Alumni College


The Wright State Alumni Assoication will not be holding an Alumni College in 2019 due to a shortage of time, people, and budget.  We hope to bring this program back in 2020. 

Feel free to check out our other summer programming at

Alumni College 2018 Sessions

A sampling of topics included:

  • Market Hunters: How Americans Fell in Love with Sporting Goods — Dr. Drew Swanson, Associate Professor of History
  • The Disappearance of the Irwin Neighborhood — Hadley Drodge, Assistant Curator at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, Ohio
  • Emotional Coping: Combating Toxic Stress with Wellness — Adrianne Johnson, Faculty Member for Clinical Mental Health Counseling and President of the Ohio Counseling Association
  • Finding Your Roots: Intro to Genealogy Bill Stolz, Archivist/Reference and Outreach for the Wright State University Special Collections & Archives 

Alumni College 2017 Sessions

A sampling of topics included:

  • PDF iconThe Science (and Pseudoscience) of Forensic DNA Profiling - Dan Krane, Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and renowned DNA expert
  • This Show is NOT Chemical Free: And other reasons why we need to set our classrooms on fire - Kirby A. Underwood, Chemistry Lab Manager, Chemistry Department
  • The Downside of Being Elected President of the United States - Jim Sayer, retired Chair of the Department of Communication and Lake Campus Dean
  • PDF iconNAFTA and US employment - Mingming Pan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
  • Wright State History Through the Eyes of the Guardian - Jeffrey Alan John, Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication
  • PDF iconBuild It and They Will Come: The History of Wright State University - Chris Wydman, University Archivist and Records Manager, Department of Special Collections and Archives
  • PDF iconOhio's Opiod Crisis: Committing to Solve Complex Community Issues -  Joseph E. Keferl, Rh.D., CRC, Dean and Professor, College of Education & Human Services 

Click HERE for bios of all Alumni College professors and lecturers.