Steve’s TV Talk Show


HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY is a television talk show that connects viewers to contemporary issues, people, and institutions involved in the world of higher education. The show has won six education Telly Awards and two Excellence in Local Journalism Dateline Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Washington, D.C. Professional Chapter.


HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY runs on UDC-TV; host is educational consultant and author Steven Roy Goodman. Each half-hour episode covers a new education subject.
 

Episodes 147-155 (2019-)

  • Episode 155Connections with Ancestors – Guests are Heather MacAlister, Genealogical Researcher, Ancestors South Africa; Bonita Bennett, Director, District Six Museum; and Christie van Zyl, Sangoma (Traditional/Spiritual Healer)
  • Episode 154Suicide on Campus – Guests are Sister Nosipho Cwele, Social Worker and Religious Sister in Cape Town, and Rebeka Rain, Author and Singer-Songwriter who lost her son to suicide
  • Episode 153Storytelling – Guests are Omar Badsha, Photographer, Artist, and Founder of South African History Online; Mae Sithole, Pan-African Musician; and Stephen “Sugar” Segerman, Protagonist, “Searching for Sugar Man” and Former Owner of Mabu Vinyl
  • Episode 152Occupational Therapy – Guests are Matumo Ramafikeng, Ph.D., Lecturer of Occupational Therapy, University of Cape Town, and Mapheyeledi “Maps” Motimele, Lecturer of Occupational Therapy, University of Cape Town
  • Episode 151Classical Music and Opera in South Africa – Guests are Bongani Tembe, Chief Executive, KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra and Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra; Angelo Gobbato, Former Director, UCT Opera School; and Mteto Maphoyi, Aspiring Opera Singer
  • Episode 150Journalism, Academics, and the Armed Struggle (MK) – Guest is Felicity “Muff” Andersson, Former Regional Commander, Umkhonto we Sizwe
  • Episode 149Cultural Entrepreneurship – Guests are Martin Humphries, Director, The Cinema Museum, and Ashley Evenson, Goldsmiths, University of London, Postgraduate Class of 2017
  • Episode 148Living in Social Media – Guest is Daniel Miller, Professor of Anthropology, UCL
  • Episode 147Is the U.S. an Empire? – Guests are Dr. Michel Gobat, Associate Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh, and Kiki Skagen Munshi, Former U.S. Senior Foreign Service Officer

Episodes 138-146 (2018)

  • Episode 146Ralph Nader, Princeton ’55 – Guest is Ralph Nader, Consumer Activist and Former Presidential Candidate
  • Episode 145Quaker Studies – Guests are Tom Hamm, Professor of History, Earlham College, and Laura Kelley, Student, Earlham College
  • Episode 144Mothers and Artistic Student Paths – Guests are Jenny Bilfield, President and CEO, Washington Performing Arts, and Rebecca Ravenal, Mixed Media Artist
  • Episode 143Arts Counseling – Guests are Emily Umbarger, Academic and College Counselor, Interlochen Arts Academy; Diane Baribeau, Executive Director, City Opera House; and Shelby Lewis, Teaching Artist and Carnegie Mellon University Graduate
  • Episode 142Freshwater Studies – Guests are (1) Hans VanSumeren, Director, Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, Northwestern Michigan College; (2) Erica Plesha, Avian Botulism Crew Lead, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, National Park System; (3) John Lutchko, Marine Technology Laboratory Coordinator, Northwestern Michigan College; (4) Renate Schmidt, Marine Technology Student, Northwestern Michigan College; (5) Shane Perkins, Marine Technology Student, Northwestern Michigan College; and (6) Marguerite Cotto, Vice President for Lifelong and Professional Learning, Northwestern Michigan College
  • Episode 141Affordable Textbooks – Guests are (1) The Honorable Jared Polis (D-CO), U.S. House of Representatives; (2) Kaitlyn Vitez, Higher Education Advocate, U.S. PIRG; (3) Cassidy Chassagne, Former Chief of Staff, University of Maryland Student Government Association; (4) Stephen Kenny, Tactical Coordinator, Affordable Textbooks Campaign, MaryPIRG; and (5) Jonathan Allen, Speaker of the Legislature, University of Maryland Student Government Association
  • Episode 140Global Health Volunteering – Guest is Judith N. Lasker, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Lehigh University
  • Episode 139Wellness – Guests are Dr. Irene Kraegel, Director, Center for Counseling and Wellness, Calvin College, and David Gaspin, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Delos
  • Episode 138Marvin Kalb – Guest is Marvin Kalb, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Edward R. Murrow Professor Emeritus at Harvard University

