DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Meet the 2021-22 OpEd Project fellows
By Grace Goze /
May 3, 2022 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
This academic year, approximately 20 faculty and staff received Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowships to explore their areas of study and expertise through op-ed writing. In partnership with The OpEd Project, a social venture whose mission is to diversify the types of viewpoints in the world, the Public Voices Fellowship trains individuals to increase their influence as thought leaders in their fields and in the community at large.
The OpEd Project provides participants with the necessary resources, mentorship and communication skills to develop their topics and write and pitch op-eds. Fellows attend interactive thought leadership seminars and receive dedicated editorial support from an assigned OpEd Project mentor and editor. This cohort of the OpEd Project included both faculty and staff members.
“The OpEd Project is one of the most vibrant professional development opportunities offered at DePaul," says Carolyn Bronstein, associate dean and founding director of the OpEd Project Public Voices Fellowship. “Since 2012, we have helped members of the DePaul community translate their research and expertise for public audiences and weigh in on the most important conversations of our times."
The op-ed pieces give the scholars an opportunity to share their knowledge with the public and openly interact with relevant social and political discussions. This year's diverse cohort published 37 pieces in outlets including the "Chicago Tribune," "Psychology Today," "The Hill" and more:
Since launching during the 2012-13 academic year, The OpEd Project continues to evolve. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021-22 OpEd Project ran mostly online. The most recent OpEd Project meeting in March 2022 marked the group's first in-person gathering in the past two years.
“The group was incredibly productive, energetic, and formed a tight community of scholars motivated to engage with the public and share their expertise with the community at large," says Craig Klugman, a professor of Health Sciences and co-faculty director of the OpEd Project Public Voices Fellowship Program.
Explore the list of 2021-22 OpEd Project participants and their primary areas of study below. You also can find published op-ed pieces from current and past years on the OpEd Project website.
Grace Goze is a digital content student assistant in the College of Communication.