Gronewold takes on new Ben’s Bells post

The Ben’s Bells Project hired Laura Gronewold for the new position of director of education.

Gronewold comes to the project from the University of Arizona, where she taught writing, gender and women’s studies, and honors civic engagement, and worked with Honors College students on co-curricular civic engagement outside the classroom.

Her background includes earning a Ph.D. in literature from the UA and an M.A. in literature from the University of Montana. From 2013-2015 she served as co-chair of the UA Commission on the Status of Women. She has worked on various community projects, including serving as program manager for the Loft Cinema’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival and as a scholar for the “Coming in Hot” Civil Discourse Tour.

More than 320 schools are participating in Ben’s Bells Project’s kindness education programs, reaching more than 180,000 students.