December 15, 2019
As Dr. Ed Burger prepares to leave Southwestern University to become President and Chief Executive Officer of St. David’s Foundation in Austin, Texas, he and KUT’s Jennifer Stayton discuss the art of letting go, as they wrap up the KUT podcast “Higher Ed.” Ed says “letting go” in the workplace starts with a pretty straightforward […]Listen
December 8, 2019
In the very first episode of KUT’s podcast “Higher Ed,” Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger and KUT’s Jennifer Stayton talked about the importance of failure to learning. Has any thinking changed about that concept in the past five years? Ed says he has greater clarity now than he had five years ago about one […]Listen
November 24, 2019
“Thank you” may not always be the words that come to mind when struggling through a difficult lesson or dealing with a mountain of homework in school. But in this episode of KUT’s podcast “Higher Ed,” Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger and KUT’s Jennifer Stayton discuss the role that gratitude can play in learning […]Listen
November 17, 2019
Who does not appreciate making high grades in a certain subject or getting glowing performance reviews at work? In this episode of KUT’s podcast “Higher Ed,” Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger and KUT’s Jennifer Stayton explore the lure of the “success trap” and how to avoid it. What exactly is the “success trap?” It […]Listen
November 10, 2019
Most of us have the best of intentions when we graduate from high school or college to make our way in the world and lead meaningful and productive lives. But the minutiae of everyday life can eat into our plans to exist outside our comfort zone. In this episode of KUT’s podcast “Higher Ed,” Southwestern […]Listen
November 3, 2019
A podcast listener wrote in asking for guidance about how to handle the regret she feels over the choices she made in college. In this episode of KUT’s podcast “Higher Ed,” Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger and KUT’s Jennifer Stayton examine regret and the ways in which it can actually inspire positive change. A […]Listen
October 27, 2019
Most people – students included – have a long to-do list but are short on ideas for how to tackle it. In this episode of KUT’s podcast “Higher Ed,” Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger and KUT’s Jennifer Stayton discuss strategies for deciding what should top the list. Ed suggests that removing things from the […]Listen
October 20, 2019
Students have a lot of tugging at their energy and attention including classes, homework, jobs and activities. In this episode of KUT’s podcast “Higher Ed,” Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger and KUT’s Jennifer Stayton strategize on how to keep exhausted students engaged in the classroom. Ed received an email from a “Higher Ed” podcast […]Listen
Public media consumers are by nature curious people who embrace lifelong learning. So KUT’s “Higher Ed” podcast, with its focus on learning outside the classroom; innovation in education; and the pure joy of learning, was a perfect fit. KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Dr. Ed Burger spend each 15-minute episode delving into one topic (sometimes provided by a listener) and either introducing or solving a brain teaser. The entertaining episodes are unscripted and draw on Dr. Burger’s extensive experience as an educator, innovator and speaker. The podcast wrapped up production in December 2019 but the enjoyable and engaging discussions cover timeless topics.
Jennifer feels very lucky to have been born and raised in Austin, Texas. An English teacher at her high school once suggested to the class that they tune in to KUT 90.5 for Paul Ray’s “Twine Time.” She has been a public radio fan ever since. Her original career path – Psychology – took a back seat to radio after she started volunteering at the Williams College student radio station while a student there. Jennifer has worked for commercial and public radio stations in news, production, music, and sales in Austin; Syracuse, New York; and Western Massachusetts. She has a Master’s Degree from Syracuse University in Radio-Television-Film.
Jennifer has been the local anchor and host of “Morning Edition” on KUT since May 2004. She was also the co-host and producer of KUT’s “Higher Ed” podcast for its entire five year run through December 2019.
Jennifer is a member of Women Communicators of Austin and serves as a mentor and Board Member in the organization. She also serves on the Advisory Committee for KTSW 89.9 at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
Dr. Ed Burger
Dr. Ed Burger served as President of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas for six years until January 2020. He is the President and CEO of the St. David’s Foundation in Austin, Texas. Dr. Burger is a mathematician by training and has written more than 70 research articles, books and video. He has delivered more than 800 addresses worldwide and has starred in more than 5,000 on-line math tutorial videos.
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