The Innovators podcast, a product of Harris Search Associates, features interesting conversations with global thought leaders in the areas of higher education and research, engineering, technology, and the health sciences and provides our listeners an opportunity to benefit from lessons learned from the national leaders changing the landscape of innovation and discovery.
Leading a Storied HBCU in Times of Promise and of Change (with Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, President of Howard University)
Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, President of Howard University, joins Innovators to talk about how his institution continues to deliver excellence in many fields, and how Howard is innovating to cope with the ongoing pandemic.
Food Safety & Security: Commentary from a Texas A&M International Educator, Leader & Policymaker (with Dr. Elsa Murano, Director of the Burlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University)
Dr. Elsa Murano, the former president of Texas A&M and current director of the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, joins Innovators to talk about the world's food production system and how it has been disrupted during the pandemic.
Technology & International Education: Convergence and a Unique Leadership Role at Rice University (with Klara Jelinkova, Vice President for International Operations and IT at Rice University)
Klara Jelinkova, Vice President for International Operations and IT at Rice University, joins Innovators to talk about how technology influences and can enhance international education at universities of higher education.
Assessing the Long Term Impact of 2020 on Minority Communities – Moving Toward a Culture of Shared Success (with Dr. Michael Lomax, President and CEO of the United Negro College Fund)
Dr. Michael Lomax, president of the United Negro College Fund, joins Innovators to assess the long-term impact of 2020's protests against systemic racism in the wake of the murders of George Floyd and other unarmed Black Americans.
Public Health's Next Big Challenge (with Dr. Caroline Buckee, Associate Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard University)
Dr. Caroline Buckee, Associate Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard University, joins Innovators to talk about championing the fight against infectious diseases and what challenges lie ahead for the world of public health.
Advances in the Midst of Pandemic: UC Davis Medical School (with Dr. Allison Brashear, Dean of the University of California-Davis School of Medicine)
Dr. Allison Brashear, Dean of the University of California-Davis School of Medicine, joins Innovators to talk about her program’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how the pandemic has helped her West Coast medical school expand translational research, topple organizational silos, and embrace a curricular shift to lifelong learning.