Happy Thanksgiving from the Thomistic Institute! This talk was given at Hillsdale College on October 16, 2021 as part of the Thomistic Institute conference "Christ the Savior: Perspectives from the Early Church Fathers." For information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Donald Fairbairn is the Robert E. Cooley Professor of Early Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His research interests focus on the relation between the doctrines of the Trinity, Christ, salvation and Christian life in the early church, especially in the 4th through 6th centuries. His responsibilities include further developing the Robert C. Cooley Center for the Study of Early Christianity at the Charlotte campus, which explores the historical foundations of the Christian faith. After graduating from seminary in 1989, Dr. Fairbairn ministered in Soviet Georgia for a year and then taught theology, New Testament and apologetics at Donetsk Christian University in Ukraine from 1992-96. He also served as Assistant Academic Dean there. Since that time, he has continued to teach in Eastern and Western Europe through many short-term trips. Three of his English books have been published in Russian and two in Romanian. He has also written two books published only in Russian. After finishing his Ph.D. in 1999, Dr. Fairbairn taught church history, Greek, Latin and historical theology at Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, SC. He also served as Associate Dean of Theology and directed the Th.M. program there before coming to Gordon-Conwell in 2010. Dr. Fairbairn and his wife Jennifer have two children, Trey (born in 2001) and Ella (born in 2003). His hobbies include golf, gardening, and playing with his dog.
Looking for a Reformed Church in Orange County? Check out Santa Ana Reformed; informational meetings starting end of October 2021! Please help support the show on our Patreon Page! Member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters WELCOME TO BOOK CLUB! Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD., Fuller Theological Seminary) is the James Buchanon Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Professor of Biblical Theology (1997); and Associate Dean of the School of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He joined the Southern faculty in 1997 after serving 11 years on the faculty at Bethel Theological Seminary. He also taught New Testament at Azusa Pacific University. Schreiner, a Pauline scholar, is the author or editor of several books including, Romans, in the Baker Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament; Interpreting the Pauline Epistles; The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law; The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance and Assurance; Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives of Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace, co-edited with Bruce A. Ware; Women in the Church: A Fresh Analysis of I Timothy 2:9-15; Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology. We want to thank Crossway for help setting up this interview and providing us with the necessary materials to interview Dr. Schreiner! Purchase the book here: The Joy of Hearing: A Theology of the Book of Revelation Have Feedback or Questions? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Find us on Instagram: @guiltgracepod Follow us on Twitter: @guiltgracepod Please rate and subscribe to the podcast on whatever platform you use! Looking for a Reformed Church? North American Presbyterian & Reformed Churches --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gggpodcast/support
Dr. Dori Tunstall joined Ontario College of Art & Design University in 2016, as Dean of Design. As part of the senior management team, she plays a vital role in steering aspects of the academic and administrative agendas within the Faculty of Design, as well as related research, outreach, fundraising and operational activities. As the university has initiated the challenge of decolonizing its institution, Dori advocates and communicates how Respectful Design serves the appropriate design ethos for this process. Dori is a design anthropologist, public intellectual, and design advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, and design. She leads the Cultures-Based Innovation Initiative focused on using old ways of knowing to drive innovation processes that directly benefit communities. With a global career, Dori served as Associate Professor of Design Anthropology and Associate Dean at Swinburne University in Australia. She wrote the biweekly column Un-Design for The Conversation Australia. In the U.S., she taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She organized the U.S. National Design Policy Initiative and served as a director of Design for Democracy. Industry positions included UX strategists for Sapient Corporation and Arc Worldwide. Dori holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University and a BA in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College. Bon talks with Dori about her journey from anthropology to design, role of design in new technologies and how we can decolonize design.
Protecting yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19 this holiday season goes way beyond good handwashing skills and masking up. Dr. C Debra Furr-Holden, Epidemiologist and Associate Dean for Public Health at Michigan State University and Dr. Shanina Knighton, R.N., Infection Preventionist, Clinical Research Scholar at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, are here to provide the MOST helpful travel tips that you've likely never considered, complete with some mind-blowing airport facts (spoiler alert: their research groups have swabbed those bins you put your luggage in, and it ain't pretty!). This episode has everything you need to know before you head home for the holidays. Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Producer: Brittany Temple Distributor: DCP Entertainment For additional content: makeitplain.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ohio RCRC Faith Organizers Kelley Fox and Terry Williams talk about moral agency & freedom with Dr. Yvonne Zimmerman, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Associate Dean at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. While drawing out the explicit connections between bodily autonomy in the experience of human trafficking survivors and the struggle for reproductive freedom, this episode touches on the damaging aspects of Christian purity culture and how infantilizing survivors of violence does real harm. Links to discussed content: Bio for Dr. Yvonne Zimmerman: www.mtso.edu/about-mtso/faculty-directory/yvonne-zimmerman/ Book by Zimmerman: "Other Dreams of Freedom: Religion, Sex, and Human Trafficking" Music by Korbin Jones
In this episode, we welcome Malwina (Maja) Carrion (email@example.com), a lecturer at the Department of Health Sciences, Sargent College. She introduced the three courses she teaches, from Global Environmental Public Health, Epidemiology, to Neglected Tropical Diseases. She also discussed her latest research on Chagas Disease. About Maja : Professor Maja Carrion has led and managed public health projects and research in Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, and the US. Her primary research interests are innovative infectious disease surveillance, screening and treatment programs, disease and vector control, and neglected tropical diseases. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (email@example.com), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
Justin recently did an interview with Ashby Kinch, Associate Dean of the University of Montana Graduate School, for the Confluence Podcast. Check it out...and check out Confluence for more interviews with interesting folks at UM. https://www.umt.edu/grad/telling-our-story/confluence-podcast/default.php
TOPICS: Enforcement of Texas' new abortion law, stopping the slide to socialism, a tour of Meuse–Argonne America Cemetery, and liberal arts students in the military Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Mehan, Director of Academic Programs and Assistant Professor of Government at Hillsdale in D.C., about the enforcement mechanism in the recently signed Texas abortion law and what question the Supreme Court currently is considering. Kevin Hassett, former Senior Economic Advisor to President Trump, joins us to discuss his new book THE DRIFT: STOPPING AMERICA'S SLIDE TO SOCIALISM. On this Veterans Day week, Tom Conner, Professor Emeritus of History at Hillsdale, takes us on a tour of Meuse–Argonne American Cemetery. And Jeffery Rogers, Associate Dean of Men at Hillsdale, tells us why the military could use more liberal arts students in its ranks.
