Podcast Series Archives: Josie and The Podcast

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, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership. Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders, but laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

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 Bhatt, Joy Hoffman, Douglas Eck, and Nathan Victoria cover everything from advice on digital reputations the realities and risks and rewards of a digital presence.

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Notes from this Episode

Cal State Fullerton

This is Us

Joy’s Twitter

Midwest Conference

Eric Stoller

Joy’s Instagram

NASPA

Blackish

Nathan’s Twitter

Nathan’s Instagram

@NASPATweets

NASPA Facebook Groups

NASPA Multicultural Institute

ACUI

Juhi’s Twitter

FIT

Mr. Robot

University of Houston

Big Brother

Ohio State University

Dr. Ann Marie Klotz

Game of Thrones

Grace Bagunu

Nathan’s Twitter

Dr. Julie Payne-Kirchmeier

SA Speaks

Western Regional Conference

Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers

Timehop

Emotional Intelligence

Facebook Analytics

Twitter Analytics

Student Advocacy Services (University of Houston)

CampusLabs

Title IX

NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program

@nufpgram

#SAchat

Strengthsfinder

Student Affairs Collective

The Nature of Leadership (Journal of Human Relations)

More about the Panelists

Dr. Juhi Bhatt serves as the Assistant Dean of Students for Community Standards and Student Involvement at SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. In this role, she primarily works in the areas of student conduct and behavioral intervention. Her role involves addressing all incidents of student conduct on & off campus, case management for conduct and Care, policy creation and revision, student program development, serving as chair for the campus anti-violence education group, and assistance with the development and implementation of larger divisional programs such as welcome week and commencement. Previous to this role Juhi served as the Assistant Director of Student Affairs Compliance and Title IX Investigator at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. As the lead Title IX Investigator Juhi investigated all incidents of sexual violence reported to the Office of Student Affairs Compliance & Title IX. As the Assistant Director of Student Affairs Compliance Juhi oversaw the successful rollout of all New Student Online Education Programs, including Not Anymore, AlcoholEdu, Academic Integrity, and Transit-Financial Wellness for 12,000+ new incoming students. Previous to this Juhi worked at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ where she was able to gain experience in the areas of registration, academic advising, career/transfer counseling, student life/student activities, orientation, and commencement just to name a few. Juhi’s educational journey includes completing her Bachelors in Music Education from the College of New Jersey in 2009, her Masters in Counseling with a concentration in student affairs in higher education from Montclair State University in 2012 and most recently her Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration from Saint Peter’s University this past summer. Juhi also serves as the Board Communications Manager on the NASPA Region II Advisory Board.

Instagram: @jabhatt Twitter: @jbhatt12 SnapChat: @jbhatt12 Facebook: J.A.Batt LinkedIn: Dr. Juhi Bhatt

Website: www.juhibhatt.com

Dr. Joy Hoffman

Dr. Joy Hoffman serves as the Director of Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). She oversees the African American Resource Center, Asian Pacific American Resource Center, Chicana & Chicano Resource Center, Titan Dreamers Resource Center, and LGBT Queer Resource Center. She is also responsible for diversity initiatives on campus, including trainings, workshops, contributing to conversations around policies and processes, and bias response. Prior to serving at CSUF, which is a large public university, she worked at three private, liberal arts colleges, two of which were faith-based. Her higher education experience includes new student orientation, student activities, clubs and organizations, student government, sexual violence, drug and alcohol education, leadership development, and positions specific to advancing diversity and inclusion. She has worked in multicultural affairs for 16 years of her 23 year career. Joy has published in areas related to ethnic identity development; culture; religion and spirituality; and counseling in student affairs. Joy earned her Master’s degree in College Student Affairs at Azusa Pacific University and an Ed.D. from California Lutheran University in Higher Education Leadership.

Instagram: joyhoffman67; Twitter: joy_hoffman

Douglas Eck serves as an Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Houston, working primarily within the areas of student conduct and advocacy. Doug also co-chairs the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Assessment committee where he helps drive the assessment and planning process among the committee’s 25 members and 28 departments. Prior to his role at UH, Doug served as the Associate Director of Residence Life at Lake Forest College and as a Housing Coordinator at The Ohio State University. Doug is a doctoral student studying Applied Leadership at the City University of Seattle. Doug serves as a Co-Lead Facilitator for LeaderShape and sailed as a Residence Director for Semester At Sea during the summer 2007 voyage. Doug received his Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University and his Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Western Illinois University.

