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Shakespeare Forever: Should We Teach Shakespeare to the 21st Century Teachers?


Should We Teach Shakespeare to the 21st Century Teachers? Professional Development Workshop for teachers from Long Island and New York Schools

Presenters: Dr. Kay Sato, Director of Hutton House Lectures, Dr. John Lutz, English Dept. LIU Post, and Dr. Lynne Manouvrier, Director of Gifted and Talented Program, School of Education LIU Post.  There may be other participants from schools to join the discussion.

Presenter Bios

Dr. John Lutz (bio)

John Lutz is an Associate professor of English at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. He received a Ph.D. in comparative literature (1998) from The State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.A. (1991) and B.A. (1989) in English literature from Long Island University. He teaches philosophy and literature, postcolonial literature and theory, political philosophy and 20th-century literature. His most recent publications include articles in Mississippi Quarterly, Conradiana, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, LIT, Research in African Literatures, Rethinking Marxism and Mosaic.

Specialties Postcolonial Literature, Literary Theory, Philosophy and Literature, Marxism, 20th-century World Anglophone Literatures, History and Theory of the Novel, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Dr. Kay Sato (bio)

Dr. Kay Sato has a PhD in English from the University of Georgia, and is the Assistant Provost and Director of Hutton House Lectures at LIU Post. She has been very successful in reaching out to the community and developing interesting programs and courses for her more than 8000 members. The Hutton House Lectures won a national award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education, and was designated as a “Model Program” by them.

Dr. Lynne Manouvrier (bio)

B.A. SUNY at Albany; M.A. SUNY at Albany; SAS, SDA, LIU Post; Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Educational Studies, LIU Post. Dr. Lynne Manouvrier is a retired Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction from the East Meadow School District where she also facilitated gifted and talented programs. She is an adjunct professor at LIU Post in Special Education and Literacy and served as a field supervisor for student teachers at SUNY at Old Westbury. Dr. Manouvrier has taught college courses in multi-cultural education, literacy, the philosophy of education, and curriculum design. Additionally, she was past president of PDK and the recipient of the R. Gerald Melton scholarship from Phi Delta Kappa. Dr. Manouvrier is the Director for the Center for Gifted Youth.


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