The Higher Ed Geek Podcast

69 EpisodesProduced by Dustin RamsdellWebsite

This show will be exploring the lives of diverse professionals to showcase how we all "geek out" about something and how it positively impacts our lives. Hosted by Dustin Ramsdell.

69 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

Episode #68: Dr. Mark Salisbury

September 4th, 2019

46:27

Our guest this week is Mark Salisbury, CEO and Founder of TuitionFit who speaks with Dustin about his career in higher ed and how we came to be …

Episode #67: Dr. Daniel Fried

August 21st, 2019

36:21

Our guest this week is Dr. Daniel Fried, an Assistant Professor at St. Peter’s University who also works on a unique side project teaching science to …

Episode #66: Samyr Qureshi

August 7th, 2019

27:55

Our guest this week is Samyr Qureshi, CEO of Knack. Samyr shares his journey to co-founding this unique peer tutoring company and how he is mission …

Episode #65: Steve Robinson

July 24th, 2019

39:37

Our guest this week is Steve Robinson, President of Owens Community College and host of the #EndCCStigma Podcast. Steve shares his professional …

Episode #64: Ryan Catherwood

July 10th, 2019

42:05

Our guest this week is Ryan Catherwood, a fellow higher ed podcaster and professional who works within the alumni engagement world at Longwood …

Episode #63: Dave Eng

June 26th, 2019

35:00

Our guest this week is Dave Eng, who works in a variety of different roles focusing on digital education, game design, and the gamification of …

Episode #62: Sadè Abraham

June 12th, 2019

37:04

Our guest this week is Sadè Abraham, who speaks with Dustin about her global experiences with higher education.

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Episode #61: Karen Costa

May 29th, 2019

34:22

Our guest this week is Karen Costa, who speaks with Dustin about her unique career into and through higher ed as well as the work they both do in …

Episode #60: Ben Nelson

May 15th, 2019

47:53

Our guest this week is Ben Nelson; Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Minerva. Ben speaks with Dustin about his unique journey to blazing trails within higher education bringing liberal arts into the 21st century.

Episode #59: Melis Limes aka "The Girl with Beer"

May 1st, 2019

37:05

Our guest this week is Melis Limes aka “The Girl with Beer” who speaks with Dustin about her journey into the craft beer world and how she was able to define her career through digital media.

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Episode #58: Gino Ferrand

April 17th, 2019

30:09

Our guest this week is Gino Ferrand, founder and CEO of Tecla, where he helps recruit remote talent for companies. We explore his journey and how remote work is changing the way people work, why it is important, and how …

Episode #57: Tara Gilboa

April 3rd, 2019

34:05

Our guest this week is Tara Gilboa, who spoke about her journey in education through teaching, instructional design, and studying abroad.

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Episode #56: Eric Olsen

March 20th, 2019

1:01:38

Our guest this week is Eric Olsen from Helix Education and host of the Enrollment Growth University podcast! This is a really fun chat exploring …

Episode #55: Melissa Ruiz

March 6th, 2019

37:57

Our guest this week is Melissa Ruiz from our good friends at Swift Kick! She speaks about her journey to being a speaker, how her college experience …

Episode #54: Anne Trumbore

February 20th, 2019

45:29

Our guest this week is Anne Trumbore who works with Wharton Online but has a long history working in digital higher education and a unique journey of …

Episode #53: Kevin Forch

February 6th, 2019

56:21

Our guest this week is another repeat guest of mine from the SAC podcast days, Kevin Forch! It was great to catch up with Kevin and hear more about his story as he has built his career and family out in Nebraska.

Episode #52: Dr. Saby Labor

January 23rd, 2019

42:51

Our guest this week is Dr. Saby Labor, the founder & CEO of Resilient Campus as well as a director of an LGBTQ campus resource center. We speak about her journey and what is grabbing her attention right now.

Episode #51: Season 3 Premiere!

January 23rd, 2019

5:38

In this episode, we give a brief update on the past few months and what listeners can look forward to this season.

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Episode #50: Looking Forward

October 24th, 2018

7:29

In the final episode of this season, we look forward to what we hope for the show next year and what Dustin will be up to during the break.

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Episode #49: Looking Back

October 17th, 2018

8:09

We take a look back the first year of the podcast and how much life has changed for Dustin as the host.