In this edition of the Lucky Letcord Podcast we are joined by Dr. Alexis Colvin, the Chief Medical Officer at the US Open, as well as the Team Physician for the US Billie Jean King Cup Team. Just back from Prague where the US team reached the semifinals at the 2021 Billie Jean King Cup Finals, Dr. Colvin shares her wealth of experience in tennis, from being a part of the US Fed Cup and Billie Jean King Cup team to working at the US Open in her current role as the Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Alexis Colvin is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. A leading expert in her field Dr. Colvin is the first female and first Asian-American to hold the position of Chief Medical Officer of the US Open as well as the team physician for the US Billie Jean King Cup Team. A leading expert in her field, Dr. Colvin's specialties include: · Orthopedic surgery · Sports medicine · Pain management and rehabilitation · Knee, shoulder and hip injuries and treatment and more. Thanks for listening!!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The fall season is time to look for faculty positions and universities are also getting ready to find the most suitable candidate(s) for their openings. This episode talks about some aspects of this search. Reference list: Music by RuthAnn Schallert-Wygal (firstname.lastname@example.org) Artwork is created using Canva (canva.com) An interesting read: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/06/10/how-write-effective-diversity-statement-essay Contact list: If you have any comments about our show or have suggestions for a future topic, please contact us at email@example.com. You can also find us on the webpage https://thisacademiclife.org and on Facebook group “This Academic Life”. Cast list: Prof. Kim Michelle Lewis (host) is a Professor of Physics and Associate Dean of Research, Graduate Programs, and Natural Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University. Prof. Pania Newell (host) is currently an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Utah. Prof. Lucy Zhang (host) is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI Support This Academic Life by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/this-academic-life
About Elena Lesser-Bruun, Ed.D, LMFT Elena Lesser-Bruun, Ed.D, LMFT (Doctor of Education and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist), has decades of professional experience in several related ﬁelds. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice, seeing individuals, couples, and families. Along with her practice, Elena spent 25 years in medical education administration, ﬁrst at SUNY Downstate, then as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the NYU School of Medicine. Elena's primary goal is to assist those struggling with relationship issues like poor communication, drifting apart, disagreements about in-laws, friends, or raising children, inﬁdelity, serious illness, separation, divorce, and dynamics between adult children & their parents. Her background in career counseling is also handy for clients with work-related problems, dual career stress, or achieving better work-life balance. Elena's approach to sensitive and uncomfortable topics is her signature, using a humane and non-judgmental style to better uncover people's strengths, unrecognized needs, new or underutilized talents, and problem-solving abilities. Those who have crossed paths with her often cite her sense of humor and “patience of Job” as two of the sharpest tools in her skill box. Elena's non-traditional, winding career path has a common thread that allows her to speak with authority about all kinds of relationships and relationship rifts: family, friendship, colleague, work, mentorship, and compatriot. In several books, she reaches a plethora of audiences with titles like Marrying Well, Not on Speaking Terms, and, written during the pandemic, Estranged. What We Discuss In This Episode: Although we talk about some general issues around relationships, as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Elena shares her wisdom about how we can better our relationships all-around, but also with our significant other. In the midlife phase of life, we often find that as the children leave home and we're left as “empty-nesters,” our relationships have been so embedded into the lives of our children, we have to rebuild those connections with our spouse or significant other to bring back the love and closeness we once enjoyed. Resources from Elena Lesser-Bruun: Maxine Gets Her Vaccine: https://www.amazon.com/dp/173738471X Connect with Elena Lesser-Bruun: Website: www.elbtherapy.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Elena-Lesser-Bruun/ https://www.LinkedIn.com/in/elena-lesser-bruun-976273a Connect with Lynne: If you are looking for a community of like-minded women on a journey - just like you are - to improved health and wellness, overall balance, and increased confidence, check out Lynne's private community in The Energized & Healthy Women's Club. It's a supportive and collaborative community where the women in this group share tips and solutions for a healthy and holistic lifestyle. (Discussions include things like weight management, eliminating belly bloat, wrangling sugar gremlins, and overcoming fatigue, recipes, strategies, and much more so women can feel energized, healthy, confident, and joyful each day. Website: https://holistic-healthandwellness.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/holistichealthandwellnessllc The Energized Healthy Women's Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/energized.healthy.women Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lynnewadsworth Free Resource: Hot flashes? Low Energy? Difficulty with weight management? If MID-LIFE & MENOPAUSE are taking their toll then I've got a solution for you! I've taken all my very best strategies and solutions to help you feel energized, vibrant, lighter & healthy, and compiled them into this FREE resource! Thrive in midlife and beyond - download my guide here: https://holistic-healthandwellness.com/thrive-through-menopause/ Did You Enjoy The Podcast? If you enjoyed this episode please let us know! 5-star reviews for the Living Life Naturally podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or Stitcher are greatly appreciated. This helps us reach more women struggling to live through midlife and beyond. Thank you. Together, we make a difference!
In this episode, we welcome Jacqueline Roberman-Glyn (firstname.lastname@example.org ), an occupational therapist and a student at Sargent College's Post-Professional Doctorate Program in Occupational Therapy. She shares her doctoral project, On the Dock, an educational, OT-inspired, pirate-themed board game for children. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (email@example.com), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
The best format for learning and coaching in a remote environment is to offer rich, diverse opportunities. The more opportunities, the better. This allows your people to choose what format works best for them and encourages them to switch between setups to keep things engaging. In this episode, Elizabeth Caulder, President of Phoenix Lifestyle Marketing, joins Dr. Randee Sanders, Associate Dean of Faculty in the School of Business at Northcentral University, to discuss some of the different types of leadership development formats to consider including inspiring video lessons, 1:1 remote coaching sessions, and learning from the experience of others. Learn more about Elizabeth at Phoenix Lifestyle Marketing.
Dr Mariam Chughtai is the Director of the National Curriculum Council, she comes on The Pakistan Experience to discuss the Single National Curriculum and dispel social media rumours. In this deep dive discussion, we get into the weeds of the program, from discussing what it is, what it aims to do, and what has people afraid. Dr. Mariam and I discuss the minimum standards for education, the problem with NOCs, Policy Making, Teacher Training, Overloading Islamiat and the criticism from minorities. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience Should the SNC be limited to just giving minimum standards? Is the state using education as indoctrination? Does SNC do anything to fix the education apartheid in Pakistan? Is SNC looking to convert people? Find out this and more on this week's episode of The Pakistan Experience. Dr. Mariam Chughtai is Associate Dean and Assistant Professor at the LUMS School of Education. She is also the Director of Pakistan Programs for the Harvard University Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute. Previously, Dr. Chughtai taught several courses at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, along with Negotiations at Harvard Law School and Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. She has a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) from Harvard University specializing in Education Policy, Leadership and Instructional Practice. She has two Masters degrees from Harvard University, in International Education Policy and Education Policy and Management, and a Bachelors in Political Science from Rice University. Dr. Chughtai is based in Pakistan and working on her forthcoming book on the politics of making and breaking identity through education in Pakistan. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. He can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tinder. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 Introduction 1:28 Is the Single National Curriculum just minimum standards? 5:18 Getting NOCs and the Punjab Textbook Act 9:30 Punjab Ulema board and the need for a NOC 14:50 Yaksan Nizaam vs Yaksaan NIsab 20:50 Indoctrination 21:30 Teaching religion 25:00 Criticism from minority sects 29:50 Policy making and compromises 32:46 Reforming Pak Studies 38:21 Using Technology: Individualizing education vs a single national curriculum 44:00 Does SNC do anything to change the 3 tiers of education in Pakistan? 49:30 How does it prevent rote learning? 54:30 Teaching General Knowledge in Urdu and regional languages 1:02:00 Teacher Training 1:06:30 Political considerations for policy 1:09:00 Educational Consultancy Business 1:15:00 Teaching Islam to minorities 1:20:00 Is SNC trying to convert Non-Muslims? 1:29:33 Overloading Islamiyat 1:41:00 Madrassa Education
Aimalohi Ahonkhai, MD, MPH and Charles Vega, MD discuss what we can do to address COVID-19 inequalities. Topics: *Structural barriers to health care and vaccine access *Tools to reduce inequities *Real COVID-19 patient stories *The latest data on medications to prevent and treat COVID-19, including a potential new oral medication Post-test for CME/CE credit: https://covid19.dkbmed.com/multispecialty/11-2-21-episode/eval Access our resource center, download webinar slides, and claim credit at https://covid19.dkbmed.com/multispecialty Presenting faculty: Aimalohi Ahonkhai, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Charles Vega, MD, Clinical Professor, Family Medicine, School of Medicine Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC), Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Associate Dean, School of Medicine at University of California, Irvine See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
https://www.theh2duo.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/water-in-real-life-texas-tech-scaled.jpg () As entrepreneurs, we've learned to listen to our intuition and when something feels right Arianne says she feels it in her bones. However, intuition and gut feelings shouldn't drive your communication strategy. Dr. Coy Callison heads the research lab at Texas Tech University's Communication Research Center where they run a variety of experiments to test the effectiveness of different communication assets. During our chat we discuss: The complexity of attitude formation, behavior, and memory-recall and you shouldn't just wing these things! The types of research Dr. Callison conducts and the data they glean. The dangers in simply mimicking the communication strategies that others are doing. Some of Dr. Callison's top takeaways from his research...one has to do with beer! The power of moral appeals to behavior change. Meet Coy: Dr. Coy Callison is a full professor and the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Media and Communications at Texas Tech University. His research typically focuses on source and message factors and their interaction with cognitive tendencies and saliency factors underlying the attentiveness of individual audience members. His academic research has appeared in Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Review, and Media Psychology among others. He has worked professionally in newspaper, corporate and non-profit public relations, and media consulting in addition to his earning a Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Alabama. In addition to having published more than 50 peer-reviewed research articles and given more than 70 peer-reviewed peer-reviewed presentations, his funded research projects have investigated strategic water conservation messaging and health communication.
This week I am delighted to welcome Dr. Timothy K. Beougher to the podcast. Dr. Beougher serves as Associate Dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Missions, and as the Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Beougher is also an author who recently released his new book, Invitation to Evangelism: Sharing the Gospel with Compassion and Conviction.
