dave stockton & the musicals

Dave Stockton is the director of student conduct at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. He is originally from the UK, and when he arrived in the US, he learned all about student affairs – something that didn’t exist back home. We talk about his side-project called Prod Duck, notepads he designed to help people be more productive. 

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michael lemus & stewart, the world’s most expensive cat

Michael Lemus is a program coordinator at The Serna Center at California State University – Sacramento, which focuses on leadership and empowerment of underrepresented students. Prior to his new role, Michael was an academic advisor. Michael wants to remind his student workers that staff members are still learning too. He doesn’t believe in resolutions, he believes in intentions.

Disclaimer: Michael’s social media and opinions on this episode are his own and do not represent his employer. 

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jake mclean & the moldy acronym

This week we were excited to talk with Jake McLean, the assistant director of leadership development and service at Monmouth College. We start the show with a discussion of the classic 90’s Disney Movie “Smart House” from episode 138. Jake tells us about his work on the co-curricular side of things working with students through Monmouth’s various leadership programs. We then talk about Jake and Jackie’s upcoming TV show watchlists, debate what baking shows are the best and discuss the evolution of Gordon Ramsey.

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scott silverman & the pokes of the facebook

Scott Silverman is the associate dean of the Emeritus Program for older adults at Santa Monica College. Silverman conducted research on the early days of social media, which initially started as free speech and the internet, but changed when his boss told him to shut down Facebook on his campus. Side projects are Scott’s middle name. He was a co-editor of the book “How to Survive your Freshman Year,” which was the Reader’s Choice in 2012 for the Best College Survival Guide. 

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thea zunick & the feeling of not doing anything


Talk about a higher ed superhero, Thea Zunick serves as the director of student life at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. On top of that, she is an adjunct professor University of the Sciences and Montclair State University while volunteering for AFA, NASPA, and greek organizations. She talks about the platforms that online classes can use to create engagement. The group talks about how meetings can be unproductive at times. 

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kristen lemaster & do go chasing waterfalls

It was great having the insightful Kristen Lemaster on the show this week! She works at Vanderbilt University as the program coordinator in the Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence. Kristen works to facilitate trainings on diversity across the campus and works to advise and support the Vanderbilt Association of Hispanic Students and the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Chinese Association. On the show, we talk about the important work she does and the importance of personal relationships and partnerships across the institution. 

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