Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty

Speakers Bureau

The PASEF Speakers Bureau enables community groups to identify and invite PASEF members who are eager to share their knowledge and insight with audiences in the Philadelphia area. Our Roster of Speakers includes retired Penn faculty (and some nearing retirement) from schools across the University. Their areas of expertise include literature, history, politics, public policy, finance, religion, education, health, and medical advances. For more information on how to arrange for a speaker, please click on the links below.



Roster of Speakers

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Roger Allen

Name: Roger M.A. Allen
Title: Professor Emeritus of Arabic & Comparative Literature
School: Arts & Sciences
General Topic Areas: Arabic Literature & Culture; the Middle East; Islam
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: The Thousand and One Nights: A Tale of Two Tale-Collections, Islam: What Muslims Do And Do Not Believe, ISIS, Fiction and History (or vice versa)
rogermaallen@gmail.com | Phone: 215-473-0665 | Web Bio

Balu Athreya

Name: Balu Athreya
Title: Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics
School: Perelman School of Medicine
General Topic Areas: Medicine, History, Meditation
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: Meditation, Some Facts and Myths, Evolution of Medical Concepts, Disease, Illness and Predicament, Italy - India Connection Through the Centuries, Choosing a Retirement Community
balathreya@comcast.net | Bio: Retired professor of pediatrics, interested in the evolution of thoughts and concepts in history and in medicine; practice of meditation for over 45 years; writes blogs at www.timeforthought.net. Now living at Cokesbsury Village, a continuous care community.

Peter Conn

Name: Peter Conn
Title: Vartan Gregorian Professor of English Emeritus
School: Arts & Sciences
General Topic Areas: 19th-Century American Literature, 20th-Century American Literature
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: American Bestsellers (fiction and non-fiction); American Literature and American Painting; The Art of Biography; The Athenaeum of Philadelphia: the 200-year History of a Cultural Institution; American Monuments and American Memory; The Poetry of Emily Dickinson
pconn@english.upenn.edu | Web Bio

Gerald Faulhaber

Name: Gerald Faulhaber
Title: Professor Emeritus of Business Economics and Public Policy
School: Wharton
General Topic Areas: Economics of Internet, Wireless, Regulation and Telecommunications
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: Effect of Regulation on Internet, Future of Global Wireless Communications, Demand and Supply of Radio Spectrum, Impact of Net Neutrality
faulhabe@wharton.upenn.edu | Web Bio

Clara Franzini-Armstrong

Name: Clara Franzini-Armstrong
Title: Emeritus Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
School: Perelman School of Medicine
armstroc@mail.med.upenn.edu | Web Bio

Howard Goldfine

Name: Howard Goldfine
Title: Professor Emeritus of Microbiology
School: Perelman School of Medicine
General Topic Areas: The Reception of Darwin's Theory of Evolution, Past & Present
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: Darwin’s Theory of Evolution: Past and Present Controversies
goldfinh@upenn.edu | Phone: 215-898-6384 | Web Bio

Frank Goodman

Name: Frank Goodman
Title: Professor Emeritus
School: Law
General Topic Areas: U.S. Supreme Court and Voting Rights
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: Effects of Recent Changes in Right To Vote Laws, The Politicization of the Supreme Court, The Future of the Supreme Court, Who are the Supreme Court Justices?
fgoodman@law.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-238-0343 | Web Bio

Martin Greenberg

Name: Martin Greenberg
Title: Professor Emeritus, Department Of Oral Medicine, Associate Dean For Hospital And Extramural Affairs
School: Dental Medicine
General Topic Areas: Mouth and Jaw Pain, Diseases of the Lining of the Mouth
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: Oral Cancer and other diseases of the Mouth, Facial Neuralgia and TMJ Dysfunction
mgreenbe@dental.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-898-6627 | Web Bio

Jack Guttentag

Name: Jack Guttentag
Title: Professor of Finance Emeritus
School: Wharton
General Topic Areas: Finance/Economics
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: Does a Reverse Mortgage Belong in Your Retirement Plan?
jguttentag@mtgprofessor.com | Phone: 215-805-1918 | Web Bio

Daniel Haller

Name: Daniel Haller, MD, FACP, FRCP
Title: Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Abramson Cancer Center at the Perelman School of Medicine
School: Perelman School of Medicine
General Topic Areas: GI/Colorectal Cancer
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: Advances in Colorectal Cancer Treatment; Writing and Publishing Medical Journal Manuscripts
daniel.haller@uphs.upenn.edu

Robert Kraft

Name: Robert Kraft
Title: Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies
School: Arts & Sciences
General Topic Areas: Judaism and Christianity in the Greco-Roman World and its Literatures
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: Greek Speaking Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls, Christian Origins, Jesus, Paul, Varieties of Early Christianity; Islam: History and Diversity" and "Doing Genealogy Online: Resources and Strategies
kraft@sas.upenn.edu | Web Bio

Bruce Kuklick

Name: Bruce Kuklick
Title: Nichols Professor of American History Emeritus
School: Arts & Sciences
General Topic Areas: American History
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: The Fighting Sullivans of World War Two; Fascism Comes to America
bkuklick@sas.upenn.edu | Web Bio

