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Information Technology // Tech in Higher ed Classroom Edition

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

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

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

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

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

James Robilotta // Tripping with Swag, Airplane Friends, Social Media Mountains & Re-Writing the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Previous student affairs educator/pot stirrer turned professional seed planter/leadership speaker and personal coach – James Robilotta packs up a punch on the podcast today. Literally. James warns he’ll get you laughing and then punch you in the feels. Yes, feelings, the real ones. Questions about your life that will make your head spin, while uncontrollably giggling. He also calls out the constant comparison we hold ourselves to on social media - as we climb our own mountain of success....

Duration: 01:07:30

Joe Sabado // Student-Centered Approach to IT, Leading with an Attitude of Gratitude & Studying the Meaning of Tech

There is more than hardware, software, and programming to Information Technology (IT). On paper, Joe Sabado is the Executive Director and Associate Chief Information Officer at UC Santa Barbara, but he refers to himself as an advocate for student success using technology, as an educator, and a mentor. Joe Sabado shares his purpose and mission in life that studies technology, lifts up first generation and marginalized students, and surrounds everything with an attitude of gratitude. Joe...

Duration: 01:02:47

Lesley D'Souza // Secret Sauce of Storytelling, Higher Ed in Canada, #RyersonSA & Empathic Assessment

What are the core components of a compelling story? What examples in student affairs can we look to for engaging storytelling practices using data and assessment? Look no further than Lesley D’Souza and Ryerson Student Affairs in Toronto, Canada. This self-proclaimed assessment nerd has built a division-wide assessment cycle at Ryerson that fuels the Storytelling team she managers found at and #RyersonSA. Lesley shares the ingredients to a good story, which features students,...

Duration: 01:08:09

Olga Kay // Self-Taught Everything, Ideas Born from Burnout, a Peek into & Serving up Sass with a Smile

If I only described Olga Kay as a YouTuber turned Entrepreneur that would not give the breadth and beauty to her story. From her humble beginnings in Russia to joining the circus and moving to the US – to present day as the founder and CEO of MooshWalks. In this episode, she serves up sass, advice, and inspiration in what she calls learning by doing – no matter if you are an entrepreneur or work in education – just start and figure it out as you go. We’ll learn more about her vision of...

Duration: 01:09:20

Sumi Pendakur // Aligning social media with social action, living in integrity and addressing the real horror of the hit film "Get Out"

Meet the Bollywood Bond girl of higher education Dr. Sumun Pendakur – or at least in this episode we laugh she could be. She aims to meld the political, personal, family, and professional – challenging listeners to stake a claim in this world and put power, voice, and a purpose especially for marginalized communities. As the Associate Dean of Institutional Diversity at Harvey Mudd College, her words match her deeds every day on and off-campus. Scroll through her Facebook or Twitter you’ll...

Duration: 01:05:45

Cidnye Weimer // Social Media as a Grad Student, #LadyBoss Shoutouts and Thriving in the Job Search

There have been lots of research and discussion on how college students use social media – but what about graduate students? In this episode, I featured Cidnye Weimer a second-year graduate student in the College Student Personnel program at Ohio University. She adds another level to the to the graduate students on social, considering she is in the middle of a job search. She shares how she shifted social media usage from undergrad into her master’s program, how she uses social tools in...

Duration: 02:17:32

Mickey Meyer // Connecting YouTubers to the White House, Fatherhood as a Leadership Paradigm Shift, Using Comedy to Bridge the Political Divide

Mickey Meyer is a leader in the digital media, crowned by The Hollywood Reporter the “Don Draper of the Internet.” As a co-founder of JASH a multi-tiered studio with partners Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Sarah Silverman and Reggie Watts – who are creating endless engaging content, building community with comedians and even previously connected YouTubers to the White House. We explore news sources and social media, how digital media can be used as a tool outside the classroom...

