Economics Professor to Speak on Sorting Equilibrium at Faires Faculty Forum

Friday, February 3, 2012

Dr. Rotua Lumbantobing, Westminster College assistant professor of economics, will speak on "Revealed Preferences Using Sorting Equilibrium: Research and Pedagogical Applications" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Lumbantobing's research interests are in economic development and applied microeconomics with a current focus on application of sorting equilibrium on how water access affects where people choose to live.  The presentation will tie this concept to a teaching technique developed during her graduate studies. 

Lumbantobing, who joined the faculty in 2010, earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Indonesia, master's degree from the University of Rochester, and Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.

Contact Lumbantobing at (724) 946-6061 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 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 to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

Dr. Rotua Lumbantobing