Daniel Lapsley, the chair and professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, will present a Hesburgh Lecture titled “Moral and Character Education in Schools” on Thursday, February 26, from 7–8 p.m., in the 139 State Farm Hall of Business, the Caterpillar Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the Illinois State chapter of the Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI) and the Notre Dame Club of McLean County.

About the Hesburgh Lecture Series

Since 1986, Notre Dame University’s faculty have provided these outlets for continuing learning to the university’s clubs and local communities. The tradition was inspired by former Notre Dame President Father Hesburgh. Its yearly audience tops 6,000 across 200 lectures, and covers topics from architecture and the arts to business, the humanities, and the social sciences, as well as science, technology, engineering, and math.

About Professor Daniel Lapsley

Lapsley is a specialist in adolescent development, moral psychology, and moral education. He earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982. His area of expertise includes adolescent and educational psychology, and has served as the author or editor for seven books and more than 100 articles and chapters. In addition to his work as the department chair of psychology, he also serves as the coordinator of academic programs for the Alliance for Catholic Education.


What: “Moral and Character Education in Schools,” a Hesburgh Lecture by Notre Dame professor Daniel Lapsley
When: 7–8 p.m. Thursday, February 26
Where: 139 State Farm Hall of Business, the Caterpillar Auditorium
Cost: Free and open to the public