Disruption, Transformation, and Innovation in Higher Education
Join LMU President & Faculty Experts for a Discussion on Higher Ed.

August 11, 2020 11:00 AM    Webinar

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Weeks away from the start of the fall semester, institutions of higher education must prepare to help students navigate a world mired in pandemic crisis mode and shaken by a newly vibrant movement for racial justice. Loyola Marymount President Timothy Law Snyder will lead a conversation with faculty experts on diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurism and social good, and journalism, to share how LMU students and faculty members can use innovation and imagination to go beyond the classroom and make a difference in the world.  


  • LMU President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.

Featured speakers:

  • Stefan Bradley, Professor of African American Studies and Coordinator for Diversity/Inclusion Initiatives, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
  • David Choi, Director, Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Kate Pickert, Assistant Professor, English Journalism

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Timothy Law Snyder (moderator), president of Loyola Marymount University, has been a dedicated professor and administrator at Jesuit universities for more than 30 years. He earned his M.A. and his Ph.D. in applied and computational mathematics from Princeton University. He also has an M.S. in mathematics, a B.A. in psychology, and a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Toledo. President Snyder’s academic and research interests include: computational mathematics, airline flight safety, HIV diagnosis and prevention, and the education of the millennial and post-millennial generations. Since arriving at LMU in 2015, President Snyder has challenged the university to reimagine its global, creative, and interdisciplinary footprints. Under his leadership, LMU has: strengthened diversity and inclusion programs; achieved record-setting enrollments; exceeded fundraising targets, with attention to student scholarships and accessibility; improved significantly in national rankings; expanded its international partnerships, and opened a third campus in the heart of Silicon Beach.

Stefan M. Bradley is currently the Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and Professor of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University.  Bradley received his Ph.D. in 20th Century US History with an Emphasis on the Black Experience from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  He is author of the award-winning book, Upending the Ivory Tower: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Ivy League (2018). An educator at heart, Bradley’s life ambition is to personally teach/mentor/inspire the young people who change the world for the better. 

David Y. Choi, Ph.D. is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Loyola Marymount University where he also serves the director of the top-ranked Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship. David has been an entrepreneur having founded, built and sold companies in biotechnology, energy, financial services, and foods. He is a co-author of Values Centered Entrepreneurs and Their Companies and has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles in entrepreneurship, technology management and strategy. Formerly, David served as (founding) Fellow of the Leadership Initiative at Harvard Business School and worked as a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group. 

Kate Pickert was a staff writer at Time magazine from 2008 to 2015 and a freelance magazine writer and newspaper reporter before that. At Time, Professor Pickert covered federal health care reform and wrote about a diverse range of other topics, including abortion, national politics and trends in modern American life. She has also written about issues important to California, including state politics and water use. Before coming to LMU, Professor Pickert taught journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Professor Pickert is the author of Radical: The Science, Culture and History of Breast Cancer in America, published by Little, Brown in 2019.

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