New Staff Member

The Foundation welcomes Tamara Mann Tweel as Program Director specializing in civic initiatives. In this role, she is focused on efforts to strengthen the civic dimension of undergraduate education. Previously, she served as the Founder and Director of Civic Spirit and the Associate Director of the Freedom and Citizenship Program at Columbia University. She currently teaches in the American Studies Program at Columbia University and at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She has testified before Congress on the importance of bringing the humanities and civic education to young people. In 2009, she received the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Her work has been published in numerous academic and popular journals, magazines, and newspapers, including The Washington PostThe Harvard Divinity BulletinThe Journal of World History and Inside Higher Ed. She holds a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University, an M.A. in theology from the Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. in political philosophy and art history from Duke University. The Foundation has already benefitted from her passion to expand access to liberal arts and civic education.