Podcast Archive

Mailbag: What is Competency-Based Education?
In the first ever Excelsior Life: Distance EDU on Demand podcast mailbag, Dr. Steve Ernst, vice president for Innovation at Excelsior College, discusses competency-based...

Competency, Adaptive Learning and Higher Ed Innovation with Tina Grant
Tina Grant, executive director of the Center for the Assessment of Post-Traditional Learning at Excelsior College, joins the podcast to discuss how competency-based education...

Cultural Competence in Health Care Delivery with Dorcey Applyrs
Dorcey Applyrs, faculty program director for the Excelsior College School of Health Sciences, joins the podcast to discuss her work in the HIV/AIDs field,...

Small Press Publishing with Susan Petrie
Susan Petrie joins the podcast to discuss the benefits and unique challenges of running a small university press.  Petrie is the managing director of...

Veteran Suicide Prevention Training with Dr. Joseph Hunter and Judy Reed
Dr. Joseph Hunter, suicide prevention coordinator for the Albany Stratton Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, joins the podcast to discuss suicide prevention training programs,...

Forensics in Pop Culture with Dr. Michael Verro
Dr. Michael Verro, criminal justice program director at Excelsior College, joins the podcast to discuss the depiction of forensics in pop culture, including whether...

Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL) with Dr. Crystal Sands
Dr. Crystal Sands, online writing lab project director at Excelsior College, joins the podcast to discuss the development of the new Excelsior OWL, a...

National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College with Dr. Jane LeClair
Dr. Jane LeClair, chief operating officer at the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) at Excelsior College, joins the podcast to discuss NCI’s purpose, mission, and...

Exploring Google GLASS with Michele Dutcher
Michele Dutcher, interactive marketing and communications manager at Excelsior College and a Google GLASS explorer, joins the podcast to discuss Google’s latest initiative. Dutcher...

66 Years of Higher Education Innovation with Dr. Murray Block
Dr. Murray Block, chief of staff at Excelsior College and a passionate advocate for lifelong learning since the start of his career in 1947,...

The Patriot Poll with Jeremy Glasstetter
Jeremy Glasstetter, director of the Lt. Col. Bryant A Murray Veterans Center, discusses the results of the Excelsior College “Patriot Poll”, a nationwide survey...

Paying it Forward with Angela Stimpson
Angela Stimpson, marketing design manager for Excelsior College, joins the podcast to discuss donating a kidney to a complete stranger. Stimpson shares her feelings...

Diversity and Philanthropy with Cathy Kushner
Cathy Kushner, vice president of Institutional Advancement at Excelsior College, joins the Distance EDU on Demand podcast, to talk about her career in diversity...

The Nature of Competency-Based Higher Education with Dr. Mika Hoffman
Dr. Mika Hoffman, executive director of the Center for Educational Measurement at Excelsior College, joins the podcast to discuss prior learning assessment, competency-based education,...

The Language of Men with Anthony D’Aries
Anthony D’Aries, one of the literary world’s most talented young writers, joins the podcast to discuss his award-winning debut memoir, The Language of Men...

The Art of Informational Interviewing with Maribeth Gunner
Maribeth Gunner, director of career services at Excelsior College, joins the podcast to discuss Informational Interviewing, a powerful, but underused job search tactic. Gunner,...

Researching Gender Trends Among Higher Ed CIOs with Dr. Wayne Brown
Dr. Wayne Brown, founder of the Center for Higher Education Chief Information Officer Studies and vice president of Extended Education at Excelsior College, joins...

Educational Journeys with the 2013 Graduating Class
This special Commencement edition of the podcast focuses on Excelsior’s 2013 graduating class and the inspiring stories of eight graduates. The episode includes interviews...

Criminal Justice Career Pathways with Dr. Michael Verro
Dr. Michael Verro, Criminal Justice program director at Excelsior College, joins the podcast to discuss careers in criminal justice, myths about law enforcement, the...

Developing the ESL Writing Online Workshop (ESL-WOW) with Dr. David Seelow
Dr. David Seelow, director of writing programs and the online writing lab at Excelsior College, joins the podcast to explore the development of the...