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Professor Maher to speak about “What Really Matters”

Dr. Kristy Maher
Dr. Kristy Maher

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Kristy Maher, professor of sociology at Furman University, will speak on “What Really Matters?” Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in Furman’s Daniel Chapel.

Her talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Furman’s Chaplains Office and is part of the L.D. Johnson Lecture Series.

Maher has been a member of the Furman sociology faculty since 1993.  She teaches and conducts research in the areas of medical sociology, sociology of gender, statistics and global health, and has also served as chair of the sociology department.

Maher has held fellowships at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Dartmouth University.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Piedmont Health Care Foundation, and has been a member of Greenville Hospital Advisory Council.  A graduate of St. Michael’s College in Vermont, she holds M.A., M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University.

The L.D. Johnson Memorial Lecture Series was established in honor of the late L.D. Johnson, who served as chaplain and professor of religion at Furman for nearly 15 years before his death in 1981. He was also pastor of First Baptist Church of Greenville.

For more information, call the Furman Chaplains’ Office at (864) 294-2133.

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