Lamont Slater, instructor and program coordinator for the Center for Global Education and Experience, remotely joins the Augsburg Podcast from Windhoek, Namibia to discuss the perspective-altering value of study abroad programming — and how it changed his own life as well as the lives of current students studying abroad with him in Namibia.
Continue reading “Season 2, Episode 15 – Lamont Slater: Decolonizing the Mind”
Stacy Freiheit, Associate Professor of Psychology, trains the next generation of mental health care providers to be inquisitive researchers, sensitive observers, and keen auditors of evidence-based practice.
Continue reading “Season 2, Episode 14 – Stacy Freiheit: Applied Psychology”
Language is so much more than vocabulary and grammar. For Sarah Degner Riveros, Lecturer in Spanish, languages are inseparable from their history, community, and culture. In this discussion, we explore many ways the teaching and learning of Spanish opens doorways to a wider world and into the deeper self.
Continue reading “Season 2, Episode 13 – Sarah Degner Riveros: Language for Life”
Associate Professor of Social Work Ankita Deka guides her students to new insights about society, privilege, and the unique position of social workers to be agents of positive change in their communities.
Continue reading “Season 2, Episode 12 – Ankita Deka: Lifelong Learnings in Social Work”
Lori Brandt Hale, Associate Professor of Religion, believes all questions have answers: that curiosity and inquiry across traditions can bring about insight that informs, inspires, and activates.
Continue reading “Season 2, Episode 11 – Lori Brandt Hale: Lived Theology”
Jill Dawe, Associate Professor of Music, shares her fascination with the connective power of music: its capacity to share, express, and bring together communities across cultures and centuries.
Continue reading “Season 2, Episode 10 – Jill Dawe: The Connectivity of Music”
Vivian Feng, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is eternally curious about the world around her. She reflects on formative experiences with chemistry, shares student stories, and explores the impact and importance of research and experiential learning in the sciences.
Continue reading “Season 2, Episode 9 – Vivian Feng: Chemistry & Curiosity”
Jeremy Myers, Associate Professor of Religion, explores how early encounters with the wonder and mystery of faith led him to his work with youth, current coursework in public theology, and involvement in the Riverside Innovation Hub.
Continue reading “Season 2, Episode 8 – Jeremy Myers: Pathways in Public Theology”
Jennifer Forsthoefel, Assistant Professor of English, recalls her early experiences with poetry and English, considers the evolving needs of modern writers learning their craft at the University level, and shares her vision for an expanded Writing Lab at Augsburg.
Continue reading “Season 2, Episode 7 – Jennifer Forsthoefel: The Exercise of Writing”
Katie Bishop, Chief Student Success Officer, discusses the multiple pathways Augsburg is working to build systems for student success all the way to graduation, inclusive of identity, cultural competence, affordability, and a meaningful degree.
Continue reading “Season 2, Episode 6 – Katie Bishop: The Many Meanings of Success”