Episode 81:
Susan Kevra

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In this episode, we’re talking with one of the participants in the Vanderbilt Online Course Design Institute, Susan Kevra, a principal senior lecturer in French who also teaches in our American studies program. Prior to this spring’s remote teaching, Susan had never taught online. She knew she would be teaching online this summer, with an […]

Episode 80:
Adam Miller, Ayesha Keller, and Roxane Pajoul

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In this episode, guest producer Alex Oxner shares a conversation with three faculty teaching at institutions that serve a wide range of students. Adam Miller, director of the writing center and English instructor at Bluegrass Community and Technical College; Ayesha Keller, assistant professor of social work at Nashville State Community College; and Roxane Pajoul, assistant […]

Episode 79:
Rodolfo Rego

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Rodolfo Rego is a senior instructor in the department of earth and environment at Florida International University. You may remember Rodolfo from Episode 59 of Leading Lines, about a year ago, when he shared some of his approaches for teaching earth and environmental science courses online. His courses are ones that one might think are […]

Episode 78:
Cynthia Brame

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We’re back with another episode exploring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on higher education. This time we are speaking with one of Derek’s colleagues at the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching, Cynthia Brame, about the Online Course Design Institute that was launched in May to help Vanderbilt faculty get ready to teach online this summer […]

Episode 76:
Bryan Alexander

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In late March 2020, most institutions of higher education in the US and around the world have closed their campuses in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and in most cases those institutions have shifted the entirety of their instruction to online and other alternative methods. In the next few episodes of Leading Lines, we’re going […]

Episode 74:
Cliff Anderson

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In past episodes, we’ve interviewed other members of the Leading Lines podcast producer team: John Sloop, Melissa Mallon, former producer Ole Molvig, and Derek Bruff. We continue that trend in this episode with an interview with Cliff Anderson, associate university librarian for research and digital initiatives here at Vanderbilt and another Leading Lines producer. Cliff […]

Episode 73:
Robert Elliott

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In this crossover episode with the podcast We Teach Languages, Leading Lines producer Stacey Johnson talks with Robert Elliott, associate director of the Northwest Indian Language Institute at the University of Oregon. The institute works with Native American tribes to support and strengthen language preservation and revitalization efforts. Robert helps teachers of indigenous languages through […]

Episode 71:
Megan Mallon

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One of our producers, Melissa Mallon, took advantage of the holiday time to get some work done. Melissa had been wanting to interview her sister, Megan, for a little while, and since they were both home over break visiting their parents, Melissa brought along a microphone to talk with Megan in person. Melissa and Megan […]