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This Prof Life Podcast focuses on Women of Color (WOC) in higher education and empowering their voices. The experience can be enlightening and different at the same time. You will hear the challenges, successes and strategies women use to navigate academia.

Join Dr. Pat Sanders, a Full Professor of Communications, as she talks to women who work in the academy.

A former broadcast journalist, Dr. Pat now wants to tell the stories of BIPOC in higher education. She talks to women engaged in administration, teaching, mentorship, communications, media, and who are thought leaders.

Visit her website at https://www.drpatsanders.com/

If you know someone you would like to add the conversation, email Dr. Pat at hellodrpat@gmail.com

This Prof Life Podcast: Women of Color in Higher Education Dr. Pat Sanders

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    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

This Prof Life Podcast focuses on Women of Color (WOC) in higher education and empowering their voices. The experience can be enlightening and different at the same time. You will hear the challenges, successes and strategies women use to navigate academia.

Join Dr. Pat Sanders, a Full Professor of Communications, as she talks to women who work in the academy.

A former broadcast journalist, Dr. Pat now wants to tell the stories of BIPOC in higher education. She talks to women engaged in administration, teaching, mentorship, communications, media, and who are thought leaders.

Visit her website at https://www.drpatsanders.com/

If you know someone you would like to add the conversation, email Dr. Pat at hellodrpat@gmail.com

    Is Your Academic Fire Still Burning?

    Is Your Academic Fire Still Burning?

    Women and people of color who work in higher education may have serious questions concerning their current career status. Kicking off Season 5, Dr. Pat asks, are you still happy, or is it time to move on?
    She says these are some questions you may need to ask yourself: 
    Do I love waking up 90 plus percent of the time to go to work? Do I feel respected for what I do? Is valued a word I would use in describing my existence in my workspace? Is the motivation still there? Find some of the answers and how to arrive at your own in this episode. All episodes are available on drpatsanders.com  or anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.
    Dr. Pat examines the academic and personal lives of women of color who have dedicated their life's work to higher education. 
    Be sure to subscribe, share and leave a positive review and 5-star rating. For questions or guest suggestions, email her at hellodrpat@gmail.com.

    • 32 min
    Teaching Styles, Gen Z, and Life Post Academia with Dr. Syb Brown

    Teaching Styles, Gen Z, and Life Post Academia with Dr. Syb Brown

    Dr. Sybril Brown does not hold back when speaking about teaching, working with new generations of students and what it takes to be successful in the Academy.
    Join our conversation as she speaks about how she stopped trying to teach and instead learned how to teach, leading to her success in the classroom. 
    We also talk about:
    Different teaching methods.  How professors are no longer "sages on stages" due to the ability of students to "Google" everything.  Having multiple income streams.  Being adaptable. You can find this former, award-winning journalist and veteran professor on twitter as @drsyb. 
    Remember to leave a five-star rating and positive review for This Prof Life: Women of Color in Higher Education on Apple Podcasts and to subscribe and share. Find more episodes and more about me on my website, https://www.drpatsanders.com/podcast
    Thank you for being supportive of this podcast! Sponsors are welcome to reach out at hellodrpat.com. 
     

    • 38 min
    Transformation: Finding Your Happy Outside the Academy

    Transformation: Finding Your Happy Outside the Academy

    We all want to experience some level of happiness in our lives, even in our work-life. And, we should.  After all, we spend the majority of our awake hours either working in an office or from home. 
    In this episode, Dr. Pat Sanders shares ways to find your happy through transformation and a tested framework. Get this, it's not that hard to achieve. 
    Click the listen button and join her now!
    Be sure to leave a positive rating and review.  

    • 15 min
    29: Dr. Pat Celebrates Her One Year Anniversary Celebration for This Prof Life, Job Changes and Leadership

    29: Dr. Pat Celebrates Her One Year Anniversary Celebration for This Prof Life, Job Changes and Leadership

    Dr. Pat Sanders celebrates the one year anniversary of her podcast in Season 4! She discusses leadership and a major change that has occurred in her work life since she created the podcast.
    Dr. Pat also discusses a couple of books she has been reading: How to Become an Inclusive Leader by Jennifer Brown and Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility.
    Visit her website for photos and more about her work and ways to support her. Share, subscribe, and leave a positive review. She loves this work!

    • 18 min
    Episode 30: Asian American Professor Dr. Leslie Wang Combined Scholarship and A Search for Her Roots

    Episode 30: Asian American Professor Dr. Leslie Wang Combined Scholarship and A Search for Her Roots

    Dr. Leslie Wang has experienced some perks and drawbacks while  living and teaching as an Asian American woman in the United States. On this episode, she speaks to us about:
    Her experiences in the academy. Her journey home to China in an attempt to find her roots. Her research and work on children adopted from China. Racism that the Asian community is facing. Coaching women. You can find more about her on her website,  https://www.lesliekimwang.com/about.
    Or, visit my website at https://www.drpatsanders.com/
    I encourage you to rate, review, subscribe and share. You can email me at hellodrpat@gmail.com to recommend a guest or to inquire about a speaking engagement.
    Thanks for listening!

    • 47 min
    31: Have You Ever Imagined Traveling to 50 Different Countries, Working in Many of Them? She Could and She Did.

    31: Have You Ever Imagined Traveling to 50 Different Countries, Working in Many of Them? She Could and She Did.

    She has worked in 50 different countries and is still counting. On this episode of This Prof Life, Karla Fraser shares the joys of working and succeeding in international education.  It’s something she has been doing the past 14 years. Karla shares thoughts on how she started , how you can, too, and what her future holds.
    Her experiences include being a Vice President in higher ed. Takeaways include:
    Advancing in the educational realm. International versus stateside teaching. What to get when you come back home or a visit—you’ll be surprised! Cultural differences. You can find more about Karla on her LinkedIn page linkedin.com/in/kamfraser or her website,  roseappleglobal.com/  
    Find more episodes of This Prof Life on my website, https://www.drpatsanders.com/podcast
    Or any podcasting platform. Please rate and subscribe.
     

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

megan@podcastingyou ,

A Must Listen!

Dr. Pat does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!

advancingwomenpodcast ,

Great insights!

As a WOC and tenured professor and podcaster I just love the insight I gain and camaraderie I feel listening to this podcast. Dr.Pat is so knowledgeable and has such a great voice. Great content and so enjoyable to listen too! I highly recommend this podcast!

ryanshanay ,

The absolute best!

I love listening to Dr. Sanders share her perspective! She is a genius and she’s always providing sound wisdom!

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