Unlimited Learning Expert Series

A key element of the Saint Joseph’s University mission is our commitment to lifelong learning. It’s a value we impart to our students and alumni. It's who we are.
In this spirit, we offer “Unlimited Learning” — an opportunity for lifelong learners to engage with University experts and content through virtual and in person events.


These webinars are an opportunity for faculty and staff to engage with the University on topics about diversity and inclusion in the workplace, mental health, leadership and much more.


All of the Unlimited Learning Series events are recorded. Whether you missed a webinar, want to watch it again, or want to share it with others, you can find them here.

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JUNE 7, 2023 FROM 12 P.M. TO 1.00 P.M.

The Banking Crisis

In March, failures at three United States banks triggered the Federal Reserve and the government to take quick action to secure the financial sector and prevent a global epidemic. What caused this collapse and what will the long-term effects be to a banking system experiencing significant pressure and a sudden loss of confidence?

In this Unlimited Learning Expert Webinar Series session, Karen Hogan, PhD, professor of finance and Paul Hogan, managing director, Debt Capital Markets at M&T Bank, discussed if the banking crisis of 2023 has been contained and what this means for the United States economy.


OCTOBER 27, 2022 FROM 6 P.M. TO 8 P.M.

Midterm Madness 2022

IN PERSON EVENT - on-campus, in partnership with the Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter

Cost: $10 

Net proceeds benefit the Washington D.C. Regional Scholarship Fund

On November 8, 2022 all 435 House of Representatives voting seats and 34 Senate seats will be contested. While these biennial elections often receive less attention than presidential contests, they have significantly influenced national politics and predicted major turning points in U.S. political history. Will the 2022 midterm elections break any traditional patterns?

In this edition of the Unlimited Learning Expert Series, Francis Graham Lee, PhD, professor emeritus, Randall M. Miller, PhD, professor emeritus, and Katherine Sibley, PhD, professor of history, discussed what prior midterm outcomes can tell us to expect. This discussion was moderated by Tayler Washington ’22, Project Assistant, Rittenhouse Political Partners.

Afterwards alumni, students and friends attended a reception to continue this exciting conversation.


SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 FROM 5:30 P.M. TO 6:30 P.M.

Bracketology on Hawk Hill

IN PERSON EVENT - this event is being held during HawkFest at the Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center.

With the second oldest basketball tradition amongst Philadelphia colleges, Hawk hoops has long been a staple of the Saint Joseph’s experience. As the 2022 - 2023 NCAA season approaches, what can we predict about the wins and losses in the months ahead?

In this edition of the Unlimited Learning Expert Series, go behind the scenes with Joe Lunardi ’82, inventor of Bracketology. Thirty years as the lead public relations officer for SJU, 25 years of broadcasting more than a thousand Hawks’ games and 20 years as the resident Bracketologist for ESPN have combined to make him one of the most sought-after personalities in college sports.

Join Joe, Billy Lange, Head Coach, Men's Basketball and Cindy Griffin '91, Head Coach, Women’s Basketball, for an exciting preseason conversation as he reveals the “art” and “science” of Bracketology, how Saint Joseph’s prepared him for life in the spotlight and what matters most in turning your dreams into reality.

JUNE 29, 2022 FROM 6 P.M. TO 8 P.M.

Ethical Decisions in Medicine II

In this special edition of the Unlimited Learning Expert Series, we invited both Saint Joseph's University and University of the Sciences alumni to join us for a live conversation around ethical decisions in medicine. 

Modern medicine has made the means to prolong life a reality in many cases. For patients in these situations, who gets to make the decision for life-sustaining treatment and what is the responsibility that comes along with that choice?

We were pleased to welcome our distinguished panelists and look forward to a lively exchange that spans healthcare fields and experience:

  • Peter A. Clark, S.J., Ph.D. ’75, Professor and Director of the Institute of Clinical Bioethics, and the John McShain Chair in Ethics
  • Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D. ’63, President, Samaritan Health Initiatives, Inc.
  • Krysta Contino, M.D. ’09, Physician, Cooper University Health Care
  • Alyssa Rothman ’22, Graduate, Physician Assistant Program, University of the Sciences

Following the discussion, connections and ideas were shared with alumni, other medical professionals, Saint Joseph’s University Summer Scholars and USciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fund students.

APRIL 27, 2022 FROM 12 P.M. TO 1.00 P.M.

Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Today, 1 in 44 people are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), but only 14% have paying jobs. Organizations across various industries are implementing autism at work programs to attract neurodiverse talent, which can promote diversity of thought, different approaches to work, innovation, and creativity. As companies diversify their workforce, what can they do to ensure the success of these employees? 

In this Unlimited Learning Expert Webinar Series session, Eric Patton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Management and Jane North, Senior Vice President of Claims, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, will discuss how to embrace neurodiversity in the workplace and create a culture of ongoing support. The conversation will be moderated by Lily Bowditch ’23, current student (Managing Human Capital/Autism Studies) and Kinney Scholar. 


MARCH 16, 2022 FROM 12 P.M. TO 1.00 P.M.