Twitter – @DouglasGEck   Instagram – @DouglasGEck

Nathan Victoria

Nathan Victoria is the senior director of member engagement and student initiatives for NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy, and practice. Although the prospects of being a dancing psychologist were tempting (Nathan received his bachelor of arts in dance and psychology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT), he decided to whisk himself off to University of Vermont’s Master of Education program in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, and he is currently a doctoral student at the George Washington University in Human and Organizational Learning.

Nathan believes in giving back to those who have brought him to where he is today. He finds it fitting that his journey has brought him to work for NASPA, as a regional undergraduate pre-conference showed him the possibilities of a career in student affairs and higher education. He enjoys working for NASPA because he can enact one of his favorite quotes by Audre Lorde, “My fullest concentration of energy is available to me only when I integrate all the parts of who I am, openly, allowing power from particular sources of my living to flow back and forth freely through all my different selves, without the restrictions of externally imposed definition.” He’s striving towards this integration and bringing along whoever wants to come for the ride.

Twitter – @NathanVictoria   Facebook – /nathan.a.victoria   Instagram – @nathan.victoria   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathan-victoria/

About Josie and The Podcast

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, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership. Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

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Digital Leadership at the Executive Level // Tech in Higher Ed 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 Peter A. Konwerski are our three panelists, and they break down what it’s like to be in an executive position in higher education, their social media approaches, and how campuses can and should implement digital leadership training.

Notes from this Episode

Ventura College

FAFSA

UCSB

The Gong Show

Celebrity Family Feud

NASPA

George Washington University

Cal State Fullerton

Chapman University

Disneyland

ACPA

Peter’s Twitter

Peter’s Instagram

YikYak

Tonantzin’s Twitter

Tonantzin’s Instagram

Diego’s Book

@diegospapi

DREAM Act

Monopoly

NASPA Student Representatives Program

Tim Cook

#VenturaCollege on Twitter

#VenturaCollege on Instagram

Josie’s Higher Education Faculty and Staff Development programs

The Chronicle of Higher Education

More about the Panelists

Dr. Tonantzin Oseguera

Dr. Tonantzin Oseguera is a first-generation college student born and raised in Mexico City. She is a student affairs professional dedicated to the retention, care, and persistence of high-risk student populations.

Dr. Oseguera has served in student affairs administration, advising student government, evolving campus activities and developing student leadership programs for more than 14 years. Currently, she serves as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Cal State Fullerton, with oversight for, Dean of Students, Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers, Student Life and Leadership, Housing and Residence Life, and Title IX.

Before coming to Cal State Fullerton, Oseguera worked at UC Riverside and was responsible for managing student organizations, guiding the Associated Student Program Board, the Fraternity Sorority Involvement Center, campus orientation, and first-year programs. Her responsibilities also included athletics student fan engagement and supporting campus spirit and traditions.

Prior to her post at UC Riverside, Oseguera was director of student activities and leadership programs at Portland State University. She also spent time as associate director of leadership education and activities at Chapman University.

Oseguera earned her doctorate in higher education at USC. She has a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from the University of Vermont and a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies with an emphasis in gerontology from Colorado State University. Her research focuses on underrepresented students and underserved populations in higher education.

Twitter: @DrOseguera    Instagram: @droseguera  Snapchat: tonaoseguera  LinkedIn: Tonantzin Oseguera

Damien Pena

Damien Peña was born and raised in the agricultural city of Oxnard, California.  The oldest of four children, Damien was the first in his family to graduate from high school and pursue college. His parents worked hard as construction laborers, school custodians, and school cafeteria workers to demonstrate strong work ethic and responsibility to their children.

Damien graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University, Northridge in 1995 with a degree in Chicano Studies and Sociology.  He entered Arizona State University and graduated with his Master of Social Work Degree in 1997.  After producing a master’s thesis titled “Effective methods in enhancing self-worth in low income, minority students,” he worked as a licensed behavioral school therapist in Phoenix for four years.  Subsequently, Damien returned to Ventura County to work at California Lutheran University (CLU).  During his tenure at CLU, he oversaw 5 academic support programs at the university, including the federally funded TRiO programs.