In late 2016, a 6-year old boy named Alex Myteberi wrote a letter to President Obama offering to help a five-year-old Syrian refugee boy — if you recall, the iconic image of the horrific conflict in Syria showed a young boy covered in blood and dust in an ambulance after his house in Aleppo was destroyed in a blast.Obama not only read Alex's letter — but he celebrated his kindness at the White House, and as part of an international refugee speech. His mom, Val Myteberi, held back tears and disbelief as she got the call from the White House that day. She may not have realized the tremendous impact her positive influence at home had on her son then, but she's reflecting on it today — right here on this episode of the Rebel Leadership Podcast. Val is the Associate Dean of Graduate, International & Online Programs at Cardozo Law in New York City. She is as kind as she is smart, determined as she is radiant, positive as she is impactful. Her story of immigrating to the US begins washing dishes to learn English, and can be fast-forwarded to influencing lives through education. We reflect on all things positivity, and the role leaders play in shaping future generations.
“Things change a lot faster today because people are connected a lot more and there are pluses and minuses to that” This week on Across the campus we take a trip over to the Reh center of business and talk to professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Program and Operations, Floyd Ormsbee about how … Continue reading Across the Campus: Reh School of Business →
MaryJane Hanlon, RDH, DMD, MBA has an extensive and varied background in the ﬁeld of dentistry. Since 1997, Dr. Hanlon has been active in the dental industry and owned and operated her own practice for 15 years. Dr. Hanlon combined her passion for dentistry with her acumen for business in 2012 when she obtained her MBA from Suffolk University. During her two years of matriculation, she created a list of all the things she wished she knew prior to beginning her dental practice. This list was translated into the creation of a course given at Yankee Dental every year in conjunction with Bentley University called the “Mini MBA for Dentists”. In 2014, she became Assistant Dean of Predoctoral Clinical Education at Tufts where she works to revamp the overall clinical environment. In 2016, she became Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs overseeing all of the undergraduate and postgraduate clinical operations for the school. Dr. Hanlon is highly involved with the Massachusetts Dental Society and was its fourth female president in 2020. In addition, she has served in many roles on the Yankee Dental Organizational Committees, ADA House of Delegates, and was Chair of Yankee Dental Congress 2017 meeting.
Dr. Glenn Whitehouse has taught philosophy and religious studies at FGCU ever since it opened its doors in 1997. He's now the Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and director of PAGES, a career program for liberal arts students at FGCU.
Today I'm joined by John Thompson, Associate Dean of Trevecca Nazarene University's School of Music in Nashville, Tennessee. He's a speaker, producer, author, artist, and the founder of the podcast “True Tunes.” He is an expert on all things Contemporary Christian Music (CCM). He was a consultant and was interviewed for the new film “The…
Is waning Covid compliance and vaccine efficacy leading to a rise in cases? To discuss this further with Pat was Christine Loscher, Professor of Immunology, Associate Dean for Research at DCU and also Professor Brendan Kelly - Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College, Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght University Hospital. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.
The fall season is time to look for faculty positions and universities are also getting ready to find the most suitable candidate(s) for their openings. This episode talks about some aspects of this search. Reference list: Music by RuthAnn Schallert-Wygal (email@example.com) Artwork is created using Canva (canva.com) An interesting read: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/06/10/how-write-effective-diversity-statement-essay Contact list: If you have any comments about our show or have suggestions for a future topic, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us on the webpage https://thisacademiclife.org and on Facebook group “This Academic Life”. Cast list: Prof. Kim Michelle Lewis (host) is a Professor of Physics and Associate Dean of Research, Graduate Programs, and Natural Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University. Prof. Pania Newell (host) is currently an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Utah. Prof. Lucy Zhang (host) is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Support This Academic Life by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/this-academic-life
Do you believe in UFOs? What about paranormal activity like ghosts? Whether you do or don't, or fall somewhere in between (like me!), our guest expert is sure to inspire a fresh viewpoint for you. On this episode, Brit is talking with Professor Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Religion and Associate Dean of Humanities at Rice University. Jeffrey shares his knowledge on the history of UFO sightings, how past trauma can influence your ability to have paranormal experiences, and why we're so resistant to believe in these mysterious occurrences. Whether you're a skeptic or a believer, we dive into the facts around UFOs and the paranormal as well as the questions that remain unanswered. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Get to know Rush Medical College [Show summary] Built on the tenets of community service and community engagement, Rush Medical College strives to graduate empathetic physicians. In this episode, Dr. Cynthia Boyd, Associate Dean for Admissions offers a closer look into the program. What makes Rush Medical College unique? A flipped-classroom model of learning and an unwavering dedication to community service [Show notes] Thanks for joining me for the 441st episode of Admissions Straight Talk. Will you be ready, next spring, to apply to your dream medical schools? Are you competitive at your target programs? Accepted's med school admissions quiz can give you a quick reality check. Just go to accepted.com/medquiz, complete the quiz, and you'll not only get an assessment, but also tips on how to improve your chances of acceptance. Plus, it's all free. Now, let's move to today's interview. I'm delighted to have on Admissions Straight Talk, Dr. Cynthia Boyd of Rush Medical College. Dr. Boyd earned her MD at George Washington, where she also did her residency in internal medicine, and later an MBA from Chicago Booth. She joined Rush Medical Center in 1998, and has served in a variety of roles, including Assistant Dean for Minority Affairs, Director of Medical Staff Operations, and Chief Compliance Officer. She moved over to Rush Medical College, full-time, in 2019, and is now the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, as well as Associate Dean for Admissions and Recruitment. Dr. Boyd, thank you so much for joining me on Admissions Straight Talk. Can you give us an overview of the Rush Medical College program, focusing on its more distinctive elements? [2:07] Sure, I'll be speaking primarily about the medical school. At Rush University Medical Center, we have four colleges dedicated to the health sciences: the College of Nursing, Health Sciences, Graduate College, and the Medical College. It has been in existence since about 1837. It was the first medical school established, actually, in Chicago. It is very focused on clinical care, outstanding clinical care, integrating that with education, research, and community partnerships. We are located on the west side of Chicago, about five miles from the downtown area, the Chicago Loop, as it is called. Our community is a very diverse community, ranging from very wealthy, to the very poor. More recently, our curriculum was changed to become what is described as a flipped classroom, where the students do the learning. The teacher is not in front of them doing didactics, students do the learning, and then they come to class in a group of their peers to share what they've learned, to ask questions. It puts the focus on them as their learners, versus the faculty putting out all of the information. That's changed within the last five years. Probably, one of the newest innovations has been our curriculum. What does the faculty do in a flipped classroom context? [3:45] There are specific courses, so to speak, that the students will learn and focus on for anywhere from four to six weeks like gases, nutrition, etc. But they are given readings and articles and videos, and a variety of ways to learn on that topic. Then when they come to class, there is both clinical faculty, as well as basic science faculty, at the same time. So we combine both the normal and the abnormal, in this case, both anatomy for example, as well as pathology, etc. The students learn on their own, and they interact with each other. It is very important for them to have those oral communication/interpersonal skills to be able to have these discussions. The faculty are there to facilitate that, facilitate the learning, and also to be able to provide individual learning, if that is necessary. But it puts the focus on the student to actually review and learn the concepts. When I went to medical school, we didn't have that. But when you start seeing patients,
Helen K. Kim is Professor of Sociology at Whitman College and in 2019 assumed the position of Associate Dean for Faculty Development. She is also the co-author of JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America's Newest Jews along with her husband Noah Leavitt. In this interview, Kim discusses macro topics such as racism in the Jewish community and the rancorous debate over communal demography. She also discusses more personal matters, including her experience of her son's recent bar mitzvah. The episode begins with Kim talking about her search for wisdom in the Jewish tradition and how she found inspiration in the works of Maimonides, the medieval Jewish philosopher and Torah commentator. Later, she expresses her frustration with Jewish organizations that long acknowledged the prevalence of racism behind closed doors but steered clear of addressing racism publicly. “Why are we choosing to run away from [these realities]? Why don't we choose to run towards them and try to do something about them to become anti-racist.” A full episode transcript is forthcoming. Subscribe by Email This podcast is produced by Reconstructing Judaism. Visit us at ReconstructingJudaism.org (https://ReconstructingJudaism.org). Special Guest: Helen K. Kim.
Today on the show we welcome Benjy Davies. Benjy is a former professor at the University of Rio Grande and the current Associate Dean at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Benjy will be returning to Rio Grande for and exhibition of over 400 of his drawings at the Greer Gallery later this fall. A reception will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 5-7pm.
Today our conversation is with Kathleen Lodl, Associate Dean and 4-H Program Administrator for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Extension. She's going to talk with us about how 4-H is engaging youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programming. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!
