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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.

Digital Identity and Reputation // Tech in Higher Ed Classroom Edition

This episode is part of a classroom edition series to the podcast, featuring panels I moderated for my Florida State University graduate-level course, Technology in Higher Ed. Sometimes phrases like “personal branding” and “online presence” feel like buzzwords, which is why we’re dissecting them in this week’s panel. Guests Laura Pasquini, Katie Linder, and Ed […]

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Information Technology // Tech in Higher ed Classroom Edition

This episode is part of a classroom edition series to the podcast, featuring panels I moderated for my Florida State University graduate-level course, Technology in Higher Ed. Information technology (IT) is the backbone of any tech solution, which is why we’re talking IT in higher education in this third installment of Classroom Edition. IT pros […]

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Social Strategy, Storytelling and Evaluation // Tech in Higher Ed Classroom Edition

This episode is part of a classroom edition series to the podcast, featuring panels I moderated for my Florida State University graduate level course, Technology in Higher Ed. This second installment is talking digital storytelling and social media strategy in higher education and beyond. Guests Lesley D’Souza, Dr. Liz Gross, and Matt Duncan give advice […]

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Emerging Digital Scholars // Technology in Higher Education Classroom Edition

This episode is part of a new classroom edition series to the podcast, featuring panels I moderated for my Florida State University graduate level course, Technology in Higher Ed. In this panel, I’m geeking out with three amazing scholars about student engagement and success through the lens of technology, from social media to hardware and […]

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John Dugan // Disrupting Leadership Education, Proposing a Twitter Ethic of Care & Unapologetically Nerdy/Apologetically Awkward

What if there was an educator that taught you how to challenge and deconstruct leadership frameworks or theory over memorizing or accepting them as truth? But what if this same teacher was effortlessly hilariously, authentic, and is what he calls “Unapologetically nerdy/apologetically awkward”? This very leadership scholar, educator, and author is featured on this episode, […]

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Edlyn Pena // Changing the Autism Game, Celebrating Life Changing Technology & Empowering Parental Involvement in College

This episode features an award-winning social justice researcher who specializes in students with disabilities – particularly autism. Dr. Edlyn Pena believes technology is changing the lives of people with disabilities and her research is pushing these possibilities even further. This is a very personal topic for her – as she is a fierce advocate and […]

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James Robilotta // Tripping with Swag, Airplane Friends, Social Media Mountains & Re-Writing the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Previous student affairs educator/pot stirrer turned professional seed planter/leadership speaker and personal coach – James Robilotta packs up a punch on the podcast today. Literally. James warns he’ll get you laughing and then punch you in the feels. Yes, feelings, the real ones. Questions about your life that will make your head spin, while uncontrollably […]

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Joe Sabado // Student-Centered Approach to IT, Leading with an Attitude of Gratitude & Studying the Meaning of Tech

There is more than hardware, software, and programming to Information Technology (IT). On paper, Joe Sabado is the Executive Director and Associate Chief Information Officer at UC Santa Barbara, but he refers to himself as an advocate for student success using technology, as an educator, and a mentor. Joe Sabado shares his purpose and mission […]

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Lesley D’Souza // Secret Sauce of Storytelling, Higher Ed in Canada, #RyersonSA & Empathic Assessment

What are the core components of a compelling story? What examples in student affairs can we look to for engaging storytelling practices using data and assessment? Look no further than Lesley D’Souza and Ryerson Student Affairs in Toronto, Canada. This self-proclaimed assessment nerd has built a division-wide assessment cycle at Ryerson that fuels the Storytelling […]

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Olga Kay // Self-Taught Everything, Ideas Born from Burnout, a Peek into Musical.ly & Serving up Sass with a Smile

If I only described Olga Kay as a YouTuber turned Entrepreneur that would not give the breadth and beauty to her story. From her humble beginnings in Russia to joining the circus and moving to the US – to present day as the founder and CEO of MooshWalks.  In this episode she serves up sass, […]

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