Meet Jean Elson: Sociologist, Sexual Behavior Professor, and AAUW Member

This semester, like most semesters, Jean Elson, a 1998-99 American Fellow, has about 200 students enrolled in the two sections of her sexual behavior class at the University of New […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   March 13, 2009

Project Profile: The Ophelia Project

When I first started teaching, bullying was evident everywhere I turned. In the Bronx one of our students stopped coming to school because a threat made by a classmate left […] Read more »

2004–05 American Fellow Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

Meet Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz: Professor, Researcher, and Mentor

2004–05 American Fellow Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz has dedicated her life to researching and combating the nation’s educational achievement gap. Read more »

Meet Allison Rautman: Archeologist and Professor

The site was catastrophically abandoned; people left their food and tools and apparently fled with little warning. Every place we tested was completely burned. There were piles of burned corn […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   February 13, 2009
Denise Decker and her seeing eye dog.

Meet Denise Decker: Senior Program Analyst for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Denise Decker, a 1975-76 American Fellow, who has been blind since birth, sees public service as a way to give back to the many family, friends, co-workers, and mentors who provided support and assistance to her throughout her life. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   February 06, 2009

Meet Dian Belanger: Historian, Writer, and AAUW Member

I was looking forward to meeting Dian Belanger, a 1980–81 Career Development Grantee and long-time AAUW member. At her suggestion, we met in the National Gallery of Art’s atrium, where […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   January 30, 2009

Meet Shelly Westebbe, Peace Corp Staffer and World Traveler

Shelly Westebbe, a 2002–03 American Fellow, grew up overseas in the 1960s. Her subsequent international career was in part inspired by her father, who worked in international public service, and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   January 09, 2009

Meet Sevara Khamzaeva: International Relations Graduate Student

Even as she begins her second master’s degree in international relations this semester at Columbia University, Sevara Khamzaeva, a 2005–06 International Fellow, is looking ahead to when she can “get […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   December 05, 2008

Meet Florence Adong: Ugandan Refugee Camp Protection Officer

In June 2008 the U.N. Security Council unanimously voted into existence a resolution that, according to Marianne Mollmann, women’s rights advocate at Human Rights Watch, sends a message to the […] Read more »

Bridging the Gap Between Incarcerated Mothers and Their Daughters

While conducting research for her final project in the organizational management graduate program at Robert Wesleyan College, 2005–06 Community Action Grantee Tammy Butler-Phelps discovered a real need in her community. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   November 14, 2008