A conversation between Richie Gebauer (Cabrini University) and Jay Todd (XULA) on intentionality and college readiness.
Richie Gebauer is the Executive Director of the First Year Experience and Student Transitions, as well as the Faculty Director of the IMPACT (Leadership) Living and Learning Community, at Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania. During his tenure, Cabrini's Living and Learning Communities program has expanded to fifteen Learning Communities (comprised of both living and learning communities and non-residential learning communities), which include a special commuter Learning Community, a learning community designed for men of color, and several non-residential learning communities designed to assist academically underprepared students.
Jay Todd studied writing with Frederick and Steven Barthelme and Mary Robison at the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. His fiction has appeared in journals such as Southern California Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, Fiction Weekly, and 971 Magazine. Since 2007, he has been a member of Department of English at Xavier, where he teaches American Literature, Freshman Composition, Modern English Grammars, and The Graphic Novel and Social Justice. From 2007 to 2010, Dr. Todd served as Xavier's Writing Center Director. From 2010 until 2015, he served as QEP Director, managing Xavier's Read Today, Lead Tomorrow initiative. In 2015, he became the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development's first Associate Director for Programming. As Associate Director for Programming, Dr. Todd assists in providing high-quality, relevant, evidence-based programming in support of CAT+FD's mission to serve faculty across all career stages and areas of professional responsibility.
Dr. Todd is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Popular Culture Association, and the Louisiana Association for College Composition.
Links for this episode:
- "The Critical Nature of Intentionality When Supporting Academically Underprepared Students Through Learning Communities"
- "Cultivating Deeper Life Interactions: Faculty–Student Relationships in a Nonresidential Learning Community"