By Brian Sease
The College of Education and Integrative Studies has launched a new weekly podcast about Cal Poly Pomona’s very own faculty and staff.
The podcast titled “CEIS at Cal Poly Pomona” aired its first episode on Oct. 26 and will continue to air subsequent episodes beginning this week.
“We have a collection of faculty in the College of Education and Integrative Studies with really interesting scholarly programs and very diverse backgrounds,” CEIS Dean and host of the podcast Jeff Passe said.
“The public needs to know who they are and what they do because people think of them only as teachers, and they don’t realize that scholars are creating knowledge also.”
The podcast will allow the faculty members of CEIS to share their studies, research and programs in a more modern and efficient way.
It will create interest not just in the subjects discussed but also about the professors themselves.
“The idea came from my listening to podcasts, as I regularly do,” said Passe.
“Around the time that I was selected as dean I had been thinking of ways to reach audiences that may not know or appreciate the work that faculty does.”
Jose Aguilar-Hernandez, an assistant professor and part of the Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department will be featured in episode five, airing Dec. 4.
Listeners will be able to hear about his path to becoming a professor at CPP and his research in Chicano/Chicana studies.
“It’s important for people to know how we can serve the community, and if we are able to hear from the different faculty and the different folks that are part of the podcast, then we’ll be able to know,” said Aguilar-Hernandez.
The podcast will be a more localized and community based way to learn about the world, the country and what is going on here on campus.
“It helps the Cal Poly community know their faculty, staff and students,” said episode seven guest Dr. Haiming Liu.
“We run in to each other every day on campus, in food courts or in offices, but we don’t actually know each other.
In this broadcast, we start to learn specifically about who we are, which gives us a sense of community.”
Liu, a professor of Asian American studies, discussed his research about the history of Chinese restaurants and Chinese food in the United States.
Some other upcoming guests include:
The podcast is available for streaming and download through CEIS’s website and on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher and TuneIn.
Brian Sease / The Poly Post
Dr. Haiming Liu (left) and College of Education and Integrative Studies Dean Jeff Passe held a podcast recording last Thursday
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