DePaul University Newsline > Multimedia > Get to know the 2020-21 OpEd Project cohort
From the vaccination rollout to the constitutionality of the former president's impeachment trial, DePaul faculty in the 2020-21 OpEd Project cohort are making themselves heard. So far, the current cohort has placed more than 30 op-ed articles with national news outlets, including “The Washington Post" and “Scientific American."
“The OpEd Project is an exciting professional development opportunity for faculty who want to share their research and expertise with the broader public," says Carolyn Bronstein, associate dean and Vincent de Paul professor in the College of Communication and founding director of DePaul's OpEd Project. “This fellowship teaches participants to apply their knowledge to the most pressing issues of our times, from climate change to immigration, racism, homelessness, voting rights and addiction."
Launched in 2012-13, the Public Voices Fellowship program aims to provide a diverse group of scholars with the resources, support and skills needed to increase their influence as thought leaders in their fields. As fellows, faculty receive dedicated editorial support from an OpEd Project mentor, collaborate with fellow cohort members to brainstorm ideas and attend multiple seminars.
“The OpEd project is an amazing opportunity for faculty to learn how to engage in public dialogues on important topics," says Craig Klugman, professor health sciences and faculty director of the OpEd Project. “As a former fellow, the project gave me tools to be a successful public writer on issues such as racism in medicine, vaccine distribution and pandemic response. Seeing our new fellows fulfill their promise makes me proud and honored to be part of the DePaul OpEd family."
Despite this year's program taking place completely virtually due to COVID-19, the 2020-21 cohort is demonstrating plenty of momentum.
“The role of faculty in higher education is increasingly shifting toward a more public model, with public intellectualism comprising an important and lasting aspect of one's professional trajectory," Bronstein says. “I'm proud that we recognized this trend early on at DePaul and have made the OpEd Project fellowship program available to five cohorts since 2012-13."
A list of the 2020-21 cohort's published works is available on the College of Communication website. Keep an eye on Newsline's DePaul in the News section for the latest published pieces. The Public Voices Fellowship is sponsored by
Academic Affairs and the College of Communication’s Center for Communication
Get to know the 2020-21 cohort via the interactive gallery below:
Carolina Barrera-Tobon, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Paul Booth, College of Communication
Kate R. Cooper, College of Communication
Colleen Doody, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Wendy Netter Epstein, College of Law
Fereshteh Ghahramani, College of Computing and Digital Media
Caroline Kisiel, School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Helen LaVan, Driehaus College of Business
Austin Lim, College of Science and Health
Tracey Mabrey, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Gregory Mark, College of Law
Susana Martínez, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Hamed Qahri-Saremi, College of Computing and Digital Media
Maija Renko, Driehaus College of Business
Monica Reyes, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Ida Salusky, College of Science and Health
Daniel Schober, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Kelly Tzoumis, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Tawei "David" Wang, Driehaus College of Business
Christopher Worthman, College of Education