Tag: professor

Nellie McKay

Nellie Y. McKay

Nellie Y. McKay was one of the first scholars to bring attention to the writing of African American women authors.
Helen C. White

Helen C. White

Helen C. White was the first woman to hold a full professorship in the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Chia Youyee Vang

Chia Youyee Vang

Chia Youyee Vang is a leading advocate for Hmong cultural preservation and education.
Donna Shalala

Donna Shalala

Donna Shalala was the first woman to head a Big Ten university and the longest-serving secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Sister Joel Read

Sister Joel Read

Sister Joel Read served for 35 years as president of Alverno College and became widely known and respected for her innovative education reforms.
Kathryn Morrison

Kathryn Morrison

Kathryn "Kate" Morrison was the first woman elected to the Wisconsin State Senate.
Katharine Lyall

Katharine Lyall

Katharine Lyall was the first woman president of the University of Wisconsin System.
Patricia Loew

Patricia Loew

Patricia "Patty" Loew is a celebrated journalist, filmmaker, and educator about Native Americans in Wisconsin.
Estella Leopold

Estella Leopold

Estella Leopold is a paleobotanist and conservationist who conducted ground-breaking research on fossilized pollen.
Gerda Lerner

Gerda Lerner

University of Wisconsin scholar Gerda Lerner founded the academic field of women's history.