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The 51st Annual Dwight & Ardis Michener

Michener Lecture & Seminars

Sunday, January 17th, 2021 

1 pm Eastern Time


Seeking the Seed:

Embracing Wholeness, Experiencing the Divine

presented by

Dr. Petra Doan

In this talk, Petra will share reflections from her own search for integrity and wholeness that led to a transformational gender journey, and will attempt to generalize lessons for others seeking to strengthen their connection to the Divine (the Seed) for spiritual transformation and life enrichment.

She will also lead an interactive seminar will following the lecture.

Faculty & staff of the Urban & Regional Planning Department. Petra Dean.

Dr. Petra Doan has been a Quaker since 1972, and a member of Tallahassee Monthly Meeting since 1989.

She is Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University, where she has served in various positions including Department of Urban and Regional Planning Undergraduate Program Director, Doctoral Program Director, Coordinator of the Master’s International Program with the US Peace Corps, and Interim Department Chair.

Among other endeavors, Petra researches urban planning issues relating marginalized communities and the LGBTQ community. She has edited two books that have been critically acclaimed: Queerying Planning: Challenging Heteronormative Assumptions and Reframing Planning Practice, and Planning and LGBTQ Communities: the Need for Inclusive Queer Space.

She is a member of the Editorial Board of Gender, Place and Culture, and is the elected President of the Faculty Women’s Interest Group of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

She has received several awards, including: Equality Florida’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2020); the Dale Prize, California State University Pomona (2020); the Transformation Through Teaching Award, Florida State University – Spiritual Life Project (2012); John Bousfield Distinguished Planning Visitor, University of Toronto (2012); the LGBT Educator of the Year, The Family Tree, LGBT Community Center (2010); and Senior Fulbright Scholar – Middle East Region 1995-1997, Center for the International Exchange of Scholars (1995).


All are welcome to attend! 

The Michener Lecture is being held online on Zoom. Registration is required to receive Zoom login information.

We do not charge a registration fee, but we do ask for donations to help defray the cost of this event. Suggested donation is $15, but any amount is appreciated.

The Michener Lecture is under the care of the Worship & Ministry Committee.


  • Clara Diaz (Miami/St. Augustine)
  • Nancy Triscritti (Tampa)