13 episodes

Trine University faculty members are interviewed about current research and/or topics of interest to the community at large.

Faculty Focus James Tew, Josh Hornacher

    • Education

Trine University faculty members are interviewed about current research and/or topics of interest to the community at large.

    Guest Dr. Amanda Malefyt

    Guest Dr. Amanda Malefyt

    Dr. Amanda Malefyt, chair of Trine University’s McKetta Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, talks about her experiences as a student and a professional as we reflect on 100 years of women in engineering at Trine. She also talks about her career and Pfizer and the process of developing and manufacturing medications.

    • 29 min
    Guest Brandon Podgorski

    Guest Brandon Podgorski

    Brandon Podgorski, director of Trine University’s Center for Sports Studies, talks about the center, research into the sports industry, and the changing role of athletics in higher education and society.

    • 41 min
    Guest Dr. Marek Kolar on the U.S. Economy

    Guest Dr. Marek Kolar on the U.S. Economy

    Dr. Marek Kolar, associate professor in Trine University’s Ketner School of Business, talks about the U.S. and the world economy after COVID-19. Did the economic stimulus payments work? Where is the economy headed? What impacts could proposed upgrades to transportation infrastructure, the push to raise the minimum wage and declining birth rates in the United States have?

    • 50 min
    Guest Prof. Laurie Stockton-Moreno

    Guest Prof. Laurie Stockton-Moreno

    Prof. Laurie Stockton-Moreno, director of Trine University’s Montessori teacher education program and of the university’s Center for Montessori Education, talks about the history and advantages of the Montessori teaching method, the growth in Montessori education, and what’s coming in the program at Trine.

    • 23 min
    Guest Andy Brown

    Guest Andy Brown

    Andy Brown, assistant professor in Trine University’s Department of Humanities and Communication, talks about his career in sports broadcasting, changes in the sports broadcasting industry, future trends and how students aspiring to a sportscasting career can succeed in an increasingly fragmented market.

    • 35 min
    Teaching Excellence

    Teaching Excellence

    In this episode, Michelle Blank, assistant professor in the Department of Humanities and Communication, Dr. Jeremy Rentz, associate professor in the Reiners Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Megan Tolin, assistant professor and director of education technology in the Franks School of Education, talk about Trine’s Center for Teaching Excellence, the challenges educators have faced with COVID-19, and the upcoming Fort Wayne Teaching and Learning Conference.

    • 38 min

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