higher ed social

a podcast for higher education
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About the Show

Hosted by Lougan Bishop and Jackie Vetrano, Higher Ed Social is a weekly podcast dedicated to those that work in higher education. In each episode, we dive into the lives and careers of people who help make colleges and universities work. So sit back, relax and get ready for some fun conversation.

Higher Ed Social is part of the ConnectEDU network, the first podcast network for higher education, which brings together brilliant minds in the higher ed space and breaks down silos.

Latest Episode

Could we refuse a guest who is working on a dissertation about the commercialization and professionalism in podcasts? Kyle Wrather is earning his Ph.D. and is a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Radio, Television, and Film. Kyle is looking at podcasts from 2005 to now and how advertising has been integrated. He discusses how people debate the name podcasting, the adaption of podcasts into tv shows, and how audio blogging was the predecessor for this new format.

Recent Episodes

kyle wrather & the podcast about podcasts

Could we refuse a guest who is working on a dissertation about the commercialization and professionalism in podcasts? Kyle Wrather is earning his Ph.D. and is a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Radio,...

viorica marian & lougan can sort of curse in tagolog

Viorica Marian may be known for a viral tweet, but she’s also a psycholinguist, cognitive scientist and the Ralph and Jean Sundin Endowed Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University’s School of Communication. There she...

teresa gawrych & death and weather journalism

Teresa Gawrych is many things. She's an instructor at University of Alabama and the internship coordinator for Creative Media Majors. She's also a director. Lougan may have drooled a little bit as Teresa described her students' opportunities inside and...

chester goad & the wail of the potato cat

Warning: Jackie's cat K.C. (aka The Potato) provides the intro sound effects. Chester Goad works as the director of disability services for Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN. His office works with areas around campus to insure that students...

leigh hall & the most higher ed title ever

Leigh Hall is a professor and the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Literacy Education at the University of Wyoming. While studying at the University of South Florida, she realized she wanted to be a teacher and create a better...