Alpern to deliver Willard Distinguished Teacher Lecture

Dr. Kenneth Alpern spends much of his time in the classroom, so it’s no surprise that he’d treat the Willard Distinguished Teacher Lecture in much the same way.

Dr. Alpern, the senior tutor of the Oxbridge Honors Program and professor of philosophy, will deliver a unique twist on the Carl F. Willard Distinguished Teacher Lecture at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 at William Jewell College’s Yates-Gill College Union room 221. A reception will follow the lecture.

The lecture, titled “Welcome to Class,” will include current students and attendees in a class-style discussion on the topic of the Nature of Morality. A worksheet to help focus the discussion will accompany the lecture.

Dr. Alpern’s specialty within philosophy is ethics, with particular expertise in moral psychology, history of ethics and applied ethics in medicine, business and science/technology.

The Willard Lecture is named for the late Carl Willard, a trustee from 1967-1991. The Faculty Development Committee recommends honorees to the provost and president, who make the final selection for the annual award.

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11-02-2016