Episodes 118-137 (2017)

  • Episode 137Spy Schools – Guest is Daniel Golden, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Author of Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America’s Universities
  • Episode 136Rural South Africa – Guests are Joyene Isaacs, Head, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, and Michael Bennish, Executive Director, Mpilonhle
  • Episode 135Women’s and Gender Studies – Guest is Dr. Mary Hames, Director, Gender Equity Unit, University of the Western Cape
  • Episode 134Religion and Spirituality on Campus – Guests are Father John Enslin, Archdiocese of Cape Town; Professor Abdulkader Tayob, Department of Religious Studies, University of Cape Town; Vanessa Valkin, Former Editor, South African Jewish Report; and Makhosandile Ndzuzo, Member, Gaba Clan
  • Episode 133Music Education – Guests are Camillo Lombard, Co-Founder, Cape Music Institute, and Mary Anne Constable, Singer-Songwriter
  • Episode 132The State of History – Guests are Sekibakiba Lekgoathi, Department of History, University of the Witwatersrand; Nicholas Wolpe, CEO, Liliesleaf Museum; and Mbongeni Ngema, Composer and Playwright
  • Episode 131Laurie Levine at Liliesleaf – Guest is Laurie Levine, Singer-Songwriter
  • Episode 130Careers in Aviation – Guests are (1) Ashok Poduval, CEO, Massey University School of Aviation; (2) Sam Dawson, Graduate Flight Instructor, Massey University School of Aviation; (3) Isaac Henderson, Assistant Lecturer/Ph.D. Student in Aviation, Massey University; (4) Andrew Vialoux, Flight Instructor, Massey University School of Aviation; (5) Elena Soiee Jung, Aviation Student, Massey University; (6) Martina Daskova, Ph.D. Student in Aviation, Massey University; (7) Anke Smith, Manager of International Programs, Massey University School of Aviation; and (8) John Murrie, Senior Tutor, Massey University School of Aviation
  • Episode 129Veterinary Medicine – Guests are (1) Jenny Weston, Dean, Massey Veterinary School; (2) Brett Gartrell, Professor of Wildlife Health, Massey University; (3) Corey Regnerus, Past President, Student Association, Massey Veterinary School; and (4) Eloise Jillings, Associate Dean, Massey Veterinary School
  • Episode 128New Zealand Society – Guests are (1) Meihana Durie, Head, School of Maori Studies, Massey University; (2) Paul Spoonley, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Massey University; (3) Greta Mellinger, Student, Cornell University; (4) Logan March, Student, University of Pittsburgh; and (5) Laiken Thompson, Student, Hendrix College
  • Episode 127Food Safety – Guests are (1) Steve Flint, Professor of Food Safety, Massey University; (2) Nigel French, Director, New Zealand Food Safety & Research Centre; (3) Haoran Wang, Ph.D. Student in Food Microbiology, Massey University; and (4) Emmanuel Kyere, Ph.D. Student in Food Microbiology, Massey University
  • Episode 126Refugees and the Arts, UCL – Guests are (1) Shireen Walton, Teaching Fellow, Anthropology UCL; (2) Georgios Kritikos, Associate Professor, Harokopio University; (3) Ruth Mandel, Vice-Dean International, UCL; (4) Clelia Clini, Postdoctoral Fellow, Biosciences UCL; and (5) Tess Altman, Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology UCL
  • Episode 125Greek Immigration and Emigration – Guests are (1) The Honorable Yannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki; (2) Professor Ariadni Stogiannidou, Vice Rector, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; (3) Lydia Chikhani, Teacher and Master’s Student in Museology; (4) Fatime Menalla, Cultural Heritage Journalist; (5) Professor Matoula Scaltsa, Art Historian-Museologist, Aristotle University; (6) Dr. Sokratis Kioussis, Museologist-Historian, Aristotle University; (7) Professor Georgios Anagnostou, Modern Greek Program, Ohio State University; (8) Eleanna Grammatopoulou, School of Architecture Student, Aristotle University; (9) Nikos Poulopoulos, Assistant Professor, Greek Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis; (10) Angeliki Tsiotinou, Ph.D. Candidate and Fulbright Scholar; and (11) Mado Milosi, School of Architecture Student, Aristotle University
  • Episode 124World Smarts STEM Challenge – Guests are (1) Jim Egenrieder, Research Faculty, Virginia Tech; (2) Cosmos Eminah, University of Education, Winneba; (3) Winston Lamptey, Accra Academy; (4) Catherine Johnson, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School; (5) Todd Richardson, McKinley Technology Parent Teachers Organization; (6) Megan Richardson, McKinley Technology High School; (7) Kayla Stewart, McKinley Technology High School; (8) Gideon Nyarkoh, Winneba Senior High School; and (9) Kristin Lord, President and CEO, IREX
  • Episode 123Dr. Ruth, Sex on Campus – Guest is Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Psychosexual Therapist & Author
  • Episode 122Tourism – Guests are Li Li, Senior Lecturer in Business and Management, Bath Business School, Bath Spa University; David Chadwick, Member, Driver-Guides Association; and Peter Ducker, Chief Executive, Institute of Hospitality
  • Episode 121Global Citizenship – Guest is Professor Christina Slade, Vice-Chancellor, Bath Spa University
  • Episode 120Heritage Studies – Guests are Sarah Morton, Lecturer in Heritage, Bath Spa University, and Stephen Dunning, MA Student in Heritage Management, Bath Spa University
  • Episode 119Art History – Guest is Nicholas Ross, Director, Art History Abroad
  • Episode 118Human Rights Education – Guest is Manfred Nowak, Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Vienna


