NCWHS Board of Directors

Board of Directors
National Collaborative for Women's History Sites

updated March 14, 2017


Nupur Chaudhuri, President

Nupur is professor of history at Texas Southern University in Houston. Her dissertation is in French history; she has published in the areas of French, U.S., Indian, and British Empire history. More >

Pam Elam, Vice President

Pam made her first public speech in support of Women's Rights in 1964 when she was 13 years old and has been organizing for women ever since, first in her home state of Kentucky and then in New York. Pam is cochair of the NCWHS Women's Heritage Trails Committee and has a Master's Degree in Women's History from Sarah Lawrence College.  More >

Lori Osborne, Vice President for Operations

Lori Osborne is the Archivist at the Evanston History Center and the Director of the Evanston Women's History  Project. More >

Lucienne Beard, Treasurer

Lucienne Beard has been active with the Alice Paul Institute since 1994, first as a volunteer and board director and later as a member of the non-profit’s first professional staff. More >

Margaret (Peg) Strobel, Assistant Treasurer

Margaret (Peg) Strobel is professor emerita of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and former director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, also at UIC. More >

Lynn Y. Weiner, Secretary

Lynn is University Historian and Professor of History at Roosevelt University of Chicago, where she was also dean of the College of Arts & Sciences for 12 years. Her undergraduate degree in history is from the University of Michigan and she holds a PhD in American Studies from Boston University. More >


Nancy Baird Brown

Nancy Baird Brown is a second career elementary teacher with a passion for women’s history. Brown grew up in the same town, and on the same street, as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but was not taught anything about her. More >

Antonia I. Castañeda

Chicana feminist historian Antonia I. Castañeda was born in Crystal City, Tejas, and raised in Washington State.  She received her BA at Western Washington State College, her MA at the University of Washington, and her Ph.D. in U.S. History at Stanford University.  More >

Erin Krutko Devlin

Erin Krutko Devlin is an Assistant Professor of History at University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.  She teaches courses in American history, public history, museum studies, and public memory.  More >

Joanne L. Goodwin

Joanne L. Goodwin is a Professor of History and Director of the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada at UNLV. Her first book and several articles focused on the intersection of gender and welfare policy. More > 

Nancy Hewitt

Nancy Hewitt worked for the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights National Park in summer 1982, a year after receiving her PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania. She taught in History and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Florida, Duke University and Rutgers University, from which she retired in 2013. More >

Barb Howe

Barb Howe is retired from West Virginia University, where she taught women’s history and women’s studies and directed the Public History Program and the Center for Women’s Studies. More > 

Yolanda Chavez Leyva

Yolanda Chavez Leyva (Ph.D., History, University of Arizona, 1999) was born and raised in the Ciudad Juarez/El Paso area. She serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of History and as Director of the Institute of Oral History and the Borderlands Public History Lab. More >

Pam Sanfilippo

Pam Sanfilippo is the Education Specialist at Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas, one of thirteen presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. More >

Camesha Scruggs

Marsha Weinstein

Marsha Weinstein is a civic activist with a passion for women’s history and girl leadership development. She is the cofounder and vice president of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust, and founder and president of the recently established Patty Smith Hill and Mildred Jane Hill Happy Birthday Park. More >

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