It is not everyday that an exchange professor visits West Chester University. Professor Tadeusz Slawek is a Polish professor and member of the American Council of Learned Society. This will be his second time visiting WCU; his first visit was nearly six years ago.An author of 40 scholarly articles and books, Slawek was also the president of the University of Silesia. His experience throughout his two terms as the academy’s chief administrator prompted the composition of his most recent book: “Antigone in the World of Corporations: Some Thoughts on the Modern University (Katowice: University of Silesia Press, 2002).”
Slawek has also been the general editor of some 12 volumes of edited work and is a poet of seven books and translator.
Slawek, whom has also been asked to act as an advisor for Poland’s access to the European Union, will have the opportunity to relay his knowledge of administration and faculty.
He is a professor who, according to West Chester English professor, Chris Teutsch, “always struggled with administration and faculty for more money” as he has been on both sides as a professor as well as in administraion. Due to the tension between the two, Slawek was always researching for new ideas to solve the problems.
With the help of the WCU English department, Slawek was invited to speak here. Teutsch said that by attending the speech by Professor Tadeusz, students will be able to become more acquainted with international opinions and learn more about other views.
Slawek will speak on January 29, at 3:15 p.m. at Philips Autograph Library in Room 201. Faculty, students and administrations are strongly encouraged to attend.