Luther College hosts Ronald Rochon for Martin Luther King Jr. Day lecture on Jan. 15

January 4, 2018

Luther College hosts Ronald Rochon for Martin Luther King Jr. Day lecture Jan. 15

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Rochon, provost at the University of Southern Indiana, will give Luther College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr., Day lecture, at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, In Valders Hall of Science, Room 206, on the Luther campus.

Rochon’s lecture, “From Revolt to Revolution: For Whom the Bell Tolls and Why We Can’t Wait,” is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Rochon’s keynote address will focus on the past, the present and also the future, relying on “teaching” as a metaphor. Honoring King’s legacy, Rochon asks teachers of the younger generation to inspire a revolution, one that seeks to ensure a dignified life defined by respect for others, no matter their differences.

The provost at the University of Southern Indiana for more than seven years, Rochon also serves on the Executive Board of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Previously, he was the associate vice president for Teacher Education and dean of the School of Education at Buffalo State College, and the director and co-founder of the Research Center for Cultural Diversity and Community Renewal at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. During his tenure at UW-La Crosse, he served as the director of the Master of Education-Professional Development Program, interim director of the School of Education and associate dean of the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Teacher Education, holding several of those positions simultaneously. His teaching career also included work at Texas A&M University and Washington State University.

Rochon earned his bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee University and graduate degrees from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. His doctoral work was in educational policy studies, with an emphasis on educational history and policy analysis.

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