English Professor to Discuss Good and Bad Travel at Faires Faculty Forum

Monday, January 16, 2012

Dr. David Swerdlow, Westminster College professor of English, will present "Creative Travel" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

By reflecting on his experiences, reading from his poetry, and analyzing the texts of more well-known literary figures, Swerdlow will consider some of the differences between good and bad travel.  The lecture was originally presented in Greece last October as part of the Institute for Shipboard Education's Distinguished Lecture Series on Global Engagement.

Swerdlow, who serves as chair of Westminster's Department of English and Public Relations, joined the faculty in 1990.  He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and master's degree and Ph.D. from Ohio University.

Contact Swerdlow at (724) 946-7345 or email for additional information. 

Faculty Forum was established in 1990 by Dr. Barbara Faires, Westminster professor of mathematics emerita, during her term as Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Faculty members from all disciplines volunteer to present lectures on their current research, artistic productions, and/or scholarship of teaching and learning.  Each forum presents new ideas with innovative lecture techniques.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

Dr. David Swerdlow