Practice & Policy Lecture Series
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet:

The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Statistics and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Child Care
Child Welfare
Customer Service
Developmental Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Health Care
Marriage and Family
Poverty Solutions

Thurs., Mar. 24, 2011, Noon to 1 p.m.

The Economics of Oklahoma Single Parents
Oklahoma History Center, Chesapeake Room
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Larkin and Jean S. Warner
Regents Professor, Economics and Legal Studies in Business, OSU and Co-Founder, Oklahoma Women's Coalition

Sponsor:  OKDHS Family Support Services Division

About the Speakers:
Larkin Warner is a Regents Professor Emeritus of Economics at Oklahoma State University. He has a Bachelor in Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. He joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University in 1960. From 1974 to 1979, he was Director of the Economic Studies Division of the Kerr Foundation in Oklahoma City. He returned to the OSU faculty in 1979 and served until he retired in 1998.

From 1999 to 2001, Dr. Warner helped staff the citizens committee that developed Oklahoma City's MAPS for Kids initiative. He has assisted the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce in the analysis of the MAPS and other major central city investments. In 2005, he was inducted into the Oklahoma  Higher Education Hall of Fame.

Jean S. Warner is co-founder of the Oklahoma Women's Coalition, a statewide nonprofit organization organized in 2008 to advocate on behalf of Oklahoma women and girls at the state level. She served as the first OWC chair and now serves on the board and chairs the Leadership Development Committee.

Dr. Warner has a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in Political Science. She along with Norman Mayor Cindy Rosenthal, co-founded and ran Oklahoma's National Education for Women's Leadership program. Dr. Warner received the YWCA of Oklahoma City's Embrace Award in 2009, the Pioneer Woman Award from the Oklahoma Women's Coalition in 2010, and was named by the Journal Record as one of Fifty Women Making a Difference in Oklahoma in 2010.

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Last Updated: June 19, 2015
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Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
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