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Hendrix Odyssey Professors Highlighted in New Podcast Series

Odcast_logo_web.jpgCONWAY, Ark. (March 5, 2019) – Hendrix faculty members are featured in a new podcast series called “Odcast: Tales of Teaching and Hands-on Learning at Hendrix College.”

The new series is available free at, which includes links to distribution via SoundCloud, Spotify, Stitcher, and RSS (iTunes coming soon). Six episodes are being released weekly this spring (see full schedule below).

“Odcast is a great way for us to recognize and share the amazing work of Odyssey Professors and to celebrate how the Odyssey Professorships enhance teaching and hands-on learning at Hendrix,” said politics professor Dr. Jay Barth.

Barth is currently serving as Director of the Odyssey Program until the end of this academic year. He held the Bill and Connie Bowen Odyssey Professorship from 2014 to 2017.

In the first episode, he shares his experience teaching politics at Hendrix before the Hendrix Odyssey Program launched, and how the Odyssey and Odyssey Professorship Programs have enhanced teaching and learning at Hendrix.


Episode 1 | February 25

Dr. Jay Barth (Bill & Connie Bowen Odyssey Professor, 2014 – 2017) 

Episode 2 | March 4

Dr. Lindsay Kennedy (Nancy & Craig Wood Odyssey Professor, 2018 – 2020)

Episode 3 | March 11

Dr. Brett Hill (Charles Prentiss Hough Odyssey Professor, 2015 – 2018) 

Episode 4 | March 25

Dr. Toni Jaudon (Isabelle Peregrin Odyssey Professor, 2015 – 2018)

Episode 5 | April 1

Dr. Maureen McClung (Judy and Randy Wilbourn Odyssey Professor, 2017 – 2020)

Episode 6 | April 8

Dr. Kiril Kolev (James and Emily Bost Odyssey Professor, 2016 – 2019)

The Odyssey Professorship Program launched in 2007. The College currently has 13 Odyssey Professorships. 

The Odyssey Professorship Program builds on the Hendrix Odyssey Program, which launched in 2005 and requires students complete at least three hands-on learning experiences before they graduate. Students and faculty can apply for funding, on a competitive grant basis, to support an Odyssey project. Since the Odyssey Program launched in 2005, the College has awarded more than $4 million in Odyssey grants.

“Hearing faculty members share how they developed new engaged learning opportunities for students really reinforces the transformational journey of the Odyssey Program, as well as the value of a hands-on liberal arts education at Hendrix,” Barth said.

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit