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The OpEd Project at DePaul University

The OpEd Project at DePaul University
The OpEd Project at DePaul University

The Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellows​hip at DePaul University, in partnership with The OpEd Project, coaches a diverse group of faculty to increase their influence as thought leaders at the university and beyond. Outcomes often include published essays and op-eds that address the important social and political conversations of our age.

  • The program is open to all full-time DePaul faculty members, including tenure-line faculty and non-tenure track instructors and lecturers.
  • Fellowships are awarded to 20 individuals.
  • Fellows meet four times during the academic year (meetings in 2020-21 will be virtual).

The OpEd Project at DePaul is sponsored by the College of Communication, University Marketing and Communications, and Academic Affairs.

Published OpEd Project Pieces

Read published op-ed pieces by DePaul faculty.

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2020-21 Program Details & Application

Applications for The OpEd Project at DePaul are closed for the 2020-21 academic year.

Application Details

2020-21 Public Voices Fellowship Details

The 2020-21 program will include:

  • Three interactive Thought Leadership Seminars designed to expand thinking and amplify expertise
  • Weekly dedicated editorial support between seminars from a designated OpEd Project mentor and editor
  • Monthly conference calls with media experts and insiders drawn from the New York Times, CNN, Huffington Post, MSNBC, and other outlets

About the OpEd Project

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The OpEd Project is a social venture founded to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world. We envision a world where the best ideas—regardless of where or whom they come from—will have a chance to be heard and to shape society and the world. We have successfully piloted programs to advance the voices of women and underrepresented scholars with major organizations and universities nation-wide, with stunning results: nearly 10,000 women and men have come through The OpEd Project, and have published op-eds, essays and much more in virtually every major media outlet, reaching hundreds of millions of readers. As a direct result participants have gone on to speak on national TV and radio, advance research and teaching careers, earn book contracts (or generate larger/more popular audiences for existing academic books), consult on national policy issues, take new leadership roles at their institutions, brief Congress, and become nationally recognized for their ideas.

Visit the national OpEd Project website for more information.


Contact Carolyn Bronstein, professor of communication and founding faculty director at, or Craig Klugman, professor of health sciences and faculty director of the OpEd Project Public Voices Fellowship Program at