Distinguished Lecturer Series

In March of 1980, Sam Houston State University inaugurated a program called the Research Recognition Lecture. In October of 1981 the name of the program changed to Distinguished Lecturer Series. The goal of the series is to invite distinguished lecturers in a variety of disciplines and professions to recognize faculty research.

DLS Committee

Upcoming Speaker

Dr. Rohini Pande

Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center, Yale University, Speaker 2021

Past Speakers

Dr. Donald Greene

Peak performance psychologist, Speaker 2018

Nneka Ifejika

Award-winning physician, mentor, speaker, author and reviewer in the fields of neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation, Speaker 2017

Dawn Porter

Criminal Justice System Reformer, Attorney, and Gideon's Army Filmmaker, Speaker 2015

Dr. Jack Horner

Regents Professor of Paleontology at Montana State University, Speaker 2013

Dr. Donald Wilhite

Director of the School of Natural Resources and Professor of Climatology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Speaker 2012

John G. Stoessinger

World Political Analyst, Distinguished Professor of Global Diplomacy at the University of San Diego, CA, Speaker 2011

Mary H. Manhein

Director of the Louisiana State University F.A.C.E.S. Lab, Speaker 2010

James Trefil

Physicist and Author, Speaker 2009

Sylvia Hurtado

Director, The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, Speaker 2007

Paul Finkelman

Author, Speaker 2006

James Bradley

Author, Speaker 2005

Charlie Wilson

Former U.S. Congressman, Speaker 2004

Richard Smalley

Nobel Prize Recipient in 1996, Speaker 2003

Peter Hammond Liddle

Author & Director, The Second World War Experience Centre, Speaker 2003

John Young

Astronaut, Speaker 2001