Second ‘Living with Technology’ lecture to focus on cryptocurrency

Sep 12, 2022 | Business, Education and Human Sciences, General News

Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education (COE) and College of Business (COB) will join forces to present “Cryptocurrency: The Meth of Money” as part of the COE’s new lecture series, “Living with Technology.” The lecture will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 3 p.m. in University Hall on Tech’s campus. Sponsored by Jeanette and Justin Hinckley, the event is free and open to the public.

The lecture will feature a panel of finance and economics faculty including Dr. William McCumber, associate dean of graduate programs and research, Dr. Patrick Scott, associate professor of economics, and Dr. Nono Gueye, assistant professor of economics. Discussion will center on cryptocurrency, its volatility, and how the underlying technology of blockchains is useful in other applications.

“The topics of digital finance and digital currency are prominent examples of how our ever-increasing interactions with technology impact our daily lives in a multitude of ways,” said Dr. Don Schillinger, dean of the College of Education. “As active leaders and participants in society, it is essential that all of us are aware of and become knowledgeable about these innovative, purposeful, and sometimes disruptive technology related phenomena.”

The COE will partner with Louisiana Tech’s other academic colleges to host additional “Living with Technology” lectures over the course of the year. Each will focus on an aspect of technology’s impact on everyday life.

“We are honored to partner with the College of Education for the first in their new lecture series, particularly because of its focus on technology,” said Dr. Chris Martin, dean of the College of Business. “Technology has transformed the way we work, live, and teach, and in the College of Business, it is integrated into every aspect of our curriculum. I know both students and the community will enjoy learning from Drs. McCumber, Scott, and Gueye.”

For more information about the lecture series, contact Director of Development Rosilynn Gillum at 318.257.2296 or