Alison Bernstein Heading the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers

Alison R. Bernstein is the new director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. During the 2010-11 academic year, Dr. Bernstein held the William H. and Camille Cosby Endowed Chair at Spelman College in Atlanta. Previously, she was vice president for education, creativity, and free expression at the Ford Foundation.

Founded in 1991, the institute explores national and international leadership issues while advancing women’s leadership in education, research, politics, science, the arts and the workplace. IWL represents a consortium of eight units at Rutgers: Douglass Residential College, the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, the Center for American Women and Politics, the Institute for Research on Women, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, the Center for Women and Work, the Institute for Women and Art, and the Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Dr. Bernstein is a graduate of Vassar College. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

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