"Women In..." Lecture Series

Join us for a special lecture series celebrating Women's History Month, featuring inspiring women working in law, medicine, and education.

Kristal Turner-Childs

March 16: Women In Law—Deputy Commissioner Kristal Turner-Childs

5:30–6:30 p.m. | Library Atrium | Kristal Turner-Childs was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf as deputy commissioner of staff for the Pennsylvania State Police. Lieutenant Colonel Turner-Childs is the first African-American woman in the department’s 116-year history to attain the rank.

Dr. Cherise Hamblin

March 23: Women In Medicine—Dr. Cherise Hamblin

5:30–7 p.m. | Library Atrium | Dr. Cherise Hamblin is a Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health physician. A graduate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Hamblin specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. She is also the founder of Patients R Waiting, an initiative dedicated to eliminating health disparities by increasing diversity in medicine.

Dr. Shileste Overton Morris

March 28: Women In Education—Dr. Shileste Overton-Morris

5:30–6:30 p.m. | Library Atrium | Dr. Shileste Overton-Morris serves as the director of the Center for Schools and Communities, a statewide training and consulting organization that improves educational and life outcomes for children and their families.

Dr. Shauntey James

March 30: Women In Law—Dr. Shauntey James

5:30–6:30 p.m. | Library Atrium | Dr. Shauntey James is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Criminal Justice at the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. She received her Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in 2000 in sociology with an emphasis in criminology, criminal justice, and feminist theory. Dr. James received her J.D. in 2014 from Thomas Cooley Law School. Presently, her research focuses on women, gender identification, and sexual assault.