Saint Martin’s University hosts economics scholar for second Harvie
October 29, 2009
Lacey, Washington — On Friday, November 6 at 4 p.m.,
Saint Martin’s University will host the second of four lectures in its
2009-2010 Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series in Harned Hall
110 on the University’s Lacey campus. The speaker will be Dr. S. Aaron
Hegde, an assistant professor of economics at California State
University, Bakersfield. His lecture, entitled “ReDREAMing the American
Dream,” will focus on the impact of the economy on undocumented workers
and the related social justice issues and policies.
Hegde received his Ph.D. in Economics in 2004 from
North Carolina State University. He has worked at California State
University as an assistant professor and as the director of the
Environmental Resource Management Program. He has also worked as a
visiting instructor in the Department of Energy, Environmental, and
Mineral Economics at Pennsylvania State University. His research
interests include risk management, agricultural finance, migration,
development, trade, and applied econometrics and decision theory. Hegde
is an accomplished researcher, with articles published in the Journal
of Family and Economic Issues and Library Philosophy and Practice.
The Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series
was created by Saint Martin’s University Associate Professor of Criminal
Justice Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D., to raise awareness of social
justice issues within the community and to honor the work of Robert A.
Harvie, J.D., former professor and chair of the Department of Criminal
Justice at Saint Martin’s. Admission to the Harvie Lecture Series events
is free and open to the public.
Saint Martin’s University is an independent
four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre
wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic
Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine
colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only
one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares
students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate
programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering.
Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious
backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension
campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base,
Olympic College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.
For additional information:
Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D.
Associate Professor Department of Criminal Justice
Saint Martin’s University
Genevieve Canceko Chan
Director of Communications & Marketing
Saint Martin’s University