Leadership Perspectives: Leading during COVID-19

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Leading during COVID-19 with Chancellor Andrew Martin and Dr. Steven Lawrence

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. CST

4:30 p.m. Discussion with Chancellor Martin & Dr. Lawrence 

5:30 p.m. Q&A session 

6:00 p.m. Event concludes

**This is a virtual event.**

Around the world, this year has been unlike any other in modern history, and universities are no exception. From an abrupt campus shutdown to unplanned virtual course delivery to transitioning to a remote workforce to the suspension of elective surgeries, WashU has rapidly responded to the impact of COVID-19. Through it all, the guiding principle has been the safety, health and well-being of the university community. 

Join us for a fireside chat with Chancellor Andrew Martin and Dr. Steven Lawrence, infectious disease expert from the School of Medicine. In addition to being privy to the why behind the university's approach to leading through a global pandemic, you'll hear insights on the current state of the virus and thoughts on what's on the horizon. 


Chancellor Andrew Martin 

Andrew D. Martin is Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis and a Professor of Law and Political Science. He is the former Dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. 

Dr. Martin's expertise is in the study of judicial decisionmaking, with special emphasis on the U.S. Supreme Court and the lower federal courts. He also works extensively in the field of political methodology and applied statistics. He has published in leading social science and applied statistics journals, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political SciencePolitical Analysis, the Journal of Legal Studies, and Statistical Science. Dr. Martin is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops throughout the country. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health, serving as principal investigator on eight grants from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Martin was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Political Methodology in 2012, and received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Alumni Board of Governors of Washington University in 2013.

Dr. Martin received his A.B. from the College of William & Mary cum laude and with high Honors in Mathematics and Government in 1994, and his PhD in Political Science from Washington University in 1998. He has previously served as the Charles Nagel Chair of Constitutional Law and Political Science at the Washington University School of Law, and as Vice Dean of the School of Law, Founding Director of the Center for Empirical Research in the Law, and Chair of the Department of Political Science in Arts & Sciences. 


Dr. Steven Lawrence 

Dr. Lawrence earned his MD degree from Washington University School of Medicine in 1997 prior to completing internal medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2000 and infectious diseases (ID) fellowship training at WUSM in 2004.  He subsequently earned his MSc degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Tropical Medicine and joined the full-time faculty of the ID division in 2005, where he is Associate Professor of Medicine.  Since 2000 he has been actively engaged with preparedness, education and response to ID threats including the 2001 anthrax letter attacks, 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, 2014 Ebola outbreak and COVID-19, for which he has served on numerous WUSM, Danforth, and public health agency task forces.  Dr. Lawrence is Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Clinical Sciences within the Office of Medical Student Education and is the co-course director for the medical student ID course.  His research interests include influenza and other respiratory viral illnesses, vaccines against viral illnesses, and infections in transplant patients.  He sees patients and supervises trainees in the ID outpatient clinic and on the ID consult service in Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Program introduction: Mark P. Taylor, Dean, WashU Olin Business School


Please submit questions for our speakers in advance to rsvp-events@olin.wustl.edu