NCCWSL Experiences, Advice, and Excitement!

The 2009 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) is coming, and I wanted Student Advisory Council members to share their thoughts and advice about this event. Here’s what […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   April 20, 2009

Addressing Sexual Assault on College Campuses

One course I am taking as part of my master’s in international media and conflict resolution is Communication and Social Change. This hands-on course provides students practical skills through the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   April 08, 2009

Meet Josan Feathers: Civil Engineer and Political Activist

How often do we hear or voice concerns about the state of the world, seeming or feeling hopeless to make change? Josan Feathers, a 1989–90 American Fellow, has a vision […] Read more »

Project Profile: Eureka

“Leading and encouraging a small group of female students in STEM activities has been a dream of mine for a long time,” said Gudrun Hutchins, a 2004–06 Community Action Grant […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   March 27, 2009

Meet Valentine Khaminwa: Research Coordinator

In February, I had the privilege of interviewing 2006–07 International Fellow Valentine Khaminwa at the AAUW national office in Washington, D.C. Valentine was born in Kenya but grew up in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   March 20, 2009

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