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Josie Ahlquist
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Lives in Los Angeles
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Adam and I need to publish together!  So many commonalities in some of our findings :)
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Sign me up Josie!
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What is (was) on your to do list before turning 40?
A few days ago I celebrated my 33rd birthday.  This year has been life changing. Not because it was easy.  At times it was extremely difficult.  Going from fulltime over-achiever administrator work...
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I have accomplished a few. But still have 1.5 years left to get the rest.

Visit Europe
Go on African Safari
Get married. -this one might wait a few years
Quit smoking

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Heading to  #NASPA14  this week?  Come join me and +Renee Dowdy +Marci Walton +Christopher Conzen and +Amma Marfo as we talk about blogging in student affairs! 
Blogging takes bravery.  It is found in the feeling a writer gets right before pushing publish.  Or the questions, fears and doubts buzzing in your mind, wondering if the post will be received or e...
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Happy Birthday Baby. My Frankenstein <3
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Couldn't wait to share this before the new year, another project that has been in the works for months...my first promo video!
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That's amazing!!!!!
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These are amazing, can't wait to watch everyday!!
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Using the Social Change Model to argue how #SoMe  can aid in Social Change 
There is something missing from the Social Change Model. I have written previously about student leadership and the influence digital technologies have on identity development.  In those posts, I s...
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We agree that social media can and should be used to engage with students and promote social change. Sounds like it certainly could be included in the next edition of Leadership for a Better World.

In the meantime, have you read Do Good Well: Your Guide to Leadership, Action, and Social Innovation (http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118382943,miniSiteCd-JBHIGHERED.html)? Written by and for young leaders, it does include information on activism promoted through social media.

Also you may be interested in Rey Junco's new book, coming out  in August, Engaging Students through Social Media: Evidence Based Practices for Use in Student Affairs (http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118647459.html).
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Research on Social Media in Education | An Extensive Reference List
As part of my doctoral program in Higher Education Leadership, I am taking a class called Literature Review.  The primary aim of this course is to produce a massive paper, which will turn into the ...
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Higher Education, Student Affairs & Social Media
Employment
  • California Lutheran University
    Graduate Teaching Assistant, 5 - present
  • California Lutheran University
    Institutional Review Board Doctoral Assistant, 2013 - 2014
  • California Lutheran University
    Doctoral Assistant, 2012 - 2013
  • Loyola Marymount University
    Campus Recreation Associate Director, 2006 - 2013
  • California State University, Los Angeles
    Resident Director, 2005 - 2006
  • Northern Arizona University
    Graduate Assistant, 2003 - 2005
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Los Angeles
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Higher Education/Student Affairs Professional, Social Media Researcher/Explorer, Leadership Book Junkie and Overall Pursuer of Epic Living
Introduction

My name is Josie Ahlquist, lifetime learner, educator, injured runner, achieving doer, Wyoming native and standing tall at 4’10.

I am a doctoral student at California Lutheran University, studying Higher Education Leadership. My primary professional experience is working within Higher Education, developing college students in a field called Student Affairs.  Many call us party planners, or in my husband’s industry of entertainment, I am called a Producer.  In many ways I am, producing memories for students that will enhance their campus experiences.  I am drawn to challenging the norm of higher education, to seek innovations that will keep up with evolving technologies and needs of our students, as well as, understanding and preparing for the next wave of college students.

I have been blogging for two years, last spring completing a challenge writing 50 posts in 50 days. Today, I blog about higher education and social media; showcasing my research from course projects, research and best practices in the field.  I have ten years in Higher Education in areas such as student activities, campus recreation, student unions, marketing, residence life, judicial affairs, student leadership and new student orientation.

Uniquely, I am also part of the YouTube industry, as my husband Lloyd Ahlquist is a major content contributor online, as the executive producer, writer and talent for the #10 top YouTube channel called Epic Rap Battles of History.  Known as EpicLLOYD, we are celebrating four years of marriage and have been together since March 2003.  Read about our story here.  Our family is composed of two rescue animals, a 10 year-old Russian blue cat named Isabelle and Parker a 8 month-old Border Collie/Lab/Boxer mix.  It is quite an animal house!

Throughout my life, I have been told I am a ‘doer,’ an ability to produce a large extent of high quality work.  In other words, I get it done.  Production has to be accomplished strategically, as it is too easy to ‘over-do-it’ and be left with nothing.  However, not do enough and your legacy will be forgotten.

You can also find me here:

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.”  -George Bendard Shaw 

Bragging rights
On my way to my fourth degree. Standing tall at 4'10. Wife of EpicLloyd.
Education
  • California Lutheran University
    Ed.D Higher Education Leadership, 2012 - present
  • South Dakota State University
    B.S. Sociology, 1999 - 2003
  • Northern Arizona University
    M.Ed Higher Education, 2003 - 2005
  • South Dakota State University
    B.S. Human Development, 1999 - 2003
  • Newcastle High School
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Female