Episodes 105-117 (2016)

  • Episode 117Safe Spaces – Guests are (1) Ami Glazer, Sarah Lawrence College Student, (2) Chuck Lesnick, Former Yonkers City Council President, (3) Peter Waldheim, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate, (4) Mariel Sanchez, Sarah Lawrence College Student, (5) Duncan Richards, Sarah Lawrence College Student, (6) Sam Rosen, Sarah Lawrence College Student, (7) Jerry Marlow, New York University Graduate, (8) Karen Hui, Sarah Lawrence College Student, and (9) Tenn Joe Lim, Sarah Lawrence College Student
  • Episode 116Gerontology – Guests are Dr. Elizabeth Carey, Professor of Psychology, Curry College, and Dr. Maureen O’Shea, Professor of Nursing, Curry College
  • Episode 115Michigan State University Neighborhoods – Guests are (1) Kelly High McCord, Neighborhood Director, Michigan State University, (2) Reggie Noto, Neighborhood Director, Michigan State University, (3) Autumn C. Johnson, Coach, Spartan Success Scholars, and (4) Rachel D. King, Coach, Spartan Success Scholars
  • Episode 114Bokamoso Youth Centre, George Washington University – Guests are (1) Professor Leslie Jacobson, (2) Dr. Mary Ellsberg, (3) Tshidi Dorothy Mohale, (4) Thabelang “Teddy” Clinton Phoku, (5) Bridget Mabaso, (6) Solomon Mpho Papo, (7) Kaiylah Watts, (8) Kgaogelo “KG” Mahlangu, (9) Alexandria Taliaferro, and (10) Aria Nawab
  • Episode 113European Union, European Students – Guest is Bart Kerremans, Professor of International Relations and American Politics, KU Leuven
  • Episode 112Computer Security and Privacy – Guests are Bart Preneel, Head of Division, Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography, KU Leuven, and Günes Acar, Doctoral Researcher, Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography, KU Leuven
  • Episode 111Participatory Governance, SNSPA – Guests are Remus Pricopie, Rector, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, and Oana Almasan, Assistant Professor of Management, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration
  • Episode 110Romanian-U.S. Collaboration – Guests are The Honorable Adrian Curaj, Minister of National Education and Scientific Research, and Ioan-Aurel Pop, Rector, Babes-Bolyai University
  • Episode 109Fulbright and ASU in Romania – Guests are Rodica Mihaila, Executive Director, Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission, and Ileana Alexandra Orlich, Director of Romanian Studies, Arizona State University
  • Episode 108Social Entrepreneurship – Guests are Nhlanzeko Khanyile, University of Cape Town Student and South Africa-Washington International Program, and Dewald Müller, Stellenbosch University Graduate Student and South Africa-Washington International Program
  • Episode 107Nepal and Colby-Sawyer College – Guests are (1) Professor Jon Keenan, (2) Rakshya Rana, (3) Arya Poudel, (4) Prithul Jung Karki, (5) Michelle Lutz, (6) Ayla Cordell, (7) Deepesh Duwadi, (8) Nawaraj (Nabu) Shahi, (9) Rhiju Singh Tamang, and (10) Christopher Gagne
  • Episode 106Education in Armenia – Guests are Karine Harutyunyan, Deputy Minister of Education and Science for the Republic of Armenia; Father Mesrop Aramyan, Education Advisor to the President of Armenia and a priest of the Armenian Apostolic Church; and Suren Aloyan, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Dasaran Educational Program
  • Episode 105American University of Armenia (AUA) – Guests are Dr. Thomas Samuelian, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University of Armenia, and Narine Hayrapetyan, a 2004 MBA graduate of the American University of Armenia and Executive Director of FIDEC Armenia Foundation


Episodes 91-104 (2015)

  • Episode 104Musical about Miriam Makeba – Guests are Niyi Coker, Jr., Writer/Director, Zenzi: The Musical, Professor of Theatre, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Henriette Weber, Director, Centre for the Performing Arts, University of the Western Cape
