The Academic Minute from 04.20 – 04.24
Monday, April 20th
Corey Walker – University of Richmond
Religion in American Public Life
Corey D. B. Walker is a visiting professor in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at University of Richmond. He is the author of the book A Noble Fight: African American Freemasonry and the Struggle for Democracy in America. His scholarship focuses on the complexities of religion, philosophy, history, memory, culture, and public life.
Tuesday, April 21st
Julian Hayter – University of Richmond
Segregation and the Suburbs
Julian Hayter is an associate professor of leadership studies in the Jepson School of Leadership at University of Richmond and a historian whose research focuses on modern U.S. history, American political development, African-American history, and the American civil rights movement.
Wednesday, April 22nd
Tom Shields – University of Richmond
Unexpected Benefits of School Re-Zoning
Tom Shields, is an associate professor of education and leadership in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond and serves as Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies. He has worked with local academics, practitioners, and advocates to highlight the rising segregation in education in the Richmond region.
Thursday, April 23rd
Jessica Flanigan – University of Richmond
The Case Against Voting For Charisma
Jessica Flanigan is the Richard L. Morrill Chair in Ethics and Democratic Values in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, where she teaches Leadership Ethics, Ethical Decision Making in Healthcare, and Critical Thinking. Her research addresses the ethics of public policy, medicine, and business.
Friday, April 24th
Kenneth Ruscio – University of Richmond
The Founders Hoped for the Best and Prepared for the Worst
Kenneth Ruscio, is a Senior Distinguished Lecturer in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at University of Richmond. An expert on democratic theory and public policy and author of The Leadership Dilemma in Modern Democracy, he teaches courses focused on democracy, its history and principles, political leadership, and how these topics are used to interpret the current state of affairs in American democracy.