WSCC Humankind series to address “The Great Resignation.” 

February 17, 2023

Dana Peterson

WSCC Humankind series to address “The Great Resignation.” 

WSCC News is a presentation of West Shore Community College in partnership with Mason County Press.

VICTORY TOWNSHIP — West Shore Community College’s next installment of its Humankind series will be titled “‘I Quit:’ The Great Resignation and the Future of Labor Markets” and will be presented by economist and author Dana Peterson, on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The event is accessible here. A recording of the presentation will be made available on the college’s YouTube page following the event.
Humankind is WSCC’s arts and culture lecture series. The series consists of lectures, presentations, workshops, art exhibitions, film series, and much more. The event is part of Humankind’s focus this year on the theme “The Future of Work” and the question, “What is the future of work?” Representative topics include quiet quitting, remote work, work/life balance, the four day work week, full time vs. part time work, and so on.  This event will focus on the impact of “the great resignation” on the future of work and, specifically, labor markets.
Peterson is the chief economist and center leader of economy, strategy, and finance at The Conference Board in New York City. She previously worked as an economist for Citi and the Federal Reserve Board. Peterson’s research has been featured in US and international news outlets, both in print publications and broadcast programs, including CNBC, Fox Business, CNN, Yahoo Finance, TD Ameritrade, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal, among many others.

She received an undergraduate degree in Economics from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“We are very excited and honored to have top economist Dana Peterson joining us for this year’s series,” said Dr. Matt Sanderson, WSCC professor of philosophy and ethics and chair of the Humankind planning team. “Everyone has been wondering and speculating about what ‘the great resignation’ means for the future of work. Peterson’s analysis of this topic is grounded in social science research and empirical data. This will be an enlightening presentation for anyone seeking to understand where the world of work is headed in the wake of the great resignation trend we’ve seen since Covid began.”
For more information about humankind, visit or contact Dr. Sanderson at or 231-843-5937.

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