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ZoomED In

We have a lot going on. And we’re on Zoom a lot. Now we’re combining the two and sharing those great stories with you. It’s like our podcast (Education Eclipse), but on video.


Season 3

“Give ’em the chair!”

March 04, 2021 — The Chair Squad members

The Chair Squad began as a student project in a Sport Management course… one of Dr. Yong Chae Rhee’s sport marketing classes. In this episode, we talk to some of the founding members of the Chair Squad, how fun last Cougs baseball season was, and how they hope the group can continue this season and in future seasons.

Getting to Know You: Chris Holzknecht

February 02, 2021 — Chris Holzknecht

In this ZoomED In episode, we talked to Chris Holzknecht, a Sport Management student at WSU. Not only does Chris love being a Coug, he loves baseball and plans to work in the game. He’d like to go to law school when he’s done at WSU and then represent teams with contracts. We think Chris has a promising future.

Baseball, student teaching, and the edTPA

January 28, 2021 — Matt Coulter

In this ZoomED In episode, we talked to Matt Coulter, a baseball coach (and fan), as well as Director of Field Services at Washington State University’s College of Education. Matt knows what it’s like to teach. He did it for 22 years. Now he gets to see the amazing job the college’s student teachers are during during COVID. There’s proof. It’s called the edTPA.

Season 2

Paving a Path to Inclusiveness

November 17, 2020 — Amira Albagshi

A this ZoomED In episode, we talked to Amira Albagshi, a Special Education doctoral student at Washington State University’s College of Education. Over her 5+ years, Amira has won multiple awards, most recently WSU’s 2020 President’s Award. But Amira doesn’t do what she does for the accolades. She does it to improve inclusive learning opportunities in the classroom.

Black Boy Joy

November 09, 2020 — Amir Gilmore

We spoke with Amir Gilmore, assistant professor in the WSU College of Education’s Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education program. He calls “Black Boy Joy” a social and spiritual practice of refusing systems of whiteness and white supremacy. He details what this means and how those who want to be allies can truly be allies.

Because Nice Matters

November 03, 2020 — Kellie Fremont

A very memorable ZoomED In episode, we talked to Kellie Fremont who helped endow the Amy Hanford Erwin Memorial Scholarship. Kellie was classmates and friends with Amy when both were students in the College of Education. Amy was killed in 2011 but Kellie made sure Amy’s legacy would live on… a legacy that includes “Because Nice Matters.”

KINES on the Rise and Avoiding Falls

October 26, 2020 — Robert Catena

We talk to Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Robert Catena about the major’s name change from Sport Science to Kinesiology. Also, Dr. Catena is the head of the Gait and Posture Biomechanics Lab. Plus, he’s seen his fair share of falls. So we talk deadly falls and the about the work the lab is doing to combat that.

Dante’s Deals

October 19, 2020 — Dante Ludlow

In the ZoomED In Season 2 premiere, we sat down with Sport Management student Dante Ludlow and talked to him about a new brick-and-mortar version of his successful online clothing business. That business, in downtown Pullman, is called Dante’s Deals. Plus, he talks about his ultimate career goals.

Season 1

COVID-19 and our dogs

May 25, 2020 — Phyllis Erdman and colleagues

This is cool research from five different faculty members representing five different universities. In this ZoomED In, we had the chance to sit down with four of the five and talk about how people are spending more time with their dogs during coronavirus. But not only that, the bond between the two has changed, usually for the better.

COVID + College Football

May 20, 2020 — Scott Jedlicka

At the beginning of February, nobody would have ever thought something would potentially close down the 2020 college football season. Enter COVID-19. Now, with only about 100 days until the projected start of the season, things are still up in the air. We sat down with assistant sport management professor Scott Jedlicka and discussed a new project he’s been working on that shows aggregate and trend COVID-19 data for statistical areas in which there are schools playing NCAA Division I football. Scott’s website:

The Unsung Heroes

May 11, 2020 — WSUCOE Academic Advisors

The thing about true heroes is that they don’t ever call themselves heroes. But in the lives of many students, the academic advisors have a profound influence on many of them. The WSU College of Education has the best of the best; advisors who often don’t get nearly enough positive attention. They talk about their role, specifically as it relates to COVID-19 and their admiration for the way students adapted.

Developing Rural School Leaders

May 05, 2020 — Kristin Huggins and Hans Klar

In this ZoomED In episode, we talk to Hans Klar, from Clemson Univesity, and Kristin Huggins, from WSU Vancouver, about their recently released book, Developing Rural School Leaders: Building Capacity Through Transformative Leadership Coaching (Published by: Routledge). In this book, the tandem combined a focus on rural education and school leadership development to illustrate how the teaching and learning conditions in rural schools can be enhanced through transformative leadership coaching.

Intersection of teaching and coaching

April 29, 2020 — David Bellamy

In this episode of ZoomED In, both host and guest might as well be sitting at the ballpark shooting the breeze; one baseball fan talking to another. We were able to talk to David Laremy who is finishing his master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and also happens to be a graduate assistant on the WSU baseball team. He talked about his research and the intersection between teaching and coaching baseball, as well as what it’s like being part of a coaching staff led by first-year WSU coach Brian Green. #GoCougs

Sport Management fundraiser

April 27, 2020 — Chris Lebens

In this ZoomED In episode, we talk to Chris Lebens, an assistant clinical professor of Sport Management, about a group of students who, in spite of COVID-19, rolled with the punches and modified their capstone project in order to still have it take place. They raised more than $2,200 for the Lauren McCluskey Foundation by hosting a Virtual 5K event.

Pandemic Pedagogy

April 22, 2020 — Johnny Lupinacci

This is the third episode of ZoomED In’s first season and we talked to Johnny Lupinacci, assistant professor of Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education, about his research and scholarly work in equity and how education may look very different during this time. He talks about teachers rethinking how to provide quality instruction to their students given the huge inequalities and conditions.

Mindfulness and Yoga

April 21, 2020 — Anne Cox

In our second-ever episode, we talk to Anne Cox, an associate professor of Kinesiology, about her research in “Mindfulness” and how that dovetails nicely, for her, with yoga.

She talks about body image and viewing one’s body from the inside out, rather from the outside in.

WSU ROAR Online!

April 17, 2020 — Don McMahon

In this first season pilot episode, we talk to Don McMahon, an assistant professor of Special Education, about his role as Interim Director of ROAR, or, shall we say ROAR Online!

Don talks about moving ROAR online in the face of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), some of the challenges, and, most importantly, some of the successes.