Jennifer Kulik and Betsey Coleman (October 2016)
Betsey Coleman teaches Language Arts and is the Coordinator of the Curious Theatre Playwriting Institute at Colorado Academy in Denver where she is also Master Teacher. She has a BA from Pitzer College and an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan. Betsey has been awarded scholarships from the English Speaking Union, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Facing History and Ourselves, and the Fulbright Program. She has received the Vinnik Fellowship for Advanced Study in Israel from The University of Denver. Recently, Betsey was awarded a fellowship from Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce TEACH Initiative to travel to Qatar, Bahrain, and UAE on a cultural and educational exchange. As a Fulbright grantee for the Distinguished Award in Teaching, Betsey studied at Hebrew University and completed an action research project: “Teaching Palestinian and Israeli Identity through the Arts” in Israel and Palestine. This work is featured on a number of university outreach sites and most recently on the MEPC (Middle East Policy Council’s) outreach digital ebook. Betsey serves on the board of the Middle East Outreach Council.
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Jennifer Kulik, Ph.D. is founder and CEO of Silver Kite Community Arts, LLC, a company that creates life changing intergenerational arts experiences. For the past 20 years, Jen has facilitated arts programs at schools, non-profit organizations, universities, and social service organizations. She specializes in intergenerational and cross-cultural relationship building through the arts. Her research has been presented at conferences in the United States, Denmark, France, Brazil, South Africa, Ethiopia, and the UK. She holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from Arizona State University, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction fromom the University of Washington, and a BA in Theatre from Grinnell College. Jen was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Fellowship in 2012 to Singapore. She is an adjunct professor in the Matteo Ricci College at Seattle University.