Public Voices Thought Leadership
The Public Voices Thought Leadership program serves as a national initiative that partners leading universities and foundations with the OpEd Project. The program strives to increase the impact of women and minorities in the broader public conversation that currently constitutes 80 percent of key commentary forums written and contributed to by men. These forums, hosted through publications like the Dallas Morning News, The Hill and the Huffington Post, cover topics ranging from minority and social justice issues to education and religion.
TWU proudly joined prominent universities like Yale, Princeton, Stanford and Northwestern on this year-long opportunity to increase the public visibility and opinion impact of 20 fellows. Fellows represent our faculty and staff, as well as nonprofit leaders from the greater Denton and Dallas-Fort Worth community. The 2015 edition is the third year TWU has offered this opportunity.
We are grateful for the support of our donors including the Kaleta Doolin Fund, the Boone Family Foundation, the Embrey Family Foundation, the TWU Department of History and Government, the TWU Office of Student Life and the Texas Woman’s University Foundation – Nelda C. Stark Endowed Fund in Honor of Shirley Sears Chater, and Dr. and Mrs. Raj Seekri.
2015 Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellows and Their Publications
Sara Melnick Albert, J.D.
Agatha Beins, Ph.D.
- Traffic Patterns in This Community Showcase the Urgency of Making a Safe Way for Cyclists to Share the Road — Before Anyone Else Gets Hurt
- Police body cameras will not change the culture of racism in America
Michelle Buggs, Ph.D.
- We Need More President Borens
- A Single Woman Reflects on Marriage and Masculinity
- Some Students Fail Even Before Classes Start
Gretchen Busl, Ph.D.
- We Need Female Visions of World: Try These 5
- Is fluency the goal of language learning?
- Humanities research is groundbreaking, life-changing… and ignored
Melinda Cowart, Ph.D.
- Schools must think beyond Spanish for ESL education
- ESL isn’t just for Spanish speakers
- A legacy to guide (What my father taught me about tolerance)
Katie Crosslin, Ph.D.
- Are cyberbullies victims as well?
- Will God be OK with a female president? I’m a Christian, and I say yes
Dolores Sosa Green
- It’s possible to unlearn racism
- Texas economy could freeze up if school opportunities for undocumented are limited
- Don’t discourage Hispanics from applying to college
Jessica Smartt Gullion, Ph.D.
Anne Floyd Koci, Ph.D.
Linda Louden, Ph.D.
Jyutika Mehta, Ph.D.
Kimberly S. Miloch, Ph.D.
- Funding all-day pre-K will help alleviate poverty (pdf)
- Mixing Christianity and politics is killing the church
- To face our history, let Confederate monuments stand
- Getting Back to Nature With My Fitbit
Renè M. Paulson, Ph.D.
Kelly S. Ruemmele
- Hispanic children face obstacles fighting obesity
- Let Teenagers Sleep In
- Why We Should Say Goodbye to the Lazy Summer Fantasy
Joann Schulte, Ph.D.
- Let's Care for Ebola Orphans as Much as Bentley, the Ebola Dog
- Snakes' fangs hurt, but what really bites is the cost of treatment
- Babies Without Real First Names At Risk
Toni Johnson Simpson
Brigitte Vittrup, Ph.D.
- Is it time to give up spanking?
- How silence can breed prejudice: A child development professor explains how and why to talk to kids about race
- Handcuffs Are Not the Solution to Children's Challenging Behaviors
- I'm white. My husband is Black. Why can't our child be both?
- Class DoJo App Is Already Past Its Expiration Date
- Why it's wrong for pediatricians to eliminate daily screen time recommendations
- Why Do We Need Gender Parity? 'Because It's 2015’