In this episode, Managing Director of Sagesse Lumiere, Dr. C. Adam Callery, talks about small In businesses in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, Dr. Callery talks about the implications of the pandemic on future business strategies, the importance of agility, and understanding cashflow. How often should a business of any size check their financial status? Hear about some emerging trends, three critical activities for success, how Dr. Callery helps other entrepreneurs, and get his valuable advice, all on today's episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast. Key Takeaways “Never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end.” “If you want to be successful moving forward, you have to be ready for these unexpected changes.” “You can't be afraid to act fast, but you don't want to be reckless.” “You have to take a step back sometimes and attack a problem formally.” “I cannot just assume that because my bank account has money in it that I'm actually in a good position.” “You have to position yourself, or maybe carve out specific time, for you to really learn your industry.” “You have to be close enough to the operations to know what's going on.” “It is extremely important, whether you're an existing business owner or a new business owner, to truly understand what cashflow means.” “You can do it. You can actually be an entrepreneur. Just go out and do it.” “Bring people around you who have the knowledge that you need, because you're not going to know everything, and if you adapt that knowledge, you'll be successful.” More about Dr. Callery Dr. Callery is an entrepreneur and higher education educator. For the past eleven (11) years, Dr. Callery has worked directly with the start-up and emerging business communities at a national level. For ten of the eleven years, Dr. Callery has held the roles as facilitator and trainer for two (2) nationally recognized small business growth programs, the US Small Business Administration's Streetwise MBA Program in Chicago and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. His company, Sagesse Lumiere, a small business coaching and consulting firm, was established seven years ago to complement the work he was doing in these programs. To date, Dr. Callery has advised over one thousand small business founders while participating within the national programs cited above. Dr. Callery, as a coach and consultant, works with small business owners on approaches to effectively build value by deploying new business practices and processes to improve financial performance and operational efficiency. Prior to working with small business owners as a business coach, Dr. Callery worked for several Fortune 1000 companies such as IBM, Dow/Dupont, Pepsi, United Airlines, and First National Bank of Chicago. His broad industry experience has prepared him to be a capable business consultant. Since leaving the corporate arena, he has become a trusted advisor for many small business founders. As a higher education educator, he has served as an Associate Dean for workforce development programs and currently works as a tenured faculty member for Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. Dr. Callery has earned a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology; a Master of Business Administration from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and a Doctorate in Higher Education from National Louis University, Chicago. Suggested Keywords Healthy, Wealthy, Smart, Small Business, COVID-19, Research, Success, Cashflow, Entrepreneurship, Mentorship, Finance Resources: The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program WSC1998: AVOIDING THE BLUES FOR AIRLINE TRAVELERS To learn more, follow Dr. Callery at: Website: https://sagesselumiere.com Twitter: @callerysagesse Instagram: @callery_sagesselumiere LinkedIn: Dr. C. Adam Callery Subscribe to Healthy, Wealthy & Smart: Website: https://podcast.healthywealthysmart.com Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthy-wealthy-smart/id532717264 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6ELmKwE4mSZXBB8TiQvp73 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/healthywealthysmart Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/healthy-wealthy-smart iHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-healthy-wealthy-smart-27628927 Read the Full Transcript Here: 00:03 Hi, Dr. Callery. Welcome to the podcast. It's an honor to have you on. So thanks so much for joining me. 00:10 I'm so happy to be here. And so glad you invited me to attend your podcast. 00:14 Oh, this is great. And you know, like I said in the, in the intro, you were our lead instructor for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program. So I owe a lot of my being a therapist and having to be a business owner to now being a business owner who happens to be a therapist to you and the rest of the staff and business advisors. It was really life changing. So thank you so much. 00:40 Well, I think I thank you for being a participant in the program. It's a hard program, we asked a lot of you for an extended period of time. And I have to say, I cannot do it solely by myself. It really is just a good strong team that covers so many different areas of business management that's needed for most small business owners. So I'm just having to have good people around me, that helps make the process very smooth. 01:05 Yeah, absolutely. And today, we are going to talk about sort of small business owners, and the effects of COVID-19, which we have been in for the last 18 months and doesn't look like it's ending anytime soon. But we are back to work. There are mitigation factors in place. But now, how do we position ourselves for the long term in this new world? So my question is, what are some of the lessons you have learned over the past 18 months? And what are the implications for your future business strategies? 01:50 Well, I think that's a great question. Because myself, I'm also a business owner, I am a small business coach. And I would have to say for the last 18 months, that's been a question that's been raised many times, I can think back to March, when we first moved into COVID. Everything shut down. And to be honest, it seemed very dark at that time. And then for the next three to four months, I was working with a lot of small business owners, and we were having those discussions, what are what's next, you know, how do I get out of this. And in fact, if you started to look at the newspaper, you'll see headlines saying this is the worst crisis since the depression or behind closed doors, there's calamity. And when you read those phrases, it actually diminishes your ability to be a leader, and organizer of your business. And so what I had to do as a coach started having different discussions and say, we must look forward. And the way I did that was having a time with individuals to stop and say, Hey, if we take a look at the Great Depression, or the great recession of 2008, those same phrases were being said then, yet, we were still standing in 2020. So we have to believe that we're going to pass through this period as well. And so the discussion became, how do we do that, and in most cases, and then bring back or I should say, shorten your horizon from looking out two to three years, to just make it now bring it down to three months down the six months, make it manageable, it was easier for you to see out three months, it's easier for to see how six months, and then just be very tactical. And so during that last quarter of 2020, through the beginning of the initiation of 2021, many of the conversations with business owners have centered on that, how can we focus on some short tactical goals that keep the lights on, they keep my current employees satisfied, so they stay with me to make sure the customers I do have still like the services are providing or the product that they're buying from us. Therefore, we have to maintain the same level of quality. So just being very tactical that way. And then hopefully, when we're on the other side, we can then return to a posture where we're thinking longer term. 04:06 And all that, to me just sounds like a small business owners that we have to be really agile, and we have to be able to pivot. And so can you speak to a little bit more about agility as a business owner, and how we can foster that if it's something that we're not used to? 04:28 Well, agility, you know, it's a strong word, right? So it means that we're flexible. But again, coming through this COVID period, it didn't seem like flexibility existed. Everywhere I turned, something was shutting down. So I've seen closer to the end, then something that was gonna be an opportunity in the future. And I came across a quote, it came out of the book called Good to Great. That was written in 2001. And I wrote it down someone just read it verbatim because it's a unique quote, but I think it addresses issue. It says never confused. That you will prevail in the end. So that saying this thing of, I have faith that I'm going to win, I have faith that my business is going to win, it's going to be successful, and I'm gonna make a lot of money from it, or I'm going to be fame, I'm going to become famous from it, you have this faith, you got to have this confidence, that's probably a better word, I got to have the confidence that I will make it through. But here's what the rest of the quote says it says, I can never lose that confidence. However, I must have the discipline to confront the most brutal acts of your current reality. So the current reality of 2020 was, everybody's impacted at the same time, my competitors, my peers, people across the ocean, everyone is getting hit with this calamity. So now I have to think out of the box, and I also have to think very practically, so that's where the agility comes in, I didn't have a lot of time to wait six months to see if it's gonna work, because I may not be here. So I may have to take some cost cutting measures that are going to be very draconian, but necessary, I may have to talk to my staff and negotiate with them, and maybe get them to take a cut and pay, letting them know I'm trying to keep everyone alive here, I may have to talk to my customers in a different way and find out, are you still here? You know, are you still viable, because my customer is also impacted by this. So then I can sort of forecast what my sales potential could be. Because many of the customers went out of business for many of my clients. So agility means that you are being sorry, that you're focusing on today. And you're being very practical, very tactical, you're using your experiences, from your I should say, your past experiences as a business leader, and a business owner. But you also are willing, and here's the key, you are willing to take in advice from subject matter experts who are in your industry, and also outside your industry to help you navigate this because this was so unknown, a lot of unknown territory that we were crossing through. 