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: Nancy Kaufhold at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-361-1416
Open to the public - Tickets are not necessary
October 23, 2012
Dr. Gene Ann Behrens,
Professor of Music and Director of Music Therapy
"The Neurobiology Trauma and Music Therapy"
It is more important than ever for therapists to be trauma-informed. The incidence of trauma is increasing, and researchers investigating the neurobiology of trauma advocate for new treatment approaches that can restore and empower while changing the internal world of traumatized people. The unique benefits of music suggest music therapy can play a key role in the treatment process. Gene will discuss her journey to become trauma-informed since her work as a music therapist in Bethlehem of the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Gene Ann Behrens, Ph.D., MT-BC, is a Professor of Music and directs the music therapy program at Elizabethtown College. Gene received her Doctoral degree in Music Therapy from University of Kansas, Masters and Educational Specialist Degree from Kent State University, and Bachelor of Music in Therapy from Michigan State University. As a board certified music therapist, she brings over 37 years of clinical work and research into her 14 years of classroom teaching and clinical supervision at the College. Gene has served on committees and executive boards for the American Music Therapy Association and Certification Board for Music Therapists. She presently is chair of the Global Crises Intervention Commission for the World Federation of Music Therapy, a member of the Mid-Atlantic Music Therapy research committee, reviews articles for Voices, and on the editorial board for Music Therapy Perspectives. Her international travels include Bethlehem in the Occupied Palestinian Territories where she conducted a music therapy program for children traumatized by the on-going conflict. Gene’s national and international presentations and publications in the area of trauma and music therapy led to an invite to present at a NATO Security workshop in Ankara, Turkey and at the Hershey Medical Center. Her passion for photography resulted in two solo exhibits of her photojournalism pictures from Bethlehem, entitled Behind the Walls.
January 29, 2013
Dr. E. Fletcher McClellan,
Dean of Faculty and Professor of Political Science
"Barack Obama and the 2012 Presidential Election in Political Time"
Applying the concept of political time developed by Stephen Skowronek of Yale University, this talk will assess the significance of the 2012 presidential election and the impact of the Obama Presidency. Will the 2012 national election results break or continue the political stalemate in Washington, D.C.? Were the past four years the beginning of a transformative political era, a personal triumph (and perhaps tragedy), or merely an interruption in an otherwise anti-government age? What does Barack Obama's record as political leader tell us about the possibilities and limitations of the American presidency as an instrument for change?
As Dean of Faculty, E. Fletcher McClellan oversees Elizabethtown College's academic departments and is instrumental in the recruitment, appointment and advancement of faculty members. He also is closely involved in curriculum development, outcomes assessment, and programs that promote scholarship and teaching effectiveness among Elizabethtown's faculty.
McClellan, of Palmyra, earned a doctorate in political science from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, a master's degree in political science from East Tennessee State University, and a bachelor's degree in government from Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa.
McClellan brings with him three decades of academic experience. Joining the Elizabethtown faculty in 1982, he was promoted to associate professor of political science in 1989 and professor of political science in 1996. McClellan twice served as department chair since 2001, and served as interim provost during the 2006-2007 academic year. He was president of the faculty assembly from 2004 to 2006 and was associate dean of faculty from 1995 to 2001. In the late 1990s, McClellan served as co-chair of the Elizabethtown College Institutional Self-Study Committee for re-accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and he served as interim provost and dean of faculty.
In the spring of 2008, McClellan was a lecturer in American Studies with the Dalian University of Foreign Languages, School of English Studies, in Dalian, China, and in fall 1999, was a lecturer in political studies at Queen's University, International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England.
McClellan's major areas of academic interest include American government, presidential studies, U.S. policy toward Native Americans, and American politics and popular culture. He has presented dozens of papers at international, national, and regional professional conferences. His most recent publication was a contributed book chapter on the history of the outcomes assessment movement in the 2010 American Political Science Association monograph, Assessment in Political Science.
McClellan has served as an external reviewer for several political science departments in the Northeast, and has conducted numerous workshops on outcomes assessment at national and regional political science meetings. He is on the executive council of the Political Science Education section of the American Political Science Association (APSA), and was section program chair for the 2010 annual APSA meeting.