What are the challenges and benefits of using imagery for research, teaching, and practice? How can images be used to explore concepts such as privilege, oppression, class, gender? What are practical examples of photo elicitation, photo voice, visual content analysis, art-based inquiry, and digital story-telling? What are some ethical and practical considerations when using digital tools for research? How does signage, imagery and campus layout cultivate or diminish a sense of belonging?

Learn the answers to these questions and more as host Tony Doody interviews Carrie Kortegast (Northern Illinois University) and Bridget T Kelly (University of Maryland). Please contribute to the conversation by emailing questions before the show to tony@higheredlive.com or by tweeting live during the show using the #higheredlive hashtag. We’ll do our best to infuse questions from viewers (with attribution) into the live conversation.


Episode Host

Tony Doody

Tony Doody

Tony Doody has over 25 years of practical experience and oversight in senior leadership positions within the Higher Education industry in the areas of Facilities Management, New Student Orientation, Recreation, Parent and Family Programs, Leadership and Training, Marketing and Communications, Adult Learning, and Major Events and Programs. He currently serves as the Director of Student Centers at the University of Delaware. Over the last six years, Tony has presented at over thirty universities and national conferences on topics of innovation, digital leadership, technology, and unconventional leadership. He received the Diamond Honoree Award from the ACPA Foundation, the highest honor of the American College Personnel Association, recognizing transformative contributions to the field (2017) and earned NASPA's 2017 Technology Emerging Practice Award. In addition, Tony has worked over 20 years as a consultant in the areas of executive coaching, leadership development, presentation skills, risk-taking, innovation, social media, conflict resolution, and team cohesiveness. Past clients include J&J, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Vistakon, Navigant, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, United Way, Merrill Lynch, Tumi International, and Aventis Pharmaceuticals.


Bridget T Kelly

Dr. Kelly is Associate Professor of Student Affairs at the University of Maryland. She
received her master’s degree and PhD in Social Foundations of Education from the University of
Maryland at College Park. For the past nine years she was Associate Professor and Program
Chair of Higher Education at Loyola University Chicago. Prior to that, Dr. Kelly was Associate
Professor of Student Development at Seattle University and Assistant Professor of Higher
Education and Student Affairs at the University of Vermont. Her scholarship focuses on
marginalized populations in higher education, such as women and faculty of Color. She has
authored over 25 publications, including, two articles that have received over 200 citations each
and two that have been cited in AMICUS briefs for U.S. Supreme Court cases. Dr. Kelly is an
award-winning teacher of intergroup dialogue and presents nationally on the topic. She is an
author in and co-editor of Engaging images for research, pedagogy and practice: Utilizing visuals
to understand and promote college student development (2017, Stylus).


Carrie Kortegast

Dr. Carrie Kortegast is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Northern Illinois University. She received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, M.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Ph.D. in Higher Education from Iowa State University. She has authored publications on the use of visual methods in research, pedagogy, and practice including Theorizing the Self: Digital Storytelling, Applying Theory, and Multimodal Learning (Kortegast & Davis, 2017), Enhancing Ways of Knowing: Participant-Generated Visual Methods in Higher Education Research (Kortegast, McCann, Branch, Latz, Kelly, & Linder, 2019), as well as co-editing the book Engaging Images for Research, Pedagogy, and Practice: Utilizing Visuals to Understand and Promote College Student Development. She has also written on the experiences of LGBTQ students and student affairs professionals, short-term study abroad, and student affairs administration. Prior to teaching, Kortegast served as a student affairs administrator for nine years. Kortegast is active in NASPA serving as a former co-chair of Gender and Sexuality (formerly GLBT) Knowledge Community, on the leadership team for the Division of Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice, and as the media reviews and features associate editor for the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.