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At Woodhull we understand that all issues are “women’s” issues from social justice to education, from the constitution to the economy, from science and politics to mathematics. As such, Woodhull has reached out to women experts in all fields. Woodhull Fellows do not share a single partisan or political position; they stand across the political spectrum. What they do share is the commitment to raise issues in a conscientious way, to encourage open debate, to challenge and enlighten public discussion in America. Woodhull Fellows are selected by a committee. They are experts in their fields and have committed to to lead with honesty, respect, courage and compassion; to strive for the common ground in decision-making; and to share in community service.

Woodhull Fellows are available for speaking engagements. Please forward all quesitons and booking requests to: Wende Jager-Hyman, Executive Director at wjagerhyman@woodhull.org.

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Marlene Arnold

Marlene Arnold, PhD, specializes in cross-cultural communication, issues, and policy for government, business, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. Her work includes changing and/or merging corporate or organizational cultures, as well as cross-cultural communication between the diverse U.S. work force and international market. Dr. Arnold combines her in-depth understanding of culture and her extensive international experience to assist clients in applying cultural know-how. Trained in a discipline that centers on people and their values, capacities, and worth, Marlene Arnold uses her expertise and understanding of culture’s significance to improve individual and organizational effectiveness and enhance performance. As a Fulbright Scholar and Kellogg Fellow, Dr. Arnold has traveled and studied in 25 different countries.

Druis Ann Beasley

Druis Ann Beasley is an artist, educator, and activist with an extensive and diverse background in multiculturalism, arts-in-education, arts administration, humanistic community development. For over 25 years, Ms. Beasley has conducted standards-based, interdisciplinary arts-in-education residencies that integrate Performing Arts with English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Visual Arts, as well as literary residencies in Poetry, Fictional Writing, Autobiography and Storytelling. She also performs throughout Upstate New York, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Additionally, Ms. Beasley has been the Program Director for the New York State Alliance for Arts Education, and Director of the FUN Afterschool Program with Long Island University’s School of Education.

Susan H. Cain

Susan H. Cain is the author of the forthcoming book, QUIET: The Importance of Introversion in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, which will be published by Random House/Crown in January of 2009. She is also the owner and President of The Negotiation Company, and has been teaching negotiation for many years. Susan’s work is based on the belief that graceful negotiation depends on self-awareness, and she is known for the humanistic approach she brings to her practice. Her clients include everyone from CEOs and Wall Street lawyers to married couples, college students and housing shelter residents. Susan also practiced corporate law on Wall Street for many years, representing clients such as Goldman Sachs and GE. She is a cum laude graduate of both Harvard Law School and Princeton University.

Beth Greenberg

Beth Greenberg is a stage director who specializes in opera and musical theatre. She has directed numerous productions for the New York City Opera and has also staged shows in Japan, Germany and Austria, and Peru. She has also directed works in many regional American theatres including the Gehry Center at Bard College in Hudson Valley. Beth also works as an advisor and dramaturg to composers to develop new stage works. She frequently writes about music and the arts and her articles have appeared in Stagebill and Interview magazines, and as notes to music recordings. Beth Greenberg was also an exhibition assistant to Diana Vreeland during Mrs. Vreeland’s leadership years of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and has a Master’s from the University of Michigan School of Music in Ann Arbor. She lives in Manhattan.

Karla Jackson-Brewer

Karla Jackson-Brewer is an African American feminist therapist whose private practice serves women of color, sexual assault survivors, and addresses issues of cultural/ethnic identity, spirituality and empowerment. Karla is an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University in the Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies Departments. She has taught at the college level for the past 23 years. She teaches the course “Dynamics or Race, Sex and Class,” Intro to Africana Studies,” “The Black Woman,” and “African Religions.” She currently advises a women’s activist organization at Rutgers University.

Linda E. Hyman

Dr. Linda Hyman assumed the position of Associate Provost for the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences in 2009. She formerly served as Vice Provost for Health Science at Montana State University and Director of the WWAMI Medical Education Program. There, she also acted as Assistant Dean for Regional Affairs at the University of Washington School of Medicine. An accomplished and active scientist with expertise in molecular genetics, Dr. Hyman holds the appointment of Professor of Microbiology at GMS. Dr. Hyman earned her undergraduate degree at the State University of New York at Albany, followed by a master’s and doctoral degree at Brandeis University. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Tufts University School of Medicine. She then began her professional career at Tulane University School of Medicine, where she became a tenured associate professor in 2003. Dr. Hyman’s priorities outside of her role as associate provost and professor include advising and professional development for students and post-docs.

Alissa Quart

Alissa Quart is working on her third book, to be published by FSG, tenatitvely titled The Maverick Principle. She is the author of Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers (Basic Books 2004) and Hothouse Kids: How the Pressure to Succeed Threatens Childhood (Penguin Press 2006). In addition to writing for The New York Times Magazine and The Atlantic and many other publications (see alissaquart.com), she is a Contributing Writer to Mother Jones. She teaches at Columbia’s Journalism School and Columbia’s Teacher’s College, where she is a senior fellow. She is also the author of a book of poetry. She has an M.S. from Columbia Journalism School and a B.A. from Brown University. Alissa is an expert in film and screen culture, consumerism and advertising, adolescence and childhood (especially as they intersect with media and business), gender identity and expression, psychology and “independent” music and media, among other things, She comments frequently on a variety of subjects. Her books have been the feature of segments on The Today Show and 20/20, Lenny Lopate, The Diane Rehm Show, and Marketplace among many others, and have been translated into 10 languages. She has spoken all over the country at many event spaces and at colleges, Brown University and Columbia University among them. Branded was a Common Book at a number of schools and colleges.

Monica Santana Rosen

Monica Santana Rosen has a deep background in nonprofit management, serving as a grants administrator for the Tiger Foundation in New York City and then as Executive Director for Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), a career guidance program for young minority professionals. At MLT, Ms. Rosen was responsible for establishing the national headquarters, developing an operational infrastructure, and doubling the program’s reach and scale. As a graduate student at Harvard Business School, Ms. Rosen was a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a competitive award for individuals pursuing graduate degrees who are first-generation American citizens (Ms. Rosen’s parents are immigrants from the Dominican Republic). Ms. Rosen was recently awarded a Broad Residency in Urban Education, an intensive two-year management development program which places leaders from the private and nonprofit sectors in managerial positions in the central operations of urban school districts. As a Broad Resident, Ms. Rosen is working at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in the Department of Human Resources as part of the leadership team that is restructuring the entire human capital management structure within CPS, presently the second largest employer in the state of Illinois managing 49,000 employees.

Robin Stern, PhD

Robin Stern, PhD, is an educator, psychotherapist and psychological consultant who has developed and implemented programs to promote personal and professional growth through self- awareness, emotional competence and ethical leadership, for the last 25 years. She is an associate professor of Communications at Teachers College, Columbia University and a Social-Emotional Learning Specialist at The School at Columbia University. She is a researcher and supervisor in social and emotional competency development at Hunter College Leadership Center. Robin is a group facilitator at Project Renewal, an initiative to enhance the lives of educators in New York City, as well as a founding board member at The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership. Additionally, Robin serves on the board of Educators for Social Responsibility, and is a Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association. She is the co-author of two books on emotional intelligence, for educators: Understanding Emotions in the Classroom and Emotionally Intelligent School Counseling. Robin is the author of THE GASLIGHT EFFECT: How to Spot and Survive the Hidden Manipulation Others Use to Control Your Life. Robin lives in New York with her husband and two children.