Elected Erie County Women Series: Part Three

October 21st,2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Judith  Lynch,Ph.D.
From the passing of the 19th Amendment, to the formation of the local chapter of the League of Women Voters, to Annette Young becoming the first woman elected in Erie County, Dr. Judith Lynch, Jefferson Scholar in Residence (and an elected Erie County woman herself!), will cover the history of elected Erie County women, reviewing the positions they held and the impacts they made. From municipal offices to state-level positions, you'll find out about the women who made – and are still making – history throughout Erie County in this multi-part series hosted by JES Vice President Ben Speggen.
Series to take place on Wednesdays at noon for the duration of October. Programs will be livestreamed on Facebook and later posted to our YouTube Channel and Website.
Judith  Lynch,Ph.D.

Judith Lynch, Ph.D., has been a board member of the Jefferson Educational Society since its inception and served as its first chair. From 2004 to 2017, she served as Associate Professor of Political Science and History at Mercyhurst University. From 2002 to 2004, Dr. Lynch taught at Allegheny College and was part of the Civic Engagement Institute. Prior, she worked as an analyst for the CIA and served for 20 years as Erie County Executive. She received her Doctorate With Distinction in Political Science in 2001 from the University of Pittsburgh and her M.A. in Social Studies from Gannon University. Her undergraduate degree, a B.A. in History and Political Science, is from George Washington University.