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Summer Faculty Speaker Series

The Summer Faculty Speaker Series are weekly events featuring faculty at Simpson College who are subject experts on various topics relating to COVID-19 and the current environment we find ourselves in.

The Summer Faculty Speaker Series will occur on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm between June 24 – July 29. Below is the list of faculty and their presentation topics. Each week this page will be updated with the recording of the latest presentation for those who could not make the event.


  • June 24: Dr. Adrienne Gathman – Pandemic Powers: Presidential Authority in a Crisis 
  • July 1: Dr. Pat Singer – Repurposing Drugs to Fight COVID-19 
  • July 8: Dr. John Pauley – Thin Democracy, Ecological Violence, and COVID
  • July 15: Dr. Amy Doling, Dr. Jacy Downey and Katie Lee ­– Color Coding COVID 
  • July 22: Dr. Heidi Berger and Noelie Boardman – Math Modeling of a Pandemic 
  • July 29: Dr. Maeve Callan – Plague, Prejudice, and Possibility: 14th Century Lessons for Our Own Troubled Times