06:55 Absolutely. And I would also think that in that time, I'll use the example of the physical therapy profession, but kind of acknowledge acknowledging emerging trends during this time. So for the physical therapy world, certainly here in New York City, we were close, literally shut down ghost town from March to almost June or July of 2020. So what do you have to do to keep things going? So the emerging trend was telehealth? Yeah, telehealth has been a trend and it has been coming up and coming up. But I think as a PT, if you didn't acknowledge that that trend existed, and didn't hug that trend, like it's your best friend, you you were in trouble, right? So what other kinds of trends Did you see within the small business world that people had to acknowledge and embrace in order to not only bring them through 2020. But I'm sure a lot of those trends have continued well into this year. 07:56 I agree 100%, the hardest trend, and I don't know if I can call it a trend, that's probably more of an action, the action that I may have to return to what I was before. And what I mean by that is, maybe we're a sizable business, you had 50 employees, or maybe employees and contractors working for you that accounted for about 50 people that you're responsible for, had a fairly good customer base that you're working with COVID hits and everything shuts down. Now, you may have to go back to what you were three years earlier, that's when you started the business where you were a smaller company, not as nimble because you were smaller, but you were very focused and very targeted. And that was the trend, I was saying that people say I'm at the roll back to where I was before. And that by rolling back doesn't mean I'm failed, which is another trend element. It doesn't mean I'm failing, it means I had to adjust, you know. So it's realizing that businesses aren't always going to go up with hockey stick and grow, grow, grow, grow without interruption, that there will be these troughs. And if I hit a trough, I may have to back up a little bit. In this case, people have to back up a lot. A great example of that would be the restaurant community. Here in Chicago, I've seen it all over where people physically had to change the menu, they may have 30 items on the menu. And they just took duct tape and started covering over things and reduce the menu down to something that they could manage based on staff based on a cost of the ingredients based on just pure demand, because now they're doing just takeout services, no longer doing to sit in services. why they do that, because I have to still pay the rent, I still have to pay some utilities, I still have to pay something. So I have to have some money coming in. And I want to be here for the next day. So I may have to swallow deeply. And Take another deep breath and say I have to go back to where I was maybe when I started the business so I can survive this period not knowing if you remember not knowing back in April, how long is this going to go? Because the predictions were two months, six months, two years, five years. Nobody knew. So You had to be very specific and very intentional about how far you will go back in time in order to survive and be here for the future. 10:09 Yeah, I mean, gosh, back in March, when New York City shut down, I was like, ah, six or eight weeks, we'll 10:15 be back up and running. Let's see, 18 months later, 10:21 not quite back to where we were. But getting closer. But to your point, yeah, I thought it would just be like six or eight weeks. And this will be a little adjustment that I'd have to make in my business. But it, it actually turned into a long term adjustment that I love. And I'm glad now that it's part of my business. So that ability to pivot quickly actually turned into a big positive for my company, because now I can actually see more people because I don't have to see them in person. 10:51 I agree. I agree. And I stole something else out to you. It's not so much of a trend, but it's probably a revelation. So we know a lot of business owners have different backgrounds, and they come from different walks of life. And so if we put an academic hat on, we have individuals coming out of MBA programs, and they have knowledge around business. The key is what does an MBA program teach? What MBA program teaches is that you need to go out and look at the environment that you're in. So that means you research on what some of these latest trends are. When we have a situation like COVID, I know many business owners typically don't worry about what the trends are, they worry more about what's going on in their daily environment in their community, and their marketplace, and they're just focused on can I sell something tomorrow, I think COVID has opened up a new reality that if you want to be successful moving forward, you have to be ready for these unexpected change as well. How can I reduce the number of unexpected changes, I start to do some research, I start to do some reading in my industry and also outside of my industry. So I can see those trends that you were talking about earlier. So telemarketing has been or tele health rather, has been around for a long time. People talk about it, but it wasn't economically feasible. Then when I need it, those who knew about it jumped on it. So but I had to know about it, I needed to have that information. So this is an important time as business leaders now to say, what else do I need to know? Do I need to join my industry associations? Do I need to go out and and go to conferences, go to particular training programs, where I can start to learn about what is going on around me so I can be better equipped for the next situation may not be a pandemic? Or it could be droughts, if you're out west? Who knows? It's going to be something so how can I be prepared for the next something? 12:39 Yeah, because you know, something that you had brought that you brought up in our kind of communication before we recorded this is and I like this phrase you put in quotations, you can't be afraid to act fast. But you don't want to be reckless. Yes, yeah, right. And so by doing the research, you can act quickly, and not in a reckless manner. Because you know where you are, you know, what the industry is holding, and you've got that research. So you can act quickly with authority. And with some sense of operation. 13:15 I agree. And ask where, you know, we want to say, you want to be intentional. And that's what that word really means. And especially when we're in our programs, we use that word a lot. But it's good to unpack it. So you just mentioned and that reckless, and I'm not trying to be strong willed. So when I'm talking to my employees, I'm trying to hit them over here with a club, but I'm intentional. So I have I know where I want to go, I've taken the time to do some research. So I've set a goal in mind, I've also decided on a path that we can take, but I'm also willing to ask around to see if that's the best path. So that's where I'm not being reckless, I'll go ahead and qualify it by talking to other subject matter experts, talk to other people in the industry and say, This is what I want to do based on my capabilities. What do you guys think? What do you people think? And that can help me then to minimize risk? Because we'll never eliminate it. We're just trying to minimize risk. So we can be successful. 14:10 Absolutely. And so now, we've we've sort of identified research we have we spoke to people, we got advice. Now we want to move forward. So we need some sort of formal operations. So these operations, as you said, they kind of revolve around three critical activities. So can you share with the listeners what those critical activities are, to make that those formal operations successful? 14:38 So I can that'd be beautiful. We've met through the Goldman Sachs program and what I've learned over the last 10 years in that program, is that you have to take a step back sometimes and attack a problem formally. And so we start off with the purpose, what is your business purpose? And what that means, of course, is what do you think? to do in your marketplace, who you're trying to sell to, why you're doing it, why are you actually involved in this work? The second thing we try to do is examine how we actually do the work. And this is the operational piece. So how do we actually do the work? How do we earn our revenues? How do we manage our team? How do we actually produce the product or service? Are we doing it efficiently? And then the last piece I call her reflection, but that's the research piece. I've been doing this for five years, I've been doing it for 10 years, is this the best way to do it now, based on the changes in the business environment, changes in government regulations, changes in social trends, changes in the number of competitors, or the type of competitors that so the three pieces are looking at my purpose? Why did I get into this business? Why do I want to do this or continue to do this kind of work, I look at my model my business model in general, and think about how I currently conduct business and see there's a better way I can do it more efficiently, more effectively. And then last but not least, I have this reflection or research activity that I do continuously continuous learning to make sure I understand my marketplace, understand my industry, understand what's happening with competitors around me also start to probe and find out are my customers still satisfied with what I'm doing? And if not, what do I need to do to reach them? 16:21 Yeah, and I'm glad that you said that you're continuously looking at this, because this isn't something that you do when you start your business, you assess your purpose, your model and solutions and reflect. It's not like you just do it once. Yes. Like how often would you say do you recommend even the business owners that you work with, kind of go through these three critical activities? 16:47 Well, I think we can take the model from the corporates. Now you understand corporations are huge, billion dollar places, but they are billion dollar places for a reason. And that is because they do take the time to annually look at what they do, and assess whether or not is making sense. So if I was any business owner, I don't care what size you are, I would make it a point to say maybe in the fall, that November period, Christmas period, when it's kind of quiet, people focused on vacation or focus on the holidays, you take that time, sit down with your management team and say, hey, let's think about how our last year went. Is there something that we want to do better, right doesn't mean that you did anything wrong? Is there something that I can improve upon? Or are there some new things coming down the pipeline that I need to be aware of, or we'd need to be aware of, that we need to plan for starting in January. So doing an annually isn't a bad practice. And if you do it formally, and you do it every year, it just becomes part of your routine. And you'll start to think about the questions you want to ask each other during those sessions. And you'll be able to flesh out what is happening with the business. In fact, you probably want to go ahead and bring in some of your key employees that sit them around a table, get some insight from them on what they're experiencing, when you're engaging your clients, when they're engaging your suppliers, or if what they see, in general, they may see some things in the market that you have missed. And it's a good time to sit back and get their feedback as well. 18:16 And how often would you say suggest to a business owner small of any size, but let's say a small business owner, to really look at the financials of their business once a quarter every month, every week, every night before you go to bed? Like is there overkill? Or? Or what? What are your thoughts on that? 18:40 That's a tough question is a tough question, right? Because Is there any should you have any limit on when you look at your numbers, because for instance, everybody will tell you, you need to know your numbers. So if I'm sitting in front of an investor, or a banker, they're going to say you need to know your numbers. But I guess the question is, what are they really asking me? They're probably just asking, do you know enough about your numbers to tell me whether or not you're profitable? That's really the question they want to know. And they want you to be able to tell them that, tell them you're profitable in a confident manner. And they can easily see if you're sort of dancing around the question, right? Because you really don't know your numbers today. They can sense that in the way you respond, your eye contact, and so on. So to your direct question, how often should I look, if I put on my accounting hat, we typically look once a month. So every month we take a step back, and we see how the business is performing financially. In order to do that, we probably need to have some type of system in place. That could be a QuickBooks system, or it could be a cell spreadsheet. It depends on the complexity of your business. And that's when we have to define a small business. So small business can be defined as any business with less than 500 employees. That's a big business. But let's say I'm a mom and pop I have less than 10 employees. In fact, I am the key employee and everyone else is a contractor. If I'm that size, once a month is probably still appropriate, I need to take the time to stop. And look, I cannot just assume that because my bank account has money in it, that I'm actually in a good position. So if I take the time, look at it once a month, that's probably enough. The furthest I would like to go out is probably three months, you know, quarterly, but want to go beyond that. Because a lot can happen to a business in two days, let alone in 90 days. And if I'm not keeping track of my numbers, I may find myself in a very dire cashflow position, and maybe find myself going out of business fairly quickly. 