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Episode #48: Craig Bidiman

October 10th, 2018

49:21

Our guest this episode is Craig Bidiman; host of the EduPunx podcast, musician, and advocate for health promotion in higher ed.

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Episode #47: Brian Chaney

October 3rd, 2018

41:15

Our guest this episode is Brian Chaney, Founder & CEO of Smart College Marketing, who is a self affirmed geek and lover of all things higher ed …

Episode #46: Katy Oliveria

September 26th, 2018

43:51

Our guest this episode is Katy Oliveria, founder of Collegehood Advice, where she helps students make the most of their college experience.

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Episode #45: Brandon Langford

September 19th, 2018

27:00

Our guest this episode is Brandon Langford; residence life professional and major Marvel, anime, and music fan.

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Episode #44: Dr. Sylvester Gaskin

September 12th, 2018

47:00

Our guest this episode is Dr. Sylvester Gaskin; higher ed professional with a background in engineering, and a huge aviation geek!

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Episode #43: Joe Levy

September 5th, 2018

51:35

Our guest this episode is Joe Levy, a super awesome higher ed assessment and data nerd!

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Episode #42: Savanna Kiefer aka "The Dorky Diva"

August 26th, 2018

42:23

Our guest this episode is Savanna Kiefer aka the "Dorky Diva" who is a social media manager, blogger, podcaster, and major Star Wars fan!

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Episode #41: Anthony Mandelli

August 22nd, 2018

40:14

Our guest this episode is Anthony Mandelli; digital marketer at Snowplow Analytics and data specialist who geeks out about blockchain and …

Episode #40: Karl Turnlund

August 15th, 2018

29:48

Our guest this episode is Karl Turnlund; a fascinating higher ed professional in residence life who geeks out about everything from Harry Potter, …

Episode #39: Tyler Edward Lloyd

August 8th, 2018

35:06

Our guest this episode is Tyler Edward Lloyd; the host of the My Peace Corps Story podcast.

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Episode #38: Jordan Weiner

August 1st, 2018

44:30

Our guest this episode is Jordan Weiner; another awesome & geeky higher ed professional who works at MIT!

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Episode #37: Brielle Hayward-Piatkovskyi

July 25th, 2018

36:41

Our guest this episode is Brielle Hayward-Piatkovskyi; a Ph.D student who geeks out about gaming!

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Episode #36: Krista Klein

July 18th, 2018

34:53

Our guest this episode is Krista Klein, a proud parent and geeky higher ed professional.

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Episode #35: Morgan Johnson

July 11th, 2018

29:50

Our guest this episode is Morgan Johnson; a higher ed professional as well as a huge Harry Potter fan.

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Episode #34: Josué Cardona

July 4th, 2018

36:31

Our guest this episode is Josué Cardona; founder of the Geek Therapy Podcast Network!

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Episode #33: Tyler Herrinton

June 27th, 2018

46:58

Our guest this episode is Tyler Herrinton; a wedding videographer as well as a podcaster about all things technology related!

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Episode #32: Spencer Ingram

June 20th, 2018

38:24

Our guest this episode is Spencer Ingram; career development disruptor, and imagination advocate!

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Episode #31: Ali Raza

June 13th, 2018

1:02:05

Our guest this episode is Ali Raza; a deep, thoughtful, geeky, and awesome higher ed professional!

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Episode #30: BJ Mendelson

June 6th, 2018

33:30

Our guest this episode is B.J. Mendelson; an author, and digital privacy advocate.

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Episode #29: Tyler Miller

May 30th, 2018

1:02:18

Our guest this episode is Tyler Miller; a tenured residence life professional, proud father, and hardcore geek!

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Episode #28: Missy Vetrano

May 23rd, 2018

38:33

Our guest this episode is Missy Vetrano; a geek for life, role player, and higher ed admissions professional.

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Episode #27: Alfred Day

May 13th, 2018

48:27

Our guest this episode is Alfred Day; DC Comics fan, Disney lover, and higher ed professional!

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Episode #26: Brian LeDuc

May 9th, 2018

49:30

Our guest this episode is Brian LeDuc; education designer, and higher ed hustler!

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Episode #25: Ashley Artrip

May 2nd, 2018

39:28

Our guest this episode is Ashley Artrip; a higher ed adjacent professional stationed at the intersections of the future of work and education.

Episode #24: Dr. Emily Sandoval

April 25th, 2018

38:36

Our guest this episode is Dr. Emily Sandoval; residence life professional, recent doctoral degree recipient, and proud Buffy fan!

