Faculty Lecture Series

Faculty Lecture Science

Stimulate the mind and spirit by attending these fascinating 20-minute presentations.


The 2016-17 Faculty Lecture Series gives UCC’s faculty members an opportunity outside of the classroom to share their passion and do what they do best: inspire, question, and motivate thought about the subjects they have dedicated their lives to researching and teaching. This event is open to the entire community. Join us for this series of free, twice-a-month lectures showcasing the ideas and possibilities being explored by our top-notch faculty.


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Centerstage Theatre, Whipple Fine Arts Building 
1140 Umpqua College Rd
Roseburg, OR 97471 

Wed, January 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Professor Jan Woodcock - Associate Professor of Humanities and Social Science

  • M.T.S., Harvard University
  • B.A., Westminster College

“Home and the Other Side of the World: Sabbatical Synagogues, Sanghas, Churches, Temples, and Mosques: Searching for the Sacred”

Dr. Jill Michell - Associate Professor of Humanities

  • Ph.D., University of Oregon
  • M.A., B.A. University of Oregon
  • A.A., Umpqua Community College

“Women Writers and Literary Canon”

Thu, January 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor Karen Carroll - Associate Professor of Geology

  • M.S., Portland State University
  • B.S., Portland State University
  • A.S., Clark College (Vancouver, WA)

“The Mathematical and Not-so-mathematical Relationships Between Tsunamis and the Pacific Northwest”

Dr. Mary Stinnett - Associate Professor of Mathematics

  • Ph.D., Oregon State University
  • M.S., Oregon State University
  • M.Ed., University of Oklahoma
  • B.S., Moravian College

“The Mathematical Relationship Between Caffeine and Earthquakes”

Wed, February 8, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Dr. Ken Carloni - Associate Professor of Biology

  • Ph.D., Oregon State University
  • M.S., University of Connecticut
  • B.S., University of Connecticut

“What's With All These Big Fires?": Fuels, Fire, and the Future of Oregon's Forests”

Professor Jennifer Lantrip - Reference Librarian

  • M.S.L.I.S., Drexel University
  • B.A., Lewis & Clark College

“Knowledge as Power: Libraries' Roles in Different Cultures and Our Global Society”

Thu, February 9, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Dr. Joseph Villa - Chemistry

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado
  • M.S., San Francisco State
  • B.S., UC Davis

“Chemophobia: The Next Great Plague”

Professor Bill Armstrong - Associate Professor of Business

  • M.B.A., University of Washington
  • B.S., Oregon State University

“Global Warming and Your Wallet”

Wed, March 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Director Carol McGeehon - Director of Library Services

  • M.L.S., University of Oregon
  • B.A., University of Oregon
  • A.A., Umpqua Community College

“Scarcity and Ubiquity: How Two Disruptive Technologies Changed the World”

Professor Helen Laurence - Associate Professor of Humanities

  • M.A., California State University Northridge

“Avenues of Inclusion: Genders, Creativity, Celebrations”

Thu, March 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor Charles Young - Associate Professor of History

  • M.A., San Jose State University
  • B.S., Eastern Oregon State University

“Five Significant Turning Points in World History”

Professor Dee Winn - Chair, Mathematics Department

  • M.S., Oregon State University
  • B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University

“Transfinite Numbers: How We Count Leads to Measure Infinities”

Wed, April 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Professor Gary Gray - Associate Professor of Business

  • M.B.A., Ashford University
  • B.S., Arizona State University

“Achieving Financial Self Actualization”

Thu, April 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor Deborah Gresham - Assessment Coordinator

  • M.Ed., Capella University
  • M.B.A., Western Governors University
  • B.A., Northwest Christian University

“Everyday Adventure: Exploring the World Around Us”

Wed, May 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Director April Hamlin - Grant Development

  • M.S., Eastern Oregon University
  • B.A., Pacific University

“Grant Writing 101: Everything You Want to Know About Getting a Grant Proposal Accepted”

Joy Yori - Arts and Sciences

  • B.A., Northwest Christian College
  • A.A., Umpqua Community College

“Renovating the Process: Application of Lean Design Theory”

Thu, May 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor John Blackwood - Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems

  • M.S., City University of Bellevue Washington
  • B.A., Indiana University

“Protecting Your Identity on the Internet”

Wed, June 7, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Professor Cindy Steele - Associate Professor of Nursing

  • M.S.N., Simmons College, 06/07/2017
  • R.N., Plymouth State University
  • B.A., Plymouth State University
    • www.lessdrama.com

“Less Drama: Your New Best Friend”

Thu, June 8, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor John Blackwood - Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems

  • M.S., City University of Bellevue Washington
  • B.A., Indiana University

“More Secrets From the Deep Dark Web”

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