Damien currently serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Ventura College. In June 2009, Damien was recognized for his outstanding contributions to students and the university and was awarded the Division of Student Affairs’ Pillar of Excellence Award, which is equivalent to an “employee of the year” award. In 2010, Damien was selected by the CI students to receive the Maximus award for outstanding administrator.  Later that year, he was selected as the El Concilio del Condado Ventura Latino Leader of the Year for the work he has done promoting the college experience to Latinos in Ventura County.  In 2011, he and his wife received the Parents of the Year Award from the Autism Society of Ventura County for their work enhancing Autism Awareness in our county.

Damien’s leadership is evidenced by his extensive involvement in higher education and the community.  He has presented at over 225 conferences for students, staff, administrators, and professionals over the years in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Washington D.C.  Damien has been actively involved in various organizations, including Future Leaders of America since 1986.  For the past 20 years, he has served as a consultant, teacher, and presenter to a number of Federal TRIO Programs across Southern California. He is the author of 12 funded federal and local grants and will write for two more grants in the coming year.

His strong sense of social responsibility to the Latino community shines through in his educational pursuits and is evidenced by his dissertation topic:  The experience of Latino male student leaders on college campuses.

He is the humbled son of Jess and Hilda Valenzuela, a proud husband to his wife, Dr. Edlyn Peña, and a loving father to his son, Diego.

Twitter: @damienthepirate

Instagram: @diegospapi

Peter A. Konwerski

Peter A. Konwerski, Ed.D. serves as Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs at the George Washington University. As the Dean of Student Affairs, Peter is the chief student affairs officer for GW, managing a diverse staff of educational professionals responsible for academic success; student academic engagement; parent engagement; and wellness, education, and prevention for GW undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

In addition to his administrative work, he also holds academic appointments at GW in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development and the Human Services program in the Sociology Department in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. In those roles he teaches and advises Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral students and supports a number of student research and service projects. Within the Human Services program, he teaches courses such as “Human Services and Community: Empowerment for Social Change”; “Seminar in Human Services: Current Issues”; “Program Planning and Development for Service Agencies”; and “Spirituality and Service”.

Peter earned his Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, and Doctorate in Education and Human Development from GW. His doctoral dissertation was titled “Exploring Impact on Student Participants through Campus Community Service in Higher Education.”

Peter has dedicated his entire career to leading and enhancing various aspects of GW’s student services and student life organization, previously serving as Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Associate Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Director for Administrative Partnerships, Executive Director of the Marvin Center and Student Activities Center, and founding Director of the Office of Community Service.

Twitter: @GWPeterK  Instagram: @GWPeterK

About Josie and The Podcast

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, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership. Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

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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 affairs to edtech,  and how to evaluate vendors. 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.

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Notes from this Episode

Presence

University of Rhode Island

Guidebook

Clemson University

Chico State

Clarity Money

American University Online MBA

2U

University of Delaware

Rutgers

Heroes of the Storm

Slack

Guidebook Tours Feature

Lake Nona Impact Forum

ACPA

NASPA

Presence: Forms

Reuben Pressman (Presence CEO)

Ed Cabellon

CollegiateLink

OrgSync

iPhone 8

Ed Cabellon Technology Model

Vpat Accessibility Policy

Trello

Kayley’s Presence blog on Trello

Knack – peer to peer tutoring

Wyzant

TASSL

More about the Panelists

Chris TrudellChris Trudell is a member of the Guidebook EDU team located in San Francisco. Prior to Guidebook, Chris was the former Associate Director of New Student and Family Programs at Clemson University. He has presented extensively with NODA, ACPA, and NASPA about issues relating to digital student experiences, digital campus climates, Web 3.0, Student Affairs relevancy to the rise of the digital era, and the specifically how technology impacts student transition, development, and sense of identity recognition. Chris has recently been elected as President-elect for the California College Personnel Association (CCPA).

@chris_trudell | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn

Guidebook @guidebook

Kayley Robsham 

Kayley Robsham (she/her/hers) is a life coach, inclusive data advocate, and teacher of marketing to fellow entrepreneurs in St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2015, she found herself as a new student affairs professional and decided to make the jump to edtech to impact the lives of thousands of SA pro’s and students. Currently, she’s the Community Engagement Manager at Presence (formerly Check I’m Here), changing student affairs workflows, streamlining assessment, and often found tweeting or writing their latest blog post.

