Dr. James Bogan, Curators’ Teaching Professor of art history and film at the University of Missouri-Rolla, will present a unique lecture titled Adventures in Pedagogy: Confessions of a Re-Habbed English Major during a reception to be held in his honor.
The reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, in Room 138 of Castleman Hall on the UMR campus. Bogan’s lecture on his experiences in teaching will begin at noon.
The event honors Bogan for winning the 2005 University of Missouri Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, which he received in May. He was nominated for the award by Dr. Richard Miller, chair and professor of arts, languages and philosophy at UMR.
“Bogan and I both came to UMR in 1968,” says Miller. “In that time, I’ve been impressed by his development as a scholar, teacher and artist, but have been most delighted to have him as a friend. Being around him is like being around a volcano of enchantment.”
Bogan says he looks forward to sharing a few “tricks of the trade.”
“I am delighted to have this opportunity to tell some stories – most of them true – about what has happened in some of my classes,” he says.
The event is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the department of arts, languages and philosophy at UMR. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Bogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (573) 341-4755.