The Mellby Lecture Series is named for Carl Mellby who served the college as professor and administrator from 1901-1949. Dr. Mellby’s career exemplified the distinctive contribution that liberal arts colleges make to higher education: excellence characterized by comprehensiveness, intellectual rigor in both scholarship and teaching, and a creative concern for interrelationships and communication amongst disciplines. In honoring Carl Mellby with a lecture series in his name, we honor his successors among current faculty by inviting two of them who continue in Mellby’s tradition to reflect upon the significance of their own professional work and developments in their chosen fields.
This year’s speakers are:
Ibtesam Al-Atiyat, Professor of Sociology/Anthropology, “The Neoliberal Turn in Higher Education”
Gregory Walter, Professor of Religion, “The Vulnerability of Theology”