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram

Presence

 

Dustin RamsdellDustin Ramsdell (gender pronouns he/his) is a proud geek and higher education professional, blogger, and podcaster. He loves craft beer, good movies, and deep conversations. Dustin currently works as a Student Support Advisor at 2U, a higher education technology company, fulfilling his desire to help students succeed everyday.

@HigherEd_Geek (Instagram, LinkedIn)

2U

About Josie and The Podcast

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, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership. Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

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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 Joe Sabado and Paul Schantz discuss the role their department plays in their universities, how to approach new technology solutions, and tech project management best practices.

Notes from this Episode

Americans with Disabilities Act

NameCoach

Google Connect

Appendix DS example

UC Santa Barbara Student Information System

HIPAA

FERPA

API: Application Programming Interface

CSUN Testing Center

Student Access and Accommodation System

Disability Resources and Educational Services Office

National Center on Deafness

Agile Practices

MVP: Minimal Viable Product  

Scrum

CampusLogic

NASPA Technology Knowledge Community (TKC)

Outward Mindset

Job to be done theory

Leslie Dare

More about the Panelists

Paul Schantz is the Director of Web & Technology Services for the division of Student Affairs at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Paul leads the effort to deliver user-friendly student-centric online services. Paul’s team works with campus partners to conceive, develop, build and maintain software that improves the efficiency and usability of student services at CSUN and beyond. One of Paul’s primary responsibilities is to provide unbiased professional consultation and guidance to senior campus leadership on assessing and making the best use of current and future technologies to improve the online student experience.

Paul’s goal within higher education is to encourage institutional adoption of modern web-based technologies while providing an environment for students to be a part of developing useful technology solutions. Paul has two decades of experience working in the Internet space, creating and optimizing web applications and websites for organizations in a range of verticals, including CSUN, WellPoint Health Networks (now Anthem Blue Cross), Countrywide Home Loans (now Bank of America), and Interthinx (now First American).

https://twitter.com/paulschantz

www.linkedin.com/in/paulschantz

https://members.educause.edu/paul-schantz

Joe Sabado is the Executive Director for Student Information Systems and Technology (SIS&T) and the Associate Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Division of Student Affairs at UC Santa Barbara.  He is a member of the UCSB Student Affairs Executive Group, IT Council (ITC), and the CIO Council. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1997 with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Asian American Studies and received his MBA with specialization in Information Technology Management in 2016 from Capella University.

Joe is also the NASPA Technology Knowledge Community (TKC) Chair. The TKC provides its members a venue to explore and collaborate within the topic of technology through discussions, research, and the distribution of information about technology.

In his IT roles at UCSB, Joe is responsible for leading a team of 65 software developers, engineers, designers, and business analysts, including 10 managers/directors of teams that provide information systems to the Enrollment Services, Graduate Division, and the Student Services Clusters. He oversees more than 150 information systems/websites for more than 22 departments ranging from registration systems, academic records, financial aid, academic advising, electronic medical records, admissions, and outreach.

Joe describes himself as an advocate for student success using technology, as an educator, and a mentor. His commitment to students extends beyond his IT role and includes different roles at UCSB. He is the staff advisor for the National Society for Leadership and Success (NSLS), Kapatirang Pilipino, and Pilipino Cultural Night. He is also a mentor for the NASPA Undergraduate Fellowship Program (NUFP). Throughout his career at UCSB, Joe has been a First-Year Experience (Frosh/Transfer) discussion leader, EOP Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP), panelists and presenters at several UCSB conferences and programs sharing career advice, social media, and mobile development.

Blog: http://www.joesabado.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/joesabado

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joesabado

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/joesabado

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/joesabado

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/joesabado

About Josie and The Podcast

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, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership. Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

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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 on how higher education can make social media more effective, tools for digital storytelling and engagement, and how to combine qualitative and quantitative social media data to paint the full picture.

Notes from this Episode

Tube to Work Day, Boulder Colorado

ICQ

Ryerson University Student Affairs,   Storytelling Team

@CUBoulder  

Scott Stratten – Failure to Opportunity

Jay Baer Hug your Haters

What Does Social Media Strategy Mean?

