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Faculty Lecture Series

Susquehanna Room, Myer Hall
Reception, 7:00-7:30 p.m.
Presentation followed by Q&A, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Provost Senior Vice President
Contact: Peggy Stauffer at or 717-361-1416
Open to the public - Tickets are not necessary


October 15, 2015


Kreider Lecture by
Dr. Oya Dursun-Ozkanca,
Associate Professor of Political Science

"The Boyer Model Revisited:
The Teaching, Research and
Service Nexus"

Dr. Dursun-Ozkanca revisits the multiple scholarship models proposed by Ernest L. Boyer in Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate (1990) and talks about a holistic approach to teaching. 


Dr. Oya Dursun-Ozkanca (University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D.) is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies Minor at Elizabethtown College, PA, USA. Her research interests include Turkish foreign policy, South East Europe, transatlantic security, European Union, and peace operations. She is the author of a number of scholarly articles in leading peer-reviewed journals, such as Civil Wars, European Security, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, French Politics, Perspectives on European Politics and Society, and Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, and various edited volumes.  Her first book, The European Union as an Actor in Security Sector Reform: Current Practices and Challenges of Implementation was published by Routledge in 2013.  Her second book (co-edited with Dr. Stefan Wolff), External Interventions in Civil Wars: The Role and Impact of Regional and International Organizations, was published by Routledge in 2014.  Dr. Dursun-Ozkanca served as a LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe Visting Fellow at the London School of Economics in Summer 2013. She is currently on sabbatical leave through a sabbatical research grant received from the Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University to work on a book manuscript on Turkish foreign policy in the Western Balkans.  

About the Kreider Lecture

The Kreider Prize lecture will be centered on how research, teaching, and service continuously reinforce one another and may result in promoting active learning.


February 2, 2016

Dr. Thomas Murray,
Professor of Biology

"Saving the Bay One Stream at a Time"

The Conewago Creek drains over 50 square miles of the larger Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  In the 1990's, over forty miles of the Conewago Watershed were listed as impaired, meaning that it is too polluted to sustain the fish and other aquatic organisms found in healthy streams.  Since 2002, Dr. Murray and his students have been studying the Conewago and the impacts of ongoing restoration efforts.  In this presentation, he will discuss the current state of the Conewago and its restoration efforts as a model for the continuing cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay. 


Dr. Thomas Murray (University of Connecticut, Ph.D.) is a Professor of Biology at Elizabethtown College. For more than twenty years, Dr. Murray and his students have studied the restoration of a variety of aquatic systems including lakes, streams and wetlands, He is a member of several professional organizations including EREN, the Ecological Research as Education Network. He co-authoried an article in River Research and Applications (2014) investigating the impact of riparian buffers on stream temperature. That EREN collaborative project involved investigators from eleven institutions across North America and resulted in several presentations at professional meetings in addition to the journal article.  Since 2002, Dr. Murray has been investigating the success of the restoration of the Conewago Creek both as a scientist, watershed board member, and participant in the Conewago Creek Initiative. That initiative  has brought together state, federal and community partners in a long term effort to restore the Conewago Creek and its Watershed.  Currently, he and his students are focused on one portion of the Conewago watershed, a restored portion of the stream and adjacent wetland complex known as the Hershey Meadows.  They are documenting the continued water quality improvement at that site as part of the larger initiative.


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