in Higher Ed


Teaching is an act of love. After thinking about this with recent guests and faculty Rand Park, Sidneyeve Matrix, and Stephanie Cawthon, I’ve come to wonder if we don’t expect far too much of our educators and far too little from our leaders. Teaching requires emotion: compassion, empathy, affection. Even love. These are necessary for […]

Teaching is an act of love. So is leadership.

In a college library, four students are sitting at a table. Their professor stands behind them, high-fiving one of the students.

Psychological safety permits people to feel safe enough to experiment and make mistakes. You know how to do this as a teacher. You can use those same skills in your leadership practice.

#38: Excellent Teaching, Excellent Leading

In this episode of The Uplift Susi tackles the “bodacious question” of whether teaching public health can model democratic citizenship. A medical anthropologist by training, Susi Keefe approaches her teaching, like her research, by focusing on people and their stories. She shares stories about her students claiming their identities while learning to advocate for community public health…and discovering themselves as leaders along the way. Susi also discusses teaching evals — and if you stick around, you can catch her rowdy dog Tater making his first podcast appearance.

#20: A Bodacious Question