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SUNY Potsdam Announces Return of Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar Series

August 20, 2019

Associate Vice Provost Jill Pearon to Speak About Business Practices in Higher Education to Kick Off Seminar Series

Associate Vice Provost Dr. Jill Pearon will speak at the first session of the 2019-20 Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar Series at SUNY Potsdam on Sept. 4.

Associate Vice Provost Dr. Jill Pearon will open the 2019-20 Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar Series at SUNY Potsdam, with a presentation at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Pearon’s presentation, “To Biz, or Not to Biz: Should Higher Education Employ Business Practices?,” will examine the advantages and challenges of applying business practices in college and university administration. Pearon, who is also the acting director of the Center for Creative Instruction, will discuss history and trends, while considering both faculty and administrative perspectives.

The Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar is sponsored by SUNY Potsdam's School of Education and Professional Studies. Since its inception 12 years ago, the School has hosted more than 120 presentations as part of the annual seminar.

All seminar meetings will be offered on Wednesdays, in the Rebecca V. Sheard Literacy Center, from noon to 1 p.m. These events are free, and the public is welcome to attend.

The remaining sessions for the Fall 2019 Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar Series are as follows:

  • Sept. 18: Lynn Hall, “Pubs, Hubs and Reading Revolutions: In Search of Community and Literacy in the United Kingdom”
  • Oct. 9: Kaamel Nuhu, “Effectiveness of Screening Colonoscopy in Reducing the Incidence of Colorectal Cancer”
  • Oct. 30: Heather Dodds, “Back to the Future: From Science Fiction to Science Future, by Using Patterns to Predict the Future of Educational Technology”
  • Nov. 13: Abere Kassa, “Beyond the Curtain: The Negative Effects of Organizational Citizenship Behavior on Employees”

For the full descriptions of all Disciplined Inquiry in Education events, please visit

The School of Education and Professional Studies at SUNY Potsdam has been preparing educators for more than 200 years. Today, that legacy of educational excellence also stretches to undergraduate and graduate programs in business administration, public health and human performance, to help students prepare for professions in the global economy. To learn more, visit

About SUNY Potsdam:

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges—and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit

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