Episode 10: Featuring David Baron

As the Chief Strategy Officer for Noodle, Lee Bradshaw meets – you guessed it – a lot of interesting people in higher ed. In Noodle’s debut podcast, Bradshaw speaks with leaders from every facet of higher education to tease out their stories and learn about how they’re moving and shaking an industry that notoriously values tradition.

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We kick off 2022 with our second straight guest hailing from the world of healthcare education. David Baron, DO, MSEd, is the Senior Vice President and Provost at Western University of Health Sciences. He joins us to discuss the future of online education at Western University, how hybrid health science programs can succeed, and the new level of flexibility required from higher ed. How will alternate reality and virtual reality shape learning? What problems do generational divides in tech use cause? What is the right balance of virtual vs. in-person for learners and professors?

Provost Baron tells us about his early interest in psychiatry before ultimately choosing osteopathic medicine, plus some of his experiences working with professional athletes.

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Dr. Baron is Senior Vice President and Provost at Western University of Health Sciences and serves as Chief Academic Officer. He leads the Office of the Provost and serves on the senior administrative leadership team.