2013 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 72 – Architecture on Campus – Guests are Frances Halsband, Kliment Halsband Architects, and Thomas DelGiudice, Former Director of Capital Planning, SUNY College at Old Westbury:

Episode 71 – Service Academy Nominations – Guest is Carol Ford, Constituent Services Representative, Office of United States Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA):

Episode 70 – American 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 69 – Open 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 68 – Hospitality 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 67 – Canadian Universities – Guests are Adam Lotesto, University of Toronto Recruitment Officer, and Alexander Leipziger, University of Toronto Class of 2007:

Episode 66 – Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Museum Studies – Guest is Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Director, National Museum of African Art, The Smithsonian Institution:

Episode 65 – Teaching 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 64 – Language 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 63 – Student 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 62 – Justice Albie Sachs – Guest is The Honorable Albie Sachs, Former Constitutional Court Justice:

Episode 61 – Dr. Mamphela Ramphele – Guest is Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town, and Leader, Agang South Africa:

Episode 60 – Rhodes University – Guest is Dr. Saleem Badat, Vice-Chancellor, Rhodes University:

Episode 59 – Neuroscience – Guests are Dr. Michele Lemons, Assistant Professor of Biology, Assumption College, and Dr. Sarah Cavanagh, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Assumption College:

Episode 58 – Race and Social Relations on Campus – Guest is Professor Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa:

Episode 57 – NASA Education – Guest is Astronaut Leland D. Melvin, Associate Administrator for Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA):

Episode 56 – Public 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 55 – Is 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 54 – Emergency 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:

Please click here to read the transcript of the Emergency Medical Services episode.

Episode 53 – Creative 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 52 – Counseling in Kijabe – Guest is Steve Peifer, Director of College Guidance, Rift Valley Academy, Kijabe, Kenya:

Episode 51 – F&M College Prep – Guests are Dr. Daniel Porterfield, President, Franklin & Marshall College, and Shawn Jenkins, Program Director, F&M College Prep:

Please click here to read the transcript of the F&M College Prep episode.

Episode 50 – California State University – Guest is Dr. Timothy P. White, Chancellor, California State University:

Episode 49 – Town-Gown Relations, BGSU – Guest is Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey, President, Bowling Green State University:

Episode 48 – Visual 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 47 – Learning Disabilities, Landmark College – Guest is Dr. Peter Eden, President, Landmark College:

Episode 46 – Lifelong 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 45 – Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Guests are Joseph Shabalala (Founder) and Albert Mazibuko (Member):

Episode 44 – Refugees and Universities – Guest is Dr. Dorian B. Crosby, Spelman College, Department of Political Science:

Episode 43 – Universities and the Obama 2nd Term – Guest is Jeff Selingo, Editor at Large, The Chronicle of Higher Education:

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