Of note: news about center faculty, staff, students and alumni

CATEGORIES: September 2018, Voices

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics is pleased to recognize the accomplishments and activities of its alumni, faculty, staff and students:

Lynette Hornung, a former Catt Associate, will be presenting at the COSAC Security Conference in Kildare, Ireland, on Oct. 1, 2018. She will present “Understanding the Least Understood Link in Security: The Human” with three other securities professionals. Hornung earned her bachelor’s degree in political science in 1993, her master’s in political science in 1997 and another master’s in information assurance in 2004 – all from Iowa State University. She currently works as a senior privacy and security architecture manager for TCG, Inc.

Dr. Monica Howard, director of student programs and 2018 honoree on the Women Impacting ISU calendar has received the Frederick Douglass Patterson Diversity and Inclusion Award. This award honors faculty and/or staff who have advanced the university’s mission of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Kristine Perkins, the Catt Center’s public relations/student programs coordinator, and her husband, Kyle Perkins, welcomed the birth of their daughter, Dorothy Jane Perkins, on Sept. 4.

Maggie Luttrell Roby, who held the Helen Jensen Howe and Jane Greimann Legacy of Heroines scholarships while an undergraduate student at Iowa State, has been accepted into Cargill’s BRIDGE Program. This program selected 37 women from across the U.S. for its ninth cycle. It focuses on helping women within the Cargill organization network, career plan and roadmap what success looks like within Cargill. Roby is the only one selected from her business unit — a unit with over 2,000 employees, domestically — for this program. She holds two degrees from Iowa State – a Bachelor of Science in history and women’s studies (2009) and a Master of Education with a certificate of social justice in higher education (2011). In May 2009, Roby became the first Iowa State student to earn the certificate in leadership studies – now the Leadership Studies Program.

Dawn Langan Teele, a 2012 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics winner for “Understanding Descriptive Representation Requires Better Data: A Proposal to Collect and Refine Data on Women in Parliament,” published a book, “Foraging the Franchise: The Political Origins of the Women’s Vote.” Teele is the Janice and Julian Bers Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania in their political science department.

Dr. Kelly Winfrey, interim director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center and assistant professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism, will have her first book published in October. Her book, “Understanding How Women Vote: Gender Identity and Political Choices,” uses empirical data to examine gender differences in voting as well as the psychological and sociological motivations of women voters in the 21st Century. The book is being published by Praeger and is available for pre-order.