Save the date for the Last Lecture Series.
Each semester a faculty member will be selected from student nominations to speak for the Last Lecture series. The Last Lecture series provides an informal format for selected faculty to share reflections from their life's journey and to speak to students as if it was their last lecture ever.
There are not any pre-determined boundaries for the program -- the faculty member will be speaking from the premise, "If you knew this was your last lecture you would ever give, what would you share with students?"
Nominations from students were reviewed by a committee of faculty, staff, and students to determine the spring 2011 speaker. Martha Shockey-Eckles, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice from the College of Arts and Sciences, was selected to speak for the Last Lecture Series.
Shockey-Eckles will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, April 18, in Busch Student Center 170.
Shockey-Eckles received her B.A. from St. Ambrose University, her M.A. from the University of Iowa, and her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.
She teaches a variety of courses, with her primary emphasis focusing on classes included in the criminal justice curriculum.
As the policing expert in the department she assumed full responsibility for teaching all law enforcement courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and developed and taught the undergraduate capstone course.
Her research interests include interaction styles adopted by members of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and their effects on local crime, police-media relations, inter-generational violence in St. Louis, and gender effects in the criminal justice system.
We are pleased that Shockey-Eckles will be the speaker for the spring 2011 Last Lecture. She has titled her Last Lecture presentation, "The Many Faces of Humanity." Save the date and come out to hear what Shockey-Eckles has to share with the campus community as if it were her last lecture ever.
This program is sponsored by the Division of Student Development and the offices of the Vice President, Frost and the Vice President, Health Sciences.