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.
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One Woman's Story: Reaching the Executive Suite in Academic Leadership
Great food, fine wines and higher education are three of Dr. Yvonne Friedman's loves. Better known as Dr. Y, she shares her passion for all three and her climb up the executive ladder to become a vice president in the student affairs arena. While her story is very similar to other women of color who work in the academy, this petite, Mexican American, latina says after several moves, she is very content where she is at Coastal Carolina University, but is always looking towards the future.
In addition to leading well, she wants to coach and mentor other women and women of color in who are in higher education. Listen in to find out what got her to the "E-Suite" of academia.
"Leader and advocate for nurturing underrepresented women in the workplace by creating communities of practice and pipelines for success" is her motto.
You can read more about Dr. Friedman on LinkedIn. There, she writes about helping women and trauma0nformed pedagogy and leadership: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yvonneh
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Bringing Cultural Talks to the Table: Black Studies and Experiences in Cuba
Living and studying as a Black woman in Cuba led Dr. Kaifa Roland to write not only one book but two about her experiences. She is currently Director of Global Black Studies and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Clemson University. Join this delightfully intellectual conversation that centers around her cultural research which focuses on Cuba and the African Diaspora in the Caribbean. She has penned a variety of articles and chapters describing the black experience. You won't be disappointed as she speaks about the tourism industry, entrepreneurshp, national identity, racial and gender constructions, higher education and other topics. I appreciate your support through five-star ratings on Apple podcasts and other platforms.
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It is Time for Rebellion: Planning Your Next Career Move
Have you felt stuck lately? Are you looking for inspiration and motivation to make your next move? Dr. Carol Parker Walsh has experienced it all from being a corporate attorney, to higher education administrator, and now as her own boss. On this episode of This Prof Life, Dr. Parker Walsh shares her journey of being authentically true to herself and living out her values, through autonomy and creativity.
She shares ways to get unstuck from indecision along with some very important pieces of advice:
Do an internal audit - ask what else can I do? Make sure you decide how you want to work and show up - what legacy do you want to leave? Start building a bridge - see the vision of where you want to go next. Listen in to hear more personal lessons and takeaways from this dynamic executive coach, brand strategist and leader.
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Connecting Historical Stories to Academic Research with Dr. Yovanna Pineda
Myths, tractors, rumors, coin collections, stories. They are all part of Dr. Yovanna Pineda's path of research. A Guatemalan-American Professor of History connects stories that are developed through machinery and agriculture. It may sound different, somewhat nerdy, even. But, you are in for a treat with this soon-to-be second time book author located at the University of Central Florida.
Dr. Pineda also shares the challenges she has faced while working to be promoted to the next level of the professoriate. Listen in on this delightful conversation with Dr. Pat Sanders, a thought leader concerning women of color in higher education.
Creative or Traditional Scholarship: Is One Better Than the Other?
Do you consider your work to be "creative" or "traditional" scholarship? This week's guest, Dr. Kimberly Garza, says you can do both, successfully. A creative writer and professor of literature, Dr. Garza has recently published a book that includes three different languages- one for each of the ethnic backgrounds that she proudly claims.
She makes it a priority to share authors of Latin descent with her students at the University of Texas- San Antonio, which has a large Hispanic population. In this episode of "This Prof Life: Women of Color in Higher Education" join Dr. Pat Sanders and Dr. Garza as they discuss the importance and necessity of creative research.
A Dream of Becoming a Professional Dancer Led Her to Teaching
When we pursue our dreams, it may lead us down more than one path and even to a different outcome. Whitley Greene, an adjunct dance professor, says that is what led her to teaching at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Currently, she shares her passion with students at the University of North Texas. In this episode she has an impactful discussion with Dr. Pat Sanders after following her heart, but while keeping it real at the same time. Whitley is honored by the privilege to learn, lead, and serve through the Fine Arts.
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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!