Professor to Speak on "Oboe Economics"

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dr. David Cushman, Westminster College professor of economics, will speak at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Cushman's presentation, "Oboe Economics," will cover the economics of oboe production and performance with an interdisciplinary emphasis. Economics, classics, history, biology, environmental issues, film studies, and musical performance will be discussed and demonstrated as they relate to the oboe.

Cushman, who chairs Westminster's Department of Economics and Business, joined the faculty in 2005. He earned an undergraduate degree from Stetson University and master's and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

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.

Contact Cushman at (724) 946-7169 or e-mail cushmado@westminster.edu for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, 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 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" 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 41 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 Cushman