Graduate Students, 1970-today
Learn more about Northwestern's female graduate students after 1970.
Sally Hanson Calhoun (1970)
Calhoun received her MA and PhD from Northwestern University.
Sally Hanson Calhoun was a graduate of University of Michigan where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and captain of her Water Ballet Team. She practiced clinical psychology, was a professor of psychology and published over 60 writings. Her passion was writing; specifically, poetry.
Sue Warrick Doederlein (1970)
Sue Warrick Doederlein was a professor of English who went on to serve as associate dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Northern Illinois University. She assisted NIU students for 45 years, until retiring in June 2014.
Ann Lennarson Greer (1970)
Lennarson received her PhD in Sociology from Northwestern.
Jean Fox O'Barr (1970)
O'Barr received her Master's and PhD in Political Science from Northwestern.
Jean Fox O'Barr is a leading feminist teacher, scholar, and administrator whose pioneering work helped establish women’s studies as a program of academic study and support for women in higher education. She also earned a certificate in African Studies from Northwestern in 1970 based on her graduate work in Tanzania. O'Barr has written nearly 100 articles and books.
Barbara Frank Okun (1970)
Okun received her PhD from Northwestern in 1970.
Maureen S. Crandall (1970)
Crandall received her PhD in Economics from Northwestern in 1970.
Maureen Crandall is a Professor of Economics at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, in Washington, DC. She teaches economics and energy courses to senior military officers and senior US government civilians.
Anita Clair Fellman (1970)
Helen Kennedy Grace (1970)
Betty Louise Baker (1971)
Ineke Cunningham (1971)
Maureen Diggins (1971)
Diggins received her PhD in Biology from Northwestern in 1971.
Maureen Diggins' research focuses on the relationship between increasing obesity and decreasing fertility and the involvement of the hormone leptin.
Wendy Lee Gramm (1971)
Gramm received her PhD in Economics from Northwestern in 1971.
Wendy Lee Gramm is an American economist and former head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for the Reagan administration.
Carolyn Louise Krause (1971)
Mary Wakefield Pulliam Lambert (1971)
Michele Vishny (1971)
Vishny received her PhD from Northwestern in 1971.
Esther Sparks (1971)
Sparks received her PhD in Art History from Northwestern in 1971.
Esther Sparks was a curator at the Art Institute of Chicago and taught at various universities.
Ruth Michelsen McGaffey (1971)
Rosalyn Krantzler (1971)
Lalita Sen (1971)
Carol Jane Roth (1971)
Roth received her Master of Fine Arts from Northwestern in 1971.
Agnes Amelia Alich (1972)
Alich received her PhD in Chemistry from Northwestern in 1972.
Judith R. Blau (1972)
Blau received her PhD in Sociology from Northwestern in 1972.
Judith Blau is an American sociologist and professor emerita of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most of her academic career has been devoted to teaching and writing about human rights, and she retired to Wellfleet, Massachusetts, where she continues to teach.
Ii Sook Chung (1972)
Clara Rose Faist (1972)
Mary O. Furner (1972)
Furner received her PhD in History from Northwestern in 1972.
Alice Bourke Hayes (1972)
Hayes received her PhD in Botany from Northwestern in 1972.
Carol S. Long (1972)
Long received her PhD in Literature from Northwestern in 1972.
Carol Long's research and publications are primarily in the areas of twentieth century British and American literature, the rhetoric of science, and academic administration.
Dorothy Littlejohn Magett (1972)
Bonnie Shannon McSorley (1972)
Suzanne Evans Morris (1972)
Morris received her PhD in Communication Disorders from Northwestern in 1970.
Nancy Jean Sell (1972)
Sell received her PhD from Northwestern in 1972.
Mary H. Beaven (1972)
Beaven received her PhD in English from Northwestern in 1972.
Mary Beaven taught at Northwestern University, Indiana University, University of Massachusetts, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mary’s career concluded as the Master of Business Administration program director at Fairleigh University. She was regularly published, and received much recognition for her pioneering works.
