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Analyst Program Speaker Series will discuss impact of industrial transitions

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Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2022

The Westminster College Analyst Program Speaker Series will host a virtual discussion about the impact of industrial transitions on community, culture and identity at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19 via Zoom.  

The discussion, “Understanding the Cultural Impact of Industrial Transitions,” will center around the Analyst Program’s summer study of the global energy industry and highlight the complex questions that arise from the College’s interdisciplinary experiential learning projects.

Several Westminster College alumni will serve as panelists, including  Dr. Colby King ’07, assistant professor of sociology at the University of South Carolina Upstate; Abigail Wheaton ’05, a gifted and talented resource teacher at Union County Public Schools in Morganfield, Ky.; the Rev. Lee Scott ’07, owner of Laurel Oak Farm in Butler, Pa.; Dr. Alexis Shellow ’15, contracting office for the U.S. Department of the Interior and advisor at Rutgers University; and Dr. Russell Mills ’05, senior director at the Center for Regional Development Bowling Green State University.

Dr. Russell Martin, professor of history, will provide opening remarks. Dr. Matteo Luisi, assistant professor of physics, will moderate the discussion, while students from the experiential learning programs will pose questions to kick off the discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. To register for the Zoom link, click here.

For additional information, please contact Jamie Offutt at