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February 10, 2016 - Last Lecture

A Life Poorly Led: Confessions, Transgressions, Intercessions, and Obsessions

Kelly Damphousse, PH.D.
Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
University of Oklahoma

February 10, 2016
Zarrow Hall, Room 145

Dr. Kelly Damphousse, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at OU, delivered the Institute's first "Last Lecture" on the evening of February 10th. He told a moving story of the key encounters with other people that forever changed his life--times when he "lied," "cried," and "almost died."

Dr. Damphousse received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M in Sociology in 1994. His research examined the long-term consequences of drug use. After teaching for several years on issues related to criminal justice, he came to OU in 1997 when he took a position in the Department of Sociology. He has directed several research projects, most notably the American Terrorism Study (with his colleague – Brent Smith at the University of Arkansas), the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring project in OKC and Tulsa, and the first ever field test of voice stress analysis deception detection software.

Dr. Damphousse served as Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences from 2004 - 2013 when he was appointed as Interim Dean. He was named Dean of the college in 2014. In addition to teaching "Introduction to Sociology" to 750 freshmen per year, he serves as OU’s Big 12/NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative.

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