2015 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 104 – Musical 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 103 – Infectious 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 102 – Curriculum Changes – Guest is Dr. Elelwani Ramugondo, Associate Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, University of Cape Town:



Episode 101 – Agricultural Training and Education – Guests are Professor Mohammad Karaan, Faculty of AgriSciences, Stellenbosch University, and Marius Paulse, Chief Director, Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute:



Episode 100 – Mathematics 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 99 – Mechanical 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 98 – Immigration 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 97 – Goldie Blumenstyk – Guest is Goldie Blumenstyk, Author of “American Higher Education in Crisis?” and Senior Writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education:



Episode 96 – Free 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 95 – Dual Enrollment – Guests are Margaret Chung, Principal, Arlington Career Center, and Deirdre Magro, Counselor/Dual Enrollment, Northern Virginia Community College:



Episode 94 – African 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 93 – Reducing 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 92 – Undocumented Students – Guests are Rosemary Martin, Assistant Director of Admissions, Purdue University, and Olander Fleming, Assistant Director of Admissions for Emerging Populations, Longwood University:



Episode 91 – Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) – Guest is Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), Former Chair, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations:


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