Faculty Panel Discussions COVID-19

Faculty Panel Discussions COVID-19

Please scroll down for more information and access to register to join members of the USF faculty via Zoom for a series of panels that will explore COVID-19 from a range of scholarly lenses. These panels aim to bring together the USF community, drawing on our faculty’s scholarly perspectives and expertise across disciplines, to help make sense of COVID-19 and to explore what a scholarly community dedicated to Jesuit values can offer in terms of education and support during COVID-19.

A series of panels is being developed. The first panel addressed the treatment of marginalized communities in times of crisis, and the second explored the pandemic from the standpoint of public health and global security. The third addresses responses to Covid-19 across nations, societies, and markets.

Links to recorded sessions:

Recording of Marginalized Communities in Times of Crisis, March 24, 2020

Recording of Public Health and Global Security in the Time of COVID-19 , March 26, 2020


The Economy and the Common Good in Times of Pandemics: International Perspectives

Wednesday, April 8, 12–1:15 p.m

Stephen Roddy, Professor and Chair of Modern & Classical Languages in the College of Arts and Sciences, will be moderating this next panel of the series. School of Management Professors Marco Tavanti, Sweta Chaturvedi Thota, and Xiaohua Yang, will come together to discuss socioeconomic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic from different historical and contemporary perspectives.

More Information and Zoom Registration Link Coming Soon


Marginalized Communities in Times of Crisis

Tuesday, March 24, 12–1:15 p.m

In a discussion moderated by Shabnam Koirala-Azad, dean of the School of Education, Associate Professor Genevieve Leung (CAS), Associate Professor Hsiu-Lan Cheng (SOE), and Assistant Professor Daniela Domínguez (SOE) will discuss the possible impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities. Providing a historical and socio-political lens, the panel will explore the treatment of vulnerable communities, focusing on the mental health ramifications as well as the ways xenophobia, profiling, and microaggressions are currently impacting marginalized communities.

Public Health and Global Security in the Time of COVID-19

Thursday, March 26, 12–1:15 p.m.

In a discussion moderated by School of Nursing & Health Professions Statewide MPH Director Taryn Vian, PhD (SONHP), Assistant Professor Marie-Claude Couture (SONHP), Professor Barbara Sattler (SONHP), and Professor Sangman Kim (CAS) will provide perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic through the lenses of epidemiology, immunology, and public health. Why are some populations at greater risk than others? How can testing and data be better utilized in responding to the pandemic? What is being done to protect public health workers? What can be done to improve our response?

These events are sponsored by the Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence, in partnership with the School of Nursing & Health Professions, the School of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of International Initiatives. Additional panels are being planned with panelists from the School of Management and the School of Law.