Penn State Mont Alto will host a campus symposium, titled “Should Freedom of Speech Protect Online Threats?” at 2 p.m., on Sept. 14, in the Wiestling Student Center on campus. It is free and open to the public.
Penn State Mont Alto faculty members James Donovan, associate professor of history; David Seitz, assistant professor of communications; and Brian Sensenig, instructor in communications, will discuss when, and if, threatening people using social media should be protected by the First Amendment.
- James Donovan, associate professor of history, teaches the French Revolution and Napoleon, Western Heritage, American Civilization to 1877, and American Civilization since 1877. His research has focused on crime and justice in France in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and has been published in a series of articles in history journals, a book, and papers presented at professional meetings
- David Seitz, assistant professor of communications, teaches speech and communications courses in which he shows students how language and symbols affect beliefs, emotions, and actions. His primary research interests include war rhetoric, visual rhetoric, public memory, and issues of social justice that have been published in journals, a book, and papers.
- Brian Sensenig, instructor in communications, teaches Effective Speech and Small Group Communication. He conducts research on a variety of communication genres including books, films, and television. Prior to Penn State, Sensenig worked as a newspaper reporter and sports announcer.
Penn State Mont Alto’s Campus Symposiums promote learning and provide the opportunity for members of the campus community to actively listen and engage in discussion. Light refreshments are provided.
For more information, contact Debra Collins at 717-749-6112 or [email protected].