SESP Professors, Adviser Named to Honor Roll

SESP Professors, Adviser Named to Honor Roll

SESP faculty members Gail Berger, Cindy Conlon, Carol Lee, Dan Lewis and Gina Logan and adviser Ken Powers were named to the Faculty Honor Roll for 2015-16. Undergraduate students voted in a campus-wide election held by Associated Student Government.

For more than 20 years, Northwestern's Associated Student Government has honored exceptional faculty and administrators on campus through honor roll. “We are so thankful for our wonderful professors that continuously work for our students,” Associated Student Government posted on its website.


Gail Berger

Gail Berger

An instructor in the Learning and Organizational Change concentration, Gail Berger teaches Introduction to Organizational Theory to undergraduates, as well as courses for graduate students. She brings academic and professional experience in the areas of organizational behavior, conflict resolution and organizational leadership. After receiving her doctorate in management and organizations from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, she consulted to small firms and Fortune 500 companies.


Cindy Conlon

Cindy Conlon

Cynthia Conlon, who holds a JD from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from Northwestern, currently teaches the SESP seminar class Legal Aspects of Education. This class examines how Supreme Court decisions shape education policy at the K-12 level. Conlon has also taught a seminar class on the Supreme Court that involves a trip to Washington, D.C., where the students watch a Supreme Court oral argument and meet with various experts including experienced oral advocates and law clerks.


carol lee

Carol Lee

Carol Lee is the Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education in the School of Education and Social Policy and in African-American Studies. Widely known for her work that shows the importance of drawing on students’ cultural knowledge to support rigorous learning, Lee teaches courses in Race and Education and Reading in the Content Area. A former teacher, she is the co-founder of four African-centered schools with a 40-year history. Her research interests focus on cultural contexts affecting learning broadly and literacy specifically.


Dan lewis

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis is the director of the Center for Civic Engagement as well as SESP’s Civic Engagement Certificate Program and the Summer Field Studies practicum in San Francisco. He teaches undergraduates in his courses in Community Engagement and Social Policy and the Human Services. Lewis is a faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy research and has written several books, including Gaining Ground in Illinois: Welfare Reform and Person-Centered Policy Analysis.


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Regina Logan

Regina Logan is a research assistant professor at the Foley Center for the Study of Lives. In the SESP undergraduate program, she teaches Career Development, Human Development: Adulthood and Aging, and Gender and the Life Course. Her research and interest areas include gender and generativity, spirituality and wisdom in adulthood, and career development. Logan is the director of the Foley Longitudinal Study of Adulthood. In addition, she has extensive experience in teaching and learning in adulthood.


Ken Powers

Ken Powers

Ken Powers (BS95) is the adviser for SESP undergraduate students majoring in social policy. After graduating from SESP in 1995 with a degree in social policy, he worked as a Congressional staffer in Washington, D.C. After earning a master’s degree in public policy from American University, he worked in public affairs for the National Governors Association (NGA) and in medical society relations and healthcare communications for the American Medical Association (AMA). He was a spokesman for the Joint Commission – the nation's largest accreditor of hospitals and healthcare organizations.

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 2/4/16