The Role of Public Art in Shaping, Articulating, and Redefining Community

Jane Golden, recognized in 2016 with an honorary doctorate from Saint Joseph's University, has been the driving force of Mural Arts Philadelphia since its inception, overseeing its growth from a small city agency into the nation’s largest public art program and a global model for transforming public space and community through art. Under Jane Golden’s direction, Mural Arts has created over 4,000 works of public art through innovative collaborations with community-based organizations, city agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools, the private sector, and philanthropies.

As an expert on urban transformation through art, Jane shares the conceptualization of this program, which began as a partnership with graffiti writers to channel their creative energy and talent toward mural collaborations, transforming neighborhoods where buildings and communities had long suffered from years of neglect. Nicole Stokes, Ph.D. Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion / University Professor of Sociology leads the discussion.

January 27, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Ethical Decisions in Medicine

As medical advances are made, ethical implications can arise at every step. With the healthcare system facing challenges from rapidly progressing technology to the strain of available resources and how they are distributed, what are our responsibilities as practitioners and how do we make sure we are informed patients and caretakers?

In this Unlimited Learning Expert Webinar Series session, Peter A. Clark, S.J., Ph. D. '75, Professor and Director of the Institute of Clinical Bioethics, and the John McShain Chair in Ethics, and Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D. '63, President, Samaritan Health Initiatives, Inc., discuss guiding principles in medical decision making and the importance of what is right and just for the community. The conversation is moderated by Bridget McNierney '19 '21 (MBA), first year medical student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

November 17, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.

The Labor Shortage and Public Policy

Across the United States, companies of all sizes are struggling to fill positions desperately needed to keep operations running smoothly. In August 2021 alone, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that a record number, approximately 4,300,000 individuals, had left their place of employment. With current job openings outnumbering the available workforce, what role does public policy play in overcoming these economic challenges?

In this Unlimited Learning: Expert Webinar Series, Laura Crispin, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and director of the public policy program, and Maureen Greene ’78, assistant regional commissioner at the United States Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics, will discuss the contributing factors that led to the current labor shortage and the longer-term effects it will have on the country. The conversation will be moderated by Luis Nunez ’21, current graduate student in public policy.

November 4, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.

You are Bigger than You Think: The Value of Togetherness

Tiffany Tavarez, Senior Vice President & Business Solutions Leader, Wells Fargo Advisors, will share how personal and professional experiences shape our ability to be empathetic, our need to belong and our willingness to be a champion for the communities where we live and work. Through exploring the use of narrative and meaning of value, Tiffany will explore why diversity, equity and inclusion comes from identifying its personal value to you; not just from the results of our professional outcomes.

Following a short keynote presentation, Nicole Stokes, Ph.D. Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion / University Professor of Sociology, and Christian Furler O’Brien '13 Co-Chairperson, SJU Diverse Alumni Council, National Alumni Board, will lead a discussion session with Ms. Tavarez on our personal and shared social responsibility to engage and connect with the work of inclusive excellence and equity.

More 2021 Webinars

April-June 2021 Webinar Recordings


The Changing State of College Athletics

The Changing State of College Athletics

The NCAA’s new name, image and likeness policy is redefining the role of the college athlete. Athletic Director Jill Bodensteiner, JD, discusses its impact with Maisha Kelly ’00, athletic director at Drexel University in this October 2021 webinar.


Resiliency and Adaptation: The New Focus in Climate Change

Resiliency and Adaptation: The New Focus in Climate Change

Clint Springer, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Environmental Stewardship and associate professor, and Judy Ward ’07 (EMBA), CEO of Advanced Enviro Systems, discuss the ways we can impact the health of our world in the June 2021 webinar.


Understanding Hate and Anti-Asian Racism

Understanding Hate and Anti-Asian Racism

Nydia Han, 6abc anchor and consumer investigative journalist, joins a panel of SJU experts to discuss discrimination and violence in the wake of COVID-19 and what all of us can do to #StopAsianHate in this April  2021 webinar.

February-April 2021 Webinar Recordings


Transitional Services for Individuals with Autism

Transitional Services for Individuals with Autism

Jessica Joseph, Ph.D., BCBA, director of programs at the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support, and Cheryl George, Ph.D., chair of Saint Joseph's department of special education, discuss bridging the gap between adolescence and adulthood in this April 2021 webinar.

Rev. Dan Joyce ’88, S.J. and Rabbi Abraham Skora of Saint Joseph's University

Faith in Uncertain Times

Faith in Uncertain Times

Rev. Dan Joyce. S.J. ’88 and Rabbi Abraham Skorka, reflect on how we can all find ways to weather uncertain times in this March 2021 webinar.

Stephen Fortazo and Joseph Garbely '84, D.O, DFASAM are presenting on Addiction and Recovery in Saint Joseph's next webinar.

Addiction Recovery in 2021 and Beyond

Addiction Recovery in 2021 and Beyond

Stephen Forzato ’16 (M.S.), director of SJU’s Center for Addiction and Recovery Education, and Joseph Garbely ’85, P’15, D.O., DFASAM, of Caron Treatment Centers, discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is compounding the addiction crisis in the February 2021 webinar.

