Speaker Series

Spring 2020

POSTPONED – Dr. Michael Johnston – How to Be Corrupt Without Breaking Any Laws: Legal Corruption in America
Tuesday, April 21, 1:40 p.m.

Dr. Michael Johnston is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. He is a nationally recognized expert on corruption in the public sector and the relationship between corruption, democracy, and political transparency. Dr. Johnston’s talk at UCA is on “legal corruption” in America. Legal corruption consists of practices that most people would consider corrupt or ethically questionable, but are not technically illegal or are constitutionally protected. He will also discuss how legal corruption has a damaging effect on democratic participation.

Fall 2019

Nan Alexander Doyal – Dig Where You Are: How One Person’s Effort Can Save a Life, Empower a Community, and Create Meaningful Change in the World
Tuesday, November 5, 1:40 p.m., College of Business Auditorium 

Nan Doyal will speak about her book, Dig Where You Are, which introduces us to seven men and women who have solved some of the biggest challenges facing our societies today. From the slums of Mumbai, the villages of Tibet and northeast Thailand, the inner cities of Philadelphia and San Francisco, and a ghetto outside Stockholm, Dig Where You Are tells of an artist, a surgeon, a teacher, a criminologist, an economist, a community organizer and a general physician each of whom saw a way beyond suffering and injustice, took responsibility for the wellbeing of others and ended up transforming lives and communities across the world.

*Part of the Biz@Bear Hall Personal Brand Challenge – https://uca.edu/acre/bizbrand/


Dr. Alicia Plemmons – Occupational Licensing: Effects on Firm Entry and Employment
Tuesday, November 19, 1:40 p.m., College of Business Auditorium

Dr. Alicia Plemmons is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Economics & Finance Department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is also an applied microeconomist with a concentration in Public, Urban, and Labor Economics. Her research uses applied spatial and econometric methods to understand how policy changes affect labor markets.

*Part of the Biz@Bear Hall Personal Brand Challenge https://uca.edu/acre/bizbrand/

To see our past speakers, you can view our speaker series archive here.