  • Episode 103Infectious Diseases – Guests are Professor Gary Maartens, Clinician-Researcher in Infectious Diseases, University of Cape Town, and Peter Mehlape, Director – Global Health, BD Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • Episode 102Curriculum Changes – Guest is Dr. Elelwani Ramugondo, Associate Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, University of Cape Town
  • Episode 101Agricultural Training and Education – Guests are Professor Mohammad Karaan, Faculty of AgriSciences, Stellenbosch University, and Marius Paulse, Chief Director, Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute
  • Episode 100Mathematics in Africa – Guests are Professor Barry Green, Chief Research and Academic Officer, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), and Dr. Chika Yinka-Banjo, Computer Science Lecturer, University of Lagos
  • Episode 99Mechanical Engineering – Guests are Genevieve Langdon, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cape Town; Sherlyn Gabriel, Mechanical Engineering Master’s Student, University of Cape Town; and Ismail Ghoor, Mechanical Engineering Master’s Student, University of Cape Town
  • Episode 98Immigration and Universities – Guest is Philip Cafaro, Ph.D., author of “How Many Is Too Many? The Progressive Argument for Reducing Immigration into the United States” and philosophy professor at Colorado State University
  • Episode 97Goldie Blumenstyk – Guest is Goldie Blumenstyk, Author of “American Higher Education in Crisis?” and Senior Writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Episode 96Free Speech on Campus – Guests are Robert O’Neil, Author of “Academic Freedom in the Wired World” and Former President of the University of Virginia, and Dr. Dmitry Dubrovsky, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy
  • Episode 95Dual Enrollment – Guests are Margaret Chung, Principal, Arlington Career Center, and Deirdre Magro, Counselor/Dual Enrollment, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Episode 94African Higher Education Summit – Guests are (1) Tade Aina, Program Director, Partnership for African Social & Governance Research; (2) Fred Awaah, Secretary General, All-Africa Students Union; (3) Liz Grossman, External Relations Manager, Tostan; (4) José Lopes, Coordinator of Business Lab Project, Higher Institute of Business & Economic Sciences; (5) Dr. Dorsamy (Gansen) Pillay, Deputy CEO: RISA, National Research Foundation; (6) Iina Soiri, Director, The Nordic Africa Institute; (7) Dr. Abdulrraouf Abdelaal, Dean, Tripoli University; (8) Samantha Spooner, Research Editor, Mail & Guardian Africa; (9) Aderemi Oluyomi Kuku, President, African Academy of Sciences; (10) Jeilani Abdullah Osman, Rector, University of Hormuud; (11) Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Pretoria; (12) Lemma Senbet, Executive Director, African Economic Research Consortium; (13) Lori Mason, Project Director, International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX); and (14) Goolam Mohamedbhai, Former Secretary-General, Association of African Universities and Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Mauritius
  • Episode 93Reducing Student Loan Debt – Guests are Jason Delisle, Director, Federal Education Budget Project, New America Foundation, and Elizabeth Baylor, Associate Director of Postsecondary Education, Center for American Progress
  • Episode 92Undocumented Students – Guests are Rosemary Martin, Assistant Director of Admissions, Purdue University, and Olander Fleming, Assistant Director of Admissions for Emerging Populations, Longwood University
  • Episode 91Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) – Guest is Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), Former Chair, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations


