WW Perspectives

Book Spotlight: Nobody’s Girl Friday

Nobody’s Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood By J.E. Smyth MN ’99 According to Bette Davis, “women owned Hollywood for twenty years.” In her new book J.E. Smyth explores this time, between 1930 and 1950, when the film industry was more than 40% female. From well-known influencers like Davis, the “Fourth Warner Brother,” to […]


2018 Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report for the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is now available. The report includes a retrospective/prospective commentary from WW President Arthur E. Levine who will retire this summer after 13 years leading the Foundation. Also included are a statement of activities, highlights of the Foundation’s work and Fellows’ accomplishments, as well as a […]


Fellow Consults on new Dickinson Film

Wild Nights With Emily is a new feature film about the secret life of Emily Dickinson. The film, which debuted last year at SXSW and has made the rounds at film festivals, is based largely on the scholarly work of Martha Nell Smith WS ‘84. Dr. Smith is Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, Professor of English, and Founding […]


Fellow Q&A: WW Teaching Fellow Tyler Kinner

WW Teaching Fellows come from many different backgrounds but are united by a single goal: to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (the STEM fields) in some of the nation’s highest-need schools. But what makes these Fellows tick? What inspired them to pursue a career in the classroom? In this WW Perspectives series, we hear from […]


WW Academy: Try, Learn, Try

 The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning has a saying: “Try, learn, try.” The video above is a look at what that means when you’re learning to teach. The WW Academy is a cutting edge graduate school of education. Using a competency-based approach, the master’s program is preparing tenacious math and science teachers who […]


Mellon + WW Fellowships

 A small suite of programs at Woodrow Wilson offers support for graduate students, faculty members, and professionals who previously participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships. These opportunities, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provide support at different points during the academic trajectory. For MMUF Fellows, the Mellon Mays Gap Assistance Program (Mellon Mays […]


Book Spotlight: Skepticism and American Faith: From the Revolution to the Civil War

Skepticism and American Faith: From the Revolution to the Civil War By Christopher Grasso CN ‘90 Religious skepticism played a defining role in the early and formative years of the Republic. Christopher Grasso looks at this often overlooked area of religious history and explores how it shaped religion’s place in politics and the evolution of […]


WW Finds Most Americans Can’t Pass Citizenship Test

Americans, WW has found, don’t know enough when it comes to American history. In a recent survey, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation found that only 4 in 10 respondents can pass a multiple-choice sample of the U.S. Citizenship exam. Of the 41,000 Americans surveyed, only 15 percent of American adults could correctly note the […]


Tamara Markey WW TF ’14 is 2019 Indiana Teacher of the Year

 Tamara Markey, a 2014 WW Indiana Teaching Fellow, is Indiana’s 2019 Teacher of the Year. The Lawrence Township Schools (Indianapolis) engineering teacher is in her fourth year of teaching. She was chosen first as the top teacher in her school, then her district, and then the state. Read more here and see some of […]


WW EVP/COO in The Chronicle of Higher Education

People in the professional and academic space are well acquainted with videoconferencing. From FaceTime to Skype, video communications have become one more way to converse with each other. It also prevents an equitable and accessible method for interviewing, says WW Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Stephanie J. Hull in The Chronicle of Higher […]



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