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The Innovators podcast, a product of Harris Search Associates, features interesting conversations with global thought leaders in the areas of higher education and research, engineering, technology, and the health sciences and provides our listeners an opportunity to benefit from lessons learned from the national leaders changing the landscape of innovation and discovery. Visit the Harris Search Associates website here.

Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Susan Fritz joins Innovators to talk about the University of Nebraska and other Land Grant institutions across the country, and their role in higher education, policy, and their place in the world.

Dr. Fritz is the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Dean of the Graduate College at the University of...


Nov 8, 2019

Dr. Eleftherios Iakovou joins Innovators to talk about the importance of the global supply chain in the world of food strength and security. Dr. Iakovou and Rick Skinner discuss the need for communication, organization, and transportation – all essential parts of the supply chain – to ensure food safety for the...


Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Michael Lairmore joins Innovators to talk about the important role of veterinary medicine in overall human healthcare. Dr. Lairmore talks about the "One Health" approach, which helps doctors add to the understanding of biology, public health, and places where the lives of animals and humans intersect.

Dr. Lairmore...


Aug 16, 2019

Dr. Leo Kempel and Rick Skinner talk about immigration, diversity, and how schools like MSU are trying to attract international students to their graduate engineering programs.

Dr. Kempel is the Dean of the College of Engineering at Michigan State University since 2013 and got his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from...


Feb 5, 2019

Dr. Brian Blake joins Innovators to talk about how Drexel University has evolved as a technology institution and become one of the most complete universities in the country. Dr. Blake talks about the university's ambitions to be the "most civically engaged university in the country" and what the school is doing to...