Episodes 73-90 (2014)

  • Episode 90Community-Based Medical Education – Guest is Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., President and Dean, The Commonwealth Medical College
  • Episode 89Sustainability and Universities – Guests are Dr. Gerrit Knaap, Executive Director, National Center for Smart Growth Research, University of Maryland, and Kiel Edson, Master’s Candidate, Conservation Biology and Environmental Policy, University of Maryland
  • Episode 88Alumni Engagement – Guests are Mark Thaden, Executive Director of Alumni Relations, University of Mary Washington, and Hardy Vieux, Past President, Duke Alumni Association
  • Episode 87LSAT Score-Flagging – Guests are Shelley Broderick, Dean, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, and Matthew Kaplan, UDC Law Student/Successfully Challenged LSAT Flagging Policy
  • Episode 86Deaf Education – Guest is Dr. Julie Mitchiner, Education Professor, Gallaudet University
  • Episode 85Athletes and Unions – Guest is Arthur McAfee, Esq., Sports Attorney, The McAfee Group
  • Episode 84Student Affairs Professionals – Guest is Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director of ACPA, College Student Educators International, formerly known as the American College Personnel Association
  • Episode 83Tigers for Tigers – Guest is Sean Carnell, National Coordinator, Tigers for Tigers
  • Episode 82Digital Badges – Guest is Professor Daniel T. Hickey, Learning Sciences Program, Indiana University
  • Episode 81David Garfinkle, Broadway Producer – Guest is David Garfinkle, CEO of Hello Entertainment, Entertainment Lawyer, and Producer of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” “Ghost,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” and “The Realistic Joneses”
  • Episode 80Johnny Clegg, Musician and Anthropologist – Guest is Johnny Clegg, Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Anthropologist, British-born South African French Knight, and former Grammy Nominee
  • Episode 79Low-Income Students, Trinity Washington University – Guest is Patricia McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University
  • Episode 78Asperger’s and Autism in College – Guests are Dr. Gonzalo Laje, Washington Behavioral Medicine Associates, and HM, Student, George Mason University
  • Episode 77Scottish Independence Referendum Debate – Guests are Dr. Stephen Watson, University of Glasgow, Founder, Academics for Yes, and Professor Hugh Pennington, University of Aberdeen, Leader, Academics Together
  • Episode 76University of Aberdeen – Guests are Professor Sir Ian Diamond, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Aberdeen, and Megan Dunn, President, Aberdeen University Students’ Association (AUSA)
  • Episode 75The Lincoln University, HBCUs – Guest is Dr. Robert R. Jennings, President, The Lincoln University
  • Episode 74Nazarbayev University – Guest is Dr. Simon Jones, Provost, Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan)
  • Episode 73Jim Lehrer – Guest is Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor, PBS NewsHour


