Guest Lecturers - OPEN to the PUBLIC

Dr. Todd Allen

Topic: Racial Reconciliation

November 14 @7:15pm (via Skype)

Dr. Todd Allen, professor of communications studies, is making a difference in the classroom at Grove City College and beyond.

Allen teaches courses in persuasion, rhetoric, culture and communication, civil rights/public memory and crisis communications, but his work as an educator isn’t limited to the classroom.

In 2006 he founded The Common Ground Project, a community based non-profit group dedicated to promoting an understanding of the Civil Rights Movement, and for more than a decade, in partnership with the PNC Foundation, he’s led an annual “Returning to the Roots of Civil Rights” bus tour, which visits many key Southern sites of the movement’s history.


Dr. John Wallace

Topic: Transforming the Community

December 5 @6:30pm

John M. Wallace, Jr., Ph.D. is a bivocational urban minister whose career demonstrates the integration of faith and work. Dr. Wallace is the senior pastor of Bible Center Church, located in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood, and a full professor at the University of Pittsburgh, with appointments in the School of Social Work, the Katz Graduate School of Business and the Deitrich School of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Wallace integrates his faith and work through the ministries of Bible Center and through his research, teaching and service at Pitt. He is the founder of The Oasis Project—the community and economic development division of Bible Center. He is passionate about what he calls, “holistic faith-based development,” with a particular focus on education, employment, entrepreneurship and “withintrification”—real estate ownership and development by local residents and organizations.

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