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En-light(e)ning Talks 

Longwood Faculty Would like to Teach You Something.  Quickly.

docemus docere

we teach to enlighten

October 3 &  4, 2016

Lancaster Lawn

Fourteen Longwood University faculty members participated in a series of short, informative, and fascinating lessons in anticipation of the 2016 Vice-Presidential Debate hosted by Longwood University.  Each 10-minute talk was followed by an interactive question and answer session.

If you missed the live event, here is your chance to learn from your colleagues.  SCROLL DOWN and CLICK on the Talk title to access the video.


Speaker Enlight(e)ning Talk
Alec Hosterman, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies


“Lying Unplugged”


David Lehr, Professor of Economics


“‘Economists Agree. . . .’  Do They?”


Lissa Power deFur, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders


“The Ethical Consequences of Willful Blindness”


Charles Repp, Visiting Professor of Philosophy


“The Meta-Ethics of Political Debate”


Kristopher Paal, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies


“We can Agree to Disagree”
Brett Martz, Assistant Professor of German “Robert Musil’s Über die Dummheit [On Stupidity]”
Barbara Newton, Assistant Professor of History “Charlotte County and the Great Debate of 1799”


Sean Ruday, Assistant Professor of English Education


“‘Mistakes Were Made’: The Passive Voice in Public Discourse”


Sarai Blincoe, Assistant Professor of Psychology  “Perceived Trustworthiness: A Key to the Presidency”



Rhonda Brock-Servais, Professor of English


“Raising Kids Right, or Left: Political Children’s Books”


Kevin Doyle, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education


“Addiction and Public Policy”
Jeff Halliday, Associate Professor of Communication Studies “Finding Value in the Volume”
Charles White, Associate Professor of Management “Competing Values and Political Leadership”


David Magill, Associate Professor of English


“The Real Consequences of Imaginary Presidents”