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Leading economist to discuss education and the economy
[10.08.2010]

Tampa, Fla. -- Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D. will be bringing her intellect and input on economics, education and public policy when she comes to speak at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the Tampa Museum of Art.

The current president of Bennett College for Women will present her lecture, "The Crossroads: Education or Economic Extinction," as part of the USF Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Lecture Series.

Malveaux is a respected economist and well-known columnist. Her columns graced newspapers across the country from the Los Angeles Times to the New Orleans Tribune.

She received her undergraduate and master's degrees in economics at Boston College and then moved on to get her Ph.D. in economics at MIT. Malveaux also holds honorary degrees from many colleges including Sojourner Douglas College and the University of the District of Columbia.

Malveaux has appeared on multiple networks serving as a host, commentator and guest. The networks she has been on include CNN, C-SPAN, ABC, BET, PBS and Fox News.

She is the founder of her multimedia production company, Last Word Productions, that focused on her personal work and has been developing her own television show on PBS, titled "The Malveaux Report."

The USF Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the USF Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Alumni, USF College of Arts and Sciences, USF Office of the Provost and the Mayor of Tampa. The aim of the series is to bring leading public intellectuals to USF and to Tampa to interact with students, faculty, staff and members of our community.



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