Episodes 43-72 (2013)

  • Episode 72Architecture on Campus – Guests are Frances Halsband, Kliment Halsband Architects, and Thomas DelGiudice, Former Director of Capital Planning, SUNY College at Old Westbury
  • Episode 71Service Academy Nominations – Guest is Carol Ford, Constituent Services Representative, Office of United States Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA)
  • Episode 70American University of Afghanistan – Guests are Leslie M. Schweitzer, Chair, Friends of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF), and Stephenie Foster, Professorial Lecturer, Women and Politics Institute, American University (Washington, DC)
  • Episode 69Open Access to Research – Guests are Dan Mack, Director of Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, and Heather Joseph, Executive Director, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
  • Episode 68Hospitality Management – Guests are Dr. Mahmood Khan, Professor and Director of Hospitality Management, Virginia Tech National Capital Region; Elizabeth Dearborn-Hughes, Co-Founder, Akilah Institute for Women, Kigali, Rwanda; and Dr. James Williams, Assistant Professor, School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management, James Madison University
  • Episode 67Canadian Universities – Guests are Adam Lotesto, University of Toronto Recruitment Officer, and Alexander Leipziger, University of Toronto Class of 2007
  • Episode 66Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Museum Studies – Guest is Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Director, National Museum of African Art, The Smithsonian Institution
  • Episode 65Teaching Creativity – Guests are Fred Lazarus IV, President, Maryland Institute College of Art; Laura Gamse, Director/Producer, Daydream Reels; and Drew Shields, Student, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Recipient, Scholastic Art & Writing Award
  • Episode 64Language and Education – Guests are Professor Zubeida Desai, Dean of Education, University of the Western Cape, and Professor Shaun Viljoen, Chair, Department of English, Stellenbosch University
  • Episode 63Student Life in South Africa – Guests are Sharnelle Cader, Student, University of South Africa (UNISA); Daniel Silke, Independent Political Analyst; Thembalethu Mfebe, Student, University of Cape Town (UCT); and Colleen Knox, Student, University of Cape Town (UCT)
  • Episode 62Justice Albie Sachs – Guest is The Honorable Albie Sachs, Former Constitutional Court Justice
  • Episode 61Dr. Mamphela Ramphele – Guest is Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town, and Leader, Agang South Africa
  • Episode 60Rhodes University – Guest is Dr. Saleem Badat, Vice-Chancellor, Rhodes University
  • Episode 59Neuroscience – Guests are Dr. Michele Lemons, Assistant Professor of Biology, Assumption College, and Dr. Sarah Cavanagh, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Assumption College
  • Episode 58Race and Social Relations on Campus – Guest is Professor Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Episode 57NASA Education – Guest is Astronaut Leland D. Melvin, Associate Administrator for Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Episode 56Public Health – Guests are Dr. Marie Diener-West, Chair, Master of Public Health Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Dr. Allen Herman, Founding Dean, National School of Public Health, Medical University of Southern Africa (University of Limpopo)
  • Episode 55Is College Worth It? – Guest is David Wilezol, co-author of the book “Is College Worth It?” and associate producer for “Bill Bennett’s Morning in America”
  • Episode 54Emergency Medical Services – Guests are Holly Frost, Assistant Dean, Emergency Medical Services, Northern Virginia Community College, and Checharna “CC” Wilson, EMS Captain, District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department
  • Episode 53Creative Writing and Freshman English – Guests are Dr. Jehanne Dubrow, Director, Rose O’Neill Literary House, Washington College, and Dr. Holly Karapetkova, Associate Professor of English, Marymount University
  • Episode 52Counseling in Kijabe – Guest is Steve Peifer, Director of College Guidance, Rift Valley Academy, Kijabe, Kenya
  • Episode 51F&M College Prep – Guests are Dr. Daniel Porterfield, President, Franklin & Marshall College, and Shawn Jenkins, Program Director, F&M College Prep
  • Episode 50California State University – Guest is Dr. Timothy P. White, Chancellor, California State University
  • Episode 49Town-Gown Relations, BGSU – Guest is Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey, President, Bowling Green State University
  • Episode 48Visual Arts – Guests are Maggie Michael, Artist and Adjunct Professor, American University, Maret School, and Corcoran College of Art + Design; Kenneth Victor Young, Artist and Exhibit Designer; and Patrick Morelli, Sculptor and Architectural Designer
  • Episode 47Learning Disabilities, Landmark College – Guest is Dr. Peter Eden, President, Landmark College
  • Episode 46Lifelong Learning – Guests are JoAnn Hawkins, Associate Vice President, Howard Community College, and Kee Malesky, Author of “Learn Something New Every Day” and Librarian, National Public Radio
  • Episode 45Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Guests are Joseph Shabalala (Founder) and Albert Mazibuko (Member)
  • Episode 44Refugees and Universities – Guest is Dr. Dorian B. Crosby, Spelman College, Department of Political Science
  • Episode 43Universities and the Obama 2nd Term – Guest is Jeff Selingo, Editor at Large, The Chronicle of Higher Education