Duration: 01:10:24

Amma Marfo // Advocating for Introverts, Online Community Building and Creating Relatable Content

The 2017 kick-off episode is the perfect blend of fun, reflection, and resources that a new year needs. My guest Amma Marfo is a queen of content – from books and blogs to podcasts and newsletters. As a speaker, author and consultant in higher education she knows the creativity process means taking risk and projects failing are actually just part of the process. The priority she shares is creating relatable and real content, that includes the silly stuff. Amma is becoming well known for...

Duration: 00:46:43

Erik Qualman // Empowering Your Best Life, Leadership & Legacy, The Power of LinkedIn & Lessons as College Athletes

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 44 countries – and on the podcast - he offers both motivation and tactical tips as a leader in the digital age. We cover content from his most recent book, How to Sell on LinkedIn: 30 Tips in 30 Days as well as one of my favorite that inspired my own research, Digital Leader: 5 Habits Simple Keys for Success and Influence. In our...

Duration: 00:38:53

Levester Johnson // Partnering with Students as Tech Experts, Tweet Treats Programming, Parent Online Engagement & Living a #BringIt Mentality

Levester "LJ" Johnson believes technology needs to be part of your toolkit in Higher Education. As he shares, it is the accent and value-add of what you do. As the new Vice President of Student Affairs at Illinois State University, LJ is “All In” to engage with students, parents and the entire campus community on and offline. Recently experiencing a campus and position change, LJ shares the science of that transition. Not just moving, giving away countless campus apparel items, and...

Duration: 00:35:21

Tonantzin Oseguera // Troublemaker turned Dean of Students, Social Media + Judicial Affairs & Understanding the student experience through Snapchat

How can Snapchat, Yik Yak and Instagram give administrators a pulse of the real student experience? Today’s episode features Dr. Tonantzin Oseguera who shares her personal experiences integrating digital communication tools as a Dean of Students at Cal State Fullerton. In this role, she oversees vital student support services including the Behavioral intervention team, Title IX implementation team, as well as student conduct for a campus of 40,000. Learn how she balances policy and...

Duration: 00:48:57

MrJeffDess // Student Affairs Swagger, Infusing Pop Culture into Leadership Development and #DoTheWork

This episode featured MrJeffDess who is a writer, professor, public speaker, emcee and co-founder of Trill or Not Trill. The conversation is eclectic as the other talents Jeff has including rapping and a lapel pin collector. The podcast shares ideas for how to incorporate pop culture into leadership education – such as his popular blog post about Beyoncé’s album Lemonade and the Social Change Model. Jeff also challenges listeners to bring a realness and swagger into their work, and even on...

Duration: 00:18:29

Adrienne Weider-Finch // Embracing Weirdness, Instagram Hacks, YouTubers Collaborating with Campuses, and Caring for your Online Audience

Adrienne Weider-Finch is a one-woman production company that takes her role as a YouTube content creator for mostly young viewers to heart. In the podcast, she spreads a message of being yourself and not listening to the haters in pursuing what matters in your life. Adrienne also shares her experience collaborating with her alma mater, Loyola Marymount University and how other campuses can do the same.

Duration: 00:13:02

Mamta Accapadi // Modeling Humanity in all Spaces, Social Media as the Newest Campus Quad & Leveraging Wholeness

Vice President for Student Affairs at Rollins College, Mamta Accapadi elevates the possibilities of social media tools by applying authenticity, cultivating humanity and connecting through compassion. She shares examples of using hashtags, Facebook comments and blog posts to aid her mission in being full of joy and wholeness.

Duration: 00:48:45

Melissa Judson // Purposeful Branding, Less is More Design & YouTube Transmedia Storytelling

In this episode, Melissa Judson, the Director of Branding and Design at Fine Brothers Entertainment shares her insight into the YouTube community, as well as best practices in marketing design and overall professional branding. Melissa reflected back on her college days, early social media use and what apps like to keep your eyes on in the future.

Duration: 00:35:28

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