20:42 Yeah, excellent advice. Excellent advice. Thank you for that. And you know, as we start to wrap things up, what would be if you could give one or two pieces of advice to let's say, a new small business owner, so their business is less than a year old? What is your best advice for those business owners? 21:04 I think it's extremely important for the person just getting started to do some of the things we're talking about earlier, you have to position yourself or maybe carve out specific time for you to really learn your industry. So that could mean joining an industry association, going to those industry association meetings. So that's gonna take time, read some of their white papers that they generate about your industry. So for instance, I was at one time I was looking at buying a limo service, I love this guy service used to take me to the airport all the time, all his drivers were professional, his cars were clean, well maintained. And all I knew about the business at the time was the fact he took me in a limo to the airport. But that's not knowing the business. So I went ahead, I contacted limo Association, they sent out to me information on the business, you know, on the industry, the cost factors, the maintenance issues, some of the trends in the industry. After reading all those materials, and learning that it was a very highly capitalized business, I realized that it wasn't for me, at that time, still like the business. But I knew I was not in a position where I had enough capital to keep the cars up to spec to meet the requirements of running a limo business. So if I'm starting a business, whatever it is, I need to know as much as possible about that industry and the business model itself. How's the business make money? What are the cost factors? What are the what are the cost influencers, I need to know that like the back of my hand, then when I'm running the business on a day to day, I need to be in the business to see how it really operates. I've met some people that have started a business. And I've started another one that started know when I started another one. And I now ask them I said, Well, how do you possibly run three businesses at the same time? Well, I got people working for me. And what comes to mind is something someone told me many years ago, is that you have to smell the people. And what this is gain from Business School, and the professor was saying, you have to be close enough to the operations to know what's going on. And if you're too far away from it, there's too many things that can happen to the operations that will shut you down. And so if you're just getting started, your focus needs to be in the business and getting the business to a place where it's stable, and is sustainable. That usually means creating cash reserves, that usually means bringing in solid employees, it usually means having a great understanding of your customers so that you know you have returning customers that'll help keep the business afloat. 23:42 Excellent. Thank you so much. I know a lot of people that listen to this podcast or maybe budding entrepreneurs, they've been in business for maybe a year or two. So I think that advice is really great for that group. Now, is there anything have we not covered something that you were like, I want to hit this point during this podcast? 24:02 I think it's important, we haven't used that key phrase. And that's cash flow. It is extremely important whether you are a existing business owner, or a new business owner to truly understand what cash flow means. And so when we talk about cash flow, what it means in general, is that we're talking about the money that's coming in. And that's where most people focus is, Hey, I'm making revenues, things are going well. But you can't just stop there, you got to think about the cash outflow. And people say I write the checks every day, I know how much money is going out. The third piece is timing. You have to think about when the money has to be paid out. When does that liability has to be paid out, and whether or not I'm going to have enough cash on hand to pay it on time. Because once I default on that payment, I'm now in trouble. The bank is knocking at the door. My creditors are knocking at the door, my investors are knocking at the door and I'm going to have problems paying my employees so on and so on. So cash flow is very important. And it's important from the standpoint of you have to truly understand the definition of it. And what it means is inflow is outflow. And it's also timing. When is the money coming in to pay those current debts that I have? Will I run into a situation where I don't have enough coming in to pay those debts? And if I do, what am I going to do about it? Am I going to reach into my personal account and pay it? Am I going to run down to the bank and ask for a line of credit? Do I need to run out and find investors? Who can give me additional cash to help me close that gap? So cash flow is critical? 25:36 Yeah. And I think, as you were saying that the thing that popped into my mind is, ooh, this is why Ponzi schemes ultimately fail. 25:44 Yes, yes. Because the money stops coming in. And their commitments outweigh our Yeah, extend beyond the, the amount of money that's coming in. 25:54 Right. Right. Yeah, that is why a Ponzi scheme fails. And, and I agree that cash flow is so important. And it's something that I didn't really wrap my head around fully until the Goldman Sachs program. You know, I knew like, yeah, money's coming in. But once I started doing cash flow statements, I was like, Ah, okay, yeah. Now I got it. No, I know, I can now I understand this as, as one of the three sisters, you know, your cash flow statement, your balance sheet, and your income statement. 26:32 Exactly, exactly. And it's the cash flow statement, and we never talk about, you talk about it. If you again, be school, we talk about all the time, but most people just stop at the income statement. In particular, they stop at the income side, then when you introduce the balance sheet, I don't see why I really need it. I don't have any assets. But they don't combine the two to come up with the cash flow. And that's what you really want. 26:53 Yeah, yeah. Excellent. All right. Now, where can actually let's talk before we before I asked, Where can people find you? Why don't you talk a little bit more about your business? And how you help other entrepreneurs, your coaching business and what you do to help entrepreneurs? 27:12 Well, what I do is I focus in the business development area, as well as the operations or organizational development area. And what does that mean? So I come in as a business coach, not as a consultant, I sit down with my clients, and we have discussion. So it's like we're doing now and we focus on the issues that are facing them. So in a business development side, for instance, such as a marketing issue, we're not talking about social media, what we're talking about is more around a target market. Have they identified the right persons, or the right audience? When it comes to marketing? Also, you got to think about the delivery of the product and service. Are there some challenges in terms of quality, some challenges in terms of delivery, that they're facing? And then we start to peel back a little bit? And this is where we get into the operations? Why are you having those challenges? Is it a capability issue is a capacity issue, these things have to be fixed, or the marketing, social media really won't matter? So I focus on a business development sort of working backwards? What are you trying to sell? What are you servicing? How are you working with your clients? And what are your business capabilities, what is what is your business capacity, in order to essentially achieve the goals that you've set for the business or to meet your current demand for your customers, those are all very important pieces, because most businesses will suffer or in a trough when they get to that third and fifth year when they try to scale up. And they always find, hey, I have this resource deficit. And I usually think it's money but it's not so much money, it's really capacity and capability, they may not have the right people on hand, they may not have the skill themselves in order to scale up and they need to go back, build up those skills so that they can grow. And that's where the coaching comes in and sort of help the build up those skills. 28:57 Awesome. Now where can people find you? 29:00 Well, they can find me right on the internet. I have a website out there, my, my company has a very unique names, it's called suggests luminaire and will suggest and stores wisdom, and then luminaires light. And so right out there on the internet, I have a web page where you can contact me through that or you can come back contact me through LinkedIn. So I do have a LinkedIn profile out there. That's probably the best way most people will contact me through LinkedIn. And then we'll set up an appointment and we go from there. 29:29 Perfect and we will have direct links to all of that at podcast at healthy wealthy, smart, calm and the Show Notes for this episode, so don't worry if you didn't have a pen you can take it down. totally get it we will have one click direct links to all of that. And now, Dr. calorie for the last question, which is a question I asked everyone, knowing where you are now in your life and in your business, what advice would you give to your younger self 29:57 so what I would tell my younger self I'm fully invested in entrepreneurship, I would tell my younger self is that you can do it, you can actually be an entrepreneur. To be honest, when I came out of school or coming came out of undergraduate, my mind wasn't there, my mind was I had to go through this career track, because that's the only possibility that entrepreneur thing, or that small business thing was just too far out there. You have to literally be born into it. It has to be a legacy relationship in order to start a business. Today, I recognize after meeting so many people in this space, that's really not it is really tied to have any interest. People use the word passion, but I go beyond the same passion, you really have that ambition that you're willing to give all in order to accomplish this. And so I would tell my younger self, that you do have that ability, you do have that ambition, just go out and do it. Bring people around you who have the knowledge that you need, because you're not gonna know everything. And if you adapt that knowledge, you'll be successful. 31:03 And I think that's great advice. And especially for a lot of the physical therapists who listen to this podcast, because so often we graduate, and we think, well, I'll work at a clinic, I'll work at a hospital, I'll do that for 40 years, and then I'll retire. You know, it's like, it's never it. Because in school, we're not really given any entrepreneurial mentorship or classes, you really have to seek it out on your own. And so I think that's great advice for any students listening or newer graduates, who think, Well, my mom wasn't wasn't an entrepreneur, my dad or I don't, I don't have any real role models in my immediate family, but that you can do it if you surround yourself with the right people, and you have the ambition and passion to do it. So I think that is excellent advice. So thank you for that. Well, and thank you again, for coming on the podcast and for being a great instructor in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program, I can put a link up to that too, if people are interested in learning more about the program because it is a life changing program. It was for me and I'm sure as an instructor, it must have been for you as well. 32:13 Oh, it hasn't. It hasn't, I have to say, I never, I never thought I'd have this experience. It's been now going into my 11th year and I've actually set before 1000 business owners never thought that could happen in my wildest dreams and having the ability to have conversations like we're having now. Again, it's opened up my mind to say the The possibilities are limitless in this country when it comes to being able to create something that you want to create. And that's the beauty of it. So it's it's a fantastic opportunity. Fantastic country fantastic. Time, even though it's difficult time, it's a fantastic time to to do something that you want to do. 32:57 Excellent. And on that note, I will wrap things up by saying thank you again and thank you to all of the listeners for tuning in today. Have a great couple of days and stay healthy, wealthy and smart.
