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August 6, 2008

Contact Theresa Moore at 608-796-3392 or trmoore@viterbo.edu

ADULT EDUCATION EXPERT TO SPEAK AT VITERBO UNIVERSITY

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Renowned adult education expert Stephen Brookfield, Ph.D., will speak at Viterbo University at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 in Reinhart Center 127 as part of an inservice for university School of Adult Learning faculty.

The event is open to the public, and employees from other colleges and universities are especially encouraged to attend. Guests are asked to RSVP to Theresa Moore, Viterbo’s director of faculty development, at trmoore@viterbo.edu by Monday, Aug. 11.

Brookfield holds the title of Distinguished University Professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. He has written 10 books on adult learning, teaching, critical thinking, discussion methods, and critical theory, four of which have won the Cyril O. Houle Award for Literature in Adult Education. He also received the Leadership Award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education for “extraordinary contributions to the general field of continuing education on a national and international level.”

He has also served as a professor of higher and adult education at Columbia University in New York for 10 years, and as a visiting professor at Harvard University in 2002.

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