Serving under-resourced areas, where ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds are diverse, research shows that BIPOC women are the foundation of the social services system, carrying the heaviest burden. In this pod’versation, IA discusses the emotional and mental well-being needed, to carry the weight of it all.
Special guests: Ms. Adriane Hughes Mrs. Audrey Tousant Shelby
In this pod’versation, IA talks with three men in higher education who have a lifetime of experiences, creating inclusive spaces and existing amidst labels and the preconceived notions of others; all while living authentically. Special guests: Dr. Dustin Domingo Dr. Patric Schine Dr. Donald B. Scott
Described as a time of extreme emotional, physical, social and cognitive development in children, the ‘early childhood’ years are critical to determining who we are and the people we will become.
Taped amidst the anguish and despair shared around the world, surrounding the (May 25, 2020) death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis (MN) police custody, in this episode, IA engages experts in early childhood education.
This pod’versation explores why discussions surrounding privilege, integrity, kindness and compassion are so important during the formative years.
Special guests: Dr. Hawani Negussie Dr. Esmirna Valencia
Blossoming from the term developed in the late 1980’s, by Australian sociologist Judy Singer, Neurodiversity has helped to generate ideas and new research on different forms of thinking and creativity from Dyslexia and ADHD to Sensory awareness and Tourette’s. IA talks to subject matter experts, practitioners and parents, who know intimately well, why context and understanding of neurodiversity matters.
Special guests: Dr. Tami Lincoln Dr. Kathryn Taylor
IA learns what its like to navigate the landscape of a career in numbers. In this pod’versation, women of color share their experiences, discuss what advancing within the field looks like and offer insight on the role of guided mentorship while on the career path.
Special Guests: Dr. Charmaine Felder Mrs. Andrea Stoll Ms. Caren Ware
In this first entry of the ‘Like Mothers & Daughters’ series, IA is celebrating mothers, daughters and their shared desire to follow career paths in education. IA talks with loved ones who are dedicated to service and enjoy giving back.
Special Guests: Mrs. Angela Nelson Swearingen Ms. Nicole Swearingen
As an additional outcome, the COVID 19 pandemic has highlighted a reality that many in higher education have already witnessed; the equity gap experienced by students, faculty and their surrounding communities.
IA addresses how the disparities that have been a reality for many, are now deemed a ‘newly uncovered’ phenomenon for others.
Special guests: Dr. Nakisha Castillo Dr. Leticia Rojas
With another take on an older term, ‘my sister’s keeper’ explores the role of women who lean back and lift up. IA asks women in the academy, how they see the journey and what role ‘sister to sister’ upliftment, has played along the way.
Special guests: Ms. Natalie V. Nagthall Dr. Lissa Ramirez-Stapleton Dr. Maleta Wilson
Amid the changing instructional landscape that now includes the addition of distance learning, IA engages with k12 educators as they address equity, self-care and ways of supporting one another in the era of COVID.
Special guests: Ms. Ardelia Aldridge Dr. Cherilynne Hollowell Dr. Jocelyn Johnson