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'From Prison Cells to Ph.D.'

Thursday, 12 October, 2017

The School of Law Legal Clinics along with the Doisy College of Health Sciences Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and the College for Public Health and Social Justice's social work program are sponsoring a special lecture featuring Stanley Andrisse, Ph.D.: "From Prison Cells to Ph.D."

This event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, in Scott Hall room 116. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by emailing Lauren Choate at or calling 314-977-2778.

Stanley Andrisse, Ph.D., M.B.A., is a biomedical scientist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology researching type 2 diabetes. He completed his Ph.D. at Saint Louis University and his M.B.A. and bachelor’s degree at Lindenwood University, where he played three years of Division II collegiate football. His service commitments include: executive director and founder of From Prison Cells to PhD; president of the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association; founder of the Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance; member on several local and national committees aimed at community outreach; youth mentor; motivational speaker; and community activist. Andrisse was raised in Ferguson, Mo. In his path, he made some poor decisions, encountered many road blocks, took a few undesirable detours and pit-stops, but with resilience has made it to where he is now. 

Stanley Andrisse, Ph.D.