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In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist – digital leadership author, researcher and speaker – connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online – from Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat to YouTubers receiving billions of views, as well as new media professionals through the lens of social media and leadership.

Ed Cabellon // The Evolution of Tech in Student Affairs

There is a lot more to technology than downloading the hottest app or upgrading the latest software update. As Dr. Ed Cabellon shares technology is actually pretty personal – with skills required for successful technology implementation including politics, emotions and a long-term investment. Ed has seen the evolution of technology especially in students affairs and […]

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Kevin O’Connell // Telling Your Story and Finding Your Niche

Finding your niche has never seemed more achievable thanks to this week’s guest, Niche Movement founder Kevin O’Connell. He’s an entrepreneur, author, and digital storyteller on a quest to build the perfect Spotify playlist. Our conversation is all about storytelling, from digital platform best practices to ways to launch the next chapter of your career. […]

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Mallie Rust // Students Want Authenticity Over Ads on Social Media

What if something as simple as a tweet could help you make your next career move – while you’re still in college? My guest this week can tell you firsthand what that experience is like. Mallie Rust is my content and marketing coordinator, a freelance editor, TexasMedia student, and even an amateur ballroom dancer. As […]

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Vernon A. Wall // Social Justice is More Than Sound Bites

Social justice work may go by many names: multiculturalism, inclusive excellence, diversity, equality, etc. According to Vernon A. Wall, what you call it doesn’t matter; it’s about your actions. Our discussion on how to engage in difficult dialogues and advocating for others – even if it’s uncomfortable, and the ways that a focus on language […]

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Karen Freberg // Social Media Professor Running on Coffee

Is it possible that university curriculum can keep up with the ever-changing speed of social media? My guest today believes so, with a lot of coffee and commitment. In this episode, Dr. Karen Freberg discusses life as a social media professor, from developing lesson plans to partnerships with companies like General Motors and Louisville Bats […]

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Walter M. Kimbrough // Hip Hop President

If you’ve ever read a list of college presidents to follow on Twitter, you’ve probably heard of Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, the Hip Hop President. Walter’s official title is “President of Dillard University,” but he’s so much more than that. He’s also a published author, accomplished researcher, master of personal branding and presidential tweeting pro. […]

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Digital Leadership Throughout Campus // Classroom Edition

This episode marks the last panel in the podcast’s classroom edition series. The classroom edition features panels I moderated for my Florida State University graduate-level course, Technology in Higher Ed. We’re closing out with a deep dive into what digital leadership looks like in higher education from perspectives all across campus. This week’s panelists Juhi […]

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Digital Leadership at the Executive Level // Classroom Edition

For this episode of my classroom edition series, I’ve invited three student affairs professionals in senior-level positions to give their perspective on digital leadership in higher education. Note: I moderated this panel (and the others in the classroom edition) for my Florida State University graduate-level course, Technology in Higher Ed. Tonantzin Oseguera, Damien Peña, and […]

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Opportunities in EdTech // Tech in Higher Ed Classroom Edition

Ever wondered what life is like for the folks on the other side of the EdTech exchange? This week’s panelists are three professionals working on the vendor side of edtech. Join guests Kayley Robsham, Chris Trudell, and Dustin Ramsdell for their advice on exploring careers in educational technology, the challenges they faced shifting from student […]

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