Symposium Speaker Bios
President Barry Glassner hosts academic leaders from Lewis & Clark, Northwestern University, Pitzer College, and the University of Southern California for a conversation titled “The Future of Higher Education: Myth vs. Reality” on Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m. in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel.
Greta Binford, associate professor of biology, Lewis & Clark College
A recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award, which supports the work of teacher-scholars who are considered most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century, Binford is an expert in venomous spiders. Her work has taken her around the world and led to discoveries about the evolution of venom toxins in related spider species. Collaborating with undergraduate students, she has published her lab’s findings in numerous scientific journals.
Mollie Galloway, assistant professor of educational leadership, Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
Formerly the director of research and assessment, Galloway conducts collaborative and applied research with schools, communities, and educational organizations to maximize student learning, empowerment, and well being. Galloway’s current work includes collaborative efforts with local schools and educational organizations to address issues of equity in P-12 schools. Her research has been published in academic journals and education texts.
Lydia Loren, Kay Kitagawa & Andy Johnson-Laird IP faculty scholar and professor of law, Lewis & Clark Law School
The first woman to serve as dean of Lewis & Clark Law School, during the 2006-07 academic year, Loren’s areas of expertise include intellectual property and copyright law. She has published widely in law reviews on topics including creative commons licensing, music copyrights in the age of the Internet, and economic analysis as it relates to the copyright doctrine of fair use. She is the co-author of two casebooks, Copyright in a Global Information Economy (Aspen) and Intellectual Property Law: Cases and Materials (Semaphore Press).
Peter Nardi, emeritus professor, Pitzer College
A former acting president at Pitzer and director of institutional research, Nardi is a prominent scholar in lesbian and gay studies. Among other awards, Nardi was the recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study Center fellowship, as well as awards from the Mellon Foundation. His academic publications include Gay Men’s Friendships (University of Chicago Press) and Doing Survey Research: A Guide to Quantitative Research (Allyn & Bacon).
Morton Schapiro, president, Northwestern University
Previously president of Williams College, Schapiro is professor of economics in Northwestern’s College of Arts and Sciences and holds appointments in the Kellogg School of Management and the School of Education and Social Policy. Among the nation’s foremost authorities on the economics of higher education, Schapiro’s publications include The Student Aid Game (Princeton University Press) and Keeping College Affordable (Brookings).
Hilary Schor, professor of English, comparative literature, and law, University of Southern California
A leading Dickens scholar, Schor is a former dean of undergraduate programs for the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences and is currently co-director of the Center for Law, History, and Culture. Schor’s publications include Dickens and the Daughter of the House (Cambridge University Press) and Scheherezade in the Marketplace: Elizabeth Gaskell and the Victorian Novel (Oxford University Press).