This season, we're studying up on The Salvation Army's Pathway of Hope—a national initiative to provide individualized services to families with children, addressing their immediate material needs and providing long-term engagement to stop the cycle of poverty. Last week, we discovered the one question that kicked off this initiative and how Pathway of Hope came to be. In the roughly 10 years since, The Salvation Army has carefully cultivated the ins and outs of the effort. For those who provide social services, one of the biggest benchmarks or ways to demonstrate success is the measure of one's self-sufficiency. But what is self-sufficiency, really? And how do you measure it? As it turns out, it's not only about economics—in fact, Psychological Self-Sufficiency and its components are key in reaching one's goals. And one of those components, hope, is a driver, an anchor to be cultivated along the journey. Dr. Philip Hong is the Founding Director of the Center for Research on Self-Sufficiency (CROSS) at Loyola University Chicago. That's in addition to his roles as a professor, Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Doctoral Program. With CROSS, he's been involved in studies of the Pathway of Hope as the center's research focuses on the psychological empowerment process. As he'll tell you, hope is psychological capital—a character trait that reflects the inner strength necessary to overcome barriers. EPISODE SHOWNOTES: Read more. WHAT'S YOUR CAUSE? Take our quiz. STUDY SCRIPTURE. Get inside the collection. GATHER WITH CARING MOMS. Join the group. BE INSPIRED. Follow us on Instagram. FIGHT FOR GOOD. Give to The Salvation Army.
Its tough recruiting people for jobs in the field of higher education. It's even tougher looking for a job when you've just graduated...but you spent your entire senior year as a virtual student. The Language of Business looks at the new normal process of recruiting and job hunting. Host Host Greg Stoller talks with Meredith Siegel, Associate Dean, Graduate Admissions & MBA Student Experience at Boston University Questrom School of Business and Rodrigo Contreras, recent graduate of Boston University and new to the job market. Host Greg Stoller Meredith Siegel Rodrigo Contreras Support for The Language of Business is from
Special Host Timothy Bloom, Ph.D. - Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor, Bernard J Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University - and Guests Heather Petrelli, MA, Ph.D. - Associate Dean of Students Affairs, Taneja College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida - and Teresa O'Sulliavan, Pharm.D. - Director of Experiential Education Scholarship and Metrics, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington - talk with us about how faculty can facilitate professional identity formation. Key Lessons Faculty and preceptors play a critical role in students' formation of their professional identity. Colleges/schools are now beginning to introduce the concept of professional identity to their students and faculty. Experiential education and practice-based experiences are critical to professional identity formation. Preceptors and faculty can promote reflection by asking questions about authentic practice-based experiences. Explore the why - what is the motivation? Help students to identify their values, their future goals, and how their (current) behavior reflects (or fail to reflect) those values and goals. Use motivational interviewing strategies to create cognitive dissonance when appropriate. Early and authentic practice experiences are important. Conversations with students about their journey toward "feeling like a pharmacist" can prompt reflection. Assessing professional identity formation is a major challenge. How will we know if the curriculum is building professional identity and preparing students well? This is an area ripe for new evaluation models and scholarship. For more information about professional identity formation, read the Report of the 2020-2021 AACP Student Affairs Committee: A Pathway to Professional Identity Formation
Welcome back, squash fans! This week's guest is Chris Smith, and the episode is structured a little differently than the others. The majority of it was recorded over three years ago, but was never released, so Conor recently recorded a quick follow up to bring it all together. The episode starts off with a brief conversation about where Chris is now and what has changed in his life over the past few years since the original conversation was recorded back in 2018. Most well known for being the Head Boys and Girls Squash Coach at St. Paul's School, along with the Associate Dean of Admissions at the school, Chris has recently added the title of Associate Director of Athletics to his title. After the intro concludes, the episode recorded back in 2018 begins with a conversation about how Chris started at St. Paul's and his experience working on the admissions side of things while being the head coach, and how the two intertwine. He discusses his experience working with both the boy's and girl's teams at the school, and how he's helped them grow. He talks about the recruitment process, including the ins and outs of prep school championships. Chris has interesting input about what sets St. Paul's apart from other boarding schools, and how he was working to bring in more international students as well. This leads into a conversation about Chris' coaching style, and how attending a boarding school while playing squash can really help to set players apart from others in terms of the college recruitment process. He talks about how he was trying to bring more of a college level coaching style to high school, and his hopes for growing the prep school league. Conor brings up the topic of technology and Chris discusses how he has utilized it to help evolve the squash courts at St. Paul's through scoreboards and microphone sound systems. The conversation shifts when Conor asks about Chris' three and a half year old daughter, Avery, who at the time had recently received a cancer diagnosis. He talks about what the road ahead was going to look like, how she was doing, and how their lives were changing, but especially how they were keeping their positivity. He mentions the support they had been receiving, and what they were doing to support other families in similar positions. Conor asks a couple quickfire questions, which ends the episode from 2018. There's a brief follow up in which Chris discusses where Avery is now, how she's doing health wise, and how they've managed to stay positive through the years. Be sure to tune in to an episode filled with advice from someone very involved in the boarding school squash and recruitment world, ideas on how technology can change the game of squash, and emotional words and stories from a rock star dad! ***************************************** REACH OUT: FAN FOLLOW UP > The Appendix!! In this segment, we will be sharing the feedback, comments, insights, you name it! So reach out us on social media or email email@example.com. As always, thanks for listening! SPONSOR: This episode of Squash Radio (SQR+) sponsored by ProSportLED – the most advanced lighting technology for your racquet sport needs. ProSportLED and Squash Radio (SQR+) are both aligned about the importance of sharing the stories of people involved in our Sport. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of anyone interested in LED lighting.
This week on The Pet Buzz, Petrendologist Charlotte Reed and Michael Fleck, DVM, talk with Dr. Ray Kaplan, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the School of Veterinary Medicine at St. George's University, about multiple drug-resistant hookworms and with Dr. Tina Wismer, a veterinary toxicologist and Medical Director of ASPCA Poison Control Center, about Howl'oween Dangers.
