Charger 360

Charger 360 is the official video podcast of the University of New Haven. Each episode features guests from across the University with the goal of, as the show's name implies, giving you a 360-degree view of the amazing things going on in Charger Nation. From academics, to athletics, to student life, and beyond, we cover it all... and have some fun in the process.

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Charger 360 - Season 2, Episode 18: J-Dub & Bruce Unscripted

Charger 360 co-hosts J.W. Stewart and Bruce Barber, look back on season 2 of Charger 360 and look ahead to season 3. They also talked about their backgrounds – Bruce as a shock jock for 18 years on a popular morning show in New Haven and J.W. who started his career in print journalism before breaking into TV and spending 12 years at ESPN – and what brought them to Charger Nation, a community they both describe as a family.

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Charger 360 - Season 2, Episode 17: David Ramirez ’24 and Rob Holub ’08, ’09 MBA

David Ramirez ’24, a sport management major and esports and gaming minor, and Rob Holub ’08, ’09 MBA, director of esports, joined Charger 360 to talk about the University being at the forefront of esports education and the opportunities available to esports student-athletes. David reflected on the opportunities he has had thanks to esports and gave an inside look to some in-game Call of Duty clips, while Rob talked discussed what led to the University creating academic opportunities in the growing fields of esports and gaming.

Charger 360 - Season 2, Episode 16: Joe Markowski '26

Joe Markowski '26, a communication major, Connecticut native, and host of The Nashville Sounds on WNHU, the University's award-winning student-run radio station, reflects on his relationship with his mentor Bruce Barber, his passion for restoring old cars, and his family's long connection to the University. "The University made it known that here it's family. The connections I have made... I don't think I could have made them anywhere else."

Charger 360 - Season 2, Episode 15: Shaily Menon

Shaily Menon, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, reflects on a conversation she had with her father as teenager growing up in India that helped lead to her career path. “I love higher education and learning so much, and I have stayed on college my whole life,” she said. She discussed how she engages others through the approach of distributed leadership, the role she played in helping to create the book “So you Want to be a Dean? Pathways to the Deanship,” and her passion for painting.

Charger 360 - Season 2, Episode 14: Marcus Harvin

Marcus Harvin '23 A.S., '25 joined Charger 360 to talk about his experience being one of the first graduates of an innovative program created through a collaboration between the University's Prison Education Program and the Yale Prison Education Initiative. He reflects on how he ended up in prison, the opportunities he had through his education, and the nonprofit he launched that he called a byproduct of his participation in the University’s President’s Public Service Fellowship program.

Charger 360 - Season 2, Episode 13: Mario Gaboury

Mario Gaboury, J.D., Ph.D., dean of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, joined Charger 360 to talk about his family’s connection to the University’s West Haven campus that dates back 100 years. He also discussed how passionate Lee College students are about giving back and serving society, the Lee College faculty who bring a significant amount of real-world experience into the classroom, and the hands-on learning opportunities for students.

Charger 360 - Season 2, Episode 10: Joe Franco and Andy Billman

Joe Franco and Andy Billman, adjunct professors in the University's Communication, Film and Media Studies Department join Charger 360 to talk about the inspiration behind the documentary they are creating about Toad's Place, a well-known night club in New Haven that has been attracting famous performers for nearly 50 years – and the many University connections to the documentary and the iconic location. Prof. Franco helped with the launch of ESPN in 1979, spending more than 33 years at the network, and Prof. Billman was an award-winning producer at ESPN.

Charger 360 - Season 2, Episode 8: Gabi Garcia-Perez

Gabi Garcia-Perez '23, '24 M.S., a native of nearby Guilford, Conn., talks about her journey as a Charger. She reflects on being a member of the women's soccer team; her undergraduate studies and her experiences in the M.S. in Finance program; and hosting a show on WNHU 88.7 FM, as well as her involvement in the Women in Business Club, the Incendio Dance Project, and much more. (Oh, and she's one of the faces of the University's new Power On brand campaign, too!)

Charger 360

Season 1, Episode 2: Lisa Dadio and Police De-escalation

Charger 360's first season continues as we speak with Lisa Dadio, M.S., MSW, a senior lecturer in criminal justice, assistant dean of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and the Director of the University's Center for Advanced Policing. The Center for Advanced Policing recently received a $1 million grant to become one of only six regional de-escalation training centers across the country that provides law enforcement training that is approved by the Department of Justice.


About Charger 360

Charger 360 is filmed in the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation and produced by University students and staff. Charger 360 is hosted by Bruce Barber and J.W. Stewart. We hope you enjoy watching Charger 360, and we welcome your feedback. Click here to write to us!

All topics discussed on Charger 360 are accurate at the time of recording, but are subject to change.