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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow María José Méndez

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2019 class of Fellows includes María José Méndez, a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Minnesota. María José describes the […]

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WW Staff Spotlight: Maria Stigale

For many years, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has taken pride in telling the stories of its distinguished Fellows. Now, in this new series, WW Perspectives will also spotlight the people who keep the Foundation running behind the scenes. The various members of WW’s small staff brings distinctive experiences and interests to their roles. […]

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Inspiring a New Generation of STEM Leaders

Cindy Celi 2015 WW New Jersey Teaching Fellow Teaching had always been in the back of Cindy Celi’s mind. As a mother of young children and as trained architect and interior designer, the idea of going back to school and changing careers seemed daunting. Still, Mrs. Celi was committed to marrying her passion for education […]

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Profiles in Giving Back: Lauren Woodworth MBA ’15

Lauren Woodworth MBA ’15 prepared to become a school leader, and her eyes are still on the prize—but she also “enjoys the journey of teaching,” and when she saw a chance to step back into the classroom to start a new program, she took it. “Our school is located in a small, rural community, and […]

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Fellow and Activist Scholar Builds Bridges

How do activist scholars build bridges between their institutions and communities? “Start small and have some success and build trust,” says Darren J. Ranco, PhD (CEF ’06), a citizen of the Penobscot Nation who is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine. In the following WW […]

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From the Newsletter: A Long History of Teaching

For nearly 75 years, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has been developing the best and brightest to help tackle national challenges, focusing specifically in education. Great teaching has long been a central focus of the Fndn’s work, and the Generations of students have learned from Fellows of various WW programs. A couple of issues […]

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From the Newsletter: “I Still Pinch Myself”

  Tamara Markey, Indiana Teacher of the Year Tamara Markey had always wanted to be a teacher. But as a young Black woman who was good at math and science, she was encouraged to pursue engineering. She went to Purdue University, got a degree in industrial engineering, and spent nearly a decade working in the […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Hannah McElgunn

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2019 class of Fellows includes Hannah McElgunn, a doctoral candidate in anthropology and linguistics at the University of Chicago. Hannah shares a lesson […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Craig Johnson

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2019 class of Fellows includes Craig Johnson, a doctoral candidate in history at the University of California, Berkeley. Craig offers some background for […]

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Propelling Society Forward: Q&A with Rajiv Vinnakota

Propelling Society Forward: Q&A with Rajiv Vinnakota, seventh President of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation  Since joining the Woodrow Wilson Foundation team on July 1, 2019, Raj Vinnakota been getting to know WW’s people and programs. Here, Raj answers a few questions about his perspective on the Foundation thus far. Why WW? What brought […]

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