Chat in the Stacks: Recognizing Outstanding Faculty

Chat in the Stacks: Recognizing Outstanding Faculty

We invite you to join us for this annual Chat in the Stacks program recognizing Temple faculty who engage in compelling research and exemplary leadership. This year, we honor JoAnne Epps, senior advisor to the president and professor of law at Beasley School of Law. 

Professor Epps has been at Temple for almost 40 years. She started as a professor in the Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1985 and became dean of the Law School in 2008. As dean, a position she held until her appointment as executive vice president and provost of Temple University in July 2016, Epps was an outspoken advocate for legal education that emphasized institutional responsiveness over a one-size-fits-all curricular model. National Jurist Magazine named her among the 25 most influential people in legal education for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, citing her leadership in implementing this approach at Temple. 

Professor Epps’ professional leadership and influence extend far beyond Temple. Before her time at Temple, she served as assistant US attorney in Philadelphia and deputy city attorney in Los Angeles. Long a champion for women and minorities within the profession, she held numerous roles in service to the legal profession, including leadership roles in the American Bar Association, the National Association of Women Lawyers and the American Law Institute affiliate, ALI-ABA. A native of Cheltenham, PA, Professor Epps received her BA from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and her JD from Yale Law School. She lives with her husband in New Jersey. 

For 15 years running, the Libraries and the Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Faculty of Color have co-hosted this engaging series of panels on timely topics, featuring faculty from across the university.    

The event will also be live streamed via Zoom Webinar, for those who are unable to attend or prefer a virtual format. Access the live stream here:

Our programs are geared toward a general audience and are open to all, including Temple students, faculty, staff, alumni, neighbors, and friends. Registration is encouraged.

Thursday, April 13, 2023
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Charles Library Event Space

Registration is required. There are 99 in-person seats available. There are 100 online seats available.