Followerwonk

Brandwatch 

Sprout Social

TweetDeck

Tag Sleuth

Hootsuite

Sprinklr

Social Studio by SalesForce

Tom Bihn (@tombihn

Merriam-Webster (@Merriam Webster)

#SMsports

Additional Suggested Resources by the Panelists

Bringing the Power of Social Listening to Campus (podcast)

Matt Duncan reaction article: Seven Digital Engagement Actions

More about the Panelists

Lesley D’Souza is a student affairs assessment nerd that specializes in storytelling with data. She frequently speaks on topics including data storytelling, building empathy, women in leadership, and student transition.

Storytelling has become a buzzword lately, but that’s only because we’ve realized just how important stories are. They are the vehicle with which we connect to each other and develop empathy. At the core of a good story is truth, and in an organization, truth should come from meaning found in your data. The connection between data and storytelling is key to building a more truthful understanding of culture, supporting people during transition, and creating transformational experiences.

She believes in holistic student support and empowering students to actively author their learning experiences. She completed her MA in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University, and has over 13 years of work experience in Higher Ed. In that time she’s developed expertise in assessment & research, digital community building, orientation and first-year experience, leadership programs, student activities, event management, student group advising, and peer mentoring.

Twitter: @lesley_dsouza

Instagram: lesley.dsouza

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/lesleydsouza

E-mail: lesleyd@ryerson.ca

Liz Gross is a higher education marketing and communications scholar, practitioner, speaker, author and instructor, with expertise in social media. Her professional super powers include designing and analyzing market research, applying social media strategy to multiple areas of the business, explaining difficult concepts in simple language, and using social listening to develop consumer insights and assist with reputation management. Currently, she’s the Market Insights Manager at Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation. Previous roles included Social Media Strategist at Great Lakes, Marketing and Communications Director at UW-Waukesha, and Program Outreach Coordinator at UW-Waukesha.

Liz received her Ph.D. in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Higher Education at Cardinal Stritch University. Her dissertation research examined the relationship of communication method and the frequency and content of college student interactions with faculty and was awarded the Leo and Margaret Goodman-Malamuth Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Association of University Administrators. She holds a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communication from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a master’s degree in educational policy and leadership from Marquette University.

Twitter: @LizGross144

LinkedIn: Linkedin.com/in/lizgross

Email: liz@lizgross.net

Matt Duncan is the Academic Digital Engagement Strategist for CU Boulder. He is also a Forever Buff (Bus’92). Matt has been working at CU Boulder in multiple social media, or digital engagement as he prefers to call it, roles since 2010. During this time Matt has written 4 brand new job titles. Matt has managed and led the large main campus social media presence and especially likes his new role where he is focusing on building and implementing an academic digital engagement strategy across campus. Matt is passionate about understanding how social media impacts the lives of our community members (digital identity and wellness) and making sure that this is part of our outbound strategy as communicators. If Matt had to choose between building a strong foundation (both technical and cultural) vs. building shiny objects Matt would choose to focus on the foundation. Prior to working at CU Boulder Matt had 18 years working in corporate data integration and analytics with a smaller, but impactful, portion of time spent in small business and start-ups. Matt received a Masters of Technology Management from the University of Denver.  

Twitter: @matthewduncan

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/matthewrduncan/

Email: matt.duncan@colorado.edu

About Josie and The Podcast

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, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership. Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

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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 software. Guests Dr. Paul Eaton, Dr. Sable Manson, and Dr. Adam Gismondi share their research and perspectives on tech in higher education, explore how educators and students can use and apply insights, and realities of living in a highly wired higher education community.

Notes from this Episode

If you want to be a part of the Networked Community of Practice Research Study, tweet him @profpeaton or fill out the informed consent form at this link.

