College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's Lecture Series

CHSS Dean's Lecture Series

Inaugurated in Fall 2011, the CHSS Dean's Lecture Series showcases the research and creative activity of full-time tenured and tenure-track professors in the College. The series offers an opportunity for intellectual exchange across a variety of academic disciplines, scholarly subjects, and issues. On occasion, the work of professors emeriti, lecturers, visiting professors, graduate students, part-time faculty, and highly experienced professionals will be featured. The presentations selected for the series are thought-provoking, have broad appeal, and further the KSU commitment to excellence in scholarly and creative work.

Upcoming Lectures

Spring 2016 lectures will be announced soon.

Previous Lectures

Thursday September 10, 2015
Dr. Gail Markle
Assistant Professor of Sociology
"Factors that Influence Achievement in the Undergraduate Social Science Research Methods Course"

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Dr. Cindy Bowers
Assoc. Prof. Department of English
President, Faculty Senate

"Humanities and Social Sciences: The College That Works"

Wednesday March 19, 2014
Dr. Federica Santini (KSU)
Associate Professor of Italian
Dr. Thomas E. Peterson (UGA)
Professor of Italian
"Translating Trauma: A collaborative Project on Poet Amelia Rosselli"

Wednesday October 16, 2013
Dr. Wayne Van Horne
Associate Professor of Anthropology
"Holy Warriors & Regional Systems: A Cross-cultural Comparison of Historic Religious-Military Orders in Medieval Europe, Japan, North America, and the Middle East"

Thursday November 14, 2013
Dr. David Jones
Professor of Philosophy
"Fractal Divinity: Rethinking Religiosity through Early Chinese and Western Sources"

Wednesday April 3, 2013
Dr. Barbara Neuby
Professor of Public Administration
"Pension Reform Through Nationalization"

Thursday November 15, 2012
Dr. Robert Simon
Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
"From Modern to Postmodern: The Paradigm Shift in Iberian Society and Poetry"

Wednesday October 10, 2012
Dr. Melvyn Fein
Professor of Sociology
"Post-Liberalism: The Death of a Dream"

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Dr. Paul M. Dover
Associate Professor of History
"The Information Revolution of Early Modern Europe"

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Dr. Jim Piecuch
Associate Professor of History
"Forgotten Foes of Independence: Loyalists, African Americans, and Native Americans in the Revolutionary South"

Thursday November 17, 2011
Dr. Kerwin Swint
Professor of Political Science
"The King Whisperers: Power Behind the Throne from Rasputin to Rove"

Wednesday October 12, 2011
Dr. May H. Gao
Inaugural Lecture
Associate Professor of Communication and Coordinator, Asian Studies Program
"Success and Failure Cases of U.S. Companies in China: UPS v. Home Depot"

Additional Information

Light refreshments will be available 15 minutes before start of the lecture.
Lectures are 45-minutes in duration, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.

For further information, please contact the Deans' Office.