English Professor Attends Seminar on Liberal Education

Laurence Roth, associate professor of English

Associate Professor of English Laurence Roth was selected from a national pool of applicants to attend the highly selective seminar Twenty-first Century Liberal Education held at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., this summer.

Roth joined 14 other scholars from institutions such as Davidson College, Mount Holyoke College, University of Richmond and Bryn Mawr College in addressing the mission of the liberal arts college in 21st century America.

Participants were also asked to consider the application of liberal education principles in enhancing their effectiveness as college and university teachers in the classroom, in the preparation of course offerings and in the construction of curricula at their academic institutions.

These discussions “will prove useful to campus discussions about Susquehanna’s new central curriculum, about our assessment of learning outcomes and about realizing our goal of making SU one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation,” Roth says.

Roth teaches literature and Jewish studies courses at Susquehanna University. He is the author of Inspecting Jews: American Jewish Detective Stories and and is currently co-editing, with Nadia Valman, The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Jewish Cultures. He is also the editor of Modern Language Studies, the academic journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association.


The contributing writer for People & Places is Julie Buckingham '09.

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