Arcadia University Hosts Panel Discussion
Retrospective: The Man and the Field, Feb. 24
Celebrating the Work of Dr. Norman Johnston, Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Glenside, Pa.—January 31, 2011—Arcadia University will host a panel discussion Retrospective: The Man and the Field on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The discussion is sponsored by Arcadia’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. The panel will include Arcadia faculty, alumni and local experts on prisons. The event is free and open to the public.
The panelists are local prison experts Sara Jane Elk, Executive Director of Eastern State Penitentiary History Site, in Philadelphia, Pa., William M. DiMascio, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Prison Society, Philadelphia, Pa., Arcadia University alumnae Dr. Linda M. Williams ’71; and faculty members in the Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice Department, Dr. John Noakes, Associate Professor and Dr. Ana Maria Garcia, Associate Professor and Chair.
Dr. Norman B. Johnston, Professor Emeritus of Sociology has researched the history of punishment, imprisonment, and the evolution of prison architecture worldwide. These interests are related to his long time association as a member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Prison Society and the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic site, the latter which he was instrumental in developing. His publications include articles in Federal Probation Quarterly, Revista de la Escuela de Estudios Penitentiarios (Madrid), American Journal of Correction, British Journal of Criminology, The Prison Journal, Criminal Justice Matters (London), American Institute of Architects Journal, Anuario del Instituto de Ciencias Penale y Criminalogicas (Venezuela), Journal of Architectural Historians, Correctional Forum, and The Vacuum (Belfast). He has also co-edited eight criminal justice anthologies, one translated into Russian, and appeared in interviews in television documentaries for the BBC, Korean television, the Discovery, MTV, and the Discovery and History Channels.
At this event, Dr. Johnston will announce the first Johnston Family Award for Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice which will recognize a student who excels in cross-cultural research and writing.
During the month of February the Landman Library will exhibit many of Dr. Johnston’s Scholarly works.
Media Contact: Donna Whitlock, Arcadia University, 215-572-2969, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad, ranked #1 in undergraduate participation in study abroad (Open Doors 2010). Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and as a “top up-and-coming school.” The Physical Therapy program is ranked 7th in the nation.