The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)

Social Media & Students: 7 Ways Engagement Is Changing

6 Reasons You Avoid Debate Online

Tag-untag: Two critical readings of race, ethnicity, and class in digital social media

Leadership in the Digital Age Course at Florida State University

Empowered to Unplug

Growing up online VidCon panel

Hannah Hart

#DigPed Hashtag

1A (NPR podcast)

On Being

Theorizing the Web Conference – Participants

More about the Panelists

Paul Eaton is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University. He teaches courses in Higher Education Leadership, Curriculum, Student Affairs, and Multicultural Education. Dr. Eaton conducts research on the role of social media and digital spaces in human becoming (identity and subjectification), with a particular focus on college students and higher education professionals. His current research projects include the Networked Community of Practice Research Study; Preparing Socially Just Educators Online Study; and I am also completing papers examining the role of Instagram in institutional subjectivity and discourses of the public good. Outside all of that: Paul is an avid reader of literature, social science, and politics; have become a ½ marathon runner; and have an immense love for his dogs Conway and Domino.

http://www.profpeaton.com (blog)

@profpeaton (Instagram and Twitter)

https://www.facebook.com/peaton1

https://www.linkedin.com/in/profpeaton/

Adam Gismondi, Ph.D. serves in a variety of capacities at the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life. He helps lead IDHE’s qualitative research, resource production and dissemination, and social media outreach. His research is largely centered at the intersection of civic media and higher education, and his doctoral dissertation focused on how college student social media use impacts student civic learning and engagement.

Adam also currently serves as a part–time faculty member at the Boston University School of Education, as an advisory board member for SXSWedu, civic media researcher for Civic Series, and as president of the William & Mary Alumni Boston Chapter. Prior to working in a research capacity, Adam spent six years working as a student affairs administrator at both the University of Florida and Florida State University (where he ran Club Downunder – go visit if you’re at FSU!). He holds a BA in sociology from William & Mary, an MEd in student personnel in higher education from the University of Florida, and a PhD in higher education from Boston College.

https://twitter.com/AdamGismondi

https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamgismondi/

https://societyandsocialmedia.wordpress.com

Sable Manson is the Souljourners Program Director for the Office of Religious Life at the University of Southern California (USC). Sable received her M.Ed. and Ph. D. in Education from USC examining religion and spirituality in higher education and interfaith on campus. Currently, she serves as the Co-Chair for Research for NASPA’s Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Knowledge Community as well as contributing to Patheos’s blog series Spirituality Itself. For 2017 – 2018 she will be working with the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) as an inaugural member of the Interfaith Assessment Academy. Sable also enjoys travelling, scrapbooking, and professional wrestling. Favorite things: food, pinterest, Neo/Soul R&B music.

Her current #DigitalFaith research examines how individuals are using digital spaces and technologies for spiritual, secular, and religious exploration. She has presented on #DigitalFaith: Understanding the digital landscape for religious and spiritual development  (NASPA 2016) and most recently #DigitalFaith: Exploring the Interactions of Race, Faith, and Community Online for African American Students (NASPA 2017) with Dr. Keon McGuire (Arizona State University) and Dr. JT. Snipes. Her forthcoming Journal of College and Character (February 2018) article with Janett Cordoves (IFYC) will focus on using social media for developing professional development opportunities around religion and spirituality. #DigitalFaith Resources from NASPA 2016 is an open access document highlighting #Digitalfaith books, articles, and online resources.

Follow @SableManson54 #Digitalfaith.

About Josie and The Podcast

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, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership.  Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

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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, Dr. John Dugan. We discuss the state of leadership education and how technology, especially social media can enhance the classroom. John also shares his personal digital leadership approach that allows him to amplify other voices and calls for an ethical approach to tools like Twitter.

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Notes from this Episode

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Dr. Dugan has a new job! Check out the announcement here.

Flipity

Pictochart

Leadership KC podcast – 6 part series

Myles Surrett

Ed Cabellon

Pizza book it 

Twitter Sixth Sense

MSL: Multi-institutional Study of Leadership

Enroll now

Aspen Institute

Higher Ed Live: New Directions in Student Leadership

Michelle Kusel

Dr. Bridget Tuner Kelly

Leadership-Theory-Cultivating-Critical-Perspectives

His New Book! Leadership Theory: Cultivating Critical Perspectives

Facilitators Guide

Social Change Model

Social Change Model + Social Media

Sonja Ospina

Podcast: Another Round

Podcast: Two Dope Queens

New York Times Modern Love Series

Mary Morton

Dr. John Dugan Response to the Firing of Dr. Jonathan Higgins

Please give feedback on the podcast!

More about John

Dr. John P. Dugan will serve as director of program quality, design, and assessment for Youth & Engagement Program, effective August 1, 2017. John reached the rank of full professor in the Higher Education graduate program at Loyola University Chicago where he taught courses on leadership, human development, and multiculturalism. Prior to that, he worked in leadership education at University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

He is the Principal Investigator for two research projects. The Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL) is a quantitative, international research program that has collected data at more than 350 colleges and universities in Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico, and the United States with data representing over 500,000 respondents.

