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Pima Community College's Faculty Speakers’ Series, now in its fourth year, is designed to showcase the expertise and accomplishments of College faculty. 

Throughout the series, faculty members share their developmental experiences with the college community, while addressing some of today’s most intriguing topics.

The 2014 Speakers’ Series schedule and topics are:

  • April 1:  “Earthquakes in the Western U.S.:  Is Arizona at Risk?,” by Noah Fay, Ph.D., Geology Faculty.  Fay has been a faculty member in Pima’s Geology Department since 2009.  He also teaches geology at The University of Arizona.  Fay has a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from the University of Oregon. 
  • October 7:  “Life, Death and Redemption at the Grand Canyon,” by Tom McDonald, Physiology Faculty.  McDonald is an adjunct faculty member at Central Arizona College and Pima.  He also is a docent instructor and co-presenter of Sonoran Desert reptiles at Tohono Chul Park.  Each summer, McDonald spends a month hiking and camping in remote parts of the Grand Canyon and southern Utah.
  • November 4:  “The Aging Brain,” by Sarah B. Burger, Ph.D., Psychology Faculty.  Burger has been an adjunct faculty member in Pima’s Psychology Department since 2012.  She also teaches undergraduate courses at The University of Arizona, supervises doctoral students through UA’s departmental clinic and works full time in private practice as a clinical neuropsychologist.  She earned her Ph.D., in Clinical Psychology from UA. 
  • December 2:  “The U.S. Poetry Academy,” by Kristen Hoggatt, Writing Faculty.  Hoggatt has been an adjunct faculty member in Pima’s Writing Department since 2012.  She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Emerson College, Boston.

PCC’s Faculty Speakers’ Series is sponsored by the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor along with Faculty Senate.  All lectures are free and open to the public. 

Lectures are held at 6 p.m., in the Community Board Room (Building C) of the PCC District Office, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd.  Light refreshments will be available.

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