Amy Rutstein-Riley, PhD, MPH, is interim dean of the Graduate School of Education. She holds a joint appointment in the PhD Program in Educational Studies in the Graduate School of Education, where she is co-chair of the department, and the Social Science Department of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Amy teaches courses in medical sociology, women’s studies, girls’ studies, research methods, adult learning and development, and interdisciplinary inquiry.
Amy began and is the principal investigator of The Girlhood Project, which brings together undergraduate and adolescent girls to talk freely about identity, body image, critical media literacy, and relationship health. She serves as co-chair of the Lesley University Women’s Studies Steering Committee and the Women’s Center, and co-facilitates LEAD, leadership enrichment and development for women core faculty.
Amy is a recipient of the prestigious American Association of University Women's Community Action Grant, which provides funding for projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. The project, which she worked on with Lesley Associate Dean for Career and Community Service Alice Diamond, is entitled Girls, Media, and You!
BA, Simmons University
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
PhD, Lesley University