School of Mathematics and Sciences Hosting Virtual Lecture Series


The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) School of Mathematics and Sciences is hosting a weekly virtual lecture series entitled “The Adventures in Field Research Seminar Series” which will highlight field research with guest speakers from around the region.


“I am truly excited for the Adventures in Field Research Seminar Series because it is unlike anything I have ever experienced,” said Dr. Adam Rollins, dean. “Instead of lecturing about the technical details of their research, our presenters will share personal stories elucidating the humanistic aspect of discovery scholarship. People tend to think of research as a predictable linear process, but that could not be further from the truth. Researchers encounter many challenges regardless of how meticulous the planning and as we will learn truly experience adventures.”


The virtual series will begin January 13 with Centre College Assistant Biology Professor Dr. Mark Galatowitsch and his presentation “There and Back Again: Life History Trade-offs & Dispersal Across Dynamic Freshwater Environments.”  This and future lectures will be available every Wednesday through Zoom and registration is required for each session. Registration can be completed through the seminar series webpage


“A widespread exchange of ideas and experiences within and beyond the university community is a hallmark of scholarship and is vital to academia,” Rollins said. “With the pandemic inhibiting the feasibility of travel, we set out to leverage technology to host virtual visiting scholars who could deliver presentations that would be enjoyable to wide range of people. Many of the scholars are from institutions across Appalachia.”


Each session will be interactive through talk or text and will be of interest to a variety of attendees including students, faculty and staff representing several institutions, as well as the general public.


“This series represents a great opportunity for networking among our institutions for academic and scholarly endeavors,” Rollins said.


Other guests scheduled include:

January 20, 2021 -  Dr. Amy Boyd - Warren Wilson College

January 27, 2021 - Dr. Shea Tuberty - Appalachian State University

February 3, 2021 - Dr. Steven L. Stephenson - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

February 10, 2021 - Dr. Justin Wright -  Duke University

February 17, 2021 - Dr. Marielle Postava-Davignon - Virginia Wesleyan University

February 24, 2021 - Dr. Noel Cawley - Lincoln Memorial University

March 3, 2021 - Dr. Joseph D'Silva  - Norfolk State University

March 10, 2021 - Dr. Rachel Goodman - Hampden-Sydney College

March 17, 2021 - Dr. Stephen Nowicki -  Duke University

April 7, 2021 - Dr. Christopher Paradise -  Davidson College

April 14, 2021 - Dr. Andrew Steen -  University of Tennessee, Knoxville

April 21, 2021 - Dr. Stephanie Coster -  Randolph-Macon College


Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected].


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