Convocation (Fall 2012) Speaker- Dr. Lori Bechtel-Wherry
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Dr. Lori Bechtel-Wherry, a 1979 LHU alum, will serve as our Fall Convocation speaker. In 2005, Dr. Bechtel-Wherry was appointed as Penn State Altoona’s Chancellor, the first woman to hold such a position in the college’s history. She is a professor of bio-behavioral health and women’s studies and a member of the University’s graduate faculty.
Dr. Bechtel-Wherry’s research interests involve primary prevention, specifically substance abuse prevention, curriculum development, and comprehensive school health education. She has published nearly forty articles and manuscripts in refereed journals, authored one book and several book chapters, and has secured over two million dollars in external funding to support her research.