Hesburgh Lecture Series Returns to Springfield

The Notre Dame Club of Springfield and St. Teresa Parish have announced that they will again co-sponsor a Hesburgh Lecture on Wednesday, May 2nd.  Professor Daniel Lapsley, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture entitled, The Perils and Promise of Adolescence. The lecture will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Father Collins Hall in the basement of St. Teresa Church, located at the corner of N. Limestone St. and Floral Ave. in Springfield, Ohio.  All are invited and welcome to attend. Admission will be free. Refreshments will follow the lecture. The Hall is handicapped accessible.

Parents often expect the adolescence of their children to be fraught with ‘storm and stress.’ Yet there are many misconceptions about normal and abnormal adolescent development. This lecture addresses the sources of risk and resilience for teens and their parents as they navigate the second decade of life. Teenagers and teachers are especially encouraged to attend!

Daniel Lapsley is the ACE Collegiate Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a Fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and Senior Academic Advisor for the Alliance for Catholic Education. Lapsley’s research focuses on various topics in adolescent social cognitive and personality development, including work on adolescent invulnerability and risk behavior, narcissism, separation-individuation, self, ego and identity development, and college adjustment. He also studies the moral dimensions of personality and other topics. He is the author or editor of seven books, including Personality, Identity and Character: Explorations in Moral Psychology; Character Psychology and Character Education; Moral Development, Self and Identity; and Moral Psychology. He has published over 100 articles and chapters on various topics on adolescent development and educational psychology. Professor Lapsley currently serves on the editorial boards of the periodicals Applied Developmental Science, Educational Psychologist, and the Journal of Early Adolescence.

The Hesburgh Lecture program is a series of off-campus education programs sponsored by the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association. Conceived in 1986, the series is named in recognition of the well-known former president of the University, Father Theodore Hesburgh, whose personal example as a lifelong learner and educator earned him great affection and respect from the entire Notre Dame family. Professor Rosenberg will be the fourteenth guest lecturer to visit Springfield since the program’s inception.

For more information, contact St. Teresa Parish Office: 937-342-8861.