Linfield Faculty Lecture Series

Linfield Faculty Lecture Series


Six times during each academic year at Linfield University, individual faculty members have the opportunity to share their professional work and interests with colleagues and the broader community through the Faculty Lecture Series. The lectures occur in September, October, November, February, March, and April.


Lectures from 2021

Caring for the Climate Changed: Health, Environment, and Policy for the Common Good, Gary Laustsen

Research Explorations in Genomics: Developing and Supporting Student-Scientist Partnerships at Linfield and Beyond, Catherine Reinke


Disability and the COVID-19 Pandemic, Elizabeth Straus

Lectures from 2020

Institutional Expenditures and Student Graduation and Retention: The Obvious and the Unbelievable, Chris Dahlvig and Jolyn Dahlvig

Teaching Life on Earth in Two Semesters: A Story 4.6 Billion Years in the Making, J. Christopher Gaiser

Microbial Terroir: A Sense of Place for Microbes in the Vineyard, Jeremy B. Weisz

Lectures from 2019

The Fire Is upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America, Nicholas Buccola

Emojis Mean What?, Kay Livesay

Lectures from 2018

Dead Wrong: Will the United States Repeat the Mistakes of the 2003 Iraq War in North Korea and Iran?, M. Patrick Cottrell


Things Falling Apart: Free Speech and the (In)Civility of Disruptions on College Campuses, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt

Waiting for Peace: Creating a Documentary for Interactive Multimedia, Michael Huntsberger

Reckoning with the Myths of Samurai Baseball: Japan's National Pastime in Literature, Film and Manga, Christopher T. Keaveney

Free Electrons!, Bill Mackie

Language, Memory, and Story: Writing across the Genres, Joe Wilkins

Lectures from 2017

Is Truth Dead? Fact You!, Kaarina Beam

Scenographic Illusions II: Designing for the Theatre, Tyrone Marshall

The Lur of Prillar Guri, Joan Haaland Paddock

From Farmer to Financial Giant: Shibusawa Ei'ichi's Blend of Confucianism and Capitalism in the Industrialization of Japan, John H. Sagers

Symbiosis in the Sea: Studying Relationships between Marine Sponges and Marine Microbes, Jeremy Weisz

Lectures from 2016

What, If Anything, Is a Tyrannosaurus Rex?, Leonard Finkelman

Lectures from 2015

Stratospheric Ozone Depleting HCFC 142b, Ten Years Later: Global Warming Consequences, Alternatives and What's to Come, James J. Diamond

Making Paintings, Making Poems, Lex Runciman and Ronald Mills de Pinyas

Lectures from 2014

Old Witches and New Saints: The Supernatural in Modern Mexico, William Bestor

The Anxious Canon: Post 9/11 Literatures, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt

From Clumsy Failure to Skillful Fluency: An East-West Analysis and Solution to Sport's Choking Effect, Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza

The Girl in the Pool and Other Problems: Excerpts from a Novel in Progress, Anna Keesey

Culture and the Global World: Educating the Citizen of the 21st Century, Violeta Ramsay

Lectures from 2013

Community Media in the 21st Century: Participatory Culture and the Revitalization of Democracy, Michael Huntsberger

"And We Had Fun, Fun, Fun . . ." Till We Went over the Net Energy Cliff: Cultural Aspects of the Twilight of the Petroleum Age, Thomas Love

Reducing Stigma toward the Transgender Community: An Evaluation of a Humanizing and Perspective-Taking Intervention, Tanya Tompkins

Lectures from 2012

X-treme Housing Assessment in Guatemala, Jeff Peterson

Eco-terrorism or Eco-tage: An Argument for the Proper Frame, David Sumner and Lisa Weidman