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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.

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...


Oct 31, 2018

Dr. Charles Taylor, Provost and EVP of Academic Affairs at the University of North Texas, joins Innovators to talk about partnerships in healthcare and academia. Dr. Taylor also talks to Innovators host Rick Skinner about the specific features and characteristics of the state of Texas and how that impacts his work.

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Oct 1, 2018

Dave Appino and Joe Mazzenga of NuBrick Partners join Innovators to talk about the power of leadership and the role of careful alignment in building healthcare teams.

Appino is Vice President at NuBrick and directs project management in serving client needs as well as project design and implementation. At...


Sep 19, 2018

Dr. King Li, the inaugural dean and chief academic officer of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, joins Innovators to talk about the role of technology in healthcare and how it can improve and change the humanistic nature of the doctor/patient experience.

Before being appointed at Illinois, Dr. Li was the...