The Deans’ Lecture Series is sponsored by Academic Affairs with the academic deans selecting the speaker(s) for the annual program. Speakers for the Deans’ Lecture Series engage in discussion and explore current topics with the College community in areas such as academia, culture/society, and the workforce.
Topic – "Addressing Students’ Basic Needs: Why, How, and What Now?"
Presenter – Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology at Temple University and Founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab
Topic – The Real Indiana Jones
Presenter – Mr. Scott Rawlins, Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at Arcadia University and scientific illustrator, naturalist and museum educator
Topic – The future of work, leisure, and education during the next twenty years, a topic from The Future of Leisure: Navigating Change (Sagamore-Venture Publishing)
Presenter – Dr. Galen Godbey, co-author of The Future of Leisure: Navigating Change with Geoffrey Godbey
Topic – European Christian refugees who found protection and created new lives in the Muslim Empire in the 18th century: A topic of particular relevance given the refugee crisis currently facing the world
Presenter – Dr. Harun Kucuk, Fellow at the Middle Eastern Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Topic – "Hunger in America" panel discussion
Presenters – Professor Lynn Swartley O’Brien (Anthropology), Chair; Dr. Deborah Greenspan (Psychology), Professor Samuel Wallace (Geography), Instructor James Lynch (Hospitality), Diversity Fellow Instructor Natasha Patterson (Health Sciences), Montgomery County Community College
Topic – "African American Women and Violence"
Presenter – Dr. Theresa Napson Williams, Diversity Fellow Assistant Professor of History, Montgomery County Community College
Topic – "Palestinian National Identity"
Presenter – Dr. Michael Vicente Perez, Diversity Fellow Instructor of Anthropology, University of Washington
Topic – "A Journey through Africa"
Presenter – Mr. Cephas Yao Agbemenu, Professor of Art, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya (MCCC’s third Fulbright Scholar in Residence)
Topic – "The Lincoln and Other Douglas Debate"
Presenters – The Civil War Museum of Philadelphia actors
Topic – "King Tut in Philadelphia"
Presenter – Dr. Michael Silverman, Professor of Art History, University of Pennsylvania
Topic – "The Old World, the New World, and the Creation of the Modern World"
Presenters – Dr. Fernando Camargo, Professor of History, University of Passo Fundo, Brazil (MCCC’s Fulbright Scholar In Residence) and Dr. Aaron Shatzman, Dean Social Sciences
Topic – "A Tale of Two Universes"
Presenters – Dr. Paul Steinhardt, The Albert Einstein Professor of Physics, Princeton University
Topic – "Race and Medicine"
Presenter – Dr. Susan Lederer, Professor of the History of Medicine, Yale University