rj thompson & the politics of tenure

Headshot of RJ Thompson on a grey backgroundThis week on the show, we sat down with RJ Thompson, the associate director of student engagement in the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburg. RJ’s career in higher education has been in an interesting one. He’s always had a passion for teaching students, and has worked as a both an adjunct and a tenured professor. We talk about RJ’s long career as a professor and why he decided to move from faculty to staff. We also chat about Star Trek: Picard, but no worries. We don’t talk spoilers. 

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jason miller & the groundhog

Jason Miller is the digital specialist at York University in Toronto, Canada. As part of the central communications office, Jason’s has his hands in a lot of digital work, but his primary job is to develop the university-wide social media strategy and assist various areas across campus with their digital strategies. Lougan and Jason talk about the quirks of being in charge of social media, and why we love doing what we do. We also talk about the fun little things he does outside his role, and how doing those types of things are important.

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ravi jain & some bite-sized storytelling

Ravi Jain from Boston College joins us on the show this week! Ravi serves as the Senior Associate Director of Digital Media & Web at Boston College. We talk with Ravi about being selected as an inaugural INBOUND2019 Fellow and his upcoming talk at INBOUND 2019. Ravi tells us more about why he’s become a short form video evangelist and how he uses micro-storytelling to tell the story of the different “cities” at BC. We also discuss why vinyl sounds better and the fun and agony of designing email templates.

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martin sickafoose & alumni relations is more than just football

This week we talked alumni relations with Martin Sickafoose, the vice president of digital marketing at the Purdue Alumni Association. Martin talks about the different ways Purdue reaches out to their many thousands of alumni and the challenges of communicating to such a large audience. You don’t want to miss this episode.

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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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