2019-2020 Faculty Lecture Series

Celebrating 90 years of leadership in higher education

Our distinguished faculty, in a variety of disciplines, will be presenting their work, in research or creative achievement, through lectures open to the members of the Carlow community and to the general public. This year's president's lecture series is sponsored by the Social Justice Institutes and the Atkins Center for Ethics. Attend one of our upcoming lectures or listen to a past lecture.

Upcoming lectures


Clean Water: How it Changes Outcomes for Rural African villages
Susan O'Rourke, EDD | Professor of Education

O’Rourke is a professor in Special Education with extensive international experience especially in developing regions of the world. 

Past lectures

Recording coming soon!The Expansion and Use of Telemedicine in Today's World
Michael Kistler, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor of Health Care Data Analytics
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

Kistler is the Program Director of the Health Care Data Analytics and Health Management Programs at Carlow University. 

Recording coming soon!

Poverty Simulation and the Impact on Learners
Mary Fran Reidell, MSN, RN | Instructor of Nursing
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020

Reidell serves as course coordinator for Community Health Nursing in the BSN and the RN to BSN programs at Carlow University. 

Implicit Bias

Clara Cheng, Ph.D. | Professor of Psychology
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

Cheng is the Chair of Undergraduate Psychology at Carlow University. Her expertise is in social psychology, and her classroom uses innovative methods to promote positive social action through random acts of kindness and fundraising for charity. 

No recording available.

The Impact of Big Data on Industry and Society: A Practitioner's Perspective

Prahlad G. Menon, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Data Analytics
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019

Menon is a practicing data scientist and has served as Adjunct Faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

Snapshot on the Status of Human Trafficking
Mary Burke, Ph.D. | Professor of Psychology
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2019

Burke is an internationally recognized expert on the issue of human trafficking. She has worked collaboratively with other activists in the United States and internationally on this issue for 15 years. 

American Bastard
Jan Beatty, MFA | Professor of English
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

Beatty directs the undergraduate creative writing, the Madwomen in the Attic, and is the Distinguished Writer in Residence for the MFA program.