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Faculty Speakers Series features presentation about teaching in China

Dr. Irene Wolf
Dr. Irene Wolf
3/26/2014 —

As part of the ongoing Penn State Beaver Spring Speakers Series, Irene A. Wolf, senior instructor in philosophy, will present “An American Woman's International Teaching Experience” noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, room 16, Student Union Building.

The free program, which is open to the public, will highlight her personal and professional travel and teaching experiences in Guangzhou, China, in the summer of 2013. Wolf, who is chair of this year’s Beaver campus Undergraduate Research Fair Committee, is a longtime committee member and has a history of working with and mentoring students in research and service learning projects.

Last spring one of her senior psychology students, Kyung Min Kim, was invited to present a paper, “Problems of Market Values Placed in the U.S. Education,” at the 2013 State University of New York (SUNY) Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference.

In 2012 Wolf, along with a faculty and staff member, traveled with Beaver campus students to spend a week living and working with members of the Navajo Nation in Tuba City, Ariz. The Navajo Nation -- which consists of 27,000 square miles in the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah -- is the largest geographic Native American reservation in the United States.

Wolf's research interests cover various topics, including diversity, culture, and advocacy; women’s issues, and the values of altruism, patience, tolerance and reflection in life. She holds a doctorate in philosophy and a master’s degree in philosophy from Duquesne University and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from the College of St. Benedict, Minnesota. Contact Wolf at iaw1@psu.edu or 724-773-3843.

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