Judith Owen has served on the faculty of Haverford College, Pennsylvania since 1981, where she is the first holder of the Elizabeth Ufford Green Chair of Natural Sciences. Judith earned B.A. and M.A. (Hons) degrees from Cambridge University, England and pursued her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania with the late Dr. Norman Klinman followed by postdoctoral studies at the Wistar Institute with Dr. Peter Doherty. Judith has served on the Education Committee of the American Association of Immunologists, (AAI) and as Chair of the AAI Membership Committee. She is a recipient of the AAI Academic Mentoring Award, the Charles and Mary Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and of a Career Advancement Award and a Faculty Award for Women from the NSF.
Together, Jennifer Punt and Judith Owen initiated the AAI Introductory Immunology course, which is now offered on an annual basis.