Mary Frederickson is currently an assistant professor of history at the University of Alabama in Birmingham where she teaches women’s history. She spent a post-doctoral year at the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women in 1981–1982, and is now writing a book on the Southern Summer School for Women Workers.
Lyn Goldfarb has been the Assistant Education Director of the Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO, and currently heads an independent media firm in Washington, D.C. Co-author of the article “Labor Education and Women Workers: An Historical Perspective,” in Labor Education for Women Workers, she is co-producer of the film Babies and Banners: The Story of the Women’s Emergency Brigade.
Rita Heller is completing her doctoral work at Rutgers University where a Bevier Fellowship has supported her research on the Bryn Mawr Summer School. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to produce a film, entitled “Women of Summer,” about the Bryn Mawr Summer School.
Robin M. Jacoby is a Lecturer in History and Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Michigan. She teaches courses in history and women’s studies, and her scholarly work, including numerous published articles, has focused on class and gender issues in women’s labor history and the history of feminism in the early twentieth century.
Alice Kessler-Harris is professor of history and co-director of the Center for the Study of Work and Leisure at Hofstra University. She is the author of Out to Work, Women Have Always Worked, and numerous articles on wage-earning women and women in labor history.
Joyce L. Kornbluh founded and directs the Program on Women and Work at the Labor Studies Center of the University of Michigan. A workers’ educator since 1947, she teaches credit and noncredit classes on women and work. She edited Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology, and co-edited Poverty in America and Negroes and Jobs. She is currently working on a study of workers’ education during the New Deal.
Marion W. Roydhouse is a visiting professor at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She taught for the previous two years at the University of Delaware. Her research has been on the political participation and labor reform efforts of southern women in the early twentieth century.
Barbara M. Wertheimer was the founder and director of the Institute for Education and Research on Women and Work at the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University. Involved in labor education from 1946–1983, she wrote We Were There: The Story of Working Women in America and edited Labor Education for Women Workers.
Susan Stone Wong is a graduate student at Columbia University completing a dissertation on the workers’ education movement from 1921–1951. She has worked as an historical consultant for television and has published an essay on Fannia Cohn in Notable American Women: The Modern Period.