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liz gross & no amazon, i’m not having a baby

September 20th, 2017


This week on the show, Lougan talks to Dr. Liz Gross, the marketing insights manager at Great Lakes Higher Education. Due to technical issues with the audio file of the original recording, Lougan had to re-record the …

gil rogers & trying on lougan’s clothes

September 5th, 2017


We all pile into Lougan's closet for episode 92 with Gil Rogers, Director of Marketing at NRCCUA - National Research Center for College and …

jason boucher & the magic of winamp

August 23rd, 2017


This week we talk to Jason Boucher, the manager of social media at University of New Hampshire. To start the show, we then talk about how Jason got into social media through his local Social Media Club. Jackie and Jason …

hope cooper buckner & the monograms

August 8th, 2017


This week we talk to Hope Cooper Buckner, the assistant director of communications at Belmont University.  Aside from dealing with Lougan on a …

REBROADCAST: ben lamb & tiny crepes

July 26th, 2017


It's been a busy last few weeks for us, namely Lougan and his son Simon had birthdays!  So we're taking this week off and rebroadcasting Episode 56 with Ben Lamb, Assistant Director for Student Organizations and …


July 11th, 2017


Grab your passports! For the first time we've chatted with someone outside the United States! We didn't pick somewhere close like Canada, Mexico, or even anywhere in Europe. In episode 89, we talk to Ben Osborne, social …

ben luttrull & the fur babies

June 29th, 2017


In episode 88, we chat with Ben Luttrull, media relations specialist at the University of Southern Indiana. Each of us have a different structure in …

REBROADCAST: tom diroma & the weather of things

June 13th, 2017


It's new student orientation season, so we're taking a break and rebroadcasting Episode 27 with Tom DiRoma. Back in 2015, Tom had just begun his new …

larry falck & the throwbacks

May 29th, 2017


We kick off episode 87 by chatting boy bands with Larry Falck, coordinator of digital media at Francis Marion University. Larry's big summer project is switching the FMU website to a new CMS (content management system), …

ryan morejon & the original instagram

May 15th, 2017


If you've listened to Episode 1 of Higher Ed Social, you may know Ryan Morejon. Why? He was hired as social media specialist soon after the position was discussed on that episode. He has been at the University of …

kara sassone & the karaoke plane

May 2nd, 2017


Episode 85 welcomes Kara Sassone, web producer and social media specialist at the Northeastern University College of Science. Kara tells us about how …

corey patterson & the hidden immunity idol

April 18th, 2017


Jackie and Corey Patterson, director of graduate operations at Abliene Christian University, spend most of episode 84 spoiling episodes of Survivor. They discuss the current season and who they see going all the way to …

wayne glass & the pet dinosaur

April 3rd, 2017


Episode 83 is with Wayne Glass, a Residence Hall Director at Macalester College. Although he's now settled in Minnesota, Wanye has lived and traveled …

meaghan milliorn fikes & getting internet famous

March 18th, 2017


Episode 82 welcomes Meaghan Milliorn Fikes, who sometimes goes by Meaghan Milliorn, the Online Marketing Manager at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Meaghan is an alumna of UALR, earning both her bachelor's …

geralyn williams & cowboy bebop

March 4th, 2017


We chat with Geralyn Williams in episode 81, a graduate student at the University of San Diego. She works in community engagement and social justice …

bruce floyd & the standing desk

February 18th, 2017


Episode 80 welcomes Bruce Floyd, Social Media Manager for the Florida Gators. He takes us behind the scenes of his social media strategy for the 21-team large franchise, and explains how he coordinates each individual …

ashley budd & the digital ecosystem

February 3rd, 2017


Ashley Budd is the Director of Digital Marketing in Cornell University's Advancement Division, but works remotely from her home in upstate New York. We chat about the positives and negatives about working remotely, …

sandra files & the punch line

January 21st, 2017


We've kicked off the new year with Sandra Files, Digital Support Specialist at The Johns Hopkins University. The university is closing in on reaching its $5 billion campaign goal, and Sandra chats about what it's like …

two years of higher ed social

January 6th, 2017


Happy New Year! This week, Lougan and Jackie discuss our favorite episodes of 2016 and announce their plans for year 3 of the podcast.

Lougan and Jackie's favorite episodes:

Episode 61 with Lenny Williams
Episode 52 …

alex williams & the disappearing silos

December 15th, 2016


For episode 77 we welcome Alex Williams, Senior Program Manager at Technolutions, better recognized as Slate. We chat about the New England states, …

REBROADCAST: cassie allen & the free roaming rabbit

December 10th, 2016


It's been a busy end of the semester!  We're working on some new episodes that are coming soon, but in the mean time enjoy this great episode with Cassie Allen!  We talked about all sorts of awesome stuff.