John’s research has generated over 40 publications (e.g., refereed articles, books, and book chapters) and more than 100 presentations at national and international conferences. This includes his most recent book: Leadership Theory: Cultivating Critical Perspectives.

John earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications and Spanish from John Carroll University. He also holds master’s and doctoral degrees in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland, College Park. He lives in Chicago with his husband (Trey) and two dogs (Charlie and Bernie). In his free time, he is unapologetically nerdy and loves to spend time reading comic books, watching documentaries, and avoiding sports.

Connect with John

Twitter: @JohnDugan77
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnpdugan/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jdugan77
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/John_Dugan2
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=oC-xA_IAAAAJ
MSL Website: www.leadershipstudy.net

About Josie and The Podcast

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, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership.  Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

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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 proud mama-bear of her son Diego who has autism. But you’ll hear how even in third grade, Diego is breaking assumptions of what is possible such as his first published book that hit records on Amazon, called Anatomy of Autism. You’ll learn more about what is autism, the tech tools the Pena family uses for communication and the long-term commitment Dr. Pena has in changing the autism game so her son and others with disabilities can have purpose-filled lives.

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Notes from this Episode

Dr. Edlyn Pena – Autism Research Facebook Page

California Lutheran University:  Autism and Communication Center

Damien Pena, Vice President for Student Affairs at Ventura College

Finding Diego

Diego’s First Interview


Ipad App: Proloquo2Go – Symbol-based AAC

Ipad App: TouchChat

Ipad App: Speak for Yourself 

Autism Society of Ventura County 

Diego’s Book : Anatomy of Autism

1 in 68 college students have autism reference: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html

1 in 50 school-aged children have autism: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr065.pdf

CLU Center for Autism and Communication

Conference Autism, Inclusion, and Communication Conference

Subscribe via email

Facebook: @autismandcommunication
Twitter: @autismandcomm

Disability Communication Fund $67,000 grant

ASHA 

TASH 

IACC

Dr. John Hoffman

Edlyn’s Website 

The family that communicates together, one letter at a time.

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The Pena Family: Edlyn, Damien, and Diego

More about Edlyn

Dr. Edlyn Peña is an Associate Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies in Higher Education Leadership at Cal Lutheran. She is an award-winning researcher who studies social justice issues for students with disabilities, particularly autism, in the preschool through higher education pipeline.

As the founding Co-Director of the Autism and Communication Center and a member of the federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, Dr. Peña is best known for her service to the autism community at the state and national level.

Connect with Edlyn

Facebook: @edlynpena and @autismresearcher
Instagram: @diegos_mami
Twitter: @edlynpena
Website: www.edlynpena.com

Email epena@callutheran.edu

About Josie and The Podcast

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, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership.  Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

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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 giggling. He also calls out the constant comparison we hold ourselves to on social media – as we climb our own mountain of success. He’ll either change the way your approach meeting people on airplanes or pray you never meet him on one. All these acts are because James believes in the power of our stories – even the imperfect parts. He’ll share his own insecurities and lead you through his flaws, as he did in his book Leading Imperfectly. Because your story is good enough.

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Notes from this Episode

Tina VanSteenbergen

Photography  on Instagram 

Tunnel View, Yosemite

A post shared by James Robilotta (@jamestrobo) on

LinkedIn 

Visco Cam App

Airplane Friends

http://airplane-friends.tumblr.com/post/142827252635/its-not-often-i-sit-next-to-someone-on-an

 

Humans of New York

AFLV Central 

Student Blog #1

Mr. Jeff Dess

Leading Imperfectly

Imposters Podcast

Brene Brown

James Website

Tripping with Swag Tedx Talk

NorthCoast

Peoples Improv Theater

Westside Comedy Theater

Michelle Rodems

Larry Wray

Why My Life Is Better Than Yours (blog post)

Living Imperfectly Podcast (Coming Soon) – Follow his blog for the last updates.