Episodes 26-42 (2012)

  • Episode 42Campus Crime and Policing – Guests are Professor Michael Rich, Elon University School of Law, and Chief Larry Volz, UDC Director of Public Safety
  • Episode 41International Baccalaureate – Guests are Marie Vivas, University Relations Manager, IB Americas, International Baccalaureate, and Sara L. Marchello, University Registrar, The College of William and Mary
  • Episode 40U.S. News College Rankings – Guests are Robert Morse, Director of Data Research, U.S. News & World Report, and Anne Weeks, Upper School Head, The Salisbury School
  • Episode 39Universities in China and the U.S. – Guest is James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic, and author of “Postcards from Tomorrow Square” and “China Airborne”
  • Episode 38Korean Studies, International Relations – Guests are Dr. Frank Plantan, co-director of the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and Angela Choi, program coordinator for the Korea Studies Program and the U.S.-Korea Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University
  • Episode 37MIT, CMU, Open Educational Resources – Guests are Candace Thille, Director, Open Learning Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University, and Stephen Carson, External Relations Director, MIT OpenCourseWare, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Episode 36National Service – Guests are Senator Harris Wofford (D-PA), former Peace Corps Associate Director and Bryn Mawr College President, and Rev. Elisha B. Morris, Internship Coordinator, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
  • Episode 35Campus Overload, Washington Post – Guest is Jenna Johnson, education reporter at the Washington Post
  • Episode 34Student-Athletes – Guests are Christine Brennan, USA TODAY sports columnist; Brian Davis, former Duke University and Minnesota Timberwolves basketball player; and Mex Carey, Georgetown University sports information director
  • Episode 33Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Vusi Mahlasela – Guests are The Honorable Ebrahim Rasool, South African Ambassador to the United States, and Vusi Mahlasela, singer-songwriter known as “The Voice” in South Africa
  • Episode 32Dissertations – Guests are Leonard Cassuto, Ph.D., Professor of English at Fordham University, and Paul Jay, Ph.D., Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago
  • Episode 31Senator Bob Graham – Guest is Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), Bob Graham Center for Public Service, University of Florida
  • Episode 30Poetry – Guests are Myra Sklarew, Poet and Professor Emerita of Literature at American University, and E. Ethelbert Miller, Director of the African American Studies Resource Center at Howard University
  • Episode 29University Consortia – Guests are Robert Walton, CEO, Claremont University Consortium, and Kristen McGuire, Executive Director, Baltimore Collegetown Network
  • Episode 28Finances, St. John’s College – Guest is Dr. Bronté Jones, Treasurer, St. John’s College – Annapolis
  • Episode 27Student Debt – Guests are Deanne Loonin, director of the National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project; Heather Jarvis, founder of askheatherjarvis.com, a website focused on student loan issues; and Crys Latham, college counselor at Washington Latin Public Charter School
  • Episode 26Women’s Colleges – Guest is Carol T. Christ, Ph.D., President of Smith College


