Amy DePaul is a journalist and college instructor in Irvine, California. In recent years, her writing on social policy and education won awards from the Council on Contemporary Families and the Education Writers Association. She is a former newspaper reporter who has written articles for the Washington Post and other major metropolitan newspapers as well as a variety of alternative/independent websites, including Alternet, Women’s eNews, Guernica, PopMatters and others. She covers public health issues in Orange County, California, and periodically writes about books and the arts.
Previously male-dominated pursuits relating to science and technology are increasingly the domain of proudly geeky women, who are gathering in Seattle for a one-of-a-kind convention. More »
Airing this week on PBS, "The Light in Her Eyes" portrays a religious teacher pursuing a complicated set of goals to enrich her students' lives. More »