West Virginia University at Parkersburg
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WVU Parkersburg faculty member to make presentation at England's Oxford Round Table.
CONTACT: Edward Crisp, professor of geology, 304-424-8327.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A West Virginia University at Parkersburg faculty member has been selected to present at the Oxford Round Table at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, England.
Edward L. Crisp, professor of geology, will join a group of 40 delegate scholars from throughout the world and with particular expertise and interest in the issue of "Science and Faith: The Great Matter."
During the July 23-28 Round Table, Crisp will give a presentation on "Evaluating and Overcoming Cultural-Based Nonscientific Attitudes and Biases Towards Evolutionary Theory in Introductory College Sciences Courses for Education Majors."
The Oxford Round Table was founded in 1989 to promote human advancement and understanding through the improvement of education. The Oxford Round Table provides a forum for the study and consideration of current issues facing state and national systems of education.
The Round Table meets periodically and at each session is comprised of a small select group of leaders from both the public and private sectors of several countries. Participants live in college, dine in the medieval dining halls and have access to the famous Bodleian Library, originally established as Duke Humfrey's Library in 1489.
Crisp received his bachelor's degree in science from Morehead State University, his master's from the University of Kentucky, and his doctorate from Indiana University. He has been a member of the college's Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division since 1991.