Doris J. Johnson (1972)
Adrienne Yvonne Bailey (1973)
Ann C. Bugliani (1973)
Bugliani received her PhD from Northwestern in 1973.
May Elizabeth Chin (1973)
Chin received her PhD in Audiology from Northwestern in 1973.
Melitta J. Cutright (1973)
Susan Easton Hanson (1973)
Hanson received her PhD in Geography from Northwestern in 1973.
Patricia Anne Jacobs (1973)
Jean Harvey Lightfoot (1973)
Lightfoot received her PhD from Northwestern in 1973.
Jean Harvey Lightfoot performed with the famed Fisk Jubilee Singers, an a cappella ensemble at Fisk University that has performed spirituals around the world since 1871. She toured Europe with the singing group in 1956, performing 66 concerts in 56 days.
Jane Connor Marcus (1973)
Marcus received her PhD from Northwestern in 1973.
Linda McHenry Otto (1973)
Lya Dym Rosenblum (1973)
Rosenblum received her PhD from Northwestern in 1973.
Tilde A. Sankovitch (1973)
Shari Seidman Diamond (1973)
Diamond received her PhD from Northwestern in 1973.
An attorney and social psychologist, Shari Seidman is one of the foremost empirical researchers on jury process and legal decision-making, including the use of science by the courts. She has authored or co-authored more than a hundred publications in law reviews and behavioral science journals. She is currently completing a book on juries based on a unique field experiment in which cameras recorded real jury deliberations.
Audrey C. Savage (1973)
Patricia Cannon Conran (1974)
Patricia Cannon Conran was an adviser to President George Bush on education issues. She was president of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, an international group of professional educators.
Marianne Fearn (1974)
Fearn received her PhD in Theatre from Northwestern in 1974.
Marianne Fearn was president and artistic director for A Theater Group in Silverton, Colo. since its founding nearly 20 years ago. Her dream was for ATG to serve both the local community as well as the greater theatre community and to open horizons and remove the limitations that hold back the expression of creativity in people.
Mirza L. Gonzalez (1974)
Marcene Marcoux (1974)
Marcoux received her PhD in Anthropology from Northwestern in 1974.
Deborah Pellow (1974)
Pellow received her PhD from Northwestern in 1974.
Deborah Pellow specializes in women and gender, urbanization, ethnicity, conflict, anthropology of space and place, and African Studies. Her work has involved the conception, use, and social reproduction of identity and through it access to power.
Bonnie Joy Sedlak (1974)
Sedlak received her PhD in Biology from Northwestern in 1974.
Anne Forster Avery (1974)
Avery received her PhD from Northwestern in 1974.
Elizabeth-Louise Girardi (1974)
Girardi received her PhD in systematic zoology at Northwestern after discovering a new genus of Samoan land snail.
Elizabeth-Lousie Girardi volunteered for many years at the Field Museum of Chicago and travelled extensively throughout the world.
Mary Patricia Haley (1974)
Haley received her PhD in Radio/Television/Film at Northwestern in 1973.
Anita Miller (1974)
Miller received her PhD in English literature from Northwestern in 1974.
Anita Miller is an American author and co-founder of the publishing house Academy Chicago Publishers. She was the winner of the Pandora Award from the London chapter of Women in Publishing in 1996.
Frances Lee Thornton (1974)
Thorton received her PhD in rhetoric and public address from Northwestern in 1974.
Frances Lee Thorton was a journalist and correspondent for CBS, CNN, NPR and was the first African American woman to cover the White House. She was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame in 2013. Thorton was also a professor at Howard University and the University of Maryland.
Pamela S. Peniston (1974)
Peniston received her Master of Fine Arts from Northwestern in 1974.
Pamela S. Peniston is the co-founder of Queer Cultural Center (Qcc), and has curated 18 National Queer Arts Festivals, commissioned more than 150 individual artists, presented more than 2050 artists in the Festival and other events.
Martha S. Burns (1975)
Ellen Carol DuBois (1975)
DuBois received her PhD from Northwestern in 1975.
