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CEIS Launches Podcast Series on Innovations in Education

CEIS Podcast

The College of Education & Integrative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona has launched a weekly podcast series on new trends and innovations in the field of education.

The podcast series, featuring  faculty, is available online through CEIS’s website as well as iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher and TuneIn.

“These podcasts will enable the college to share our professors’ work on a widespread basis,” said CEIS Dean Jeff Passe. “We are all excited about educating others regarding our scholarly pursuits, our advocacy efforts and the college’s new and evolving programs of study. As a long-time podcast listener, I know how satisfying it is to be exposed to new ideas as I drive to work or do chores around the house.”

The series, hosted by Passe, will highlight the innovative research and teaching efforts of faculty from the Interdisciplinary General Education program and the departments of Ethnic & Women’s Studies, Education and Liberal Studies in CEIS.

The first episode will feature Professor Betty Alford, co-director of the doctoral program in CEIS.  In her podcast, she discusses how the field of educational leadership has evolved, moving away from the narrow concept of “school administrator,” the way her doctoral program tailors its courses to better meet the needs of busy professionals, and the individualized, practical nature of the students’ research projects.

The podcast will air every Monday in the following order:

Episode 1: Professor Betty Alford, Department of Education

Episode 2: Professor Christina Chavez-Reyes, chair of the Department of Liberal Studies

Episode 3: Professor Sandy Dixon, chair of the Department of Ethnic & Women’s Studies

Episode 4: Professor Doreen Nelson, founder of Design Based Learning

Episode 5: Assistant Professor Jose Aguilar-Hernandez, Department of Ethnic & Women’s Studies

Episode 6: Professor Richard Navarro, Department of Education

Episode 7: Professor Haiming Liu, Department of Ethnic & Women’s Studies

Episode 8: Associate Professor Amy Gimino, Department of Education

Episode 9:  Assistant Professor Giselle Navarro-Cruz, Department of Education

Episode 10: Assistant Professor Joanne Van Boxtel, Department of Education

Episode 11: Professor Aubrey Fine, Department of Education

For more information, contact Ashley Jones at (909) 869-5370.