Episode 62 is …

michelle tarby & the signs of weakness

December 2nd, 2016


Episode 76 is with Michelle Tarby, director of interactive content strategy at LeMoyne College. Michelle was chatting with us from a snowy Syracuse …

wesley hough & six degrees of kevin bacon

November 19th, 2016


Episode 75 is an exciting chat with Wesley Hough (like tough!), 5th year graduate student in the PhD of Mathematics program at the University of …

paul gilzow & the 62 dislocations

November 13th, 2016


Episode 74 welcomes Paul Gilzow, Apps Developer from the University of Missouri, who Jackie and Lougan recently spent some in-person time with at the …

REBROADCAST: tonya oaks-smith, colleen brennan-barry & the warp core breach of lougan’s mind

October 13th, 2016


HighEdWeb 2016 starts this weekend!  We've been busy working on our poster presentation and haven't been able to record this week or last. In the …

daniel shelnutt & the snowplow parents in florida

October 1st, 2016


In episode 73, we chat with Daniel Shelnutt, Academic Advisor at the University of Southern Florida, College of Arts and Sciences. Even though he …

rebecca stapley & cat litter on ice

September 15th, 2016


In episode 72 we finally connect with Rebecca Stapley, Assistant Director of Multimedia and PR at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. Both Lougan and …

matt brinton & teaching technology

September 10th, 2016


Episode 71 features Matt Brinton, the Associate Director of Alumni Relations at the University of Northern Colorado. We begin our discussion with a …

ebru kardan & the great outdoors

September 3rd, 2016


We've made it to episode 70 with Ebru Kardan, Director of External Affairs and Communications at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the …

lougan, jackie & fall 2016

August 26th, 2016


It's been a crazy week, so Jackie and Lougan decided to do a quick episode about what we've been up to. We've both received new job titles for the new academic year, and we're both hard at work gearing up for the new …

dave eng & xp, hp, and crits

August 20th, 2016


Episode 69 is with Dave Eng, Director of Student Activities at St. Thomas Aquinas College, and Doctoral Candidate at Northeastern University. Dave is …

jackie, pinterest & higher ed live

August 12th, 2016


This week, Jackie had the chance to be a guest on Marketing Live, part of the Higher Ed Live network. She chatted live with Amy Jorgensen about …

jessica philo & the seven-eleven slurpees

August 5th, 2016


Episode 68 is with Jessica Philo, who recently started working as a Student Services Specialist at the University of Pittsburgh. Jessica shares with us how she got into higher education (she was an advertising major in …

REBROADCAST: missy vetrano & the estate sale

July 28th, 2016


We couldn’t tell you at the time, but now it’s official. Missy has begun working as Recruitment Coordinator at the Syracuse University College of …

REBROADCAST: dave cameron & the chocolate factory

July 21st, 2016


Jackie forgot to buy Lougan a birthday gift, so instead she let him off his editing duties! So this week, we're rebroadcasting Episode 11  with Dave Cameron. It's one of our favorite episodes, - you won’t be sorry!

jon-stephen stansel & the power that’s inside

July 14th, 2016


Episode 67 brings back Jon-Stephen Stansel the Social Media Coordinator at Texas State University, and we talk about Pokemon GO, exclusively. We chat about how campuses can use this new app, and how Jackie, Lougan, and …

anne sweet & the hot mess resume

July 8th, 2016


Episode 66 welcomes Anne Sweet, Senior Program Coordinator in the Registrar's office at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. Jackie and Anne share an upstate New York connection, plus a SUNY connection, as Anne …

melissa van de werfhorst & the power of the wikipedia

July 1st, 2016


Episode 65 is with Melissa Van De Werfhorst, Marketing and Communications Manager for the College of Engineering at the University of California at …

tonya oaks-smith, colleen brennan-barry & the warp core breach of lougan’s mind

June 23rd, 2016


Episode 64 is so big, we brought on two guests! We talk with Tonya Oaks-Smith, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at Henderson State …

lisa kelsay & the fondue-making cows

June 16th, 2016


We're back from vacation with Episode 63!  This week we talk with Lisa Kelsay, Assistant Dean of Liberal Arts and Director of Academic Arts at …

cassie allen & the free roaming rabbit

May 19th, 2016


Episode 62 is filled with Geneseo and Albany pride, thanks to Cassie Allen, Assistant Director for Phoneathon and Young Alumni Giving at Siena …

