Paula B. Doress-Worters, PhD
Founder and Director
  • Author of "Mistress of Herself: Speeches and Letters of  Ernestine L. Rose, Early Women's Rights Leader," published by The Feminist Press of CUNY, 2008.

  • Author of "Madame Rose: A Life of Ernestine Rose as told to Jenny P. d'Héricourt," Journal of Women's History, spring 2003.

  • Founder, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, authors of "Our Bodies Ourselves for the New Century," 1998; co-author with Diana L. Siegal, "The New Ourselves, Growing Older," 1994.

  • Affiliated Scholar, Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University.

Shulamit Reinharz, PhD
Honorary Chair
  • In 2001, Professor Reinharz opened the Women's Studies Research Center in a 10,000-square-foot facility that she designed and for which she raised all the funds.

  • The holder of the Jacob Potofsky Chair of Sociology, Professor Reinharz is the author or co-author of 10 books including most recently, "The JGirls' Guide" (a finalist for the Koret Prize) and the highly praised "American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterprise."

Advisory Board

  • "Frauenemancipation and Beyond: The Use of the Concept of Emancipation by Early German and French Feminists," in "Sisterhood and Anti-Slavery," ed. Kathryn Kish Sklar and James B. Stewart, Yale University Press, forthcoming.

  • Author, "Joyous Greetings: The First International Women's Movement, 1830-1860," Oxford University Press, 2000.

  • Broeklundian Professor of History, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY*

Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall, PhD
Board Member
  • Author, "Dear Sisters: Dispatches From the Women's Liberation Movement," with Linda Gordon, Basic Books, 2001.

  • "Ernestine Rose," entry in "European Immigrant Women in the United States, A Biographical Directory." Garland, 1991.

  • Preface to "Ernestine L. Rose: Women's Rights Pioneer" by Yuri Suhl. Biblio Press, 1990.

  • Chair, Professor of American Studies, SUNY, Old Westbury, NY*

  • Author of "Ernestine Rose's Judaism and the Many Emancipations of 1848," in "Sisterhood and Anti-Slavery," ed. Kathryn Kish Sklar and James B. Stewart, Yale University Press, forthcoming.

  • Author, "Feminism and Suffrage: The Emergence of an Independent Women's Movement in America, 1848-1869." Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1999.

  • Author, "Elizabeth Cady Stanton/Susan B. Anthony: Correspondence, Writings, Speeches." Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1992. Includes a diary entry by Anthony about Rose.

  • Professor of History, at University of California at Los Angeles*

Carol A. Kolmerten, PhD
Board Member
  • Author, "The American Life of Ernestine L. Rose." Syracuse University Press, 1999.

  • Author, "Women in Utopia: The Ideology of Gender in the American Owenite Communities." Indiana University Press, 1990.

  • Professor of English, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland*

Karen Offen, PhD
Board Member
  • Author of "European Feminisms, 1700-1950: A Political History," and of numerous articles on French women reformers of the 19th century including Jenny P. d'Héricourt who wrote about Ernestine Rose.

  • Independent scholar and historian affiliated as a Senior Scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University.*

  • Offen is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Museum of Women, San Francisco, California.

* Institutional affiliation for identification purposes only.