Centenary Professor To Speak At Rutherford Hall About Girls Education

The second lecture in the Centenary University Lecture Series, sponsored by the The House of the Good Shepherd, is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 8 at Rutherfurd Hall.

Centenary University’s own Dr. Emily Anderson, Assistant Professor of Education, will present a lecture titled “From Empowerment to Equity: Girls’ Education in International and Comparative Perspectives.” This free lecture will acknowledge how and why girls’ access to schooling has become a central focus in education and will work to uncover the ways that girls’ education policy discourses are diffused and enacted both comparatively and internationally.

Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Education Studies at Centenary University. Her research investigates girls’ education policy and advocacy, school related gender based violence and teacher education and training in international and comparative perspectives. Anderson teaches the introductory course sequence for candidates to the Education Department programs and research methods at the graduate-level.

Anderson holds a Ph.D. in Educational Theory and Policy and Comparative and International Education at Pennsylvania State University, a MA in Comparative and International Education and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University.

“We are delighted to host the Centenary University Lecture Series”, says Laurie Rapisardi, Executive Director at Rutherfurd Hall. “The Series is a great opportunity for the community to experience the University’s knowledgeable educators.”

Anderson’s lecture will last about one hour. It will be followed by a question and answer session along with light refreshments and snacks. For more information about this event, please visit www.rutherfurdhall.org or call Laurie Rapisardi at (908)-852-1894, ext. 138.

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