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Lucy Gettman

Adjunct Instructor Department of Government

Lucy Gettman is Deputy Associate Executive Director for the National School Boards Association (NSBA). In addition to lobbying on behalf of education and 90,000 local school board members, Gettman serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for Women in Government Relations, Inc. Prior to NSBA, Gettman was Director of Government Relations for a national association of reading teachers, from which she received the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Award in 2009. She also held professional positions at the Ohio House of Representatives, the Ohio Attorney General and the Inter-University Council of Ohio. Gettman earned a Graduate Certificate in Women, Politics and Political Leadership from the Women and Politics Institute at American University, and received the Alice Paul Faculty Award from the Women & Politics Institute in 2014. Gettman celebrates the fact that 44% of local school board members are women, putting school boards closer to gender parity than most locations of political leadership.


Master of Arts, Public Administration (Ohio State University);Master of Social Work (Ohio State University); Bachelor of Arts, English Literature (Cortland College, SUNY)

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  • Fall 2017

    • GOVT-485 Topics in Women and Politics: The States of Women in Pol
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