General Sessions

General Session 1

Monday, June 18
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Search and Discover: What the Internet and Big Data Reveal About Who We Are – Themes Themes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Presenter Biography

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Seth Stephens-Davidowitz mines internet data to gain new insights into the human psyche. He contributes op-ed pieces to The New York Times and uses Google searches to measure myriad issues such as racism, depression, child abuse, the science of humor, sexual orientation, and anxiety. Stephens-Davidowitz’s 2017 book, Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are, was a New York Times bestseller, a PBS NewsHour Book of the Year, and an Economist Book of the Year. He previously worked as a data scientist at Google and served as a visiting lecturer for the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Stephens-Davidowitz graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

Learn more about Seth at sethsd.com and his research at sethsd.com/research.

General Session 1 lecture by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is generously supported by our 2018 Lecture Sponsors.


General Session 2

Tuesday, June 19
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Dr. Melissa Fulgham and Chris Solomon
Developing a Personal Leadership Philosophy & Articulating a Vision
Excerpts from “Iron Lady” (2011),  “Henry V” (1989), and Speech Delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C.

Presenter Biographies

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Dr. Melissa Fulgham serves as Leadership Development Representative to Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors Program Council. She earned her Ph.D. from Texas A & M University and is a Professor of History and Division Chair of Social Sciences at Northeast Texas Community College. She serves as advisor to the Alpha Mu Chi Chapter and the 2017 Mosal Scholar.


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Chris Solomon, CPA, serves as STEM Representative to Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors Program Council. She earned her Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Charleston and is Department Chair of Accounting at Trident Technical College in South Carolina. She is a Phi Theta Kappa alumna, an advisor to the Alpha Epsilon Omicron Chapter, and former Chair of the Association of Chapter Advisors.


General Session 3

Wednesday, June 20
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Dr. Patty Hall and Cassandra Powell
Ethical Leadership, Building a Team, and Making Decisions
Excerpts from “Remember the Titans” (2000) and “Twelve Angry Men” (1957)

Presenter Biographies

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Dr. Patty Hall serves as Technical/Workforce Representative to Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors Program Council. She earned her Ph.D. in Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction from Argosy University and is a Professor of Early Childhood Development and Child Development at Cañada College in California. She serves as advisor to the Beta Zeta Nu Chapter and as a member of the Nevada/California Regional Advisory Board.


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Cassandra Powell serves as Social Sciences Representative to Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors Program Council. She earned her Master of Arts in Linguistics degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master of Arts in Communications and Training from Governors State University.  She is Director of the Honors College and Associate Professor at Richard J. Daley College in Illinois. Cassandra is advisor to the Pi Rho Chapter and serves as a member of the Illinois Regional Advisory Board.


General Session 4

Wednesday, June 20
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lara Roemer and Glenn Rohlfing
Realizing Change & Empowering Others
Excerpts from “Lincoln” (2012), “42” (2012), and “Invictus” (2009)

Presenter Biographies

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Lara Roemer serves as Service Learning Representative to Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors Program Council. She earned her Master of Political Science degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield and is a Professor of Political Science and a Certified Master of Online Teaching (MOT) at Carl Sandburg College in Illinois. She serves as advisor to the Chi Kappa Chapter and as a member of the Illinois Regional Advisory Board.


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Glenn Rohlfing serves as Collaborative Learning Representative to Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors Program Council. He earned a Master of Arts in History degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He is Co-Chair of the History Department and Associate Professor at Pike’s Peak Community College in Colorado. Glenn is advisor to the Alpha Gamma Alpha Chapter.


General Session 5

Thursday, June 21
7:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Honors Institute Farewell Session