The CMNST Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Series continues the Fall 2012 line-up of distinguished speakers on Thursday, November 8th. Guest lecturer will be Dr. Anthony M. Johnson, Director of CASPR (Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Photonics Research), Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Professor of Physics and Professor of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering. An abbreviated CV is attached .
An evening public lecture, geared towards a more general audience, will take place at 6 p.m. in Lecture Hall 223, Mishoe Science Center. Topic: "Photonics, Diversity and Mentoring – Over 30 Years of Experiences and Strategies of an African-American Physicist." Dr. Johnson will share his experiences in a career that emphasizes cutting edge research in ultrafast optical phenomena, as well as outreach to women and underrepresented minorities that began over three decades ago at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Johnson speaks on continuing the research tradition, for over 17 years in academia, mentoring and impacting the lives of bright and motivated women and minority PhD and MS students. He will also touch upon professional service and research grants and the impact these entities have had on the seemingly disparate foci that exists between photonics and diversity.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
For more information about the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Series , please contact Ms. Vanessa Nesbit, firstname.lastname@example.org , or call ext. 6502.