Wilkes University

Past Speakers - Gardner Educational Forum Series

20162015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

2016 Speakers

Dr. Anthony Mussari
Retired communications professor, King’s College
When: 4:30-6 p.m. | April 7
Where: Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center, Rm. 214
Topic: "Rules of the Road to Success: Life Lessons from Experience"

Alicen Cheshire
Wilkes University alumna and mathematics teacher in the Abington Heights School District
When: 4:30-6 p.m. | March 17
Where: Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center, Rm. 214
Topic: "Journey of an Educator: Transitions and Resilience"

David Klevinsky, MFA
Artist, rugby coach and adjunct instructor at King’s College and Misericordia University
When: 4:30-6 p.m. | March 30
Where: Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center, Rm. 214
Topic: Possibility Thinking:  What If?


 

 2015 Speakers

Joy Mao
Associate Professor of Doctorate in Education at Wilkes University
When: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Location:  
Breiseth Hall, Room 206
Topic: 
"How Do We Measure What We Know: The Controversy Over Standardized Testing"

Mary Baker
Kindergarten teacher at Rock Solid Academy
When: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2015
Location:  Arnuad C. Marts Center, Room 214
Topic:"The Power of Storytelling in Education"

Dorinda McHenry
Adjunct instructor at Wilkes University
When: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2015
Location:  Arnuad C. Marts Center, Room 214
Topic:"Rural Education: Impressions and Perspectives"

Rachel Bartron
STEM Coordinater and Teacher at Wyoming Seminary
Jill Carrick
Science Teacher at Wyoming Seminary

Topic:
  Preparing Our Students for Careers in Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (STEM)
When:  February 19, 2015 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Where:  Arnaud C. Marts Center, Room 214

Beth Anne Owens and Jennifer Welgosh
Psychologists in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District
Topic:  Addressing Diversity, Sensitivity and Multiculturalism in Our Schools
When:  March 12, 2015 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Where:  Arnaud C. Marts Center, Room 214 

Dr. Beth Rogowsky
Assistant Professor of Education at Bloomsburg University
Topic:  Does Learning Style Really Matter?
When:  Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Where:  Arnaud C. Marts Center, Room 214

Presenter: Dr. Anthony Mussari
Retired Communications Professor, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Topic:  Judge Max Rosenn:  A Man for All Seasons
When:  Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Where:  Where:  Arnaud C. Marts Center, Room 214


2014 Speakers

Anthony Mussari
Retired communications professor, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Topic: Four Days of Honor and Valor in Gettysburg
When: Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 9 - 11 a.m. in Breiseth 205

Carol McGrane
Academic Director
Nick Ouellette
Chief Organization Officer, Graham Academy
Topic: Strategies for Teaching Special Needs Students at Graham Academy
When: Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in Marts 214

Lucyann Vierling
Executive Director, Northeast Innovation Alliance
Topic: Northeast Innovation Alliance
When: Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in Marts 214

John C. Aciukewicz
Attorney and CASA board president
Topic: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Luzerne County
When: Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in Marts 214


2013 Speakers

Harold Kwalwasser
Esq., author and educational consultant
Topic: Educational Policy Issues Surrounding Teacher Evaluation
When: Sept. 19, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.
Where: Marts Building, Room 214

Mr. John Quinn
Wilkes-Barre Area school director and local historian
Topic: Local History
When: Oct. 8, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.
Where: Marts Building, Room 214

Mr. Steven Klem
Social studies teacher, PSEA representative, and Wilkes University Alumnus
Topic: Pennsylvania State Teachers Association (PSEA)
When: Oct. 15, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.
Where: Marts Building, Room 214

Dr. Mollie Marti
Author and former law clerk for Judge Max Rosenn
Topic: Walking with Justice: Servant Leadership Lessons from Judge Max Rosenn
When: Oct. 29, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.
Where: Marts Building, Room 214

Joan and Frank Yamrick
International business educators
Topic: Teaching and Living in Russia
When: Nov. 5, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.
Where: Marts Building, Room 214

Ms. Jane Holter
Trainer in the Attorney General’s Office, Harrisburg, PA
Topic: Cyberbullying: A Crisis in Our Schools
When: Nov. 12, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.
Where: Marts Building, Room 214


2012 Speakers

Mahmoud Fahmy
Rabbi
Larry Kaplan, Rev. Robert Zanicky
Monsignor Vincent Grimalia 
Topic: Panel Discussion: Strategies that Will Help Young People Succeed in School and in Life
When: Tuesday, April 16, 2012 • 4:30 p.m.
Where: Marts Building, Room 214

Dr. William Bachman 
Assistant Professor, Penn State University
Topic: Lattimer Massacre, A Radio Play: A Chapter Out of Luzerne County History
When: Tuesday, February 26, 2012 • 4 p.m.
Where: Marts Building, Room 214

Mr. Randy Granger, M.S. 
Academic Dean/Dean of the Faculty, Wyoming Seminary
Topic: The Independent School Experience
When: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • 4:30 p.m.
Where: Marts Building, Room 214

Dr. Nathan Sorber
Assistant Professor, West Virginia University
Topic: Land Grant Colleges and the Reshaping of American Higher Education
When: Tuesday, February 12, 2012 • 4:30 p.m.
Where: Marts Building, Room 214


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