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Episode #23: Eugene Frier

April 18th, 2018

35:51

Our guest this episode is Eugene Frier; a higher ed professional working to bring a new era of Esports to campus!

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Episode #22: Kayley Robsham

April 11th, 2018

32:48

Our guest this episode is Kayley Robsham; life coach, former higher ed professional, and authenticity advocate!

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Episode #21: Jackie Vetrano

April 4th, 2018

44:43

Our guest this episode is Jackie Vetrano; podcaster, higher ed marketer, and another fellow ConnectEDU collaborator!

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Episode #20: Dr. Liz Gross

March 28th, 2018

33:25

Our guest this episode is Dr. Liz Gross, speaker, higher ed professional, and social listening expert.

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Episode #19: Stephen App

March 21st, 2018

33:52

Our guest this episode is Stephen App, fellow ConnectEDU podcast network collaborator and higher ed marketer.

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Episode #18: Dr. Josie Ahlquist

March 13th, 2018

38:24

Our guest this episode is Dr. Josie Ahlquist; podcaster, faculty member, keynote speaker, and explorer of how tech influences leadership.

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Episode #17: Dr. Brian Bourke

March 7th, 2018

46:00

Our guest this episode is Dr. Brian Bourke, woodworker, and thoughtfully curious higher ed faculty member.

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Episode #16: Junior Peña

February 28th, 2018

37:13

Our guest this episode is Junior Peña, consumer of diverse cultures and awesomely geeky higher ed professional!

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Episode #15: Joanna Schroeder

February 21st, 2018

48:08

Our guest this episode is Joanna Schroeder, proud geek mom, comic book fan, and writer.

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Episode #14: Ricky Meinke

February 14th, 2018

53:39

Our guest this episode is Ricky Meinke, proud geek and dedicated diversity professional in higher ed.

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Episode #13: Selena Rodriguez, aka "Selenityy"

February 7th, 2018

37:13

Our guest this episode is Selena Rodriguez (aka Selenityy), gamer, community builder, and full time Twitch streamer.

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Episode #12: Amma Marfo

January 31st, 2018

39:20

Our guest this episode is Amma Marfo, speaker, writer, and higher ed free agent!

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Episode #11: Henah Parikh

January 24th, 2018

45:10

Our guest this episode is Henah Parikh, Scarlet Knight, professional communicator, and social change agent!

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Episode #10: Ariel Tan

January 17th, 2018

40:24

Our guest this episode is Ariel Tan, current graduate student, residence life professional, and anime fan!

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Episode #9: Tony Kim, aka "Crazy4ComicCon"

January 10th, 2018

40:21

Our guest this episode is Tony Kim; blogger, frequent comic con attendee, and founder of Hero Within!

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Episode #8: Ivy Noelle-Weir

December 20th, 2017

57:43

Our guest this episode is Ivy Noelle-Weir, former librarian, graphic novel author, and super awesome nerd!

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Episode #7: Mia Moore

December 13th, 2017

44:49

Our guest this episode is Mia Moore, cosplayer, podcaster, and digital marketer!

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Episode #6: Megan Elvrum, aka "The Nerdy Girlie"

December 6th, 2017

36:43

Our guest this episode is Megan Elvrum, The Nerdy Girlie and Denver connoisseur!

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Episode #5: Valerie Heruska

November 29th, 2017

56:02

Our guest this episode is Valerie Heruska, a fun, energetic higher ed professional and coffee lover!

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Episode #4: Kristen Abell

November 22nd, 2017

44:43

Our guest this episode is Kristen Abell, mental health advocate and higher ed web professional!

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Episode #3: Abdul Abad

November 15th, 2017

38:42

Our guest this episode is Abdul Abad, current higher ed doctoral student and data nerd!

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Episode #2: Hing Potter

November 8th, 2017

35:14

Our guest this episode is Hing Potter, student affairs professional and civic engagement advocate!

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Episode #1: Tom Krieglstein

November 1st, 2017

29:16

Our guest this episode is my good friend, former co-host, and Lead Facilitator at Swift Kick, Tom Krieglstein!

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Episode #0: Sneak Preview

October 13th, 2017

1:22

This is a special teaser episode outlining the focus of the show.

Weekly episodes premiere November 1st!

Subscribe now so you never miss an episode.

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