2010-2011 Episodes

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 seven education Telly Awards and three 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.

Episode 25 – Civic Engagement – Guests are Jeff Harris, CEO, The Junior Statesmen Foundation, and Jennifer Johnson, Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, Drexel University:

Episode 24 – Game 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 23 – SAT Optional – Guests are Aaron Basko, Director of Admissions, Salisbury University, and Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director, FairTest:

Episode 22 – Design 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 21 – Chinese 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 20 – Harvard Admissions – Guest is Bill Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Harvard College:

Episode 19 – Unions and Education – Guest is Dennis Van Roekel, President, National Education Association:

Please click here to read the National Education Association’s press release about the unions and education episode.

Episode 18 – Motivation 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 17 – Do-It-Yourself Education – Guest is Anya Kamenetz, author of “The Edupunks’ Guide” and senior writer at Fast Company:

Episode 16 – Schools 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 15 – Nonviolence and Gay Students – Guests are Arun Gandhi, President, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute, and Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President, Center for American Progress:

Episode 14 – Value 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 13 – Student-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 12 – Early 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 11 – Jesse Jackson on Education – Guest is Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., Founder and President, Rainbow PUSH Coalition:

Episode 10 – Dr. E. Gordon Gee – Guest is Dr. E. Gordon Gee, President, The Ohio State University:

Episode 9 – Net Price Calculators – Guests are Dr. Sidney McPhee, President, Middle Tennessee State University, and Jeff Whorley, President, Student Aid Services:

Episode 8 – Disability Services – Guests are Jonathan M. Young, Chairman, National Council on Disability, and Dr. Dorling Joseph, Disability Coordinator, University of Maryland Eastern Shore:

Please click here to read the transcript of the disability services episode.

Episode 7 – Technology, 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 6 – Education News – Guests are Doug Lederman, Editor, Inside Higher Ed, and Maya Minter, Vice President and Executive Manager, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education:

Episode 5 – Unconventional Education Options – Guests are Katie Green, Warren Wilson College in North Carolina, and Nick Atkinson, Richmond University in London

Episode 4 – Careers in Health Care – Guests are Yolanda Haywood, M.D., Associate Dean, George Washington University Medical Center, and Henryne Tobias, Project Director, ExploreHealthCareers.org

Episode 3 – Community Colleges – Guests are Dr. Jonathan Gueverra, CEO, Community College of the District of Columbia, and James A. Boyle, President, College Parents of America:

Please click here to read the transcript of the community colleges episode.

Episode 2 – Transitions 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 1 – NACAC, 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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HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY is also carrried/has also been broadcast by Prince George’s Community Television, Voice of America, Africa Today TV, Cape Town TV, SouthEast Education Network, Cablevision-Yonkers, Comcast Channel 98, Verizon Fios TV Channel 19, RCN Channel 19, and university television stations in the U.S. and around the world. Audio versions of select HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY episodes may be accessed on Spotify, Amazon, and Apple Music/iTunes.


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