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Do, Reflect, Learn, Become: New Partnership with ELTHE (Experiential Learning & Teaching in Higher Education) Journal

We are excited to partner with ELTHE Journal to make cutting edge experiential scholarship more accessible through our Mindset in Motion podcast.

Together, will pull back the curtain on powerful research and stories of innovation in experiential learning, brought to you by ELTHE authors and scholars.

In the coming year, you will see ten Mindset in Motion podcasts produced in partnership with ELTHE. Podcast episodes will be visible alongside corresponding articles in ELTHE journal, online, as well as on our usual channels – Spotify, Apple Music etc. These podcasts offer an audible journey for you to easily learn insights and absorb findings and works written about by the author(s) of ELTHE Journal.

Both Orbis and ELTHE encourage you to tune into these podcasts and use what you learn to make new connections. These scholars are available as resources on what you learn, and we hope you feel compelled to reach out to them with any follow-up questions you may have.

Our first two collaborative conversations with ELTHE are already up!

Here’s what you’ll learn and who you’ll be listening to:

MIM X ELTHE presents: Fostering Student Resilience with Dr. Bob Hackey, Professor of Health Sciences, Providence College” Listen here

The Conversation: How can institutions work together to support student resilience? What are anticipatory approaches to students’ mental health and how can the classroom serve as a container for the whole student? In this episode, we learn from Dr. Bob Hackey on his work, approaches, and mindset to increase student resilience as they face learning, life, and the future of work.

Meet Bob

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Dr. Bob Hackey is a professor of health sciences at Providence College. In 2008, Bob was named as the Carnegie/CASE Professor of the Year for Rhode Island. He has published widely on state and national health care reform for more than three decades and is the author of two books – Rethinking Health Care Policy: The New Politics of State Regulation (Georgetown University Press, 1997) and Cries of Crisis: Rethinking the Health Care Debate (University of Nevada Press, 2012). He also co-edited two other books on health care reform – The New Politics of State Health Policy (University Press of Kansas, 2001) and Today’s Health Care Issues: Democrats and Republicans (ABC-CLIO, 2021). He is an affiliate of the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy at Brown University, where he also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer in International and Public Affairs at the Watson Institute.


MIM X ELTHE presents “Transforming Learning through Travel Programs with Dr. Kathy Lease and Dr. Sara Lawrence of Texas A&M University, Texarkana” Listen here

The Conversation: How can travel programs enhance students’ understanding of what they have learned and how it has impact on their lives? In this episode, Dr. Kathy Lease and Dr. Sara Lawrence share their work to develop and implement travel programs with impact.

Meet Kathy
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Kathy is an associate professor of Education Leadership at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, a border city located between Arkansas and Texas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Her 33-year public education career included experiences as teacher, counselor, building administrator, district administrator, and superintendent. Kathy also enjoyed working on the state and national level as a consultant in organizational development, school/district improvement, and leadership. After retiring from PK-12, Kathy transitioned to higher education. She currently coordinates the online Superintendent Certification Program. Additionally, teaching courses in the Education Leadership Scholars of Practice program affords Kathy the flexibility to create, design, and continuously improve experiential learning opportunities for doctoral students. Her joy comes from the opportunity to influence the next generation of education leaders.


Meet Sara

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Sara Lawrence is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology in the Education Leadership Scholars of Practice doctoral program at Texas A&M University – Texarkana. She is a graduate from the University of Virginia and Texas A&M University-Commerce. Sara has been an educator for 30 years starting as a special educator Charlottesville, Virginia public schools. As a teacher, director of an arts-integration professional development program, and leader in higher education, Sara has led significant grants and projects benefitting public school and higher education student experiences and outcomes. Sara’s research interests include research methodology, disrupting poverty, and experiential learning. She has become an enthusiastic advocate for improvement science as it aligns with her mission represented by Maya Angelou’s quote, “Do the best you can until you know better. When you know better, do better”.


Get your mind in motion with Bill, Sara, Kathy, and Bob by clicking on the links below.


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