Voices of St. Tammany Fall Speaker Series

Voices of Saint Tammany host guest speakers this fall on the subject of fracking impacts to communities. Bringing in a number of experts from several disciplines.

October 15, 2015: A Tale of Two Louisiana Shale Communities. Presenter: Dr. Anthony Ladd, Professor of Sociology, Loyola University, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Mandeville Spitzfadden Center, 3090 East Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA.

Anthony E. Ladd is a professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and The Environment Program and is a former chair of both the Department of Sociology and the Environmental Studies Program at Loyola University New Orleans. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from the University of Tennessee and his B.S. in sociology from Ball State University. He has taught at the University of North Georgia, the University of Tennessee, and Carson-Newman College, and served as a Visiting Professor at Duke University, Oregon State University, and Mississippi State University. He has also given invited lectures on such campuses as Oklahoma State University, Villanova University, the University of South Florida, the University of Indianapolis, and West Virginia Tech, and is a former president of the Association for Humanist Sociology.

Dr. Ladd’s major area of research centers on the impacts of environmental controversies and technological disasters on communities. He has published some 50 articles, chapters, and reviews in such venues as Sociological Inquiry, Social Currents, Sociological Spectrum, American Behavioral Scientist, Humanity and Society, Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, and Social Justice. His most recent published research analyzes the environmental disputes and differential impacts of natural gas fracking in the Haynesville and Tuscaloosa Shale regions of Louisiana, as well as the myriad negative consequences of our continued reliance on fossil fuels.

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