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Episode 16: "It's Definitely Been a Journey": Nursing a Learning Mindset with Danica Sumpter

March 26th, 2021

Dr. Danica Sumpter from UT's School of Nursing joins Dixie and Stephanie to talk about her incredible personal journey to nursing and teaching nursing as well as her high-impact work in so many areas of society, including within the Black Mamas Community Collective where she strives to help mothers "not just survive but thrive." Her inspiring story and mindful practices in an online classroom environment are so helpful for all teachers across disciplines and settings. Thanks for listening, and we hope you enjoy!


Dr. Danica Sumpter is is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing (UTSON). Dr. Sumpter has been recognized for her innovations in teaching and named a university Provost’s Teaching Fellow in 2019. Her work as chair of the Family, Public Health, and Nursing Administration Division and co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at the UTSON, and with the Black Mamas Community Collective, have all fueled her aspirations of becoming an expert in anti-racist teaching praxis.

PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on February 26th, 2021 via Zoom.

Assistant Producers/Hosts: Dixie Stanforth, Stephanie Seidel Holmsten
(Intro theme features additional PTF fellows Patrick Davis, Keith Brown, David Vanden Bout
Music and Sound Design by Charlie Harper (
Produced by Michelle S. Daniel
Creator & Executive Producer: Mary C. Neuburger

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