Stan L. Albrecht, dean of the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences, will be honored Feb. 15 as Brigham Young University's Distinguished Faculty Lecturer.
Albrecht will deliver a lecture at 8 p.m. in the Pardoe Theater of the Harris Fine Arts Center entitled "The Consequential Dimension of Mormon Religiosity." The lecture will focus on the question of what difference religious affiliation makes in certain aspects of everyday living, including family life and education.In addition, Albrecht will be honored at a banquet sponsored by the BYU Women, an organization of faculty wives and members, at 6 p.m. in 375 Wilkinson Center. The banquet will feature comments on Albrecht's extensive survey research data about consequences of being affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
This honor is given annually to a member of the BYU faculty who has made major advances in his or her field of study. Albrecht, the 26th recipient of the award, is considered an international leader in research on social impact assessment. He was appointed to a U.S. congressional panel to study alternative modes of basing MX missiles.
Albrecht has completed extensive studies on such social issues as race and ethnic relations, divorce, quality of life, rapid development and population growth. He also directed a three-year study for the Research and Evaluation Department of the LDS Church studying the forces that bind members to the church.