Source: Higher Ed Rewired Podcast
Higher Ed Rewired is a CSU podcast series showcasing inspirational stories from higher education. Featured faculty and researchers bring listeners along on their journey of engaging students with innovative practices, overcoming institutional challenges and creating groundbreaking research. Each episode inspires and expands the listener’s understanding of the foundations of student success in higher education.
In this episode, the director of the National Association of Collegiate Esports, the EA Sports Association president at CSUDH, and two esports directors in the CSU system speak about how they’re transforming the program and how this new way of competing is providing students a reason to pursue higher education.
Featured on This Episode:
- Michael Brooks is the Executive Director of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). NACE is a nonprofit membership association organized by and on behalf of member institutions and is the largest association of varsity esports programs in North America. NACE’s members are developing the structure and tools needed to advance collegiate esports in the varsity space.
- Ruben Caputo is the EA Sports academic advisor and general manager at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is also the Co-Chair of the CSU Esports Collective, responsible for the effective functioning of the board in its role of governing the CSU Esports Collective.
- Dina Ibrahim is a Professor in the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts department at San Francisco State University, where she teaches Radio and Television News Production courses. She has reported for the BBC World Service Radio in London, CNN in Atlanta and Cairo, NPR in Austin, Texas, UPI in Cairo, and Arab News newspaper in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Her research interests are in the area of American television news representation of Arabs and Muslims. Her B.A. and M.A. are from the American University in Cairo and her Ph.D. is from the University of Texas at Austin.
- Alexandra Warren Carrasco is a senior at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and serves as the Esports Association president.