Diana Owen received the Daniel Roselle Lecture Award at the Middle States Council for the Social Studies conference on February 26. Owen is an associate professor of political science at Georgetown University. She is the evaluator for the James Madison Legacy Project, a three-year nationwide civic education initiative of the Center for Civic Education funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education through the Supporting Effective Educator Development program. Read Diana Owen’s keynote address.
The Roselle Award was established to honor the legacy of Daniel Roselle, past president of MSCSS, historian, author, researcher, and educator. Roselle was a longtime editor of Social Education and contributed to the growth of the National Council for Social Studies.
Diana Owen is a cofounder of the Communication, Culture, and Technology graduate program at Georgetown University and served as director of the American Studies program for a decade. Owen has published numerous journal articles and book chapters in the fields of civic education, political engagement, media and politics, political socialization, elections and voting behavior, and political psychology/sociology. Her current research explores the relationship between civic education and political engagement and new media’s role in politics. She has conducted studies funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Center for Civic Education, and others.