April 1, 2008
Peter von Allmen, noted author and professor of economics and business at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., will be the keynote speaker when Morningside College holds its fifth annual Palmer Student Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Walker Science Center, 1707 Morningside Avenue, and the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Avenue.
Von Allmen will deliver the keynote address “Pay vs. Productivity in the NFL” at 12:45 p.m. in the Yockey Family Community Room in the upper level of the Olsen Student Center. Von Allmen’s address will focus on his research that examines pay and productivity in the National Football League, especially as it relates to players in the option year of their contracts.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
The Palmer Student Research Symposium will open at 8 a.m. with remarks by Morningside College President John Reynders and William Deeds, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college. Seventy-six different research projects in the academic areas of biology, business administration and economics, education, English, history and political science, mass communication, mathematical sciences, modern languages, music, nursing, philosophy, psychology, and religious studies will be presented throughout the day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The presentations include empirical and non-empirical independent or classroom research projects presented in oral and poster format.
Von Allmen is co-author of the books “The Economics of Sport” and “Economics; Microeconomics; Macroeconomics.” He has published in the areas of family labor supply, compensation schemes in professional sports, and post-secondary pedagogy. Von Allmen has also served as a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry.
Von Allmen joined the faculty at Moravian in 1990, where he also serves as chief of staff for strategic planning. Earlier in his career von Allmen was a professor at West Chester University in Pa., and taught at Immaculata College in Malvern, Pa.
He received a bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster in Ohio in 1982 and a doctorate in economics from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1990. Von Allmen serves as vice-president of the North American Association of Sports Economists and is a member of the American Economic Association, Atlantic Economic Society, and Western Economic Association.
The Palmer Student Research Symposium is coordinated by John Pinto, professor of psychology; Jackie Barber, associate professor of nursing; and Morningside students Heidi Braunschweig, Chad Clancy, Andrea Collier, Emily Heuertz, Sabrina Higgins, Stephanie Loeschen, Whitney McElrath, Amy Salton, Hollie Vaughan, Maureen Weinmeister, and Scott Wismont.
The Palmer Student Research Symposium is supported by an endowed gift from the Palmer family in honor of Edward C. and William E. Palmer.