In graduate schoo, Ellen DuBois worked with the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. Her interest in the movement led to her becoming "one of the early pioneers of women's history," according to People's World. She is known for her pioneering work in women's history as well as her history books. Today, DuBois is a history and gender studies professor.
Connie Fletcher (1975)
Fletcher received her PhD in English Literature from Northwestern in 1975.
Raquel Prado-Totaro Goldberg (1975)
Goldberg received her PhD in Literature from Northwestern in 1975.
Karen Smith Hill (1975)
Hill received her PhD from Northwestern's School of Speech in 1975.
Celia I. Kaye (1975)
Mayfair Chu Kung (1975)
Helaine K. Minkus (1975)
Minkus received her PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Northwestern in 1974.
Vicky Burgess-Olson (1975)
Burgess-Olson received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern in 1975.
Joanne P. Perilstein (1975)
Perilstein received her PhD in Psychology from Northwestern in 1975.
Janet Polivy (1975)
Kathleen Joan Reichs (1975)
Reichs completed her Master of Arts in Physical Anthropology from Northwestern in 1972 and received her PhD in Physical Anthropology from Northwestern in 1975.
Kathleen Joan Reichs is an American crime writer, forensic anthropologist and academic. Reichs was a producer for the TV series Bones, which is loosely based on her novels, which in turn, are inspired by her life.
Carol Camp Yeakey (1975)
Yeakley received her PhD in Social Policy from Northwestern in 1975.
Carol Camp Yeakey's primary area of research is social welfare policy, specfically pertaining to marginalized children, young adults and families and the neighborhood contexts in which they live.
Barbara Joyce Buchbinder-Green (1975)
Barbara Grubb (1975)
Grubb received her Masters and PhD from Northwestern.
Anne Sigismund Huff (1975)
Huff received her PhD in management from Northwestern in 1975.
Anne Sigismund Huff's research focuses on open innovation and strategic change.
Margaret Oppenheimer (1975)
Oppenheimer received her PhD in economics from Northwestern in 1975.
Margaret Oppenheimer's research interests include labor economics, economics and law, economics and ethics, and gender economics.
Kitty Kidd Robinson (1975)
Robinson received her PhD from Northwestern in 1975.
Sonya Orleans Rose (1975)
Sonya Orleans Rose is an expert in the role of gender identity in British history, with a particular emphasis on the role of the woman in industrial development during the 19th and 20th centuries, and domestically during World War II. She has conducted detailed research into the capitalist society, industrialization and the role of women in factories during these periods, including an insight into the age of women with children working in factories, in professions such as lace clipping in Nottinghamshire.
Roberta A. Baer (1976)
Baer received her PhD from Northwestern in 1976.
Roberta Baer is an assistant director at Counseling and Psychological Services on NU’s Chicago Campus.
Mary Elizabeth Beres (1976)
Beres received her PhD in organizational behavior from Northwestern in 1976.
Mary Elizabeth Beres spent 38 years ministering in education in Ohio, Michigan, New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta. She was an associate professor at Temple University in Philadelphia for 10 years and at Mercer University in Atlanta for seven years.
Marina Cunningham (1976)
Cunningham received her PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Northwestern in 1976.
Jean Hardisty Does (1976)
Does receieved her PhD in from Northwestern in 1976.
Jean Hardisty Does was a political scientist and influencial activist. A fierce advocate for women and the LGBT community, Does' reserach focused on right-wing and anti-democratic trends. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Community Change and has been inducted into The City of Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.
Lori B. Dribin (1976)
Dribin received her PhD from Northwestern in 1976.
Lori Dribin's work focuses on developmental neurobiology and neurotropic factors involved in spinal cord regeneration.
Sonja Kay Foss (1976)
Foss received her PhD in Communication Studies from Northwestern in 1976.
Sonja Kay Foss is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of nine books, and she has published over fifty book chapters and essays in communication journals. Foss regularly presents her research at regional and national conventions and has presented lectures on her work in Sweden and China.
