Allen Lecture Series

Allen Lecture Series name graphic

The Dr. John and Tammy Allen Lecture Series brings outstanding local, regional or nationally recognized entrepreneurs who have liberal arts backgrounds to engage with students, faculty and the community.

Dan Hoyt, Michael Zimm, Dr. John Allen and Tammy Allen, and Beth Theiss-Morse

Dan Hoyt, Michael Zimm, Dr. John Allen, Tammy Allen, and Beth Theiss-Morse

Dr. John and Tammy Allen began their education in liberal arts and have become accomplished entrepreneurs in the medical field as well as other areas of business.

Their foundation in liberal arts built up the confidence to believe they could learn anything which has led to a philosophy of lifelong learning and incredible success.

The Allens want to ensure that liberal arts students and faculty at the university have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of talented, recognized individuals.

  • Elizabeth Theiss-Morse at podium
    Interim Dean Elizabeth Theiss-Morse introduces the lecture series and Interim Dean for Research and Partnerships Dan Hoyt.
  • Interim Dean Dan Hoyt at podium
    Interim Dean Dan Hoyt introduces the speaker Dr. Michael Zimm.
  • Dr. Michael Zimm
    Dr. Michael Zimm speaking at the Allen Lecture.
  • Dr. Michael Zimm speaking in front of crowd
    Dr. Michael Zimm speaking at the Allen Lecture.
  • The Allens received the gift from Interim Dean Beth Theiss-Morse
    Dr. John and Tammy Allen receive the gift from Interim Dean Beth Theiss-Morse.
  • The Allens opening the gift at the dinner after the Allen Lecture
    Dr. John and Tammy Allen opening the gift at the dinner after the Allen Lecture.

Michael Zimm
Digital Media Manager at Digital Surgeons

September 4, 2018
5:30–6:30 p.m.

Abbott Auditorium
Sheldon Museum of Art

Michael Zimm is a Digital Media Manager at Digital Surgeons, a digital marketing company headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut where he specializes in search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing.

Prior to transitioning into the tech world, Michael received his PhD in Classics from Yale University. He has published articles on the value of the liberal arts and higher education in the Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, VentureBeat, and Quartz.

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