Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2014
NAPW honors Joan L. Whitman, Ph.D., Owner of Grant Associates, LLC, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is recognized for leadership in grant writing with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, networking organization of women in the country, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.
Specializing in grant writing for rural and urban communities seeking federal, state and/or local foundations to secure funding, Dr. Whitman says, “My role includes research for funding sources and facilitation of the grant writing process in collaboration with stakeholders with expertise in the evaluation segment of grant outcomes.”
Dr. Whitman has built a solid foundation in the education arena. Her non-university experience includes teaching social studies. She tenures as Assistant Principal and Learning Center Director at Wisconsin’s Brookfield East High School. Her university teaching experience includes a professorship in graduate education and Program Chair and Adjunct Instructor at Cardinal Stritch University, where she developed numerous online outreach graduate and undergraduate courses.
Besides her numerous professional and community leadership positions at Cardinal Stritch University, Dr. Whitman also worked on numerous committees at the Waukesha Public School District, including the Teacher Evaluation Sub-committee and the Teacher Development Committee. She was the School's Attuned Community Partnership Co-chair in 2006 and served on the MetroParent Partnership from
2005 to 2007, helping to establish teacher and parent professional development conferences. Dr. Whitman has been a keynote speaker for various educational programs throughout the US and is co-author of How the Brain Learns. She received her Bachelor's degree from Northland College and her Master's degree and Ph.D. from Cardinal Stritch University.
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.