The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics is pleased to recognize the accomplishments and activities of its faculty, staff, students and alumni:
Dianne Bystrom, director emerita, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, and Barbara Burrell, professor emeritus of political science at Northern Illinois University, published “Women in the American Political System: An Encyclopedia of Women as Voters, Candidates, and Office Holders” in December 2018. The two-volume encyclopedia, published by ABC-CLIO, features five essays on women as voters, political candidates, elected officials, political appointees and judges and includes 270 entries on women activists; women in appointed and elected office; women journalists; women’s conventions, movements and organizations; first ladies; gender differences in political behavior and outcomes; and court decisions, legislation and public policies affecting women. It also includes 24 primary source documents – including speeches by Carrie Chapman Catt, Mary Church Terrell, Sojourner Truth, Margaret Chase Smith, Shirley Chisholm and Hillary Clinton – as well as a chronology and selected bibliography.
Iowa State faculty, staff and graduate students who contributed entries to the project are Kelly Winfrey, coordinator of research and outreach for the Catt Center and assistant professor of journalism; Maggie LaWare, associate professor of English/speech communication; Tracy Lucht, associate professor of journalism; Tessa Ditonto, assistant professor of political science; David Andersen, assistant professor of political science; Hallie Golay, program assistant in mechanical engineering and Catt Center graduate assistant in 2013-14; and Krista Klocke, 2013-16 Legacy of Heroines scholar and doctoral student in rhetoric and professional communication. Former Iowa State faculty and graduate students who contributed entries are Raluca Cozma, associate professor of journalism at Kansas State University; Valerie Hennings, associate professor of political science at Morningside University and former scholar-in-residence at the Catt Center; and Katherine Warming, who graduated with a master’s degree in history in May 2018.
Dr. Lauren Hughes, 2000-02 Helen Jensen Howe Legacy of Heroines scholar, was pictured on the cover of the winter 2018 issue of the Iowa State Alumni Association’s Vision magazine and featured in a story titled “One woman’s challenge to be a better citizen.” The story documents her goal to be a more engaged and informed citizen, following the 2016 election, by performing small, random acts of kindness; marching for women’s rights and gun control; donating money to causes she feels passionate about; and mentoring younger co-workers. Hughes graduated from Iowa State in 2002 with bachelor degrees in zoology and Spanish and earned a Master of Public Health in 2007 from George Washington University and a medical degree in 2009 from the University of Iowa. She currently serves as deputy secretary of health innovation at the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Ashley Margo, public relations intern at the Catt Center in 2008-10, recently started a new position as content marketing manager at TCF Bank, headquartered in Wayzata, Minnesota. Margo graduated from Iowa State in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
Zoey Shipley will start an internship in Washington, D.C., at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in their Governmental Affairs Office on Jan. 22. Shipley was one of two interns selected for the spring with a chance of rehiring for the summer. Shipley served as the Women in Iowa Politics Database intern for the Catt Center during the fall semester and graduated in December with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She was a Legacy of Heroines scholar for the 2018-19 academic year; was active as an Andrew Goodman Foundation ambassador, serving as AGF president the past year; served on Student Government from 2016-18 and is honored on the 2019 Women Impacting ISU calendar. She is from Dayton, Iowa.