Catch Up With Chuck Episode 16 Education Leadership for the Future with UNL CASNR Dean Tiffany Heng-Moss


Mar. 1, 2018

Joining Chuck in this week’s episode of Catch Up With Chuck is Tiffany Heng-Moss, Interim Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Utilizing a collection of critical thinkers and individuals who think outside the box to make important decisions is important to Heng-Moss. She believes in challenging students to look through transdisciplinary lenses to better respond to grand challenges related to food, energy, water and landscape systems.

“It’s going to be a collection of critical thinkers and those individuals that look outside of the box and think creatively to solve these different types of solutions. And, I can’t think of a better place for us to start that than in our college classrooms.”

-Tiffany Heng-Moss, Ph.D.


Heng-Moss believes that students need a global perspective on the world to be successful in both rural and urban communities. Solving grand challenges in Nebraska and beyond is dependent on utilizing a community of global learners and thinkers.

In order to best serve a holistic student, Heng-Moss believes service learning is a critical component in innovative higher education. As seen in RFI Student Serviceship, Heng-Moss believes in intentionally infusing service learning into higher education to develop holistic students while they serve Nebraska’s communities.

RFI’s mission is to harness the intellectual energy of the University of Nebraska and its partners to positively impact the future of humankind. Central to that impact is preparing the next generation of business and civic leaders, entrepreneurs, educators and health care professionals who can be successful in a very different and largely unpredictable future and world. Heng-Moss is one of many administrators at the University of Nebraska working toward this goal for the betterment of Nebraska and beyond.


Catch Up With Chuck is Facebook Live series with Rural Futures Institute Founding Executive Director Chuck Schroeder. Airing most Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. (CST) on RFI’s Facebook Page, Chuck uses this time to discuss critical rural topics and the latest about RFI while answering viewers’ questions. Stay in touch with Catch Up With Chuck and the Rural Futures Institute through Facebook and Twitter. We will be back soon with another episode looking at rural people and places, success stories, innovators, thinkers and doers who are making rural communities a legitimate best choice for worthwhile living.