lenny williams & the game of thrones icebreaker

May 12th, 2016


Episode 61 is with Lenny Williams, Assistant to the Dean of Enrollment Management at the School of Business at New Jersey City University. Aside from …

ann marie klotz & the diva tour

May 5th, 2016


Episode 60 starts off with a political spin, a passion of Dr. Ann Marie Klotz, Dean of Campus Life at NYIT in Manhattan. Having just visited New York …

missy vetrano & the estate sale

April 28th, 2016


Episode 59 congratulates Missy Vetrano, current graduate student at the University of Buffalo who successfully unlocked her next achievement; getting …

kerri hicks & the apple 2e

April 21st, 2016


Episode 58 brings on the super hot Kerri Hicks, Library Web Manager at Brown University. Kerri tells us all about what it's like to work in a library, especially on the web with huge databases and interesting social …

matt reed & jogging or blogging

April 14th, 2016


Episode 57 welcomes Matt Reed, Vice President for Learning at Brookdale Community College and author of Confessions of a Community College Dean, …

ben lamb & tiny crepes

March 17th, 2016


Episode 56 is pretty tasty, with Ben Lamb, Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Involvement at Williams College. We quickly discover …

eric crumrine & the operaist

March 10th, 2016


Episode 55 is with Eric Crumrine, Director of Housing and Student Life at the Boston Conservatory. Eric attended Bowling Green University in Ohio, not to be confused with Bowling Green Kentucky, which sparks a …

chris barrows & the sticker

March 3rd, 2016


Episode 54 welcomes back Chris Barrows, Social Media and Mobile Product Administrator at NYU. As a group of Social Media managers, we chat about what it takes to create an effective social media team, whether it's made …

aaron knight & tweeting like kanye

February 18th, 2016


Episode 53 is with Aaron Knight, Senior Programmer/Analyst at SUNY ESF. We walk down memory lane and chat about how all of us met (spoiler, it was a conference), and what's happening at the office. With recent …

annie mitchell & a million lougans

February 11th, 2016


Episode 52 has less dirt on Lougan than we thought. We chatted with his past colleague, Annie Mitchell, current Vice President of Communications and …

we tried & it didn’t work

February 4th, 2016


The internet gods have spoken. Between delayed flights and bad internet connections, we couldn’t quite get our act together this week. If you skip …

jordan wagge & the oreo

January 28th, 2016


Episode 51 is with Dr. Jordan Wagge, Associate Professor of Psychology at Avila University. To be clear, she's not the kind of psychologist who helps …

lisa catto & sixty hour minutes

January 21st, 2016


We hit the big 5-0 with Lisa Catto, Director of Social Media and Media Relations at Western Oregon University. Because she's in Oregon and Lougan loves it, we talk about Portland...a lot. That includes public transit, …

jim sargent & the space opera

January 14th, 2016


Episode 49 is with Jim Sargent, Assistant Director of Admissions and Coordinator of Transfer Admissions at Trinity College. Although his role is …

patrick jervis-stone & the drop from the top method

January 7th, 2016


Episode 48 is the first of 2016 with Patrick Jervis-Stone, Social Media and Brand Manager at East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT). EVIT …

brady griffith & don’t worry, lougan cut out the spoiler

December 31st, 2015


Episode 47 welcomes recent graduate Brady Griffith, Life Coach at Maryville University. Naturally, we talk about Star Wars because Lougan had seen the new release since our last episode...more than once. Don't worry, …

wimer alberto & s02e01

December 24th, 2015


Episode 46 is the first episode of season 2! We celebrate with Wimer Alberto, currently serving as the Senior Coordinator of Occupancy Management and Housing Operations at Arizona State University, but will soon be …

one year of higher ed social

December 17th, 2015


Can you believe it? We actually made it through one whole year of podcasting! In this mini episode, we relive some of our favorite moments of 2015. …

brian proffer & the commercial break

December 10th, 2015


Episode 45  is with Brian Proffer, Assistant Manager for University Activities Board at Michigan State University. We start by chatting about the thing that's most important in life - binge-watching television shows on …

jake dolan & the animated gif

December 3rd, 2015


Episode 44 welcomes Jake Dolan, Director of Web and Digital Communications at Montana State University. We chat about different conferences we've …

emily stulz & the wild, wild web

November 25th, 2015


Episode 43 started with some technical difficulties, but we finally connected with Emily Stulz, a graduate assistant in the marketing and …

aaron hill & the deserted island

November 19th, 2015


Episode 42 is our first episode back with a guest, and this week it's Aaron Hill, Web Programmer/Analyst at the Cornell Hotel School. We chatted …

jackie, lougan & the apology episode

November 12th, 2015


Episode 41 is our apology to you, listeners. We've been busy, and although it's no excuse, we're ready to get back on track with super awesome …

