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Nov. 8, 2022

Ellsworth to deliver Society of Presidential Scholars’ ‘Last Lecture’ Nov. 10

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Dr. Tina Ellsworth

Dr. Tina Ellsworth

Dr. Tina Ellsworth, an assistant professor of professional education in Northwest Missouri State University’s School of Education, will present this year’s “Last Lecture,” titled “The Time is Now.” 

The lecture begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Room 2550 in the Garrett-Strong Science Building. It is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Northwest's Society of President’s Scholars, the annual event gives a Northwest faculty member the opportunity to speak as if they were presenting the last lecture of their career.

The Society selected Ellsworth for the event after gathering input from Northwest students.

“We thought that her proposed lecture on building solidarity among different racial groups would be both interesting and relevant in today’s social climate,” said Ethan Shutts, a sophomore cybersecurity major from Kansas City, Missouri, who serves as president of the Society of President’s Scholars. “We hope to continue to build upon Northwest’s goals of diversity and inclusion.”

Ellsworth joined the Northwest faculty in 2021. Previously, she taught middle and high school social studies in addition to working as an economic education specialist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and a K-12 social studies coordinator for Olathe (Kansas) Public Schools. She has a Ph.D. in social studies education from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in history as well as a bachelor’s degree in social studies education from the University of Central Missouri.

At Northwest, she teaches undergraduate and graduate coursework related to curriculum, multiculturalism, social studies and change management.

For more information about the Last Lecture, contact Shutts at


Dr. Mark Hornickel
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