A 'Crucial Conversation' on School Shootings

The College of Education kicks off a new series Tuesday with BASD Superintendent Joseph Roy and psychologist Peter Langman.

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The College of Education will kick off its Crucial Conversations Series Tuesday, March 5, with a focus on school shootings, featuring a dialog between Bethlehem Area School Superintendent Joseph Roy ’09 Ph.D. and psychologist and author Peter Langman ’00 Ph.D.

Nicole Johnson, professor of counseling psychology, will moderate.

The event, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Packard 101 auditorium, is free and open to the public.

Roy is an expert in school leadership. He is a former member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for Lehigh’s College of Education, and he was named the 2017 Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year.

Langman has studied school shootings around the world, and he has evaluated those considered a serious risk. He has authored several books, including School Shooters: Understanding High School, College and Adult Perpetrators.

The two have previously discussed the issue of school shootings at length in a Q&A, including how to assess a threat. The conversation can be found here.

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