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Speaker

Josie is an international leadership speaker and higher education consultant. Her programs are customized for every institution, creating learning outcomes for various attendees such as high school and college students, higher education faculty and staff, student affairs administrators, marketing strategists and college student leaders.

Scholar

Dr. Ahlquist is committed to expanding knowledge through an active research agenda, sharing scholarship as a published author, and teaching as an adjunct faculty in both online and traditional courses for undergraduate and masters students.

Educator

Weekly, Josie releases content about social media in higher education. From blogging, podcasting and curating resources for educators - she ties best practices to scholarly research for tangible theory to practice.

About Josie

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.”

-George Bernard Shaw

Student Affairs Educator

With over a decade of experience in Student Affairs at public and private institutions, Josie proudly speaks to a student centered approach to social media. As a practitioner, she is highly connected to the student experience and the landscape of higher education.

International Digital Leadership Speaker

On the stage and in the classroom Josie has trained thousands of students and higher education professionals. Her presentations balance education and entertainment, using high energy and interaction along with learning outcomes and participant reflection. Get ready to laugh and learn!

Social Media Author and Researcher

Josie continues to discover the intersection of digital communication technologies and leadership development in Higher Education with an active research agenda. She applies digital possibilities to communication strategies, leadership frameworks and student development identity theories.


Recent Blog Post

25 Higher Education Presidents to Follow on Twitter - Higher Education institutions are increasingly depending on digital communities to recruit, retain and continue to engage students (and alumni) which is why it’s so important for college and university presidents to establish an online presence. Though there are plenty of general social media best practice lists, there aren’t many tailored to the unique challenges that […]

 


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Featured Speaking Engagements

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Affiliated Associations

 

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