45. The Life Of A Researcher - Thick Skin and Persistence
July 8, 2021

My guest today is Dr. Dennis Black. Dr. Black is one of a kind. I heard of Dr. Black from a listener to this podcast, and once I heard how established he is as an accomplished researcher and award-winning physician while also being an avid fan of Bonnaroo- I couldn’t resist asking him to be on the show.

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42. “Living Out The Dreams Of Others Before You” with Dr. Tracy D. Hall
April 1, 2021

My guest this is week Dr. Tracy D. Hall. Tracy is the President of Southwest Tennessee Community College out of Memphis, TN. Under her leadership, Southwest TN was awarded the prestigious national bellwether award in the category with Redesign, Reinvent, and Reset.

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39. “Education Was My Way Off The Farm” with Otis Sanford
March 4, 2021

My guest this week is Otis Sanford. This episode is loaded with experiences, insights, a deeper understanding of how journalism works and where it's headed.

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What Does it Take to Bridge the Gap in Educational Inequality?
October 8, 2020

Educational inequality is a significant problem today. Last week’s episode covered what it takes to make a positive impact on this problem. When you think about childhood education, you also understand the importance of the child’s development as a person. Teachers are crucial in how this happens, and this work is more than just teaching curriculum. This week I am releasing the 2nd part to the series with Larissa Gregory. Larissa is over social-emotional learning for Memphis Teacher Residency and is trained in Educational Psychology and much more. I enjoyed this conversation learning more about educational inequality, getting to the root of what a child needs to grow, why teacher burnout is so high, addressing this to create better long-term engagement and more. I hope you enjoy this week’s episode also consider how things we discuss here affect our society today.

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Dr. David Rudd | "Knowing Your Why", Innovation, Data, Growth, Time Management, and Creating Change
June 11, 2020

Dr. David Rudd, President of the University of Memphis and US Army Veteran, discusses "knowing your why", innovation, data, growth, values, time management, transforming an organization, what he would tell a student who had the opportunity to attend the University of Memphis or a prestigious institution such as his own alma mater, his involvement with Penny Hardaway's hiring, and more.

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