At one time, the professors were you: sitting in class wondering, "What am I going to do with my life?" They have spent a lifetime delving into their interests -- researching, writing, and publishing on all sorts of fascinating topics and always looking for the next adventure or fascination.
Faculty Reads Series is a opportunity to get to know your professor. Why did they choose to study their area of expertise? What drove them to it? What are they working on now and why is it exciting? How did they make the leap from student to expert? This is a chance to learn from your professor's unique experiences, and possibly discover your own path.
What to Expect
Faculty Reads Series is an hour long event, in which 1-4 professors share the books that influenced their life story and career path.
This is an informal, yet inspiring hour in which we learn about professors’ passion for what they do. Professors will talk about how they discovered their academic interests, how they came to pursue their study, and why it excites them.
Professors may talk about their most recent research and publications. They may discuss their process, and how that may impact you. They may also read from or discuss a few books -- books that inspired them, were instrumental in their research, or books they simply love.
Their book selections may be on display at the front desk, and/or found virtually on this page.
The Take Away
Lindenwood Library’s goal is two-fold in hosting Faculty Reads Series.
We are in awe of the amazing work and unique passion that each professor brings to the Lindenwood community. We wish to celebrate that dedication.
We also, and most importantly, hope that you, the student, leave the event with a greater appreciation for your professor and inspiration as you live out your own story. Faculty may end their presentation with some advice for you. We hope you learn from the faculty’s experiences, ponder what makes you excited, and find the inspiration to passionately pursue it.
Interested in speaking? Let us know using our Interested Faculty form.
Want to suggest a faculty member? Use our Suggest Faculty form.