Phoebe S. Leboy Lecture

The Phoebe S. Leboy Lecture is awarded annually to an outstanding scholar who catalyzes opportunities for women in academia; the lectureship was created in 2013 by the Penn Forum for Women Faculty.

Phoebe S. Leboy was a Professor of Biochemistry at Penn Dental Medicine and was a faculty member from 1966 to 2005. A tireless advocate for women in academia, Dr. Leboy served on many University-wide committees on equity and was Chair of the Faculty Senate. She received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2005. After her retirement from Penn, she served as President of the Association for Women in Science.

All past Leboy Lecturers are listed below. 


Leboy Lecture - Rodin 2019

Leboy Lecture - Mourey 2018

Leboy Lecture - Slaughter 2017

Leboy Lecture - Williams 2016

Leboy Lecture - Allen 2015

Leboy Lecture - Spar 2014

Leboy Lecture - Handelsman 2013