Donn King
Economics: The Musical with protestors
Joan Easterly

Faculty Lecture Series

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Events like the Faculty Lecture Series provide our faculty members with a venue outside the classroom to share their passion and do what they do best: inspire, question, motivate, and teach. You don’t have to be a student to attend these free community lectures. Join us and be awakened to new ideas and possibilities by some of our remarkable faculty.

All faculty lectures take place in the Goins Building Auditorium on the Hardin Valley Campus.




David Howell:

    “Evolution is Smarter than You”

12:45-1:45 p.m., Thursday, September 14
Philosophy faculty member David Howell examines the ways evolution works beyond our immediate understanding. Sometimes it works in ways that benefit the individual, and sometimes it does not.


Eddie Francisco:

    “In the Company of Villains”

11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m., Wednesday, October 18
Pellissippi State Writer-in-Residence Eddie Francisco presents from his original works selections about some of the vilest names in history and some of the lesser-known sociopaths, torturers and murderers who represent an elite gallery of evil-doers without equal.


Jennifer Brickey:

    “American Badass Vol. 2”

12:30-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 7
How does one destroy a myth? Jackson Pollock was a legend who shattered previous assumptions about painting. Associate Professor Jennifer Brickey shows how a new cool-school of female post-modern painters is competing with abstract expressionism in a way that is full of controversy, vulgarity and, of course, renegade attitude.