Facebook Ate Daughter, Son Can’t Quit Call of Duty

CONWAY, Ark. (September 12, 2012) - Respected author and commentator on gender differences and the modern world Dr. Leonard Sax will present "Facebook Ate My Daughter, and My Son Won't Stop Playing Call of Duty" on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in lecture room A of the Mills Center on Hendrix campus.

Dr. Sax, a physician and psychologist, is this year's Willson Lecture keynote speaker.

Sax has written several books on the modern world and gender differences, including Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About the Emerging Science of Gender Differences, Boys Adrift and Girls on the Edge. He has also provided op-ed pieces and expert commentary to news outlets like the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the TODAY Show.

A Shaker Heights, Ohio native, Sax graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned his Ph.D. in psychology and his medical doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. After completing his residency in family practice in Lancaster, Pa., he began a family medical practice in Montgomery County, Maryland, and practiced in the same small community for 18 years.

In 2008 he decided to retire from medical practice to devote himself to his family and his study of gender differences. As part of that work he visits schools, leads professional workshops, and helps run The Montgomery Center for Research in Child & Adolescent Development.

He is also a co-founder of The Association for Choice in Education, a group dedicated to supporting girls' and boys' schools in the public and private sectors, and providing parents with the option of single-sex schooling.

For more information on Sax, visit his website.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Feel about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.