alan burns & the quest for a good mattress

Alan Burns is a research associate at the Social Research Science Center at Mississippi State University where he handles all of the communication for the center. The center conducts $10 million worth of research annually in social economic, political, and human resource issues. Right now Alan completed the planning phase of the SRSC’s annual report, which will be released in October. In 2012, Alan Burns obtained an internship at the media collaboration lab within the SRSC. And later he obtained a grad assistantship then took over the lab. The group talks about the accountability of students who are new to a work environment.

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kasandrea sereno & the six flights to nashville

Kasandrea Sereno is the lead academic advisor at the University of South Florida. She is completing her doctorate in higher ed organizational leadership at Vanderbilt University and is the head of My Advisor Says, an independent academic consulting company that helps those who want to go to college. Kasandrea talks with Lougan and Jackie about her doctoral work, advising technology and the importance of the advising relationship to retention and student success. 

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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, 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.

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Podcasts Mentioned in this Episode

Ronald D. Moore’s Battlestar Galactica Podcast
British History Podcast
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
Hello from the Magic Tavern
Huffington Post Recap
Improvised Star Trek
Jordan, Jesse, Go!
Lore
Media Business Matters
Mission to Zyxx
Mugglecast
My Brother, My Brother and Me
My Favorite Murder
NPR Politics Podcast
Podcast Ain’t Played Nobody
Slate Culture Gabfest
Slate Political Gabfest
Serial
StartUp (Inspired Alex, Inc.)
Bubble
The Daily from the New York Times
The Good Place Podcast
The Weeds from Vox
Trumpcast

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 outside of the classroom, especially with her awesome upcoming project with the Center for Public Television. The discussion also includes learning ALL the skills even if you don’t want to and drawing the line between journalism and creative storytelling (spoiler: it’s not as black and white as you think).

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brian keiser & the higher ed social merch store

Brian Keiser is the director of academic advising at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Brian’s path has been a winding one. He originally went to college to study meteorology, and after several changes in major graduated with a degree in communications studies and a master’s in educational psychology. He’s currently pursuing his Ph.D. in child development and early childhood education, which he claims has nothing do with his job. On the show, we discuss Brian’s work leading Bridgeport’s advising and retention efforts that are funded by a Title III grant from the Department of Education.

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chrissy montelli & the gold lasts forever

Chrissy Montelli is a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst earning a Masters of Fine Arts in writing specializing in poetry. By day, she is a graduate assistant for Student Activities as programming counselor for events on campus. Currently, she is working on her thesis, a series of poems that examines mental illness and how it influences relationships. Chrissy decided to pursue her MFA in creative writing after realizing she didn’t want to teach high school English. She loves how sees the growth in the students she advises.

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