Dr. Lord has delivered keynote addresses to groups and organizations around the world. To the right are examples.


Dr. Lord’s broad-based national and international audiences are reflected in the following list:

  • Australasian Summitt on Gender Diversity, Auckland, New Zealand, November 2012
  • National Press Club; Washington, DC
    • Panelist
    • Debate with James Kilpatrick
  • NAACP National Meeting, Boston, MA  Keynote Speaker at Veterans Banquet
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • U.S. Army War College
  • U.S. Army Delta Force Personnel Think Tank Conference, Carlisle Barracks
  • Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute
  • U.S. Army Military Academy—West Point
  • U.S. Army 191st Infantry Brigade, Republic of Panama
  • U.S. Army Family Symposium, Washington, DC
  • National Security Agency—Ft. Meade
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission—Joint Forum
  • Industrial College of Armed Forces, Ft. McNair
  • Defense Information School—Ft. Benjamin Harrison
  • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Department of Defense Black Flag Officers Banquet, Washington, DC
  • Institute of Women Executives, Washington, DC
  • NAACP Luncheon, Mrs. Roy Wilkins Awards Ceremony, Washington, DC
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Senior Management Meeting, Memphis, TN
  • National Military Wives Association, Washington, DC
  • U.S. Army Worldwide Equal Opportunity Conference, Keynote Speaker, Germany
  • International Explosives Safety Conference, Norfolk, VA
  • Tennessee Private Investigators Conference, Gatlinburg, TN
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Auditor’s Conference, Knoxville, TN
  • Southeastern Conference of Methodist Women, Keynote Address, Charleston, SC
  • Region IV Post Secondary Title IX Workshop, Atlanta, GA
  • Educational Opportunity Planning Center Regional Conference for Kentucky and Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Women’s Educational Equity Grant Conference, Washington, DC

Universities And Organizations Overseas

  • Massey University Business Lecture Series, New Zealand
  • University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Otago University, New Zealand
  • Wellington Polytechnic Institute, New Zealand
  • Australian Audiences:
    Beginning in 1983, Lord spoke at organizations such as Australian National
    Bank, Australian Manufacturers Association, Australian Institute of
    Management events throughout the country, and at corporate and government
    organizations throughout New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia,
    Queensland, South Australia, and Canberra (Australia Capital Territory).

Universities in the U.S., including

  • Temple University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Howard University
  • University of Utah
  • University of Georgia
  • North Carolina State University
  • Marshall University, Huntington, WV
  • Morris Harvey University, Charleston, WV
  • West Virginia University Speech to Chinese Business Leaders as well as campus-wide lectures
  • Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN
  • University of Tennessee (Numerous guest appearances)
  • Duke University
  • Commencement Address, Davis and Elkins College
  • Commencement Address, West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Commencement Address, Williamson High School

Scholarly Papers Presented At Professional Meetings

American Psychological Association

“Training for Sex-Fair Therapy,” Coordinator and Presenter Division 35 Pre-Convention Workshop, American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, September, 1977.

“Use of Conscious-Raising Groups in Undergraduate Education,” Symposium Discussant, American Psychological Association Annual Meeting Washington D.C. 1976.

“Teaching the Psychology of Women Examination of a Teaching/Learning Model,”American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 1975.

“Toward Equity in Education,” Symposium Chairperson, Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March, 1978.

“Current Issues in the Psychology of Women,” Tennessee Psychological Association Annual Meeting Nashville, Tennessee) October, 1976.

Association for Women in Psychology

 “Toward Bias Free Education,” National Research Conference, Association for Women in Psychology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February, 1978.

“Integrated, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Psychology of Women,”  National Research Conference,  Association for Women in Psychology, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1976.

“Exploration of Survival Strategies for Women’s Studies,” National Research Conference,  Association for Women in Psychology,   Knoxville, Tennessee, 1976.

“Teaching the Psychology of Women and Psychology of Sex Role Development,” National Research Conference, Association for Women in Psychology, Carbondale, Illinois, 1975.

Other Professional Organizations

“Future Directions for Appalachian Studies,” Appalachian Studies Association Conference, Berea, Kentucky, March, 1978.

“Assertive Communication Techniques,” Southern Association for Physical Education of College Women, Nashville, Tennessee, October 1978.

“Elimination of Sex Stereotyping in Vocational Education,” South Carolina Vocational Director’s Association Annual Meeting, Santee, South Carolina, April, 1978.

“Free to Be You and Me Overcoming Sexism in Education,’ West Virginia Association of Student Personnel Administration, Charleston, West Virginia, April 1978.

“The Joys and Struggles of Mountain Women,” Appalachian Studies Campus Symposium, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, April, 1978.

“Appalachian Education: A Sinking Ship?” Annual Mountain Forum Morris Harvey College, Charleston, West Virginia, April, 1978.

“Maintaining Personal Power in the Organizational Setting,” National Training Conference of Federally Employed  Women, Denver, Colorado, July, 1978.

“Teaching Models for Womens Studies Courses,” Southeastern Women Studies Association, Atlanta, Georgia, April, 1977.

“Sexism in the Pre-School,” Child Welfare League Association Southeastern Regional Conference, Nashville, Tennessee June, 1977,

“Developing the Self-Responsible Learner: Strategies for Teachers of Psychology,” Psychology Department Colloquium, Southern  Illinois  University,  Carbondale, Illinois, February, 1977.

“Developing Whole, Healthy Women; Focus On Mind/Body Integration,”  Midwest Association of Physical Education of College Woman, Annual Conference, Nashville, Indiana, January, 1977.

“Appalachian Values/American Values: The Role of Regional University,” Appalachian Consortium Conference on Higher Education in  Appalachia. Mars Hill, North Carolina, June, 1976.

“Educational Counseling Needs of Appalachian Women,” President’s National Advisory Council on Educational Needs of Rural Women and Girls, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, October, 1976.

“Changing Sex Role Definitions; Their Effect on Human Relationships” Keynote Paper, Conference on Human Relationships sponsored by the Inter-university Consortium in Psychology, Nashville, Tennessee, April, 1976.

“Experiential Approaches to Sex-Role Examination,” International Conference on Sex Roles in Family and Society,” Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, June, 1975.

“Sex Roles Today: What’s Happening to Women’s Role,” International Association for the Study of Perception Annual Meeting,  Gatlinburg,  Tennessee, April, 1975.

“The Effect of Sex-Role Elimination on Family Ideology,” Groves Conference on Marriage and the Family Annual Research Meeting, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 1974.

“Growing. Up Male and Female,” Annual Meeting of Knoxville Association of Young Children, 1974.

“Sex Roles and Nursing,” Tennessee Nurse’s Association Annual Meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee, April, 1973.

“American Higher Education and Women,” Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Women, Jefferson City Branch, October, 1972.

“Women in Phi Delta Kappa,” University of Tennessee Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, 1971.