The Graduate School Podcast Series

The Graduate School at GVSU offers over 40 masters, doctoral and certificate programs. This podcast series is an ongoing project that aims to provide prospective and current students with information about the programs and services available to them in a unique and engaging manner. Please listen and enjoy.

General Graduate Student Podcasts




Graduate Education at GVSU

An overview of GVSU's graduate programs, the benefits of attending GVSU and general application information.

Graduate Education at GVSU podcast transcript

Graduate Student Resources

An overview of the resources available to graduate students, how they benefit you, and where you can find more information.

Graduate Student Resources podcast transcript

Graduate Library Services

GVSU's library services offered to graduate students and how they can help you succeed academically.

Graduate Library Services podcast transcript

Graduate Program and Certificate Podcasts

The following podcasts will outline the graduate programs and certificates at Grand Valley State University. Each podcast will provide an overview of the admissions process, degree requirements, curriculum structure, and distinguishing qualities of the program. For more information on your program or certificate of interest, please contact the director of that program. 


Graduate Program Director


Accounting (M.S.A)

Koleta Moore, MPA

Accounting podcast transcript

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate

Amy Matthews, Ph.D., BCBA

Applied Behavior Analysis podcast transcript

Applied Linguistics (M.A.)

Shinian Wu, Ph.D.

Applied Linguistics podcast transcript

Athletic Training (M.A.T)

Shari Bartz-Smith, Ph.D.

Athletic Training podcast transcript

Audiology (Au.D.)

Dan Halling, Ph.D., CCC-A

Audiology podcast transcript

Biology (M.S.)

Eric Snyder, Ph.D.

Biology podcast transcript

Bioinformatics and Genomics Certificate

Agnieszka Szarecka, Ph.D.

Bioinformatics and Genomics Certificate podcast transcript

Biomedical Sciences (M.H.S.)

Christopher Pearl, Ph.D.

Biomedical Sciences podcast transcript

Biostatistics (M.S., PSM)

Robert Downer, Ph.D.

Biostatistics podcast transcript

Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Koleta Moore, MPA

Business podcast transcript

Cell and Molecular Biology (M.S., PSM)

Mark Staves, Ph.D.

Cell and Molecular Biology podcast transcript

Clinical Dietetics (M.S.)

Jody Vogelzang, Ph.D., RDN

Clinical Dietetics podcast transcript

Communications (M.S.)

Alex Nesterenko, Ph.D.

Communications podcast transcript

Computer Information Systems (M.S.)

Jonathan Leidig, Ph.D.

Computer Information Systems podcast transcript

Criminal Justice (M.S.)

Tonisha Jones, Ph.D.

Criminal Justice podcast transcript

Cybersecurity (M.S.)

Andrew Kalafut, Ph.D.

Cybersecurity podcast transcript

Data Science and Analytics (M.S.)

Jerry Scripps, Ph.D. 

Data Science and Analytics podcast transcript

Education (M.Ed.) - Educational Leadership

Rick Vandermolen, Ed.D.

Educational Leadership podcast transcript

Education (M.Ed.) - Educational Leadership
Special Education Administration

Cindi Smith, Ph.D.

Special Education Administration podcast transcript

Education (M.Ed.) - Educational Technology

Andrew Topper, Ph.D.

Educational Technology podcast transcript

Education (M.Ed.) - Higher Education

Karyn Rabourn, Ph.D.

Higher Education podcast transcript

Education (M.Ed.) - Instruction & Curriculum
Early Childhood Education

Linda Pickett, Ph.D.

Early Childhood Education podcast transcription

Education (M.Ed.) - Instruction & Curriculum
Educational Differentiation

Kelly Margot, Ph.D.

Educational Differentiation podcast transcription

Education (M.Ed.) - Instruction & Curriculum
Elementary Education

Ellen Schiller, Ph.D. 

Elementary Education podcast transcription

Education (M.Ed.) - Instruction & Curriculum
Secondary Level Education

Doug Busman, Ph.D. 

Secondary Level Education podcast transcription

Education (M.Ed.) - Literacy Studies
Reading and Language Arts

Elizabeth Stolle, Ph.D.

Reading and Language Arts podcast transcript

Education (M.Ed.) - Literacy Studies
TESOL Emphasis

Rui Niu-Cooper, Ph.D.

TESOL podcast transcript

Education (M.Ed.) - Special Education

Amy Schelling, Ph.D.

Special Education podcast transcript

Education (M.Ed.) - School Counseling

Judy Stearns Williams, MS

School Counseling podcast transcript

Education Specialist in Leadership (Ed.S.)

Amy Dunn, M.Ed.

Education Specialist in Leadership podcast transcript

Engineering (M.S.E)

Shabbir Choudhuri, Ph.D.

Engineering podcast transcript

English (M.A.)

Brian Deyo, Ph.D. 

English podcast transcript

Health Administration (M.H.A.)

Raymond Higbea, Ph.D.

Health Administration podcast transcript

Health Informatics and Bioinformatics (M.S., PSM)

Anirudh Chowdhary, Ph.D.

Health Informatics and Bioinformatics podcast transcript

Medical Dosimetry (M.S.)

Kristen Vu, M.S., CMD, RT(T)

Medical Dosimetry podcast transcript

Nonprofit Leadership Certificate

Davia Downey, Ph.D.

Nonprofit Leadership podcast transcript

Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Katherine Moran, DNP, CDE, FAADE

Nursing (DNP) podcast transcript

Occupational Therapy (M.S.)

Scott Truskowski, MS, OTRL

Occupational Therapy podcast transcript

Online and Blended Instruction Certificate

Andrew Topper, Ph.D.

Online and Blended Instruction podcast transcript

Palliative and Hospice Care Certificate

Linda Buck, MSN, RN

Palliative and Hospice Care podcast transcript

Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (M.P.N.L.)

Michelle Wooddell, Ph.D.

Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership podcast transcript

Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

Dan Vaughn, PT, Ph.D.

Physical Therapy podcast transcript

Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.)

Andrew Booth, PA-C 

Physician Assistant Studies podcast transcript

Professional Science Masters (P.S.M.)

Anirudh Chowdhary, Ph.D. 

PSM programs podcast transcript

Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Davia Downey, Ph.D.

Public Administration podcast transcript

Public Health (M.P.H.)

Ranelle Brew, Ed.D.

Public Health podcast transcript

School Psychology (M.S. & Psy.S.)

Amy Campbell, Ph.D.

School Psychology podcast transcript

Social Innovation (P.M.S.I)

Wendy Burns-Ardolino, Ph.D.

Social Innovation podcast transcript

Social Work (M.S.W.)

Cray Mulder, Ph.D.

Social Work podcast transcript

Speech Language Pathology (M.S.)

Courtney Karasinski, Ph.D.

Speech Language Pathology podcast transcript

Bachelor/Master Combined Degree Program Podcasts

The following podcasts will outline the combined degree programs at Grand Valley State University. Each podcast will provide an overview of the admissions process, degree requirements, curriculum structure, and distinguishing qualities of the program.