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


View picture of Dr. Kathy Edin Dr. Kathy Edin
Dr. Kathy Edin is a Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Edin’s research focuses on urban poverty and family life, social welfare, housing policy, child support, non-marital childbearing and the economic lives of the poor. Some of her recent publications include “Unmarried Couples with Children,” “Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage.”

Edin’s current projects include in-depth qualitative studies of earned income tax credit allocations among low- and moderate-income families in three cities, the Moving to Opportunity and Gautreaux housing mobility programs, which offer special vouchers to allow public housing residents in a variety of U.S. cities the opportunity to move to low poverty neighborhoods. Edin received her master of arts and Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University and bachelor of arts from North Park University in Chicago.


Last Updated: June 18, 2015
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-3646
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