Distinguished Lecture Series

The Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series, which has been hosted by University of the Southwest since its inception, is sponsored by the JF Maddox Foundation in honor of its founder, Jack Maddox. The purpose of the series is to contribute to the quality of life in Lea County and the surrounding area by providing nationally recognized speakers for intellectual stimulation and entertainment.

upcoming speaker

Amy Cuddy

7 PM March 12, 2018
Tydings Auditorium
Hobbs, NM

Please be seated by 6:50 PM

Social psychologist, award-winning teacher and best-selling author Dr. Amy Cuddy is coming to Hobbs, New Mexico as part of the Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series. Hosted by the JF Maddox Foundation and University of the Southwest, Dr. Amy Cuddy will speak about “Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges” at 7:00pm on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at R.N. Tydings Auditorium in Hobbs.  Tickets to see Dr. Amy Cuddy are free to the public; however, you must have a ticket to attend.  Tickets will be available February 4thfor pick up at USW or online at Eventbrite – Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series presents Amy Cuddy

Social psychologist and bestselling author Dr.Amy Cuddy is an expert on the behavioral science of power, presence and prejudice. Dr. Amy Cuddy, who teaches leadership classes at Harvard and received a 2018 Harvard Excellence in Teaching Award, earned her PhD from Princeton University and has served on the faculties of Harvard Business School and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Dr. Amy Cuddy’s book Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges is a New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and Globe & Mail bestseller and has been published in 34 languages.

As described in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, “Presence feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious—above all, truly powerful.”

Dr. Amy Cuddy’s 2012 TED Talk, “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are,” named by The Guardian as ‘One of 20 Online Talks that Could Change Your Life’, has been viewed more than 50 million times and is the second most-viewed TED Talk.  Focusing on the power of nonverbal behavior, prejudice and stereotyping, the delicate balance of trustworthiness and strength, and the ways in which people can affect their own thoughts, feelings, performance, and psychological and physical well-being, she writes and speaks about how we can become more present, influential, compassionate, and satisfied in our professional and personal lives. Dr. Amy Cuddy’s most recent work and writing focuses on the social forces behind bullying, by-standing, and bravery.

Dr. Amy Cuddy has received dozens of accolades including being named by the BBC as one of their 100 Women of 2017, a Game Changer by Time and one of 50 Women Who Are Changing the World by Business Insider. Dr. Amy Cuddy’s highly cited research on stereotyping and prejudice, nonverbal behavior, and presence and performance under stress has been published in a multitude of top academic journals and featured by many news organizations including The New York Times, NPR and PBS. She has been a guest on countless televisions shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, BBC World News, among others. Dr. Amy Cuddy has written for the New York Times, New York Magazine, Harvard Business Review, and CNN.

Dr. Amy Cuddy is Co-Founder of Citizen Confidence, a World Economic Forum initiative seeking to develop new measures of societal success that speak to an understanding of humans as more than just passive consumers.

Dr. Amy Cuddy is currently writing her second book, Bullies, Bystanders, and Bravehearts.

The Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series started in 1989 and has been hosted by University of the Southwest.  The purpose of the series is to contribute to the quality of life in Lea County, New Mexico and the surrounding area by providing nationally recognized speakers for intellectual stimulation and entertainment. 

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