Gannon University Globalization Speaker Series Returns

Dave BarkerPosted: March 12, 2015

David Barker, Ph.D., program director of Gannon University's organizational learning and leadership program, will moderate a March 12 discussion as part of the University's Globalization Speaker Series.

 

 

Gannon University's Globalization Speaker Series resumes on March 12 with "Living Global in Erie: Faculty and Students Experiences of Working with Refugees," a presentation moderated by David Barker, Ph.D., program director of Gannon's doctoral program in organizational learning and leadership.

The presentation will be made by Renee Gordon, Ph.D., principal of the Charter School of Excellence in Erie, Pa.; Joseph Stadler, a Ph.D. candidate at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Patricia Stubber, Ph.D. executive director of the Northwest Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center and an adjunct professor at the Penn State College of Medicine. All three presenters work with the area's refugee population and have been students of Barker's; Gordon and Stadler are adjunct faculty members at Gannon.

Barker points out that "People tend to think that globalization means cultural competency or cultural effusion and that's not the case. Globalization is in our back yard and we don't have to go abroad to see it."

This view is very much in line with the philosophy of Christopher Magno, Ph.D., assistant professor of criminal justice, and the series' creator. As a recipient of Gannon's Cooney-Jackman Endowed Professorship and a native of the Philippines, Magno created the series last fall to, as he said, "let the Gannon University community reach a greater understand of what globalization is about in different aspects-cultural, environmental, labor, economic.

"Globalization is right in front of us," he added. "When you watch the news, you experience globalization, and Erie is so multicultural, a city of immigrants and refugees that we encounter in daily lives."

The following is a list of events in the spring portion of the Globalization Speaker Series. All events are free and open to the public.

March 127 p.m.

Yehl Ballroom, Waldron Campus Center, 124 W. Seventh St.
Living Global in Erie: Faculty and Students Experiences of Working with Refugees

Presenters: Renee Gordon, Ph.D., Joseph Stadler and Patricia Stubber, Ph.D. Moderator: David Barker, Ph.D., program director, organizational learning and leadership

March 16 12:20 - 1:15 p.m.
Room 1222, Palumbo Academic Center, 824 Peach St. 

Globalization and Labor Force
Speaker: Bruce Kibler, Ph.D., assistant professor of management

March 24 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Room 2205, Palumbo Academic Center, 824 Peach St.
When Cultures Go Pop: Presentations of global cultures by faculty of the foreign language department 

Presenters: faculty and students of the foreign languages department

March 26 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Room 2205, Palumbo Academic Center, 824 Peach St.
Foreign Languages and the Labor Force
Discussants: Professionals from the Erie Community
Moderators: Martha Kosir, Ph.D., associate professor of foreign languages, Carlos Mamani, Ph.D., associate professor of foreign languages

April 14 11 a.m. - Noon
Room 1200, Palumbo Academic Center, 824 Peach St.
Professionalism and Diversity in Criminal Justice
Discussants: Parris Baker, Ph.D., assistant professor of social work; Randy Bowers, chief, Erie Police Department, Jack Daneri, district attorney, Erie County and Paul Gambill, juvenile counselor, Erie County Edmund Thomas Adolescent Center Moderator: Jerry Clark, Ph.D., assistant professor of criminal justice