Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Val Vlad,

Dr. Val Vlad has been teaching Economics at Penn State Behrend for several years now.  He grew up in communist Romania, a very different world from what we're used to.  He survived the oppressive Ceausescu regime, and when the revolution came, he learned about capitalism the hard way--by doing business with firms in Western Europe.  He eventually was inspired to study the free enterprise system more, and now has a PhD in Economics and teaches college students about how the free market system works.