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Dr. Debby Thomas joins the podcast to discuss her role at the Professional Development Academy, with an emphasis on the Academy's partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo) to equip frontline county government professionals with practical leadership skills to deliver results for counties and communities.With a robust curriculum developed by the Professional Development Academy in partnership with Fortune 1000 executives, public sector leaders, world-renowned academics, and thought leaders, including General Colin Powell and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, the NACo High Performance Leadership Academy was designed specifically for the unique challenges and opportunities of serving in county government.Dr. Debby Thomas teaches leadership, management, organizational, behavior, and research courses and serves as the Associate Dean at George Fox University. She is also a leadership coach at the Professional Development Academy in Portland, and leads the team of Leadership Coaches.The Conduit Street Podcast is available on major platforms like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and more. Episodes are also available on MACo's Conduit Street blog.Listen to previous episodes of the Conduit Street Podcast on our website.Useful LinksNACo High Performance Leadership AcademyProfessional Development Academy
In this podcast Brian Miller talks with Paul Gratton about 13 competencies needed to be a successful entrepreneur: Opportunity Recognition Opportunity Assessment Self-Efficacy Guerilla Skills Resource Leveraging Creative Problem-Solving Conveying a Compelling Vision Value Creation Risk Mitigation Resilience Tenacity/Perseverance Maintains Focus yet Adaptable Building and Leveraging Entrepreneurial Networks Assess your mastery of the 13 competencies at TheE13.com. Dr. Paul Gratton serves as Associate Dean of Adult and Graduate Studies at Montreat College in North Carolina. You can hear more from Paul on our previously released podcasts: 277 Thirteen Competencies Required for Starting Your Own Practice with Paul Gratton - Part 1 243 Complex Systems with Paul Gratton
This episode originally aired on March 3rd, 2021 Gun sales remains sky high during the pandemic – and the largest increase in purchases came from African American communities. This hour, we talk to the president of a Black Gun Association in Connecticut about what he's seeing locally. And we hear about how these larger gun-buying trends are playing out nationally. Also, with increased gun violence in the U.S., what's the disconnect between the Second Amendment rights Americans have in theory, and how they play out for African Americans? Guests: Will Hampton – Chapter president of the Black Gun Owners Association Norwalk CT; owner of Gullah Warriors Gun Club Lakeidra Chavis – reporter for The Trace Margareth Etienne – Professor of Law, Associate Dean and the Nancy Snowden Research Scholar at the University of Illinois College of Law; Co-author of “How Second Amendment gun rights fall short for African Americans” This episode was originally produced by Daniela Luna, and Anna Elizabeth. The rest of our team includes James Szkobel-Wolff, Zshekinah Collier, and Catie Talarski. Our interns are Abe Levine, and Dylan Reyes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode, we welcome Kelly Pesanelli, PT, MSPT, a Senior Lecturer at Sargent College in the Department of Health Sciences and the President of the Sargent College Alumni Board. As the Class of 2020 Sargent College Commencement Speaker, Kelly shared her parting advice for the seniors as they move on to a new stage of their lives. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (email@example.com), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
Do professors get their summers off? You'll learn about how the three of us spent our summer. Research continues, administrative tasks pile up, and the summer is simply too short! Reference list: Music by RuthAnn Schallert-Wygal (email@example.com) Artwork is created using Canva (canva.com) An interesting read: https://www.higheredjobs.com/Articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1711 Contact list: If you have any comments about our show or have suggestions for a future topic, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us on the webpage https://thisacademiclife.org and on facebook group “This Academic Life”. Cast list: Prof. Kim Michelle Lewis (host) is a Professor of Physics and Associate Dean of Research, Graduate Programs, and Natural Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University. Prof. Pania Newel (host) is currently an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Utah. Prof. Lucy Zhang (host) is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Support This Academic Life by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/this-academic-life
Influential Personal Brand SummitScott and Jason geek out on neuroscience, Scott talks about his journey from the academic world to running a company that provides a unique service to the academic world (higher education...on a ship!) and Scott blows Jason's mind with a very personal question. "Many of us travel not in search of answers, but of better questions." Scott Marshall by way of Pico IyerIn Scott's role as the President and CEO, he is responsible for the overall strategic direction and financial well-being of the Institute for Shipboard Education and the Semester at Sea program. He works to advance the mission of Semester at Sea and ensure sustainable revenue in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team (Advancement, Academics, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing & Communications and Operations & Risk Management), the over 70,000 Semester at Sea alumni and the ISE Board of Trustees. Scott collaborates closely with Colorado State University, the Academic Partner to Semester at Sea, and stewards strong support for the philanthropic community. Prior to the position of President and CEO, Scott served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at ISE/Semester at Sea and various leadership roles at Portland State University, including Vice Provost for Academic and Fiscal Planning and Interim Dean and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs in the School of Business. Scott earned his Ph.D. in International Business from the University of Oregon, a Master of International Affairs from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from Willamette University.https://www.instagram.com/semesteratsea/ https://twitter.com/SemesterAtSea https://www.facebook.com/SemesteratSeahttps://www.tiktok.com/@semesteratsea?lang=en https://www.linkedin.com/school/semester-at-sea-ise linkedin.com/in/scott-marshall-b250305Enjoying the podcast? Please tell your friends, give us a shoutout and a follow on social media, and take a moment to leave us a review at https://lovethepodcast.com/talkingtocoolpeople.Find the show at all of the cool spots below.WebsiteFacebookInstagramIf something from this or any episode has sparked your interest and you'd like to connect about it, please email us at email@example.com. We love hearing from our listeners!If you are interested in being a guest on the show, please visit jasonfrazell.com/podcast and click on the “Learn More” button at the bottom of the page.
My guest in this episode--my first ever livestream--is my UCSD colleague, Professor Brian Keating. Brian is a Chancellor's distinguished professor of physics at UC San Diego, co-director of the Arthur C Clarke Center for the imagination, host of the Into the impossible podcast, YouTuber with 30k subscribers, and writer of the scientific memoir “Losing the Nobel Prize.” Brian is joining me today to discuss his new book, Into the impossible, thinking like a Nobel prize winner. Lessons from Laureates to Stoke Curiosity, Spur Collaboration, and Ignite Imagination in your life and career. The book is a distillation of conversations with nine different Nobel prize winners in physics on his podcast, into the impossible. The book deals not with the technical details of their discovery, but rather with the collaborations involved, the importance of working in a team, curiosity and the process of discovery, and also personal insecurities. Topics include: Is this a science book or a self-help book? Why should we care about Nobel Prize winners? Do they really suffer from the Imposter Syndrome or know what it is? Does high-level academic work allow service? That is, were any of these people ever Department Chair or Associate Dean? Did any of them have a podcast? ;) Is partisanship and rivalry helpful in advancing science?
In this brief episode of the Mass Construction Show I speak with Sharon Jozokos, Vice President of Healthcare at Columbia Construction, and John Cribbs, Associate Dean and Assistant Professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology. We discuss the Wentworth Construction Management Industry Advisory Board, including what it is, why someone might want to be part of it, and upcoming events. If you have interest in joining the Construction Management Industry Advisory Board, be in touch with John at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember please, rate, review, share, and enjoy the show! Follow the Mass Construction Show here: Linkedin Instagram Twitter Facebook TikTok Intro music by Sound Revolution --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/joekelly/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/joekelly/support
This week I am delighted to welcome Dr. Tom Schreiner to the podcast. Dr. Schreiner serves as the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Professor of Biblical Theology, as well as the Associate Dean of the School of Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an accomplished scholar and author, having released many books and commentaries including his recently re-released commentary on 1 & 2 Peter and Jude as part of The Christian Standard Commentary Series.
In this Episode of the FCPA Compliance Report, I am joined by Cherie Taylor, Vice President, Associate Dean for Academics, Professor of Law, and Director of Institute for International Legal Practice & National Security at South Texas College of Law Houston. We discuss the school's new initiative in the compliance arena. Highlights of this podcast include: Professional background of Dean Taylor. Her work at South Texas College of Law Houston. STCL's Institute for International Law and National Security. A Certificate Program in Compliance. International transactions and compliance. STCL at 100 and beyond. Resources Dean Cherie Taylor South Texas College of Law Houston STCL International Legal Practice and National Security Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On February 28-29, 1992, the Federalist Society held its eleventh annual National Student Symposium at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin Texas. The subject of the conference was "The Legacy of the Federalist Papers." The symposium commenced with a panel on "Philosophical Foundations of 'The Federalist': The Nature of Law and the Nature of Man."6:30 p.m.Introduction and Opening RemarksProf. Douglas Laycock, Associate Dean, University of Texas7:00 p.m.Panel I: Philosophical Foundations of The Federalist: The Nature of Law and the Nature of ManProf. Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago Law SchoolProf. Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard Law SchoolProf. Harold Bruff, University of Texas Law SchoolModerator: Hon. Thomas R. Phillips, Supreme Court of Texas
In this podcast Brian Miller talks with Paul Gratton about 13 competencies needed to be a successful entrepreneur: Opportunity Recognition Opportunity Assessment Self-Efficacy Guerilla Skills Resource Leveraging Creative Problem-Solving Conveying a Compelling Vision Value Creation Risk Mitigation Resilience Tenacity/Perseverance Maintains Focus yet Adaptable Building and Leveraging Entrepreneurial Networks Assess your mastery of the 13 competencies at TheE13.com. Dr. Paul Gratton serves as Associate Dean of Adult and Graduate Studies at Montreat College in North Carolina. You can hear more from Paul on our previously released podcast 243 Complex Systems with Paul Gratton