May 1, 2: Faculty advocate, author to speak at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. – Cary Nelson, author and former president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), will make two presentations at Washington State University in May.

He will talk about shared governance among faculty and administration at 1 p.m. Monday, May 1, in the Bundy Reading Room in Avery Hall. He will discuss university work with industry, based on his book, “Recommended Principles to Guide Academy-Industry Relationships,” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, room to be announced.

Nelson is professor of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 2006 to 2012, he was president of the AAUP, which advocates for faculty and for academic freedom, and he has written about oil and gas industry-funded research. He has published or edited over 25 books, including “No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom.”

His visit is sponsored by the Office of the President, College of Education and Department of English.