Howard Lesnick

Name: Howard Lesnick
Title: Jefferson B. Fordham Professor of Law, Emeritus
School: Law
General Topic Areas: The Bases of Moral Imperatives in Religious and Secular Traditions
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: A Deeper Look at the Recent Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si; Moral Imperatives and Evolving Religious Traditions
hlesnick@law.upenn.edu | Phone: 267-972-2844 | Web Bio

William Long

Name: William Long
Title: Emeritus Associate Professor of Medicine
School: Perelman School of Medicine
william.long@uphs.upenn.edu | Web Bio

Susan Lytle

Name: Susan Lytle
Title: Professor Emerita of Education
School: Graduate School of Education
General Topic Areas: Literacy and Learning in Adolescence and Adulthood; Practitioner Inquiry; Communities of Inquiry; Teacher Learning, Teacher Education, and Professional Development; Urban Education
lytle@gse.upenn.edu | Web Bio

Rob MacGregor

Name: Rob Roy MacGregor
Title: Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
School: Perelman School of Medicine
General Topic Areas: Infectious Diseases, Adult Vaccination, AIDS in Africa, History of the Panama Canal
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: Adult Immunizations; AIDS in Africa; Challenges in Building the Panama Canal
macgregr@mail.med.upenn.edu | Bio: Came to Penn in 1971 as Assistant Professor of Medicine. Appointed Chief of Infectious Diseases Division 1978-99, then director of HIV Services and Clinical Research, and director of Penn AIDS Clinical Trials Unit. Became Emeritus Professor in 2006. Major interests include Tuberculosis, HIV infection, AIDS in Africa, Adult Vaccination, decoding medical-speak for laymen, and discussing medicine’s history.

Alan Mann

Name: Alan Mann
Title: Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
School: Arts & Sciences
General Topic Areas: Physical Anthropology, Paleoanthropology, Primatology
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: Scars of Human Evolution: Health Implications for Modern Humans of Our Evolution; The Prehistoric Origins of Art; What's in Your Kitchen? An Introduction to the Anthropology of Food
mann@Princeton.EDU | Web Bio

Bobby Mariano

Name: Roberto Mariano
Title: Professor Emeritus of Economics
School: Arts & Sciences
General Topic Areas: Economic forecasting, policy analysis, Southeast Asia
mariano@econ.sas.upenn.edu | Bio: After 31 years as a member of the Penn Economics faculty, Bobby Mariano became Founding Dean of the School of Economics as Singapore Management University, as well as SMU's Vice Provost for Research. After retirement, he returned to the Philadelphia area. He has been a consultant to multilateral institutions, central banks, government agencies, and private companies in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. He is an elected Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Jack Nagel

Name: Jack Nagel
Title: Professor Emeritus of Political Science
School: Arts & Sciences
General Topic Areas: Elections, Voting Systems, Electoral Reforms
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: A Remedy for the Electoral College, A Plan for Reforming the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Gerrymandering and Redistricting Reform, Instant Runoff Voting
nageljh@sas.upenn.edu | Phone: 610-543-0567 | Web Bio

Andy Porter

Name: Andy Porter
Title: Professor of Education
School: Quantitative Methods Division, Graduate School of Education
General Topic Areas: Assessment and Accountability, Teacher Content Decision Making, Effects of Curriculum Policies, Opportunity to Learn and Indicators, Measuring Content and Alignment, Teacher Professional Development, Research on Teaching, Research Methodology, Leadership Assessment
andyp@gse.upenn.edu | Web Bio

Phyllis Rackin

Name: Phyllis Rackin
Title: Professor of English Emerita
School: Arts & Sciences
General Topic Areas: Shakespeare
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: Shakespeare and Women
prackin@english.upenn.edu | Web Bio

Paul Rozin

Name: Paul Rozin
Title: Professor Emeritus of Psychology
School: Arts & Sciences
General Topic Areas: Cultural Psychology, Food choice, Attitudes to Natural Genetics, Positive Psychology, Social and Cultural Psychology
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: Biological, Cultural and Psychological Approaches To Food Choice; Attitudes to Natural and Genetically Modified Food; The Psychology of Meat; Food, Nutrition, Health and Psychology, Food fads, Pleasure and Positive Psychology
rozin@psych.upenn.edu | Phone: 610-909-0963 | Web Bio

James C. Saunders

Name: James C. Saunders
Title: Emeritus Professor of Otorhinolaryngology
School: Perelman School of Medicine
General Topic Areas: Auditory Neurobiology
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: Hearing Loss in the Elderly: Diagnosis, Remediation and Consequences
saunderj@mail.med.upenn.edu | Phone: 610-667-2971 | Web Bio

Stanley Schwartz

Name: Stanley Schwartz
Title: Emeritus Associate Professor of Medicine
School: Perelman School of Medicine
General Topic Areas: Diabetes
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: The Time is Right for a New Classification of Diabetes, Diabetes Medications May Be a Cardiologist's Best Friends, Incretin Use in Hospitals for the Care of Patients with Diabetes
stschwar@gmail.com | Web Bio

Vivian Seltzer

Name: Vivian Seltzer
Title: Professor Emerita of Human Development and Behavior
School: Social Policy and Practice
General Topic Areas: Adolescent Psychological Development and Behavior; Adolescent Relationships == Friends, Family
Sample Talk Topics or Titles: Adolescent Relationships with Parents, Peers, and More --- When to Worry!
seltzer@sp2.upenn.edu | Web Bio