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EKU Online e-Casts

e-Casts is a video-on-demand and podcast series focused on our dynamic and dedicated faculty at Eastern Kentucky University. We deep dive in one on one conversations ranging from discipline and program specific topics to best practices in teaching online. At times we will even delve into current societal issues related to the faculty member’s area of expertise. Check back every Thursday for a new episode that you can listen to at your convenience. For more information, please email us at IDC@eku.edu or visit our website at http://idc.eku.edu

Disclaimer: The views and ideas represented in these e-Casts are NOT intended to represent the views of e-Campus, the Instructional Design Center, or the University. They are intended to provide information and perspectives about particular topics that serve educational purposes and that promote further discussion, dialogue, and debate, with the goal of further cultivating a growth mindset in all of us.


Please join us this week as we speak with Dr. Stephen Sumithran, associate professor in the department of biological sciences and online coordinator for the Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in General Studies. Known for his exceptional online teaching and long time work with e-Campus, Dr. Sumithran is also an avid adventurer and touches on his research in India, annual safari trips and his passion for nature. Captioned YouTube link


On this week’s eCast episode we sit down with Dr. Rachael Hovermale from the College of Nursing . Coordinator of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, Dr. Hovermale is also a recipient of the 2020 International Blackboard Catalyst Award for excellence in course design. The PMHNP program is consistently ranked as a Top-50 best graduate Nursing program in the country according to US News and World Report. Listen as she discusses the program’s excellence and how mental health is finally coming to the forefront of discussions involving overall well-being. Captioned YouTube link.


On this week’s eCast, we sit down with Dr. James Kirby Easterling, Executive in Residence, to discuss Global Supply Chain Management. Eastern Kentucky University is proud to be preparing graduates for a globally integrated business economy and offering a comprehensive supply chain management program. Dr. Easterling discusses the Score Model and the how and why our students are so successful as graduates going into this exciting field. Captioned YouTube link


On this week’s eCast our guest is Dr. Jim Fatzinger, a tenure-track faculty member in the College of Business and Technology. Dr. Fatzinger has a reputation among both students and colleagues as an exceptional instructor who makes it his mission to provide students with a dynamic and memorable learning experience. Join us as we discuss a variety of topics including management strategies, experiences in the online learning environment, student engagement and water polo. Captioned YouTube Link


On this week's eCast we sit down with Dr. Molly Bradshaw, an associate professor and Coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Eastern Kentucky University. Also a faculty innovator at EKU, Dr. Bradshaw shares her insights on how this dynamic program is helping the working, professional nurse prepare for the next stage of their career and what goes into development of this nationally ranked nursing program. Captioned YouTube link


>In this week’s eCast, Foundation Professor of Justice Studies, Dr. Kevin Minor speaks with us about the controversial topic of capital punishment. A renowned expert in this area, Dr. Minor shares with the audience the complex issues surrounding this often debated societal matter including race, cost, and judicial errors. Please listen in for a fascinating discussion on this important topic. Captioned YouTube link

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>Please join us as we chat with Dr. Lisa Day, Director of Women and Gender Studies and Appalachian Studies here at EKU. Learn what makes these disciplines so important and relevant in today’s society and how cultural movements such as the #metoo campaign are making a positive lasting societal impact. And learn of the profound benefits of receiving a minor or certificate in either program. Captioned YouTube link

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>In this week’s eCast, Assistant Professor James Pennington speaks with us about the highly recognized EKU Paralegal program. Offering Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees along with a post-Baccalaureate certificate, all of these programs are approved by the American Bar Association. Join us as we delve into the inner workings of what a paralegal is and what a paralegal does and find out how EKU is uniquely preparing students for a future in the exciting field of the legal system. Captioned YouTube link

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>In this episode, we speak with Dr. April Blakely, an award winning online instructor, and Online Coordinator for the College of Education here at EKU. Our discussion focuses on the current and future state of education in Kentucky. Known for her exceptional online teaching, Dr. Blakely also shares her thoughts and advice for teaching in this virtual modality. Captioned YouTube Link.

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>Please join us as we chat with Assistant Professor David Fifer about the online Emergency Medical Care (EMC) program here at EKU. Learn what makes this baccalaureate program unique and highly recognized in the country. Also listen to some of the first-hand experiences Professor Fifer has had as a practicing paramedic both in the state and when deployed nationally. Captioned YouTube link.

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>In this episode, we speak with Dr. Shirley O’Brien, a University Foundation Professor, a Faculty Innovator, and Online Coordinator for the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program here at EKU. Our discussion touches on the national excellence of the program, the role of an occupational therapist, and her extensive involvement with University governance. Known for her exceptional online teaching, Dr. O’Brien also shares her thoughts and advice for teaching in this modality. Captioned YouTube link.

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>Please join us this week as we speak to Drs. Joel Cormier, Wardell Johnson, and Heather Adams, all professors from the online Sport Management program. Not only do we explore different aspects of this relatively new online program, but we also discuss sports in light of the pandemic and cultural unrest that surround us today. Captioned YouTube link.

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>In this episode we chat with Dr. Dana Keller Bush, the chair of the Department of Applied Human Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University. Our discussion hits on a number of topics including programs in her department, the richness of the curriculum, her joy of teaching online and what parents can do during the pandemic to ensure the well-being of their children. In addition, she shares her thoughts about a new Global Hospitality and Tourism program coming soon to EKU. Captioned YouTube link.

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>In this episode we sit down with Dr. Anne Cizmar, an associate professor in the Department of Government at Eastern Kentucky University. She discusses relevant issues to this year’s political landscape including voter fraud, the role of the electoral college in our voting process, cyber-hacking by foreign countries, and the hot button topics for this year’s Presidential election. Captioned YouTube link

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>In this episode we sit down with Dr. Judah Schept, an Associate Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, to discuss mass incarceration and its rise over the past 40 years along with some other topical issues. Dr. Schept is the author of Progressive Punishment: Job Loss, Jail Growth, and the Neoliberal Logic of Carceral Expansion (New York University Press, 2015) and the forthcoming book Cages in the Coalfields (New York University Press, 2021). Captioned YouTube link

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>In this episode, Instructional Designer Esther Tattershall chats with Dr. Myra Beth Bundy, a  professor in the department of Psychology at EKU. Dr. Bundy shares some strategies regarding her approach to online education, tips for self-care during the pandemic and insight into the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and how it can relate to a multitude of different businesses. Captioned YouTube link

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>Dr. Matt Winslow, Coordinator for EKU Online’s Psychology Program, discusses EKU’s Faculty Innovators, his journey and evolution as an online instructor, the need for connecting with students and helping them connect with their peers, the future of online learning, and advice for instructors new to the online world, particularly during the pandemic. Captined YouTube link

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>Listen to Dr. Ann Callahan, EKU’s MSW Program Director, discuss EKU’s MSW program, challenges of living during the Covid-19 pandemic, and spirituality in the hospice setting. Captioned YouTube link

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