Elizabeth R. Osborn
Elizabeth R. Osborn is the Director of Education at the Indiana University Center on Representative Government. She is a part of the team that created the award-winning free civics interactives Engaging Congress, Freedom Summer 1964, CitizIN and the Center’s latest project, Action Citizen. Dr. Osborn is responsible for the Center’s curriculum development, is the primary facilitator/presenter at workshops, and presents regularly at conferences. Dr. Osborn received her Ph.D. in U.S. History from Indiana University in 2004; her dissertation examines the influence of culture and gender on constitution-making in antebellum Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Before joining the Center, she was the creator of the Indiana Supreme Court’s nationally recognized education outreach program, “Courts in the Classroom.” In addition, she taught at several Indiana University locations (Bloomington, Columbus, and Indianapolis), served as a teaching consultant at Indiana University in Bloomington, and taught high school social studies in Honolulu, Hawaii.