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Facilitators and Agenda

The Summer Institute is designed to provide the opportunity for participants to develop or refine their own courses by integrating aspects of global public health into the course structure and assignments.  Time will be available for participants to brainstorm with facilitators and collaborate with other participants. 




Susan Albertine is vice president of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U).  She is a national leader of the Educated Citizen and Public





Lodging and check-in are available for participants (especially those coming from overseas).  We are hoping to be able to assist in shuttle transportation for those traveling to / from Erie or Pittsburgh International Airports. 



2:00 pm     Welcome and Program Overview

2:45 pm     Case Study review - small groups

4:00 pm     Existing Programs and Curricular

                   Innovation Showcase

6:00 pm     Dinner



7:00 am     Breakfast

8:30 am     Course and Curriuclum Design

                   Goal Setting

10:00 am   Workshops

12:00 pm   Lunch - Topical Themes

1:30 pm     Design of Effective Learning

                   Outcomes and Assessment

3:00 pm     Break

3:30 pm     Workshops

5:30 pm     Cocktails and Networking

7:00 pm     Dinner



7:00 am     Breakfast

9:00 am     Community Engagement

10:30 am   Workshops

12:00 pm   Lunch - Working Groups

1:30 pm     Workshops

3:30 pm     Break

4:00 pm     Course and Curricular Design


6:00 pm     Dinner



7:00 am     Breakfast

11:30 am   Lunch


On-campus lodging is available through Sunday June 7, and breakfast and lunch are available in the main dining hall.  For those continuing to travel throughout the region or the US, we hope to be able to provide shuttles to Erie and Pittsburgh International Airports. 












































Carr Hall |Richard J Cook Center for Environmental Science, LEED Gold, Allegheny College

Academic Commons and Gateway, Allegheny College

Tippee Alumni Center, Allegheny College

Reis Hall, Allegheny College

Health, a collaborative project co-sponsored by ASPPH (the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health) and AAC&U. A former language arts and reading teacher, a writer, and a career-long advocate for literacy, Albertine has been nationally active to advance pre-school through college curricular alignment, including student transfer from two-year to four-year institutions.


Albertine received her BA from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in English literature. Formerly professor of English and dean at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of New Jersey, she also served as vice provost for undergraduate studies at Temple University and taught at the University of North Florida, St. Olaf College, Susquehanna University, and Chicago State University.



Kathryn Graff Low is Associate Dean of the Faculty at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and Professor of Psychology.  In addition to her duties in support of her faculty, her research addresses public health issues in a variety of domestic settings. Professional projects include a collaboration with the local medical residency on hospital-based

research, a study exploring the use of smartphones for behavioral interventions, and ongoing work on women’s health and sexuality.  Her past independent and collaborative research efforts on college student health and mental health, psychological risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome, and sexually transmitted infections. 


A graduate of Bowdoin College, Graff Low earned her Ed.M. in counseling from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in counseling and health psychology from Stanford University.



Caryl Waggett is Chair of Global Health Studies at Allegheny College and Associate Professor of Environmental Science. 

She conducts research on the impacts to human health from the natural and built environment, with particular focus on


children's health and the elimation of health disparities.  She is currently Director of Healthy Homes-Healthy Children, a regional non-profit offering professional development and home assessments to address children's health concerns that originate or are exacerbated by the home environment.  The program focuses on lead poisoning, asthma and allergen triggers in the home environment, and socio-ecological factors that contribute to childhood obesity.  Previously, she spent ten years studying human health impacts at the urban-wildland interface, focusing on vector-borne diseases.  She spent two years working as a Visiting Scientist with NASA Ames Research Center's Center for Health Application of Aerospace Related Technologies (CHAART). In her role on the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD) of the National Council for Science and the Environment, she partnered with the National Academies of Science's Institute of Medicine to offer professional training for faculty in teaching Undergraduate Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  She has partnered with InTeGrate to develop modules for environmental health and justice issues for undergraduate courses. 


Waggett received her BA in Environmental Studies and in Ecology from Brown University, and her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in Environmental Health through Environmental Science, Policy, Management.

Kenneth Pinnow, Associate Professor of History and Global Health Studies at Allegheny College, focuses his research on the history of medicine and diseases both domestically and internationally.  He is trained as a Russianist with a particular interest in medical ethics and human

experimentation in 19th - 20th C Russia and the early Soviet Union. 


Pinnow has more than 15 years experience teaching at the intersection of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Pinnow received his BA from Duke University in Durham, NC, and his PhD from Columbia University in New York City, NY.

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