Ellen is a nationally recognized leader in the field of anti-bias education. She is the co-author of Hate Hurts (Scholastic, c. 2000) and numerous training manuals and articles. She leads a monthly anti-racism open forum at Howe Library called "Difficult Conversations About Race" which began in 2015 at the conclusion of her first OSHER@Dartmouth course of the same title. She currently serves as a founding member on the advisory board of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative.
Course Title: Race and Racism: Still Relevant in 2019 (Winter Term 2019)
"Ellen is a very hard working and engaging figure. She uses a variety of information sources and interactive techniques that illuminate and challenge he class to recognize and engage in the issues of racism."
"Fantastic. Eye opening experience. Leader very well versed and also very good at pulling info out of group and getting people to interact. One of the best Osher classes I have had."
Course Title: Racism in 2018: Why Are We Still Talking About This?
"Ellen is very knowledgeable and her selection of resources was excellent."
"Ellen is a masterful discussion leader. She encouraged everyone to contribute and asked provocative questions."
"I think this course was excellent! I learned a lot but more importantly I hope I have seeded something that I can continue acting upon."