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The Drexel EdD IMPACT Podcast

Season 1, Episode 1

Impact Podcast Season 1 Episode 2

Dr. James Patrick (Jimmy) Lynch has worked in the field of scholastic athletics for more than 15 years as a teacher, coach, and athletic administrator at schools in Boston and Philadelphia. In 2016, he was named the Executive Director of Athletics for The School District of Philadelphia and President of the Philadelphia Public League. Dr. Lynch also serves as a member of the PA State Athletic Directors Association Executive Council and as the Section 2 representative to the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Board of Directors. His dissertation titled Play By K - Building a Successful Model for Scholastic Athletics in Urban Schools aimed to address the systemic challenges of access to scholastic athletic programs in urban school districts across the country. Dr. Lynch has co-written and developed several articles, papers, reports and courses and has presented at conferences at the local, regional and national levels. Through his own personal and professional experience, he has come to realize that scholastic athletic programs of all levels can really be used as a catalyst for improving leadership development and student outcomes for youth in all areas.

Season 1, Episode 2

Impact Podcast Season 1 Episode 1

Dr. Pia L. Scott is a Counselor, Speaker, Consultant, Community Servant, and Educator. Early in her career she knew she wanted to work in a field where she could help people but wasn’t sure which direction to take. Over the course of ten years, she has worked in Human Services, State Government, and Education. While working in higher education for the last nine years, she was ready to grow, learn, and expand her career options. Stepping out on faith, she established the P L Scott Group, LLC. Her company focuses on a 3C’s approach: Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, she works with individuals, groups, and families to address mental health issues. She is a certified life coach helping people find their purpose and as a consultant she develops continuing education programs training counselors and specialists in the helping profession. Dr. Scott didn’t know it at the time, but she was cultivating a teachable strategy to inspire anyone to become enthusiastic about change, to find their unique power of resilience and their purpose. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the visionary author of How I Got Over: The Educational Pursuit of Black Female Scholars