Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews Dr. Carolyn Donelan about Richland School District One's Challenger Learning Center. Dr. Donelan has been a middle school science teacher, a high school science teacher, school administrator, and district administrator. She has been with Richland County School District One for twenty-one years and has been the Lead Flight Director of their Challenger Learning Center since 2011. To learn more, visit the Challenger Learning Center's website at thechallengercenter.net.
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Richland Two Institute of Innovation literary events and more with Jacqui Lee. Jacqui has been in the event planning business for 30 years now and has worked with several big name celebrities ranging from T.I. to Paula Deen. She is currently the Director of the Conference Center at the Richland School District Two Institute of Innovation also known as R2i2.
- Richland Two Institute of Innovation: https://www.richland2.org/r2i2
- Also you can contact Jacqui at 803-738-8481
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses summer reading with Rebecca Antill. Rebecca is the Youth Services Consultant here at the South Carolina State Library. She received her Master’s in Library and Information Science from Kent State University in Ohio, and has been working and volunteering in libraries since the age of eleven. Rebecca has worked in public libraries of all types in Ohio, North Carolina, and most recently Charleston, South Carolina.
- Summer Reading in South Carolina: http://guides.statelibrary.sc.gov/c.php?g=11781&p=62125
- CSLP: https://www.cslpreads.org/
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses educating African-American students and more with Dr. Gloria Swindler Boutte and Dr. Erin Miller. Dr. Boutte is a Professor at the USC College of Education’s Instruction and Teacher Education Department. She is the author of three books, has received more than $1.7M in grants, has more than 87 publications, and has presented her work internationally in China, Africa, Australia, South America, and Canada. She has served as a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Scholar at several universities in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Erin Miller is an Assistant Professor of Language and Diversity in the Reading and Elementary Education Department at UNC Charlotte. She teaches undergraduate courses in elementary language arts methods and diversity in urban education. She is currently serving as chair of the Early Childhood Education Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English and investigating signs and symbols of whiteness with elementary aged children.
- Boutte: https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/education/faculty-staff/boutte_gloria.php
- Miller: https://reel.uncc.edu/directory/erin-miller
- Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS): https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/education/research/ceeaas/index.php
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the University of South Carolina's new Global Studies major with program director, Dr. Agnes Mueller. Dr. Mueller received her M.A. from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany and her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and is an expert on recent and contemporary German literature. She is a core faculty member in Comparative Literature and is also affiliated with Women's and Gender Studies and with Jewish Studies at the University of South Carolina. Her publications are on German-American relations, multicultural studies, gender issues in contemporary literature, German-Jewish studies, and Holocaust studies. Her 2004 anthology German Pop Culture: How "American" Is It? (Published by the University of Michigan Press) is widely used for teaching and research.
- Mueller’s Bio/CV: https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/our-people/faculty-staff/mueller_agnes.php
- Global Studies at USC: http://www.sc.edu/study/majors_and_degrees/global_studies.php