Eileen Kerwin Jones
Nominated by: Atwater Library and Computer Centre
Eileen Kerwin Jones has a background in public health and midwifery. In 2006, she completed her Ph.D. in ethics at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Canada. Her doctoral thesis, “The Economic Injustice of Maternal Mortality,” is published by Mellen Press. She has work experiences in the fields of health and education in Canada, England, France, Kenya, Bangladesh and India. Her ongoing research is in the areas of ethics, women studies and gender relations, globalization, international health, maternal health, economics and online learning and technology. She is an activist, founding member and former director of education of PACT-Ottawa (Persons Against the Crime of Trafficking in Humans), a non-governmental organization concerned about the problem of contemporary slavery and human trafficking. Eileen teaches in the Humanities Department and participated in the college’s pilot project on blended learning, her Women’s Human Rights class is currently taught in a blended format using the Moodle learning environment. Since 2011, Eileen has been the coordinator of The Women’s Studies and Gender Relations Certificate and she is very honored to be a GENC woman leader and collaborate with the Atwater Library local project on addressing rape culture on college campuses, offline and online.