Minding the Gap with Ryan Craig

Ryan Craig is a Managing Director at Achieve Partners and University Ventures. Ryan’s commentary on where the puck is going in higher education regularly appears in the Gap Letter, Forbes, TechCrunch, Inside Higher Education, Fortune, HR Dive, and VentureBeat, among others. He is the author of A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College, which describes the critical importance of last-mile training and the emergence of bootcamps, income share programs, staffing, and apprenticeship models as preferred pathways to good first digital jobs.

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Race, Sports History, and What’s Happening in Education with Dr. Louis Moore

Dr. Louis Moore is a Professor of History at Grand Valley State University and the author of We Will Win the Day The Civil Rights Movement, the Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality. He’s also the host of The Black Athlete podcast and an excellent follow on Twitter. Lou joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about the history of race and sports in the US.

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Design Thinking Insights into the Higher Ed Experience with Elliot Felix

Elliot Felix is an author, speaker, teacher, father, and consultant to more than a hundred colleges and universities. He joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about making the most out of higher education and his new book, How to Get the Most Out of College: 127 Ways to Make Connections, Make it Work for You, and Make a Difference.

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Democracy, Tyranny, Shakespeare and Experimental Psychology with Dr. Fathali Moghaddam

Dr. Fathali Moghaddam is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Georgetown University and a faculty fellow at the Berkley Center. His expertise includes culture and intergroup conflict, with a particular focus on the psychology of globalization, radicalization, human rights and duties, and terrorism. You can learn more about his work here.

Fathali joins host Mike Palmer on this episode and begins by sharing how his work as an Iranian-born social psychologist was transformed by the revolution and hostage situation in Iran in 1979.

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Revolutionary Sociology and Virtual Conferences with Dr. Corey Dolgon

In this special episode of Trending in Ed, Mike Palmer interviews Corey Dolgon from a conference room in Freedom Tower while the Annual Conference for the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is taking place virtually. Corey is the outgoing President of SSSP. We explore the themes of the conference while getting into what it is like to shift from designing an in-person conference to doing one online.

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The Design of Learning Spaces with Shannon Dowling – Architect at Ayers Saint Gross

Shannon Dowling is an architect with a design focus on creating research-driven, student-centered learning environments at Ayers Saint Gross. She joins Mike Palmer on this episode to talk about trends in the design of learning spaces for higher ed and beyond. You can find a recent white paper, Disruption in Higher Education, from Shannon and team on this topic.

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Mentorship, Difference, and an Artist’s Sensibility with Dr. Malik Boykin

Dr. Malik Boykin is a Professor of Psychology at Brown University. Malik joins Mike Palmer to talk about his experiences growing up the son of a black psychology professor beginning in Ithaca at Cornell and ultimately at Howard University in Washington, DC. From there, Malik brings us along his journey as a musical artist to his research in contact analysis, mentorship, and algorithmic bias. In addition to his work in perceptions and preferences in Group Inequality at his psychology lab, Malik catches us up on his work as a musician as Malik Starx, including his recent release Dancing for Freedom.

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The Path to Free College with Dr. Michelle Miller-Adams

Dr. Michelle Miller-Adams is a professor of political science at Grand Valley State University where she teaches courses on international relations, poverty and inequality. She’s also a Senior Researcher with the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Michelle joins Mike Palmer on this episode to talk about her new book, The Path to Free College: In Pursuit of Access, Equity, and Prosperity. We begin by getting Michelle’s origin story to understand how tuition-free higher education has had a profound effect on her and her family. From there, we briefly explore the history of free public high school and free higher education through the examples from the University of California system and the City College of New York before picking up on the recent movement for tuition-free higher education beginning in 2005 with the Kalamazoo Promise.

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What Matters? and What More? with Author Liza Weale

Liza Weale is the Founder of Gatehouse Admissions and the coauthor of What Matters? and What More? 50 Successful Essays for the Stanford GSB and HBS (and Why They Worked) with Jeremy Shinewald, the Founder of mbaMission. Liza joins hosts Mike Palmer and Melissa Griffith for a conversation about business school admissions, authentic storytelling, and the return on investment (ROI) of attending B-School in these transformative times.

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Small Teaching Online with Jim Lang, Flower Darby and Dawn DiPeri

Small ways to improve online teaching and learning, and a discussion on how to get learners’ attention in your courses with Flower Darby and James Lang.

James and Flower Join Mike Palmer and special guest host Dawn DiPeri to talk about how to improve instructor practice in higher ed and design learning experiences that keep learners attention. Our guests offer lots of great tips you won’t want to miss!

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