Date: October 19, 2010
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PNC Chancellor James B. Dworkin
PNC Chancellor Addresses Professional Conferences
Westville – Purdue University North Central Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin has recently been a featured speaker at national, state and campus gatherings.
On Wednesday, Oct. 13, Dworkin traveled to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., to participate in a national Campus Compact meeting of its member college and university presidents.
Dworkin gave the closing remarks to the Campus Compact Presidents Leadership Summit which brought together up to 150 college and university presidents. Also addressing the group was Dr. Martha Kanter, under secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education; Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education and John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University.
The summit was convened in response to a call by President Barack Obama for America to have the highest proportion of students graduating from college in the world and to provide every child access to a complete and competitive 21st century education.
Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents, represents some 6 million students who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.
Dworkin is a member of the Campus Compact Board of Directors as well as the Indiana Campus Compact Board of Directors.
On Oct. 15, Dworkin traveled to Indianapolis to be the keynote speaker at the 81st annual meeting of the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences, the oldest and the largest social science organization in Indiana. He delivered the address, “Evolving Labor Markets – Impacts on Indiana and Beyond.” His speech took an in-depth look at the state of the labor market in Indiana and the nation and examined prospects and challenges for the future.
Dworkin is nationally known for his work in labor economics and labor management relations. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Master's degree and PhD in Industrial Relations. He's been with Purdue University since 1976 and has taught at Purdue's Krannert School of Management and at PNC.
His areas of expertise are collective bargaining, negotiations and dispute resolution. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Relations Association and the National Academy of Arbitrators.
On the PNC campus, Dworkin also recently spoke to undergraduate students in an Early Childhood Education class on the topic, “Economic Impacts of Good Teachers in Early Childhood Education.” Dworkin explored research which focused on demonstrating that good teaching in early childhood classes has lasting effects on many aspects of adult life such as earnings, college attendance and college graduation.