It’s time to start owning who you are. #leadingimperfectly

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Trill not Trill

Student Blog Post #2

Tom Krieglstein

Ross Szabo

More about James

James Robilotta is an author, professional speaker, personal coach, emcee, and entrepreneur. In July of 2015 James had his first book published, Leading Imperfectly: The value of being authentic for leaders, professionals, and human beings. He also speaks internationally to willing and unwilling audiences about authentic leadership and promoting memorability. His clients include American Express, General Electric (GE), Yale University, Ohio State University, and many others. As a speaker, he is doing the two things he loves the most: causing audiences to think critically about their leadership journeys and making people laugh! His thought-proving talks are infused with self-awareness and comedy stemming from his background as a trained stand-up and improv comedian.

James is also a personal coach. He loves helping people get out of their own ways to live the lives they deserve and be the leaders they are capable of becoming. James’ clients undergo purposeful life-changing and self-affirming transformations. His clientele ranges from CEOs to college students. If you would like to know more info about James’ speaking or coaching, feel free to visit his website: JamesTRobo.com.

Connect with James

Twitter: @JamesTRobo

Website: http://www.jamestrobo.com/

Snapchat: @JamesTRobo

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamestrobo/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesrobilotta/

Email  jtrobo@gmail.com

About Josie and The Podcast

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, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership.  Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

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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 in life that studies technology, lifts up first generation and marginalized students, and surrounds everything with an attitude of gratitude. Joe will share the opportunities and challenges in higher education IT, his new role as the chair of the NASPA Technology Knowledge Community and why he is still active on Pokemon Go. You’ll learn more about his family, Instagram foodie pics, uplifting tweets, and how he measures his life by always asking how he can help others.

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Notes from this Episode

Student Affairs Spectacular Podcast Episode

Blog Post: Pokemon Go

Oculus Rift

Snapchat Glasses: Spectacles

Top 20 Self-Actualized CIOS to Follow on Twitter 

Student Information Systems and Technology (SIS&T) at University of California Santa Barbara

Leslie Dare, NC State

Jobs to be Done by Clayton Christianson

NASPA Technology Knowledge Community (TKC)

Past TKC Chairs: Lisa Endersby, Matt Brinton, Leslie Dare

NASPA Technology Journal Technology and Higher Education: Emerging Practice

Tech Competency

How to Create a Productive Partnership with an Ed Tech Vendor

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

Paul Gordon Brown

Rey Junco

#SAchat

Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion

More about Joe

Joe Sabado is the Executive Director for Student Information Systems and Technology (SIS&T) and the Associate Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Division of Student Affairs at UC Santa Barbara. He is a member of the UCSB Student Affairs Executive Group, IT Council (ITC), and the CIO Council. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1997 with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Asian American Studies and received his MBA with specialization in Information Technology Management in 2016 from Capella University.

Joe is also the NASPA Technology Knowledge Community (TKC) Chair. The TKC provides its members a venue to explore and collaborate within the topic of technology through discussions, research, and the distribution of information about technology. In his IT roles at UCSB, Joe is responsible for leading a team of 65 software developers, engineers, designers, and business analysts, including 10 managers/directors of teams that provide information systems to the Enrollment Services, Graduate Division, and the Student Services Clusters. He oversees more than 150 information systems/websites for more than 22 departments ranging from registration systems, academic records, financial aid, academic advising, electronic medical records, admissions, and outreach. Joe describes himself as an advocate for student success using technology, as an educator, and a mentor.

His commitment to students extend beyond his IT role and includes different roles at UCSB. He is the staff advisor for the National Society for Leadership and Success (NSLS), Kapatirang Pilipino, and Pilipino Cultural Night. He is also a mentor for the NASPA Undergraduate Fellowship Program (NUFP). Throughout his career at UCSB, Joe has been a First-Year Experience (Frosh/Transfer) discussion leader, EOP Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP), panelists and presenters at several UCSB conferences and programs sharing career advice, social media, and mobile development.

Joe has also presented on the topics of digital reputation, personal learning networks, and professional development using social media, and information technology at NASPA regional and national conferences as well as through online webinars.

Connect with Joe 

Blog: http://www.joesabado.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/joesabado

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joesabado

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/joesabado

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/joesabado

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/joesabado

Facebook Pro Page https://www.facebook.com/joesabadocom/

About Josie and The Podcast

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, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership.  Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

Catch past episodes here: www.josieahlquist.com/podcast

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