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A podcast of NKU Magazine, Ask NKU invites the finest academic minds at Northern Kentucky University to share their insights and knowledge with you, for free. On almost any topic you can imagine, our professors and guests share a wealth of insights and information with you through fun, candid, and engaging interviews.

Feb 24, 2021

Yacoub Sidya is the founder and CEO of MSS Security. He founded MSS Security in 2003 at the age of 24. MSS is one of the largest employers in Mauritania, which is in West Africa. The company has multiple locations spread across the globe. Yacoub also runs Phoenix Precious metals, a Dubai-based gold trading, and mining...

Jun 28, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Hughes is the Co-Founder of The Chapel Hill North Group and CHN Analytics, LLC, a predictive big data market intelligence firm that leverages and extends nearly 20 years worth of big market competitive intelligence expertise.

At NKU, Hughes leads strategy capstone courses in the Haile/U.S. Bank College of...

Jun 23, 2020

Crawford is the Owner and Artistic Director of Rapture Dance Company.  She began dancing at the age of five and has been teaching and choreographing throughout the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area for the past thirteen years. Crawford grew up dancing in the Northern Kentucky area in many different genres as...

Jun 18, 2020

Kristin previously was a sales manager focusing on customer service. Wanting something different, she has spent the past ten years as a restaurant owner—Twin Bistro & Catering and now local favorite The...

Jun 7, 2020

Tim Metzner has been around startups his entire career. From early employee to founder to investor, Tim works with what he loves and with people who make him better. Now, he's focused on building APIs that power distribution for the $200B+ commercial insurance industry.