Summer/Fall 2020 Webinars

October-December 2020 Webinar Recordings

Saint Joseph's University's Unlimited Learning experts, Rob Almond ‘04 (MBA), CEO of NEST, and Michael Solomon, Ph.D., professor of marketing at Saint Joseph’s.

Consumer Behavior and the Retail Experience

Consumer Behavior and the Retail Experience

How, when and why a consumer makes a purchase can provide companies with rich insight. In the December 2020 webinar, Rob Almond ‘04 (MBA), CEO of NEST, and Michael Solomon, Ph.D., professor of marketing, dive into how business leaders are using this data.

Dr. Keith Brown and Tom Riley, Saint Joseph's University experts for November 2020's Unlimited Learning installment, called "Why We Give: Decision-Making and Philanthropy"

Why We Give: Philanthropy and Decision-Making

Why We Give: Philanthropy and Decision-Making

Keith Brown, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology, and Tom Riley, friend and partner of the University and president of the Connelly Foundation, dive into the motivations behind Americans’ charitable giving in this November 2020 webinar.

Brittany L. Bronson ‘17 (M.S.), owner of Rebrand Career Consulting and former assistant managing director for the City of Philadelphia and Aubrey Wang, Ph.D. professor of educational leadership and director of the ODL program.

Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity in the Workplace

In this October 2020 webinar, explore the challenges organizations continually face with diversity, equity and representation in leadership, what organizations can do to create or support a welcoming, inclusive workplace, and what employees can do, too.

July-September 2020 Webinar Recordings


Mental Health in Education and Leadership

Mental Health in Education and Leadership

Angela Rowe McDonald, Ph.D., LCMHCS, NCC, dean of the School of Health Professions, and Jabari Whitehead, Ed.D. ’17, principal of Chatham Park Elementary School, discuss mental health’s importance in students’ education in the September 2020 webinar.

Assistant Professor of Sports Marketing Stephanie Tryce, J.D. and Vice President, Compensation Strategy & Insights at Comcast and adjunct professor of esports marketing Jim Multari ‘05 (MBA)

The Future of Sports

The Future of Sports

Adjunct Professor of Esports Marketing Jim Multari ‘05 (MBA) and Assistant Professor of Sports Marketing Stephanie Tryce, J.D., discuss challenges and opportunities that have arisen from the pandemic and their lasting effects on the business of sports in the August 2020 webinar.


Disruption to Medical Supply Chains

Disruption to Medical Supply Chains

Thani Jambulingam, Ph.D., professor of pharmaceutical & healthcare marketing, and Denise Papiernik P’19, director of GMS Business Continuity Management at Bristol-Myers Squibb, break down what happened and how America is adapting in the July 2020 webinar.

Spring 2020 Webinars

May-June 2020 Webinar Recordings

Susan Clampet-Lundquist, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and author of Coming of Age in the Other America; Keith Leaphart ’01 (MBA), D.O., Chair of the Lenfest Foundation and President and CEO of Replica Creative; and Nicole Stokes, Ph.D., Associate Provost of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Structural Inequality in Philadelphia: What Citizens Can Do to Help

Structural Inequality in Philadelphia: What Citizens Can Do to Help

Explore the structural inequalities that exist in your community and learn how you can be part of the change and the promotion of justice for all in the June 2020 webinar.


The Economic Impact of COVID

The Economic Impact of COVID

Explore the macro and micro effects of coronavirus on the global and American economy with our experts, Vanguard’s Joseph Davis ‘94, Ph.D. and Saint Joseph’s Nancy Fox, Ph.D. in the June 2020 webinar.


Information Security during COVID-19 and Beyond

Information Security during COVID-19 and Beyond

Join experts Babak Forouraghi, Ph.D. and Monique St. John '94, in the May 2020 webinar to discover how we can all stay protected and what trends businesses will adopt in the future.  

April-May 2020 Webinar Recordings

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Telehealth: Expanding Access to Care

Telehealth: Expanding Access to Care

Learn how two healthcare experts, Thomas Martin, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of health studies, and Saint Joseph’s Board Member Peter R. Kowey ‘71, MD, FACC, FHRS, FAHA, expect technology to shape the future of healthcare in the May 2020 webinar.

SJU's Thomas E. Beeman Ph.D and Ron Dufresne, PhD

Leading Through Uncertain Times

Leading Through Uncertain Times

Haub School of Business Executive-in-Residence Thomas E. Beeman ’75, ’77 (M.A.), Ph.D., FACHE and Professor of Management Ronald Dufresne, Ph.D. make the case for servant leadership in the April 2020 webinar.

John Stanton in food store

After COVID-19: Will Food Shopping Ever Be the Same?

After COVID-19: Will Food Shopping Ever Be the Same?

John L. Stanton, Ph.D., professor of food marketing, explores what’s in store in the April 2020 webinar.

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We invite you to explore Saint Joseph's University's other lecture series: The 2020-2021 Diversity & Inclusion lecture series, sponsored by the Center for Inclusion and Diversity; the Haub School of Business' Innovation lecture series; and the 2020 Focus on Women event series, marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and the 50th anniversary of women students at Saint Joseph's.