Career Talk: Elizabeth Bader, executive briefing consultant

Elizabeth Bader

Elizabeth Bader

Elizabeth Bader always thought her main “career” would involve being a wife and mother. But by her early 30s, she was the divorced, single mother to a toddler and desperately in need of career advice. In this Career Talk podcast, Bader explains how she got back into the workforce, offers advice on those seeking similar careers and provides tips for others who may have been out of the workforce, by their own choosing or otherwise.

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Ep. 16 – Vans CEO Kevin Bailey shares insight from managing a global brand

Kevin Bailey speaks to a Brandman class

Vans CEO Kevin Bailey (right) speaks with Joe Cockrell (left) during an in-class podcast recording.

Kevin Bailey, President of VF Action Sports and CEO of Vans (VF Corporation) spoke to a group of business students at the Irvine campus and it was recorded as a podcast for this episode of Brandman Speaks. Joining in the discussion is Joe Cockrell, vice chancellor of Communications for Brandman University. During the podcast, students asked questions about Bailey’s role as CEO of Vans, social media, global branding, current issues facing the company and its global mission, and challenges Bailey has faced on the road to becoming an executive. [Read more…]

Career Talk: Adam Coughran, from police work to entrepreneur

Adam Coughran

Adam Coughran

When Adam Coughran graduated from Chapman University with a degree in political science, he knew he wanted to be a police officer. It wasn’t until he started working on his Master of Arts in organizational leadership (M.A.O.L.) and graduated from Brandman University that he realized that there might be other career options in store. Now he has his own consulting business, Standards Training and Consulting, and works with a variety of companies on a security issues. In this Brandman Speaks: Career Talk podcast, Coughran talks about how his education benefited his career.

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Ep. 15 – Sheila Steinberg and Lata Murti speak on the value of a liberal arts education

Sheila Steinberg, Lata Murti

Brandman University Professor Sheila Steinberg and Assistant Professor Lata Murti.

In this episode of Brandman Speaks, Dr. Sheila L. Steinberg talks with her colleague Dr. Lata Murti about Murti’s education, the value of a liberal arts education and what Murti has in common with the students she teaches and mentors in the Santa Maria community.

Murti completed her Ph.D. in American Students and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and joined the Brandman faculty in 2011. She has taught or revised most of the sociology courses the university offers and developed two new courses, one on globalization and social change and the other on the sociology of health care. Her greatest inspiration is her family. [Read more…]

Career Talk: Dr. Toni Bland, assistant sheriff, Orange County Sheriff’s Department

Assistant Sheriff Toni Bland

Assistant Sheriff Toni Bland

Toni Bland, Ed.D., is an assistant sheriff with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. She leads field operations and investigative services, including all street operations, investigations, the crime lab, the coroner’s office and emergency services. During her 27-year career in law enforcement, Bland continued to advance her education, including a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degree and a doctorate in organizational leadership. She was part of the first group of students to earn a doctorate from Brandman University. In this podcast, she talks about her law enforcement career path. For more about Bland and her education, read Learning to lead opens new paths for assistant sheriff [Read more…]

Career Talk: Herb Callahan of Golden State Foods

Herb Callahan

Herb Callahan

Herb Callahan is senior director, human resources, McDonald’s Distribution, for Golden State Foods. He also runs their in-house training program, GSF University, and is an MBA graduate of Brandman University and working to complete his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in organizational leadership. Here are his thoughts on his career. Podcasts are also available for download on iTunes. Read more about what he’s gained from the Ed.D. program here. [Read more…]

Ep. 14a – Vicki Brannock and Kimberly Greene talk about 21st century learning (part one)

Kimberly Greene and Vicki Brannock

Kimberly Greene, associate professor at Brandman University, and Vicki Brannock, senior director of programs for the School of Extended Education, prepare to record their podcast on 21st century learners. Photo by Gustav Deutsch

In this two-part podcast, Vicki Brannock, senior director of programing for Brandman University School of Extended Education, talks with Dr. Kimberly Greene, associate professor in the Brandman School of Education, about the paper Brannock asked Greene to write about teaching the 21st century learner. That topic is the focus of a certificate program designed by Greene for the School of Extended Education. The second half of the podcast can be found here or on iTunes.

To get a copy of “The 21st Century Learning Landscape for Elementary and Secondary Students in the United States: The Current State of Blended and Online Learning Opportunity” upon publication, email brannock@brandman.edu. [Read more…]

Ep. 14b – Vicki Brannock and Kimberly Greene speak on 21st century learning (part two)

In this second part of a two-part podcast, Vicki Brannock, senior director of programing for Brandman University School of Extended Education, talks with Dr. Kimberly Greene, associate professor in the Brandman School of Education, about the paper Brannock asked Greene to write about teaching the 21st century learner. That topic is the focus of a certificate program designed by Greene for the School of Extended Education. The first half of the podcast can be found here or on iTunes. [Read more…]

Career Talk: Marc Posner, director of Campus Communications at Cypress College

Marc Posner

Marc Posner is the director of Campus Communications at Cypress College.

Marc Posner had a more than 20 year gap between starting college and earning his degree at Brandman University last spring. Although he didn’t need a bachelor’s degree when he started as a journalist — he worked at the Anaheim Bulletin, the Daily Pilot and the Los Angeles Times community editions before switching to public relations — he knows that anyone seeking those jobs now would need one. With the help of his academic advisor, Rebecca Warner, and supportive faculty members, he completed his degree in 18 months. In this second Brandman Speaks: Career Talk podcast, Posner talks about why he went back to college, what he had to overcome, how it has helped shape his current role at Cypress College and his plans for the future.

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Career Talk podcasts debut with M.A.O.L. grad Essraa Nawar

Essraa Nawar with the Leatherby Libraries anniversary report.

Essraa Nawar

A new subseries of Brandman University  podcasts, Brandman Speaks: Career Talk, launches with Master of Arts in organizational leadership (M.A.O.L.) graduate Essraa Nawar talking about how she got her job as coordinator of development at Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries, her longterm career goals and what she loves about working at an academic library. Those libraries also support the students at Brandman (Inside Brandman: Virtual library provides instant access).

Nawar grew up in Egypt and worked in a number of positions. Her M.A.O.L. degree helped her move up to her current job.

Also on this podcast, Katy Curameng, director Career Services, talks about the purpose of the podcast series. [Read more…]

Ep. 13 – David Long speaks on his career as a federal agent and academic

David Long

David Long

In this episode of Brandman Speaks podcasts, Dr. Sheila Steinberg interviews fellow faculty member Dr. David Long about his career in law enforcement, his concerns about the use of real estate to launder money and what he tries to impart to his Brandman students.

Long earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, after graduating magna cum laude from Howard University. He spent nearly a decade in government serve as a special agent, has practiced commercial and insurance litigation and teaches both criminal justice and legal studies in the School of Arts and Sciences.

More Brandman Speaks podcasts can be found here or on iTunes.

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Ep. 12 – Michael Moodian speaks on leadership and intercultural competence

Michael Moodian

Michael Moodian

Michael Moodian, associate professor of social sciences in the Brandman University School of Arts and Sciences,  is also the author of “Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence: Exploring the Cross-Cultural Dynamics within Organizations” and recently spoke to Brandman’s doctorate of education students about leadership and diversity. In this podcast, Moodian talks about global leadership, the challenges cross-cultural dynamics at universities and in the workplace and whether there’s cause for optimism.

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