2012 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 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.



Episode 42 – Campus Crime and Policing – Guests are Professor Michael Rich, Elon University School of Law, and Chief Larry Volz, UDC Director of Public Safety:



Episode 41 – International 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 40 – U.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:


Please click here to read the U.S. News posting about the college rankings episode.



Episode 39 – Universities 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 38 – Korean 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 37 – MIT, 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 36 – National 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 35 – Campus Overload, Washington Post – Guest is Jenna Johnson, education reporter at the Washington Post:



Episode 34 – Student-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 33 – Ambassador 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 32 – Dissertations – 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 31 – Senator Bob Graham – Guest is Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), Bob Graham Center for Public Service, University of Florida:



Episode 30 – Poetry – 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 29 – University Consortia – Guests are Robert Walton, CEO, Claremont University Consortium, and Kristen McGuire, Executive Director, Baltimore Collegetown Network:



Episode 28 – Finances, St. John’s College – Guest is Dr. Bronté Jones, Treasurer, St. John’s College – Annapolis:


Please click here to read the transcript of the Finances, St. John’s College episode.



Episode 27 – Student 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 26 – Women’s Colleges – Guest is Carol T. Christ, Ph.D., President of Smith College:


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