Juliann Wagner Hanback (1976)
Hanback received her PhD in Psychology from Northwestern in 1976.
Candice Marie Kane (1976)
Kane received her PhD in Psychology from Northwestern in 1976.
Cadice Marie Kane worked as the executive director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority until 2004, and retired in 2014 from University of Illinois at Chicago, Cure Violence, where she was C.O.O. Her career was devoted to social justice and ending violence.
Nancy Klastorin Naron (1976)
Eileen M. Nottoli (1976)
Nottoli received her PhD in Chemistry from Northwestern in 1976.
Deepika Paul (1976)
Paul received her PhD in Microbiology from Northwestern in 1976.
Marlene Schwartz Rothbardt (1976)
Rothbardt received her Master's and PhD in Math and Math Education from Northwestern.
Marlene Rothbardt also graduated from Kent Law School and specialized in divorce mediation.
Peggye Dilworth Anderson (1976)
Anderson received her PhD in Sociology from Northwestern in 1976.
Peggye Dilworth-Anderson is professor of Health Policy & Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. Her research focus is on health disparities and Alzheimer’s disease with an emphasis on building knowledge for the scientific and lay community to inform conducting culturally relevant research and disseminating information about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in medically underserved diverse populations.
Carol Ann Berthold (1976)
Archana Bhattacharyya (1976)
Bhattacharyya received her PhD in Physics from Northwestern in 1976.
Archana Bhattacharyya specializes in the field of ionospheric physics, geomagnetism, and space weather and is Director of the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Navi Mumbai.
Margaret Urban Coyne (1976)
Coyne received her PhD from Northwestern in 1976.
Margaret Urban Coyne's recent research has focused on repairing moral relations after wrongdoing, especially in relation to political violence. She has contributed to research projects with the International Center for Transitional Justice on gender and reparations and truth commissions. She was drawn to this area through her earlier work, in which she focused on the effects of social inequalities on the way morality is understood in ethics and everyday life.
Martha Walton Evens (1976)
Evens received her PhD in Computer Science from Northwestern in 1976.
Lillian Groag (1976)
Groag received her PhD in Romance Languages and Literature from Northwestern in 1976.
Lillian Gorag is an American playwright, theater director, and actor. Her plays include The Ladies of the Camellias, The Magic Fire, and The White Rose.
Margaret Mitchell Hastings (1976)
Hastings received her PhD from Northwestern in 1976.
Margaret Mitchell Hastings dedicated her life to the study of developmental disabilities, mental health, and aging, impacting innumerable members of her community and country with her efforts in education, social work, public policy legislation, and aging.
Rosemary Jann (1976)
Jann received her PhD in British Literature from Northwestern in 1976.
Jena Khadem Khodadad (1976)
Khodadad received her PhD in Biological Sciences from Northwestern in 1976.
Mary Scott Simpson (1976)
Alice Marie Tybout (1976)
Tybout received her PhD in Marketing from Northwestern in 1976.
Susan M. Filler (1977)
Filler received her PhD in Music History from Northwestern in 1977.
Marcia Houdek Jimenez (1977)
Jimenez received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern in 1977.
Judy Nichols Mitchell (1977)
Mitchell received her PhD in Linguistics from Northwestern in 1977.
Judy Mitchell was the dean of Washington State University College of Education.
Evelyn Cullander Wright (1977)
Wright received her PhD in English Education from Northwestern in 1977.
Catherine White Berheide (1977)
Berheide received her PhD of Sociology from Northwestern in 1977.
Catherine Berheide is currently a professor of sociology at Skidmore College.
Therese Cotton (1977)
Cotton received her PhD in Chemistry from Northwestern in 1977.
Ruby Roy Dholakia (1977)
Dholakia received her PhD in Marketing from Northwestern in 1977.
Ruby Dholakia has supervised cutting edge dissertation topics such as Interactive Advertising (Fortin 1998), Online Information Search (Chiang 2002), Online Shopping (Zhao 2005), Privacy and Online Information Provision (Norberg 2005), Mobile Advertising (Banerjee 2007) and customer co-creat ion (Boveda 2009). Over the many years, she has taught in various international programs in Japan, Finland, Bangladesh, and India; and lectured in many other countries.
