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The Mary E. Humphreys Biology Lecture Series

The Mary E. Humphreys Biology Lecture Series was established in 1992 in honor of Dr. Mary Humphreys, the late professor emerita of biology, who served on the biology faculty at Mary Baldwin College for 25 years (1943-1968). The series brings prominent scientists to the campus to present public lectures and talk about their work and interact with students, faculty, and staff. The program is sponsored by friends and former students of Dr. Humphreys.

Past Humphreys Lecturers

2013
Dr. Louise Temple
James Madison University (JMU) professor of Integrated Science and Technology

2012
Dr. Todd Scanlon
Associate professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia

2011
Dr. Robert Fleischer

Head of the Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, National Zoological Park and National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

2010
C. Sue Carter
President of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society and professor of psychiatry and co-director of the Brain Body Center at University of Chicago

2009
Dr. Barry Condron
Associate Professor of Biology at University of Virginia

2007
Dr. Roy Ogle
Professor of Medicine at University of Virginia

2006
Dr. Michael Pelton
Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Science at University of Tennessee

2005
Dr. Sarah J. Parsons
Professor of Microbiology at University of Virginia

2004
Dr. Paul Cabe
Associate Professor of Biology at Washington and Lee University

2003
Dr. Lincoln Pierson Brower
Research Professor of Biology at Sweet Briar College

2002
Dr. Scherer P. Sanders
Associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2001
Dr. Nancy E. Davidson
Director of the Breast Cancer Program at Johns Hopkins Oncology Center

2000
Dr. Francis S. Collins
“Gene Hunter” – geneticist

1999
Dr. D. Holmes Morton
Pediatrician and geneticist

1998
Dr. John R. Horner
“Dinosaur Hunter” – paleontologist

1997
Dr. Sheila M. Galloway
Molecular cytogeneticist

1996
Sara J. Nicholas
Director of the Wetlands and Private Lands Initiative at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

1995
Dr. Charles “Stormy” Atkins Mayo III
Marine biologist

1994
Mary Murrin Painter ’71
Founder of the Virginia Native Plant Society

1993
Bill Akers
President of the Virginia Society of Ornithology

1992
Dr. Lois Lundie Spence ’68
Biologist