Illinois Tech's Lewis College of Human Sciences engages in compelling work at the intersection of people and technology and strives to create cross-disciplinary dialogue. The Lewis College Roundtable reflects that mission. Instead of a standard lecture, invited panelists, ranging from academics to industry experts, participate in a 90-minute, moderated discussion about a chosen topic. Their unique perspectives on the given theme create a lively discussion that allows our guests to think more deeply about these topics of far-reaching significance.
Power and Access
October 12, 2017 | 3:30–5 p.m. | Mccormick tribune campus center (MTCC) Auditorium
A reception will follow the Roundtable in the MTCC Ballroom.
In a society that is dependent on technology more than ever before, this year’s Lewis College Roundtable will explore questions related to the access of technology. Who has access to technology? How does technology provide the power to control people or things? Has technology blurred the boundaries of work and personal lives? How has technology changed the lives of people with disabilities? Join us as we explore these questions and more at the next Roundtable. This event is free and open to the public.
2017 Roundtable Panelists
Amy Gonzales, Indiana University
Assistant Professor, The Media School
Research interests: Effects of social interaction via communication technologies on individual identity, social support, and well-being, as well as the consequences of disrupted access to communication technology for people from disadvantaged communities.
Ellen Kossek, Purdue University
Basil S. Turner Professor of Management, Krannert School of Management
Research Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
Research interests: Work-family, work-life balance, women's career equality and gender inclusion, workplace flexibility, employment practices to support workforce diversity/inclusion, global and domestic human resource management, and organizational behavior.
Stephen Sundarrao, University of South Florida
Associate Director, USF Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology
Research interests: Advanced vehicle modifications, and ergonomics and mobility devices for individuals with disabilities.
Sean Zdenek, University of Delaware
Associate Professor of Technical and Professional Writing
Research interests: Disability and web accessibility studies, closed captioning, deaf studies, sound studies, and methods of rhetorical criticism.
The Roundtable will be moderated by Dean Christine Himes.
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