Gaetana Marrone (1977)
Marrone received her PhD in Italian Literature from Northwestern in 1977.
Gretchen L. Van Meer (1977)
Van Meer received her PhD in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern in 1977.
Gretchen Van Meer was the first woman professor of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. She is interested in the area of adaptive technology for people with disabilities, and has written articles and presented seminars on computer aids for visually impared persons.
Beverly Louise Brown (1978)
Brown received her PhD from Northwestern in 1978.
Kay Ellen Meriman Capo (1978)
Capo received her PhD in Performance Studies from Northwestern in 1978.
Kay Ellen Meriman Capo taught for a total of 42 years at Northwestern, Loyola of Chicago, SUNY Oneonta, and Purchase College.
Regina L. Cicci (1978)
Yvon Gasse (1978)
Pamela Bolotin Joseph (1978)
Joseph received her PhD in Social Studies Education from Joseph Northwestern in 1978.
Pamela Joseph's research is in the areas of curriculum studies, the teaching profession, and the moral dimensions of teaching.
Sue Ellen Krause (1978)
Krause received her PhD in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern in 1978.
Martha Alford Marks (1978)
Marks received her PhD from Northwestern in 1978.
Anne Marie Palkovich Shaw (1978)
Shaw received her Master's in Theatre from Northwestern in 1978.
Linda E. Patrik (1978)
Dianne J. Van Tasell (1978)
Tasell received her PhD in Audiology from Northwestern in 1978.
Charlotte S. Waisman (1978)
Waisman received her PhD in Communications from Northwestern in 1978.
Carolyn Rubin Aita (1978)
Aita received her PhD in Materials Science from Northwestern in 1978.
Robin Flowerdew (1978)
Joan Aileen Winer Linsenmeier (1978)
Mary Anne McGarry (1978)
McGarry received her PhD in theater/film from Northwestern in 1978.
Jo Ann Roberts (1978)
Kathleen Whalen FitzGerald (1979)
FitzGerald received her PhD in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern in 1979.
Kathleen R. Flaherty (1979)
Leslie Nathanson (1979)
Nathanson received her PhD in organization behavior from Northwestern in 1979.
Leslie Nathanson advises executives in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, professional service, media, major financial institutions, large and small manufacturing organizations, universities and museums. Her current assignments focus on advising CEOs and their top teams as they negotiate increasing difficult economic and competitive conditions.
Carole Ober (1979)
Ober received her PhD in Biological Anthropology from Northwestern in 1979.
Nancy Elizabeth Remley (1979)
Remley received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern in 1979.
Nancy Remley's dissertation focused on the attitudes of women medical students to professional and sex roles.
Monique Savlin (1979)
Savlin received her PhD in Psychology from Northwestern in 1979.
Barbara L. Schneider (1979)
Diane Marie Scholler (1979)
Scholler received her PhD in Physical Chemistry from Northwestern in 1979.
Audrey Andreyevna Ushenko (1979)
Ushenko received her Doctor of Philosophy from Northwestern in 1979.
Elizabeth Joanne Leebron (1979)
Leebron reveived her Doctor of Philosophy from Northwestern in 1979.
Sibylle Mittelsdorf (1979)
Mittelsdorf received her PhD in Linguistics from Northwestern in 1979.
Mary Jo Ondrechen (1979)
Ondrechen received her PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Physics from Northwestern in 1979.
Marie-Simone Pavlovich (1979)
Pavlovich received her PhD of French Language and Literature from Northwestern in 1979.
Vita Carulli Rabinowitz (1979)
Rabinowitz received her PhD in Social Psychology from Northwestern in 1979.
Vita Carulli Rabinowitz is a distinguished social psychologist who has published many influential papers and articles in areas relating to the study of women and achievement, theoretical and methodological issues in the study of gender, and dilemmas of helping and coping.