The Center Team
Director, Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy
Nancy Bocskor, tagged a “Democracy Coach” by a major German newspaper, teaches citizens in the United States and internationally how to communicate with passion to affect change in their communities.
Bocskor is the new Director of the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX, where she will launch its programs to promote civic engagement and leadership in public service.
Bocskor is on the board for Running Start, an organization that encourages young women to run for office and an advisor for the Veteran's Campaign, a program that encourages Veterans to enter public service. She served on the board of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale for seven years, where she chaired the school’s Curriculum Committee for five years.
Bocskor was chosen as “Mentor of the Year” by PLEN (Public Leadership Education Network) for her work advising college women interested in careers in public service. In 2016, she was selected by the Washington Academy of Political Arts & Sciences as one of the "Top 12 Women Changing the Face of Political Communications in Latin America." Bocskor was the recipient of 2010 the Distinguished Alumni Award at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio for “her passion to affect change in national and international communities, training and consulting with the nation's and world's political leaders, and commitment to educating others, particularly women, around the world.”
Elizabeth Neucere believes that museums are the perfect area to have open discussions about history and current events or issues. It is important for museums to create learning experiences where visitors can develop informed opinions, learn other viewpoints and have emotional reactions that allow them to emphasize and personally relate with what is on display. As the gallery curator for the Institute for Women’s Leadership, Neucere will take these ideals and apply them to the new gallery space in Old Main Building.
Prior to TWU, Neucere served as exhibits and collections manager at the Museum of the Coastal Bend.
Neucere received her BA and MA in history from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. During graduate school, she had her first “consciousness raising” about women’s history. Since then, she has been an active student of United States women’s history, particularly the suffragist movement.
She also is passionate about historical research. She is published in the first scholarly edited book on prison tourism, and her work will be featured in the 2019 edition of the Fwd: Museum journal.
Neucere believes it is important to be constantly learning and staying on track with new trends in the museum world. This October, she is attending the Association of Midwest Museums conference. While there, she will participate in a panel titled, “Advocating for Your Career at Every Stage” and discuss her experiences as an emerging museum professional.
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