A conversation with David Robinson-Morris on Ubuntu, Buddhism, and higher education.
Currently, the Western higher education milieu can only be described as an economic epistemological regime of fear, where neo-liberal ideology and market-driven educational discourse shapes and restricts thinking, and institutions of higher education are suppliers of consumer-driven demand—not institutions of higher learning, but supermarkets of economical knowledge acquisition.
A conversation with Iman Shervington on young people and their interactions with new media.
Iman Shervington is the Director of Media and Communications for the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies, a national nonprofit based in New Orleans whose programming works to improve overall wellness in communities of color. Iman grew up in New Orleans and earned her BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from Columbia University. As a filmmaker, she uniquely uses her media training in civic and public programming and campaigns. As a core dissemination and outreach strategy she uses digital media platforms to amplify her work with community health programs, curriculum development, participatory action research and media literacy, among other areas of expertise. She has also collaborated with both community partners and university programs for film projects and social campaigns.
A conversation with Lisa Schulte-Gipson on service learning.
Dr. Schulte received her BS from Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA). She attended SUNY Albany where she earned both her MA and PhD in Social/Personality Psychology.
Dr. Schulte has worked at Xavier University since 1993. Throughout her tenure at Xavier she has served both the University and Department in many capacities. Her current research focuses on both the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) and positive psychology (specifically as related to enhancing well-being among students).
A conversation with Cheryl Talley on what it means to be a Black scientist
Dr. Cheryl Talley is an associate professor in the department of Psychology at Virginia State University. She teaches Neuroscience in the Behavioral and Community Health graduate program and conducts research in student retention in STEM. Dr. Talley received her Bachelor's degree in Biopsychology from James Madison University and her Master's and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Psychobiology. Having shifted her research interest from rats' brains to freshmen minds, Dr. Talley co-leads a team of graduate student and undergraduate researchers in examining affective factors associated with motivation in African American students with particular interest in science and math aversion.