dustin ramsdell & the attack of the empire strikes back into darkness

October 29th, 2015


We're back with the big 4-0! We've been gone a while, and were asked by Dustin Ramsdell, one of our previous guests, to chat about our podcasts and do a little brainstorming. Well, we didn't really talk much about the …

lisa catto, chris barrows & the bass pro pyramid

October 9th, 2015


It's episode 39 and Lougan sits down with Lisa Catto, public relations specialist at Western Oregon University, and Chris Barrows, social media and mobile products coordinator at NYU.  This episode was recorded IN …

everyone & the #heweb15 conference

October 1st, 2015


For episode 38, Jeff Stevens and Nicole Lentine join us for an off-the-cuff and unedited conversation about the Higher Education Web Professionals …

aaron rester and the search bar

September 24th, 2015


Episode 37 starts with a nice glass of wine and Aaron Rester, Assistant Vice President of Web Development at Roosevelt University. We "kick off" the episode discussing sports (get it?), and Jackie reflects on another …

anna mahalak & our first periscope

September 17th, 2015


Episode 36 is with Anna Mahalak, Coordinator of Planning and Outreach at George Washington University. Anna is a part time graduate student in GWU's Higher Education Masters Program, and through her new position, gets …

aaron tomassini & the bush plane

September 9th, 2015


Episode 35 welcomes Aaron Tomassini, a Graduate Student at Canisius College, back to the continental US from his summer long internship at the …

robin brown & life before the internet

September 2nd, 2015


Episode 34 finally features Robin Brown, Assistant to the Office of Judicial Affairs at University of California Santa Barbara, after weeks of trying to connect! We chat about Robin's title and using the word "judicial" …

luke haumesser & the beepy thing

August 19th, 2015


Episode 33 starts off with an ice breaker, introducing Lucky Luke Haumesser, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Governments at the University at Buffalo. After our ice breaker session, we're comfortable enough …

tom southard & the nuns

August 12th, 2015


Episode 32 congratulates new first-time dad Tom Southard, Director of the Wolfington Center at Cabrini College. We talk about birthdays and zodiac …

tim nekritz & the bilingual monkey

August 5th, 2015


Episode 31 features Tim Nekritz, Associate Director of Communications and Marketing/Director of Digital Communications at SUNY Oswego. Tim tells us how he got his current job wearing many hats, all thanks to this thing …

matt bloomingdale, valerie heruska & the illegal turtle

July 29th, 2015


We're back from vacation with episode 30, welcoming the hosts of the Professional Reputations Aside Podcast; Matt Bloomingdale, Assistant Director of Residence Life at Georgia Tech, and Valerie Heruska, Assistant …

tom priester & the correctional facility

July 15th, 2015


Episode 29 kicks off with Dr. Tom Priester, Director of Transitional Studies at Genesee Community College, talking about a fun new way to use all …

marci walton & the batmobile

July 8th, 2015


Episode 28 has an intense start with Marci Walton, Assistant Director for Academic Support and Learning Communities for Loyola University Chicago …

tom diroma & the weather of things

July 1st, 2015


Episode 27 welcomes Tom DiRoma to the show, and to higher education! Tom just began his new job as Assistant Director of Student Involvement …

jon-stephen stansel & the language lesson

June 24th, 2015


Episode 26 is with Jon-Stephen Stansel, Social Media Coordinator at Texas State University. JS just started this new job, and had a very interesting journey bringing him to Texas. We chat about this unique path, and get …

lacy paschal, seven cats & two babies

June 17th, 2015


Episode 25 features Lacy Paschal, Director of Web Communications at Vanderbilt University, even though it takes some time to formally introduce her. …

highedweb new york & the pancake tweetup

June 13th, 2015


This is a special mini-episode of the podcast.  Jackie headed off to Ithaca, NY this weekend for the HighEdWeb New York regional conference. The …

tiffany broadbent-beker & the pantless eagle

June 10th, 2015


Episode 24 kicks off with Lougan and our guest, Tiffany Broadbent-Beker, Web Developer and Social Media Coordinator at the College of William and …

kimberly white & roll tide

June 3rd, 2015


Episode 23 faces some technical difficulties, but we conquer them! We chat with Kimberly White, Internship Coordinator at Birmingham Southern College …

sue caulfield, carly masiroff & the reddit of podcasts

May 27th, 2015


Episode twenty two starts with Jackie trying to be sued by Taylor Swift before introducing new graduate from Slippery Rock University Carly Masiroff …

