Arts and Sciences Spring Lecture

    

Dr. Jay Downing, Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences...

 

 

From a Burr Under the Saddle to a Flower in the Desert:

Anti-Authoritarianism in Political Psychology and Higher Education     

Dr. Jay Downing, Professor of Psychology        

                In Spring, 2007, the Dean of the College initiated the Arts and Sciences Spring Lecture to recognize and honor the professional contributions of a senior faculty member  to the academic and intellectual life and vitality of the university and to recognize the academic performance and research accomplishments during the past year of all the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences.   The honored faculty member addresses a convocation of faculty, students, and staff from the college on a topic of the faculty member’s choosing.  

                On April 17, Dr. Jay Downing, Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences presented the 2013 lecture.  Dr. Downing joined the Sul Ross faculty in 1992.   Dr. Downing holds bachelor of science degrees in Psychology and Marketing from Indiana State University and the Master of Arts  and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Social Psychology from the University of Colorado.  Dr. Downing received a Fulbright Scholarship for the 2002-2003 academic year and received an appointment to the University of Rijeka in Croatia.  He returned to Rijeka to teach each summer from 2004 through 2008.

               Dr. Kevein Urbanczyk, Professor of Geology, is scheduled to present the 2014 lecture.  Dr. Urbanczyk earned the Ph. D. degree in Geology from Washington State and the B. S. and M. S. degrees from Sul Ross State Universsity.  Dr. Urbanczyk also is the Director of the Rio Grande Research Center at Sul Ross State University.

Previous Lectures

2007

Dr. Wayne Sheehan, Professor of History

The Boosters Go To War

 

2008

Dr. David Rohr, Professor of Geology

A Snail’s Eye View of Alaska

 

2009

Dr. Nelson Sager, Professor of English

Frankly, Mr. Poet, I Don’t Give A Rhyme!

 

2010

Dr. James Zech, Professor of Biology

A Michigan Yankee in Sul Ross’s Court

 

2011

Prof. Carol Fairlie, Professor of Art

Painting Myself in a Corner

 

2012

Dr. Kristofer Jorgenson, Professor of Math

Mathematics:  The Crown of Creation-Folding to the Sun

2013

Dr. Jay Downing, Professor of Psychology

From a Burr Under the Saddle to a Flower in the Desert:

Anti-Authoritarianism in Political Psychology and Higher Education