2016 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 117 – Safe 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 116 – Gerontology – Guests are Dr. Elizabeth Carey, Professor of Psychology, Curry College, and Dr. Maureen O’Shea, Professor of Nursing, Curry College:

Episode 115 – Michigan 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 114 – Bokamoso 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 113 – European Union, European Students – Guest is Bart Kerremans, Professor of International Relations and American Politics, KU Leuven:

Episode 112 – Computer 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 111 – Participatory 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 110 – Romanian-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 109 – Fulbright 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 108 – Social 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 107 – Nepal 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 106 – Education 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 105 – American 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:

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