Online

2/1/2018
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Calling all nerds, geeks, and fanboys/fangirls! This week’s guest is Sabrina Cruz, the mastermind behind the epic YouTube channel Nerdy and Quirky (and a few others). Her channel combines nerd culture and comedy to keep her audience laughing and learning, and Sabrina brings the same energy to this week’s episode. She’ll be sharing what it’s like to be a YouTuber and a university student, talking about her fandom journey, and giving some excellent advice for both students and higher...

Duration:00:42:13

Luoluo Hong // Putting Wheels Under Your Values

1/25/2018
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Grab your guildies and get ready to learn how Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at San Francisco State University Luoluo Hong creates connections with her campus community through innovative platforms like World of Warcraft. This episode features a discussion of how her approach to social has changed as an executive, the importance of advocacy in Luoluo’s work and life, and ways to practice social justice without burning out. Notes from this Episode Daario...

Duration:00:57:23

Bonus Holiday Episode

12/20/2017
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I love the holidays so much I just had to wrap up a little extra podcast cheer to spread for all to hear. This bonus episode you'll learn a bit more about me, including what it was like to grow up in Wyoming, what I'm celebrating this year and lots of shoutouts to my top podcast supporters and behind the scenes production crew. And what holiday bonus episode would be complete without a surprise at the end! Find all the show notes at josieahlquist.com/podcast and follow the podcast on...

Duration:00:23:18

Ed Cabellon // The Evolution of Tech in Student Affairs

12/14/2017
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There is a lot more to technology than downloading the hottest app or upgrading the latest software update. As Dr. Ed Cabellon shares technology is actually pretty personal - with skills required for successful technology implementation including politics, emotions and a long-term investment. Ed has seen the evolution of technology especially in students affairs and enrollment management as an early adopter and educator of digital identity, social media, and digital marketing. He’ll share...

Duration:01:06:57

Kevin O'Connell // Telling Your Story and Finding Your Niche

11/30/2017
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Finding your niche has never seemed more achievable thanks to this week’s guest, Niche Movement founder Kevin O’Connell. He’s an entrepreneur, author, and digital storyteller on a quest to build the perfect Spotify playlist. Our conversation is all about storytelling, from digital platform best practices to ways to launch the next chapter of your career. Best of all, this episode is packed with practical and tactical advice, especially if you are ready to make some shifts in your life.

Duration:00:45:45

Mallie Rust // Students Want Authenticity Over Ads on Social Media

11/16/2017
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What if something as simple as a tweet could help you make your next career move - while you’re still in college? My guest this week can tell you firsthand what that experience is like. Mallie Rust is my content and marketing coordinator, a freelance editor, TexasMedia student, and even an amateur ballroom dancer. As a college senior Mallie shares her experience growing up on social media, how campuses can best use social to connect with current and future students and explains why she’s...

Duration:00:53:49

Vernon A. Wall // Social Justice is More Than Sound Bites

11/9/2017
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Social justice work may go by many names: multiculturalism, inclusive excellence, diversity, equality, etc. According to Vernon A. Wall, what you call it doesn’t matter; it’s about your actions. Our discussion on how to engage in difficult dialogues and advocating for others - even if it’s uncomfortable, and the ways that a focus on language can help and hurt social justice efforts. There is also lots of celebrity talk from his leadership with Capital Pride and behind the scenes of the...

Duration:01:02:02

Karen Freberg // Social Media Professor Running on Coffee

11/2/2017
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Is it possible that university curriculum can keep up with the ever-changing speed of social media? My guest today believes so, with a lot of coffee and commitment. In this episode, Dr. Karen Freberg discusses life as a social media professor, from developing lesson plans to partnerships with companies like General Motors and Louisville Bats to Hootsuite and Adobe. Karen shares the ways that her time as a record-setting college athlete helped shape her career path in sports marketing,...

Duration:01:03:12

Walter M. Kimbrough // Hip Hop President

10/26/2017
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If you’ve ever read a list of college presidents to follow on Twitter, you’ve probably heard of Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, the Hip Hop President. Walter’s official title is “President of Dillard University,” but he’s so much more than that. He’s also a published author, accomplished researcher, master of personal branding and presidential tweeting pro. In our conversation, we break down the development of Walter’s personal brand, his experiences tackling difficult discussions, and the people...

