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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 20, 2020

Donde Plowman, PhD, Chancellor of the University of Tennessee’s flagship Knoxville campus, discusses her institution’s COVID-19 response in the latest installment of Innovators.

Chancellor Plowman earned her doctorate in strategic management from the University of Texas at Austin, an undergraduate degree with a...


Oct 20, 2020

Bernadette M. Melnyk, PhD, chief wellness officer at The Ohio State University, analyzes the U.S. healthcare system’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the latest installment of Innovators.

The outbreak was destined to be a global crisis, Melnyk said. However, in her estimation, it was made far worse by...


Sep 24, 2020

Robert Hinson (USAF, Lt. General (Ret), Executive Director of The National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at the University of Nebraska, joins Innovators to talk about how he leads NSRI and how UARCs function to protect the nation from a myriad of growing global threats.

Hinson joined the University of Nebraska on...


Jul 6, 2020

Santa J. Ono, PhD, a biomedical researcher and president of the University of British Columbia, assesses COVID-19’s impact on higher education —and society as a whole —in the latest edition of the higher education podcast Innovators.

Just as COVID-19 has taken a disproportionate toll on the health
and wellbeing of...


May 18, 2020

Dr. Ajit Yoganathan – The Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Chair in Biomedical Engineering & Regents' Professor at The Georgia Institute of Technology – joins Innovators to talk about his history in biomedical engineering and the background on the field as a field of higher education. Dr. Yoganathan and host...