January 25, 2017


Hackettstown, N.J. January 25, 2017 – The second lecture in the Centenary University Lecture Series, sponsored by the The House of the Good Shepherd, will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Rutherfurd Hall, 1686 Route 517, Allamuchy, N.J.

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.

Dr. 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. Dr. Anderson teaches the introductory course sequence for candidates to the Education Department programs and research methods at the graduate-level.

Dr. 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.”

Dr. 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.

About Rutherfurd Hall

Rutherfurd Hall is designated as a National and New Jersey State Historic Landmark. Famed architect, Whitney Warren, designed the 18,000 square foot Tudor country home in Allamuchy, NJ in 1904. Warren also designed Grand Central Station in New York City as Warren and Wetmore Architects (1903-1911). Frederick Law Olmsted & Sons designed the landscape plan and the plantings for the site. It now serves as a cultural center and a museum owned and managed by the Allamuchy Board of Education. Rutherfurd Hall provides educational and enrichment opportunities for the residents of Allamuchy and the surrounding communities.

About Centenary University

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary University University of Professional Studies offers degree programs in three locations: Hackettstown, Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey. The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.




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