Duration:00:51:55

Digital Leadership Throughout Campus // Classroom Edition

10/19/2017
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This episode marks the last panel in the podcast’s classroom edition series. The classroom edition features panels I moderated for my Florida State University graduate-level course, Technology in Higher Ed. We’re closing out with a deep dive into what digital leadership looks like in higher education from perspectives all across campus. This week’s panelists Juhi Bhatt, Joy Hoffman, Douglas Eck, and Nathan Victoria cover everything from advice on digital reputations the realities and risks...

Duration:01:28:18

Digital Leadership at the Executive Level // Classroom Edition

10/12/2017
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For this episode of my classroom edition series, I’ve invited three student affairs professionals in senior-level positions to give their perspective on digital leadership in higher education. Note: I moderated this panel (and the others in the classroom edition) for my Florida State University graduate-level course, Technology in Higher Ed. Tonantzin Oseguera, Damien Peña, and Peter A. Konwerski are our three panelists, and they break down what it’s like to be in an executive position in...

Duration:00:53:49

Opportunities in EdTech // Tech in Higher Ed Classroom Edition

10/5/2017
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Ever wondered what life is like for the folks on the other side of the EdTech exchange? This week’s panelists are three professionals working on the vendor side of edtech. Join guests Kayley Robsham, Chris Trudell, and Dustin Ramsdell for their advice on exploring careers in educational technology, the challenges they faced shifting from student affairs to edtech, and how to evaluate vendors. This episode is part of a classroom edition series to the podcast, featuring panels I moderated...

Duration:01:11:44

Digital Identity and Reputation // Tech in Higher Ed Classroom Edition

9/28/2017
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This episode is part of a classroom edition series to the podcast, featuring panels I moderated for my Florida State University graduate-level course, Technology in Higher Ed. Sometimes phrases like “personal branding” and “online presence” feel like buzzwords, which is why we’re dissecting them in this week’s panel. Guests Laura Pasquini, Katie Linder, and Ed Cabellon talk about their approaches to digital identity, give their advice for maintaining a positive digital reputation, and even...

Duration:01:09:41

Information Technology // Tech in Higher ed Classroom Edition

9/20/2017
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This episode is part of a classroom edition series to the podcast, featuring panels I moderated for my Florida State University graduate-level course, Technology in Higher Ed. Information technology (IT) is the backbone of any tech solution, which is why we’re talking IT in higher education in this third installment of Classroom Edition. IT pros Joe Sabado and Paul Schantz discuss the role their department plays in their universities, how to approach new technology solutions, and tech...

Duration:00:58:35

Social Strategy, Storytelling and Evaluation // Tech in Higher Ed Classroom Edition

9/14/2017
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This episode is part of a classroom edition series to the podcast, featuring panels I moderated for my Florida State University graduate level course, Technology in Higher Ed. This second installment is talking digital storytelling and social media strategy in higher education and beyond. Guests Lesley D’Souza, Dr. Liz Gross, and Matt Duncan give advice on how higher education can make social media more effective, tools for digital storytelling and engagement, and how to combine...

Duration:00:59:02

Emerging Digital Scholars // Technology in Higher Education Classroom Edition

9/8/2017
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This episode is part of a new classroom edition series to the podcast, featuring panels I moderated for my Florida State University graduate level course, Technology in Higher Ed. In this panel, I’m geeking out with three amazing scholars about student engagement and success through the lens of technology, from social media to hardware and software. Guests Dr. Paul Eaton, Dr. Sable Manson, and Dr. Adam Gismondi share their research and perspectives on tech in higher education, explore how...

Duration:01:11:52

John Dugan // Disrupting Leadership Education, Proposing a Twitter Ethic of Care & Unapologetically Nerdy/Apologetically Awkward

7/24/2017
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What if there was an educator that taught you how to challenge and deconstruct leadership frameworks or theory over memorizing or accepting them as truth? But what if this same teacher was effortlessly hilariously, authentic, and is what he calls “Unapologetically nerdy/apologetically awkward”? This very leadership scholar, educator, and author is featured on this episode, Dr. John Dugan. We discuss the state of leadership education and how technology, especially social media can enhance...

Duration:01:18:36

Edlyn Pena // Changing the Autism Game, Celebrating Life Changing Technology & Empowering Parental Involvement in College

6/6/2017
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This episode features an award-winning social justice researcher who specializes in students with disabilities – particularly autism. Dr. Edlyn Pena believes technology is changing the lives of people with disabilities and her research is pushing these possibilities even further. This is a very personal topic for her – as she is a fierce advocate and proud mama-bear of her son Diego who has autism. But you’ll hear how even in third grade, Diego is breaking assumptions of what is possible...

Duration:00:58:57

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