Episodes 1-25 (2010-2011)

  • Episode 25Civic Engagement – Guests are Jeff Harris, CEO, The Junior Statesmen Foundation, and Jennifer Johnson, Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, Drexel University
  • Episode 24Game Development – Guests are Nathan Dupree, Student, McKinley Technology High School, and Dr. Kevin Clark, Director, Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity, George Mason University
  • Episode 23SAT Optional – Guests are Aaron Basko, Director of Admissions, Salisbury University, and Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director, FairTest
  • Episode 22Design Schools – Guests are Juana Medina, Digital Media Department at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and John DeMao, Jr., Department of Graphic Design at VCUarts
  • Episode 21Chinese Language Studies – Guests are Philmon Haile, Mandarin speaker and Swarthmore College student, and Dr. Shuhan Wang, deputy director, National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland
  • Episode 20Harvard Admissions – Guest is Bill Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Harvard College
  • Episode 19Unions and Education – Guest is Dennis Van Roekel, President, National Education Association
  • Episode 18Motivation and Rewards – Guests are Daniel Pink, best-selling author of “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us,” and Dr. April Massey, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UDC
  • Episode 17Do-It-Yourself Education – Guest is Anya Kamenetz, author of “The Edupunks’ Guide” and senior writer at Fast Company
  • Episode 16Schools of Education – Guests are Dr. Margaret Crocco, Dean, University of Iowa College of Education, and Dr. Richard Vedder, Director, Center for College Affordability and Productivity
  • Episode 15Nonviolence and Gay Students – Guests are Arun Gandhi, President, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute, and Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President, Center for American Progress
  • Episode 14Value of the Liberal Arts – Guests are Governor Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former Member of Congress, and Nasser Behnegar, author of “Leo Strauss, Max Weber, and the Scientific Study of Politics” and Boston College political science professor
  • Episode 13Student-Parent Relations – Guests are Christine Schelhas-Miller, co-author of “Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money” and Cornell dean, and James A. McDaniel, Headmaster, Linden Hill School
  • Episode 12Early College – Guests are Leighann Kimble, 16-year old college student at Mary Baldwin College, and Dr. Stephanie Ferguson, Director of the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted at Mary Baldwin College
  • Episode 11Jesse Jackson on Education – Guest is Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., Founder and President, Rainbow PUSH Coalition
  • Episode 10Dr. E. Gordon Gee – Guest is Dr. E. Gordon Gee, President, The Ohio State University
  • Episode 9Net Price Calculators – Guests are Dr. Sidney McPhee, President, Middle Tennessee State University, and Jeff Whorley, President, Student Aid Services
  • Episode 8Disability Services – Guests are Jonathan M. Young, Chairman, National Council on Disability, and Dr. Dorling Joseph, Disability Coordinator, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Episode 7Technology, C-SPAN, UDC – Guests are Dr. Suzan Harkness, director of the UDC Center for Academic Technology, and Steve Scully, C-SPAN’s political editor
  • Episode 6Education News – Guests are Doug Lederman, Editor, Inside Higher Ed, and Maya Minter, Vice President and Executive Manager, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education
  • Episode 5Unconventional Education Options – Guests are Katie Green, Warren Wilson College in North Carolina, and Nick Atkinson, Richmond University in London
  • Episode 4Careers in Health Care – Guests are Yolanda Haywood, M.D., Associate Dean, George Washington University Medical Center, and Henryne Tobias, Project Director, ExploreHealthCareers.org
  • Episode 3Community Colleges – Guests are Dr. Jonathan Gueverra, CEO, Community College of the District of Columbia, and James A. Boyle, President, College Parents of America
  • Episode 2Transitions to School and Work – Guests are Carol Christen, Author of What Color is Your Parachute? For Teens, and Dr. Andrea Leiman, Co-Author of College Admissions Together: It Takes a Family
  • Episode 1NACAC, AU, Access to Higher Education – Guests are Joyce Smith, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and Greg Grauman, Director of Admissions at American University



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