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We are JMU: Just Missing U! A podcast created in order to stay connected with JMU students and faculty in these trying times! Listen in to gain some expertise in how JMU is staying strong.

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We are JMU: Just Missing U! A podcast created in order to stay connected with JMU students and faculty in these trying times! Listen in to gain some expertise in how JMU is staying strong.

    Episode 14: Kerry Crawford

    Episode 14: Kerry Crawford

    In this episode, we talk to Dr. Kerry Crawford, Associate Professor of Political Science. Dr. Crawford discusses her recently published manuscript about being a parent and a student or professional in academia. Then, she shares what it is like to be a parent of young children during the pandemic. Dr. Crawford also discusses why universities should not have a “one size fits all” approach to accommodating faculty during the pandemic and the effect of the pandemic on gender inequality in academia. Lastly, she gives advice for students and faculty and shares her plans for future research.

    • 25 min
    Episode 13: Brad Barnett

    Episode 13: Brad Barnett

    In this episode, we talk with Brad Barnett, Director of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and Personal Finance Professor. Brad discusses financial issues that students are facing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as problems that the Office of Financial Aid office is experiencing. He then explains what students should know about the CARES Act and how soon students should expect to hear back from the Office of Financial Aid about appeals or questions. Lastly, Brad discusses the impact of the pandemic and gives advice to students.

    • 27 min
    Episode 12: Tim Miller

    Episode 12: Tim Miller

    In this episode, we had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Tim Miller, JMU’s Vice President for Student Affairs. He discusses how JMU handled the transition to online learning and what he learned from the process. Dr. Miller also shares how his work has been affected by the pandemic and how JMU is preparing for the upcoming semester. Lastly, Dr. Miller gives advice for incoming and current students and shares how students are staying connected to the university.

    • 25 min
    Episode 11: Rebecca Brannon

    Episode 11: Rebecca Brannon

    In this episode, we talk with Dr. Rebecca Brannon, an associate professor in JMU’s history department. Dr. Brannon is one of the professors teaching the co-taught, interdisciplinary COVID-19 summer course. Dr. Brannon discusses how she became interested in being a part of this course, how she hopes to contribute, and how JMU students will benefit from it. She then discusses how her work as a professor and historian has been affected by the pandemic. Lastly, Dr. Brannon encourages students to sign up for the COVID-19 course and gives advice for the JMU community.

    • 19 min
    Episode 10: Christopher Berndsen

    Episode 10: Christopher Berndsen

    In this episode, we talk with Dr. Christopher Berndsen, Chemistry and Biochemistry Associate Professor. Dr. Berndsen is one of the professors teaching the co-taught, interdisciplinary COVID-19 summer course. He gives a quick summary of the course, shares his goals, and discusses how the course will be structured. Dr. Berndsen gives advice for students about taking the COVID-19 class, as well as about learning during a pandemic. He also shares how his classes and research have been affected by the transition to online learning.

    • 14 min
    Episode 9: Michael Klein

    Episode 9: Michael Klein

    In this episode, we talk with Dr. Michael Klein, WRTC associate professor and the Director of the Cohen Center for the Humanities. Dr. Klein is also one of the professors teaching the interdisciplinary, co-taught COVID-19 summer course. Dr. Klein provides an overview and shares his hopes for the online class. Then, he discusses his transition to online teaching and how he has incorporated information about the pandemic into his other courses. Lastly, Dr. Klein encourages students to consider taking the course, no matter their major or discipline.

    • 16 min

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