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Fallon-Marshall Endowed Lecture Series

The Fallon-Marshall Lecture was established by philanthropist Mary Marshall in 1994 as a discussion forum for issues in the humanities and social sciences. Ms. Marshall named the lecture for her close friend and former dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Daniel Fallon. Upon Ms. Marshall’s death, the College renamed the lecture series the Fallon-Marshall Lecture.

The annual lecture gives the College of Liberal Arts the opportunity to share examples of the exciting scholarship, research and creative activities that are being carried out within the College. Videos of some of the past lectures are available on the College of Liberal Arts YouTube channel in the Events playlist.

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Former Fallon-Marshall Lecturers

Randy Kluver, Communication, 2015
Crowd-sourced Espionage? There’s an App for That: The Geopolitics of New Media

Kirsten Pullen, Performance Studies, 2014
Actin Naturally: Performance, Subjectivity and Hollywood Stardom

Dudley Poston, Sociology, Fall 2013
China’s Changing Demography is Changing the World

Darryl de Ruiter, Anthropology, Spring 2013
Australopithecus sediba and the Origin of the Genus Homo

Troy Bickham, History, 2012
The Weight of Vengeance: The United States, the British Empire, and the War of 1812

M. Jimmie Killingsworth, English, 2011
The Literature of Living Water: Literary Environmentalism in the American Southwest in the Wake of World War II

Craig Kallendorf, English, 2010
The Liberal Arts and Their History: Continuities, Ruptures, and Challenges

Eduardo Urbina, Hispanic Studies, 2009
Humanities Research in the Digital Age: Recovering the Illustrated History of the Quixote

Walter D. Kamphoefner, History, 2008
What’s New About the Newest Immigration? A Historian’s Perspective

Stjepan G. Mestrovic, Sociology, 2007
Professional Ethics, Honor, and the Abuse at Abu Ghraib

Michael R. Waters, Anthropology, 2005-2006
Lone Star Stalag: German Prisoners of War at Camp Hearne

Vaughn M. Bryant, Anthropology, 2004
Crime Scene Forensics: Using Pollen to Catch Murderers, Rapists, Thieves, and Terrorists

David Vaught, History, 2003
Born in the Country: Agriculture, Baseball and the Paradox of American History

Katherine I. Miller, Speech Communication, 2002
Emotion in the Workplace: Tales from Ordinary and Extraordinary Organizational Life

David Rosen, Psychology, 2001
The Healing Spirit of Haiku

Jon Alston, Sociology & D. Bruce Dickson, Anthropology, 2000
The Character and Intellectual Futility of Scientific Creationism

Daniel Bornstein, History, 1999
Teaching the History of Christianity

Richard Street, Speech Communications, 1998
The (Mis)Use of Interactive Media to Provide Health Services

Pamela Matthews, English, 1997
The Afterlife of Joan of Arc in American Literature and Culture

Alston Thoms, Anthropology, 1996
Sacred Guardians, Profane Practitioners & Texans Without History

Jane Sell, Sociology & Melanie Hawthorne, Modern and Classical Languages, 1995
The Future of the Humanities: Postmodern Positivism?

Daniel Fallon, Psychology, 1994
Romance on Paradise Street: Genealogical reflections on the founder of French romantic literature, the Viscount Francois Rene de Chateaubriand