Democracy’s College Podcast

Democracy’s College: Research and Leadership in Educational Equity, Justice, and Excellence is a monthly podcast that focuses on P-20 education pathways with a focus on research and leadership that promotes educational equity, justice, and excellence for all students. This podcast is a product of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership or OCCRL at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Leslie Daugherty
Leslie Daugherty

The Potential of Reverse Transfer Initiatives to Address Inequity in Higher Education

Episode 9, August 15, 2017

In this episode, Marci Rockey, from OCCRL talks to Leslie Daugherty, Transfer Coordinator at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, about the potential reverse transfer initiatives to address inequity in higher education.

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Helen Burn
Dr. Helen Burn

Equity-Minded Approaches to Mathematics Education

Episode 8, July 19, 2017

In this episode, Dr. Heather Fox from OCCRL talks with Dr. Helen Burn, a mathematics professor and Director of the Curriculum Research Group at Highland College, about equity-minded approaches to mathematics education.

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View Dr. Burn's curriculum vitae and visit the Transitioning Learners to Calculus in Community Colleges website to learn more about this topic.

Linda Tillman at an Illini Union Podium
Dr. Linda C. Tillman

Cultivating the Gifts and Talents of Faculty of Color

Episode 7, July 19, 2017

In this episode, Dr. Anjalé Welton from OCCRL talks with Dr. Linda C. Tillman, Professor Emerita of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, about cultivating the gifts and talents of faculty of color.

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Learn more about this topic. Watch the lecture presented by Dr. Tillman as part of the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series. Additional publications and resources on this topic can be found on Dr. Tillman's Vita.  

Stephen John Quaye

Dr. Stephen John Quaye

Scholar Activism and Self-Care

Episode 6, June 15, 2017

In this episode, Chaddrick Gallaway from OCCRL talks with Dr. Stephen John Quaye, an associate professor in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program at Miami University in Ohio, about scholar activism and self-care.

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Learn more about this topic. Watch the lecture presented by Dr. Quaye as part of the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series. Additional publications and resources on this topic can be found on Dr. Stephen John Quaye’s academic profile.

Pamela Eddy giving her lecture

Dr. Pamela Eddy

Advancing Equity and Diversity in Higher Education Leadership

Episode 5, June 15, 2017

In this episode, Dr. Heather Fox from OCCRL talks with Dr. Pamela Eddy, a professor in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership at the College of William and Mary, about advancing equity and diversity in higher education leadership.

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Learn more about this topic. Watch the lecture presented by Dr. Eddy as part of the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series. Additional publications and resources on this topic can be found on Dr. Pamela Eddy’s academic profile.

Dr. Lori Patton Davis

Dr. Lori Patton Davis

Engaging Black Women in Institutional Transformation in Education

Episode 4, May 23, 2017

In this episode, Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher from OCCRL will talk with Dr. Lori Patton Davis, a professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University, about engaging Black women in institutional transformation in education.

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Learn more about this topic. Watch the lecture presented by Dr. Davis as part of the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series. Additional publications and resources on this topic can be found on Dr. Lori Patton Davis’ academic profile.

Dr. Michelle M. Espiño Lira

Dr. Michelle M. Espiño Lira

Educational Achievement and Outcomes along the Academic Life-Course of Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Episode 3, May 22, 2017

In this episode, Angel Luis Velez, a research assistant at OCCRL, talks with Dr. Michelle M. Espiño Lira, an associate professor of Higher Education at University of Maryland, College Park, on understanding community context and institutional responses associated with educational achievement and outcomes along the academic life-course of racial and ethnic minorities.

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Learn more about this topic. Watch the lecture presented by Dr. Lira as part of the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series. Additional publications and resources on this topic can be found on Dr. Michelle M. Espiño Lira’s profile.

Dafina Lazarus Stewart

Dr. Dian Squire

Reframing Racial Equity

Episode 2, April 17, 2017

In this episode, Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher interviews Dr. Dian Squire, a visiting assistant professor at Iowa State University, about reframing racial justice.

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Learn more about this topic. Watch the lecture presented by Dr. Squire as part of the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series. Additional publications and resources on this topic can be found on Dr. Dian Squire's academic profile. Additional sources for information on the topic as recommended by Dr. Squire include: 

Dafina Lazarus Stewart

Dr. Dafina-Lazarus Stewart

Racial Equity and Justice in Educational Settings

Episode 1, April 17, 2017

In this episode Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher interviews Dr. Dafina-Lazarus Stewart a professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Bowling Green State University about racial equity and justice in educational settings.

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Learn more about this topic. Watch the lecture presented by Dr. Stewart as part of the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series. Additional publications and resources on this topic can be found on Dr. Dafina-Lazarus Stewart's academic profile