james contratto & commencement weekend

May 20th, 2015


Episode twenty one congratulates the class of 2015 with James Contratto, Associate Director of Student Activities at the University of South Alabama. …

jackie, lougan & an apple watch review

May 13th, 2015


Episode twenty doesn't have a guest because this week we decided to do an Apple Watch review. We cover everything from the physical feel of the watch to the ways to navigate, touch, swipe, and rotate through …

jeff stevens & the abc party

May 6th, 2015


Episode nineteen is the first, and likely, only time that Jackie and Lougan are in the same place at the same time recording the podcast. We chat with Jeff Stevens, Assistant Web Managers at UF Health, who has been …

ryan hogan, keith warburg & the purple eye

April 29th, 2015


Episode eighteen brings back Ryan and Keith from Valdosta State University, as the conclusion to episode seventeen. We continue the conversation about using social media as a part of admissions' strategy, specifically …

ryan hogan, keith warburg & the best bathroom

April 22nd, 2015


Episode seventeen features Keith Warburg, Social Media and Content Manager and Ryan Hogan, Associate Director of Admissions at Valdosta State University. The guys talk (in southern accents) about their love of southern …

amma marfo & the ukulele

April 15th, 2015


Episode sixteen is a great mix of higher ed and being social with Amma Marfo, Assistant Director of Student Activities at Emmanuel College. We …

emma daitz & the ramune bottle

April 8th, 2015


Episode fifteen starts with a weird pop...or drop, as Lougan attempts to explain the reason for a marble in his drink. We chat with Emma Daitz, …

erin willis & traveling to hogwarts

April 2nd, 2015


We're back from spring break with episode fourteen and Erin Willis, Assistant Director of Study Abroad at SUNY Fredonia. Although she landed in this position due to fate, Erin is fitting right in. We chat about …

michael fienen & the moderately priced scotch

March 18th, 2015


Episode thirteen starts with a pop as Michael Fienen, Senior Developer at Aquent and CTO for nuCloud, cracks into a new bottle. In this episode, we talk a lot of tech, but we talk higher ed, too. Michael used to be the …

dustin ramsdell & the lightsaber

March 11th, 2015


Episode twelve features Dustin Ramsdell, Resident Director at Husson University and co-host of The Student Affairs Spectacular Podcast. Lougan kicks …

dave cameron & the chocolate factory

March 4th, 2015


Episode eleven features another guest from Ithaca NY, Dave Cameron, Recruitment Marketing Web Content Producer at Ithaca College. We start off by …

nicole lentine & the vhs tape

February 25th, 2015


Episode ten brings some more severe wind chill with Nicole Lentine, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Champlain College. Nicole has been at …

mark anbinder & higher ed eats

February 18th, 2015


Episode nine may leave you hungry, very very hungry. We chat with Mark Anbinder, Web Communications Manager at Cornell University and food …

matt herzberger & the pineapple express

February 11th, 2015


Episode eight is in NO way sponsored by anything in, around, or related to Portland, Oregon. We promise. Lougan loves it, and Matt is visiting, so we talk about it. Matt Herzberger is heading to Portland for some fun, …

chris d’orso & the unexpected google search

February 4th, 2015


Episode seven features the closest thing we could get to a celebrity, Chris D'Orso, Assistant Director of Enrollment Communications at Stony Brook …

donna talarico & the seahorse

January 28th, 2015


Episode six invites Donna Talarico, Director of Integrated Communications at Elizabethtown College, to talk about her work outside of Higher …

kristin burns & admissions forever

January 21st, 2015


Episode five welcomes Kristin Burns, Marketing Writer at University of California Davis. Even though none of us work in Admissions, we spend a lot of time chatting about the department, thanks to Lougan and Kristin …

kristen mruk & changing community colleges

January 14th, 2015


Episode four is all about community colleges, Kristen Mruk's speciality. Now serving as the Assistant Director of Student Activities at Genesee …

michael venturiello & figuring out the future

January 7th, 2015


Episode three is all about growing up and figuring out the future. Michael Venturiello graduated from college and immediately entered the working …

the dave tyler holiday special

December 31st, 2014


Episode two marks the last podcast of 2014, and we're saying hello to the new year with Dave Tyler, Digital and Social Specialist at the College at …

todd sanders & the attack of the cats

December 24th, 2014


Episode one features Todd Sanders, Director of Social Media at the University of Florida, and he's a big Green Bay fan. Aside from Todd nearly spoiling the end of Jackie's favorite reality shows, we talk about what it's …

jackie & lougan

December 17th, 2014


Episode zero is the one that's generally passed over, but if you want a witty introduction to the intention of higher ed social, take a listen. We talk about what will be featured on the podcast down the road (hint: …

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