The Scholarly Lecture Series presents

"Social Justice 18627"
speaker: Walteen Grady Truely, Instructor in Education

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
12:05-1:00pm in Science Room 101
A light lunch (pizza and drinks) will be served.

Join Walteen Grady Truely in preparing for her dissertation defense at Marywood University this spring. Walteen will be presenting the results of her research on the personal identity, experience and institutional factors that influence faculty decisions to include social justice and diversity topics in their courses. Her findings are based on a survey distributed to faculty at four campuses in the northeastern United States. One of the results of the research was the identification of links between social justice course conceptw and disciplines where they may not be considered applicable. What relationship exists, for example, between social justice and diversity issues and engineering or math? And how should she explain her finding that being Catholic was a top identity factor realted to faculty inclusion of social justice?

Sponsored by the Office of Director of Academic Affairs and the
Scholarly Activities Committee of Penn State Wilkes-Barre