Dr. Shirley Malcom, head of education and human resource programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES ANNOUNCES GLOBAL LECTURE SERIES

Dr. Shirley Malcom, head of education and human resource programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will present the inaugural lecture of the Willie A. Deese Global Lecture Series at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the General Classroom Building Auditorium, room A218.


The theme of the lecture is “Science and Society: Advancing Humanity.” The event is free and open to the public.

Malcom is an advocate for STEM girls and women’s education, locally and globally. Her presentation will touch upon the importance of education and advancing the careers of girls and women in the STEM fields.

Malcom is a trustee of Caltech, a regent of Morgan State University and a member of the SUNY Research Council. She is a former member of the National Science Board, the policymaking body of the National Science Foundation, and served on President Clinton’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Malcom received her doctorate in ecology from Pennsylvania State University, master’s in zoology from UCLA and bachelor’s with distinction in zoology from the University of Washington. She holds 16 honorary degrees.

Willie A. Deese is a 1977 alumnus of North Carolina A&T State University. He is also the former chairman of the university’s board of trustees.

Deese is executive vice president and president of the Merck Manufacturing Division with responsibility for the company’s worldwide manufacturing operations. In 2013, Deese gave a generous donation to the College of Arts and Sciences to endow a global lecture series.