Student and Alumni Work

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Researchers Develop Novel Way to Assess DEI Programs   

Researchers Develop Novel Way to Assess DEI Programs  

A systematic planning tool called “change mapping” can help analyze whether complex diversity, equity, and inclusion programs or initiatives are working, according to new research by Northwestern University alumna Jue Wu (PhD21).

Don’t Underestimate the Art of Teaching   

Don’t Underestimate the Art of Teaching  

Lifting the requirements for certifications, licensures, and teacher preparation programs is a shortsighted and dangerous way to address the teacher shortage, educator Corey Winchester wrote in EdSurge.

Belonging: A New Podcast for Teachers

Belonging: A New Podcast for Teachers

When Georgia middle school teacher Erica Young approached a white colleague about her use of the phrase “cotton picking”, the conversation promised to be tense.

Muskin, Stein Win Honorable Mention in Essay Contest

Muskin, Stein Win Honorable Mention in Essay Contest

Graduate students Melanie Muskin and Andrew Stein received honorable mention in the Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues essay contest, which challenged writers to address the legacy of white supremacy and Western dominance in psychology.

Researchers Study Evanston’s Guaranteed Income Program

Researchers Study Evanston’s Guaranteed Income Program

A team of graduate students is examining the impact of new guaranteed income program, a joint initiative between the University and the City of Evanston to address economic insecurity.

Recent Grad Dedicates a Year to Community Service

Recent Grad Dedicates a Year to Community Service

School of Education and Social Policy graduate Samira Asseh received a 2022–2023 Project Horseshoe Farm Fellowship, a rigorous and intensive year of volunteer service and learning in the community health field.

 Civic Engagement: Learning to Make a Difference

Civic Engagement: Learning to Make a Difference

Students in Northwestern University’s Civic Engagement Certificate Program partnered with the Rotary Club of Evanston and C & W Market to help fight local food insecurity.

Alumni Spotlight: Tamica Daniel

Alumni Spotlight: Tamica Daniel

Tamica Daniel (BS03) is a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice who works on civil rights issues in housing, lending, public accommodations, and education. She majored in social policy and minored in African American Studies at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

Shrodes Wins AAUW Dissertation Fellowship

Shrodes Wins AAUW Dissertation Fellowship

Graduate student Addie Shrodes has received a highly competitive American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to support her work looking at how trans and queer teens learn critical digital literacies through everyday activities on social media.

Alexandra Sims: 'Follow What Energizes You'

Alexandra Sims: 'Follow What Energizes You'

School of Education and Social Policy alumna Alexandra Sims (BS10), recognized as one of Chicago’s most influential Black leaders, recently urged SESP students to not think of a career as one dot to one dot to one dot, but instead to think of it almost like a funnel.

Alumna Wins Campus Change Award

Alumna Wins Campus Change Award

Alumna Soteria Reid (BS21) was one of four Northwestern University winners of the Jazzy Johnson Waw-jashk Student Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to sustainable campus change and growth.

Alumna Receives Shinae Chun Prize to Pursue Master’s in Higher Ed

Alumna Receives Shinae Chun Prize to Pursue Master’s in Higher Ed

Northwestern University alumna Rocio Mendez-Rozo was awarded the $20,000 Shinae Chun Scholarship to begin her studies in the School of Education and Social Policy’s Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Policy Program.

Undergrad Wins Inaugural P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale Research Grant

Undergrad Wins Inaugural P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale Research Grant

School of Education and Social Policy undergraduate Daniela Hernandez received the inaugural P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale Undergraduate Summer Research Grant in Social Policy for Children and Families.

Sheridan Fuller Named Presidential Fellow

Sheridan Fuller Named Presidential Fellow

Sheridan Fuller, a graduate student in the Human Development and Social Policy program at the School of Education and Social Policy, has received the prestigious Presidential Fellowship at Northwestern University for his work investigating the benefits and pitfalls of the social safety net, which is designed to protect Americans from poverty and hardship.

Grad Student Develops New Courses for Gender and Sexuality Studies

Grad Student Develops New Courses for Gender and Sexuality Studies

School of Education and Social Policy graduate student Addie Shrodes will be teaching two courses she designed for Northwestern University’s Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) program, Everyday Resistance and Reimagination and Queer and Trans Technology, Play, and Protest.

Alumna Heather Foster: Making the World a Better Place

Alumna Heather Foster: Making the World a Better Place

SESP alumna Heather Foster (BS03), a political strategist and expert on race and public policy issues, was among three alumni honored by the Northwestern University Black Alumni Association during its annual meeting.

Learning Sciences Graduate Student Receives CASEL Fellowship

Learning Sciences Graduate Student Receives CASEL Fellowship

Jessica Marshall, a graduate student in the learning sciences doctoral program, received a two-year ​pre-doctoral research fellowship with the Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) to further her work creating more equitable ​civic ​learning environments​ across civic education​.

As Told To: Bank of America's D. Steve Boland

As Told To: Bank of America's D. Steve Boland

D. Steve Boland, president of retail at Bank of America, talks about his life and career path with SESP undergraduates during professor Regina Logan's class, The Life Story Interview.