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Postponed: POSTPONED: The 32nd Rev. Thomas J. Furphy Lecture

This event has been postponed until the Fall. More details to follow as they become available. 

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Doris Kearns Goodwin will be the speaker for the 32nd  Rev. Thomas J. Furphy Lecture. Following the lecture, Dr. Goodwin will sign copies of her books. Some titles will be available for sale. 

About the Speaker

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Goodwin is the author of seven critically-acclaimed and New York Times bestselling books, including her most recent, Leadership in Turbulent Times, which incorporates her five decades of scholarship studying PresidentsAbraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Baines Johnson. Goodwin has awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II.

Well known for her appearances and commentary on television, Goodwin is seen frequently in documentaries and on television news and cable networks and late-night talk shows. It was Goodwin’s experience as a 24-year-old White House Fellow, working directly for President Johnson in his last year in the White House, and later assisting him in the preparation of his memoirs, which fueled her interest in becoming a presidential historian and author.

Goodwin graduated magna cum laude from Colby College. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Government from Harvard University, where she taught Government, including a course on the American Presidency. Goodwin lives in Concord, Massachusetts. She was the first woman to enter the Boston Red Sox locker room in 1979 and is a devoted fan of the World Series-winning team.

About the Rev. Thomas J. Furphy Lecture Series

National and international problems discussed by some of the world's most distinguished minds

The Rev. Thomas J. Furphy Lecture Series was established in 1983, in honor of Fr. Thomas J. Furphy, OSFS, 1912 – 1982. A native of Philadelphia, Fr. Furphy began his 38-year career in education in 1939, when he joined the faculty of Northeast Catholic High School where he distinguished himself as a teacher of “National Problems.” 

He also served as director of athletics from 1941 to 1960. After teaching political science for three years at the Salesianum School in Wilmington, Del., he joined the Villanova University faculty in 1964, before joining the DeSales University faculty in 1967. Fr. Furphy retired in 1977 and lived at Wills Hall at DeSales until his death in 1982. The lecture series was funded through the generosity of a group of Fr. Furphy’s closest friends whose lives he touched profoundly and most positively.

Monday, April 20 at 7:30pm

Billera Hall
2755 Station Ave. Center Valley, PA 18034

Event Type

Alumni & Friends, Public/Community Event

Contact Name

Lynn Hoover

Contact Info

610.282.1100 ext. 1364

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