Arthur Sterngold will present the program, "E=MC2. Why energy matters," at 7 p.m. May 9 on the third floor of the Welch Family Wing.
Sterngold will discuss the role of energy in our everyday lives and the answers to our nation's energy problems, including why is there an energy crisis, how does energy affect our lives, what's the difference between fossil fuels and renewable sources, why are gas prices so high even though the U.S. is producing more oil than it has in decades, what's the role of Marcellus Shale gas and is President Obama's "all of the above" policy a true energy plan or just a political cop-out?
Sterngold is an associate professor of business and former director of the Institute for Management Studies at Lycoming College.
He teaches courses about marketing, business and energy.
Sterngold's articles have been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania Business Central, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Public Opinion Quarterly and Planning magazine, the flagship publication of the American Planning Association.
Sterngold earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton, a master's degree in marketing from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in rural sociology from Penn State.
Before pursuing an academic career, Sterngold worked as an advertising manager and government planner.