Inside USF: The Podcast


Welcome to “Inside USF: The Podcast,” created especially for 91 faculty, staff and alumni.  We know you’re busy – so busy, in fact, that it can be hard to find the time to learn about the important work taking place across our three campuses. We’re here to help. We’ll talk with a member of the faculty or staff about their expertise and their contributions, including in ground-breaking research, inspiring community service efforts, the arts, athletics and much more. You’ll meet members of the faculty and staff who, like you, are helping USF make an impact as a fast-rising urban research university.

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Season 3 | Episode 4 - listen to a preview

With extensive experience as a USF faculty member and administrator, Eric Eisenberg knows the university’s many resources can help elevate the Tampa Bay region. He also recognizes that potential partners may not know how to find help at USF – whether it’s hiring interns and new graduates, enhancing neighborhoods, exploring joint research projects or addressing other needs. In this episode, Eisenberg, senior vice president of university community partnerships, discusses efforts to make that process as seamless as possible and how faculty can get involved with his office.


Eric Eisenberg headshot

Season 3 | Episode 4

Central Human Resources is in the midst of implementing several significant changes, including Embedded Services and Project Drive. In this episode, Angie Sklenka, senior vice president and chief human resources and administrative officer, details what they will mean for USF faculty and staff. She and Alexis Mootoo, who was recently named associate vice president for employee experience, also discuss the creation of the Employee Experience Team and how it will work to enhance workplace culture.


Angie Sklenka headshotAlexis Mootoo headshot

Season 3 | Episode 3 - listen to a preview

Amir Abdur-Rahim has been the competitive sort since an early age – that was a necessity growing up in a family with 13 children. He brings that competitive fire, and a commitment to building a men’s basketball program that will be “tough, together and connected,” as he begins his inaugural season this month as the Bulls’ head coach. In this episode, Abdur-Rahim discusses what attracted him to USF, what he expects from his team as both students and athletes, and the priority he places on having what he calls “a service heart.”

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USF Men's Basketball coach Abdur Rahim

Season 3 | Episode 2 - listen to a preview

USF achieved a historic milestone over the summer: An invitation to join Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, the University of 91 and other elite research institutions as a member of the Association of American Universities. In this special episode, USF President Rhea Law talks with Barbara Snyder, president of the 71-member AAU, about why USF was selected for membership, its significance for the university community and Tampa Bay region, and the central role of faculty in propelling USF to this achievement.

Barbara Snyder headshot

Season 3 | Episode 1 - listen to a preview

From the invitation to join the prestigious Association of American Universities, to a new state budget that represents the largest operational funding increase in our university’s history, this has been an extraordinary summer for USF. In this episode, President Rhea Law shares her perspective on USF’s many successes and how they will impact faculty, staff and students.

President Rhea Law holding up the Bull sign, smiling at the camera.


Thanks to the USF School of Music for providing "March Victorious," which in addition to the podcast, can be heard during USF football games and other university events. It was composed by the first director of athletic bands, Sid Haton.


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We welcome your suggestions for colleagues we should interview, or topics we should explore, in future episodes. Share them by filling out our . Here are some general ideas about what we’re interested in:

  • Groundbreaking research
  • Unique programs/initiatives
  • Efforts that make a positive difference for others
  • University-wide initiatives
  • USF-community partnerships 


Listen to past episodes from Seasons 1 and 2.