WW Perspectives

Why American Don’t Know Their History and How to Change It

The vast majority of Americans couldn’t pass the U.S. citizenship test when asked test questions in a recent 50-state survey, but that’s not because their teachers failed them or because students are no longer required to study American history. It’s because the American history curriculum has focused on memorization of names, events, and dates, which […]


WW Fellows win Fellowships and Honors

In April, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 168 Fellowships for their 2019 class. Of these scholars, artists, and writers, eight are Fellows from various Woodrow Wilson Foundation programs. The Guggenheim Foundation calls these fellows the “best of the best.” Woodrow Wilson Fellows awarded Guggenheim Fellowships in 2019: Hester Blum MN ‘95 Michael K. […]


Celebrate #AAPIHeritageMonth in the classroom

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month—a time to celebrate the excellence of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander ancestry! Generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans have enriched the history of the United States, and they continue to play an instrumental part in its success and advancement. Among many other accomplishments, Asian Americans and […]


Women Studies Fellow Wins Lerner-Scott Prize

Julia Bowes WS ’16 has won the 2019 Lerner-Scott Prize for the best doctoral dissertation in U.S. women’s history. The award was presented by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) at their annual meeting, held this year in Philadelphia. Dr. Bowes, now an assistant professor of history at the University of Hong Kong, received her […]


Teaching Fellow wins Michigan Certificate of Excellence

 Matt Oney TF ’12 was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the Michigan Department of Education. As one of only seven teachers honored, Mr. Oney will receive a $10,000 grant each year for three years. The award recognizes innovation in STEM instruction and the grant will go toward expanding the STEM program at Escanaba […]


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Your Annual Fund gift to the Woodrow Wilson Foundation makes a difference for the whole range of Fellows supported by WW. Because of this, every Annual Fund gift to the Woodrow Wilson Foundation matters. See how in the video above. Give today, our fiscal year closes June 30.


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 […]



From Civic Ed to Civic Learning

The white paper by WW President Rajiv VInnakota aims to better understand how the work of funders, policymakers, educators, researchers, and nonprofit organizations comes together and interacts to produce the current system of civic education.

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