Roanoke College Professors Offer Public Talk on Wall Street Collapse

SALEM, Va. - Three Roanoke College professors will offer a public talk on "The Wall St. Collapse: Its Economic, Political and Ethical Significance" on Monday, October 6 at 7 p.m. in the Colket Center Pickle Lounge. Drs. Larry Lynch, Hans Zorn and Heath Brown will examine the causes and ramifications of the recent Wall St. Collapse from a variety of perspectives.

Brown, assistant professor of public affairs, is an expert on public policy and public administration with particular interests in policy analysis, cost-benefit analysis, statistics and econometrics. Brown is a graduate of Guilford College and The George Washington University.

Lynch, professor of business administration and chairperson for the department of business administration and economics at Roanoke, holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech, the M.B.A. from Lynchburg College and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. Prior to joining the Department in 1978, he worked for Corning Glass Works and Appalachian Power Company.

Zorn, professor of philosophy and chairperson for Roanoke's department of religion and philosophy, holds a B.A. from Valparaiso University, the M.Div. from Christ Seminary - Seminex, an M.A. from Saint Louis University and a Ph.D. from Notre Dame. Zorn taught previously at the University of Toledo, the University of Notre Dame and Valparaiso University. His primary areas of interest are the philosophy of religion, ancient and medieval philosophy and metaphysics. He is particularly interested in the ways in which philosophers attempt to push the limits of thought to encompass what cannot be said.

Roanoke College, an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a classic, undergraduate setting. Roanoke prepares students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast."

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.

Released: October 2, 2008
Contact Name: Public Relations
Contact Phone: (540) 375-2282
Contact Email: gereaux@roanoke.edu