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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
S100 Starzl BST
Robert Ross, PhD
Assistant Professor
Global Cultural Studies
Point Park University
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Andrew Simpson, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor
History
Duquesne University

Robert Ross, PhD is an assistant professor of Global Cultural Studies at Point Park University. His research focuses upon the political economic geographies of sports, cities, and labor. He is currently writing a book for the University of Nebraska Press entitled, The Men who Do the Work: Baseball, Labor, and the Rise and Fall of the 1890 Players' League. He teaches classes on the Political Geography of the Middle East, Marx and Marxism, Revolutions, and introductory social sciences. Before working at Point Park, Dr. Ross taught at the American University of Beirut, Syracuse University, and West Chester University. He earned his PhD from the Department of Geography at Syracuse University, his Master's degree in Geography from University College London, and his Bachelor's degree in Anthropology/Sociology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew Simpson, PhD is a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Duquesne University whose work examines the intersection between academic medicine and economic development.  Simpson has worked as a Community Development Specialist for the City of Evansville, Indiana where he was responsible for drafting the city’s plan for the use of Community Development Block Grants for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  He has also field directed mayoral and state legislative races and worked in residential property management and leasing.  He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (Ph.D.) American University (M.A.) and DePauw University (B.A.)