Higher Education Collaborative

Interested in involving students in the project?

The Higher Education Collaborative works with local professors to involve college and university students in collecting and transcribing oral histories of Worcester women as a part of their coursework. Students have the opportunity to learn actively through hands-on experience with oral history and share their work with the Worcester community through public forums, in print, and online. This is an effort to create innovative cross-institution collaboration and engage students in the community in a respectful and meaningful way.

Since this effort was launched in 2005, the following professors have incorporated WWOHP interviewing into their courses. Classroom tutorials on conducting oral histories are available if requested. It is our hope that every campus in the Colleges of Worcester Consortium will become involved in this project.

To view signed interviews conducted by students in the College of the Holy Cross American Sign Language and Deaf Studies program, please visit  http://www.holycross.edu/departments/CISS/deafstudies/website/wwhp.html

  • Linda Ammons, Assumption College, Anthropology/Sociology Department Women’s Studies: Images (Spring 2009)
  • Lisa Krissoff Boehm, Worcester State College, Urban Studies Department City as Text (Fall 2006) Gender and the City (Fall 2005) Introduction Women’s Studies (Spring 2009)
  • Rosa Carrasquillo, College of the Holy Cross, History Department Latino History (Fall 2007)
  • Leslie Choquette, Assumption College, History Department, Women's Studies: Images (Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015)
  • Carol Donnelly, Worcester State College, Education Department, City as Text (Fall 2006)
  • Regina Edmonds, Assumption College, Psychology Department, Women’s Studies: Images (Fall 2008)
  • Judy Freedman, College of the Holy Cross, Deaf Studies Program Experience in the Deaf Community Seminar (Spring 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) Advanced ASL (Fall 2007, 2008)
  • Paula Fitzpatrick, Assumption College, Psychology Department Honors 100 – Life Stories (Fall 2008)
  • Selina Gallo-Cruz, Sociology & Anthropology Department (Spring 2017, Summer 2018)
  • Arlene Guerrero-Watanabe, Assumption College, Foreign Languages Department, Honors 100-Life Stories (Fall 2010)
  • Charlotte Haller, Worcester State College, History Department History/Women’s Studies - Women and Work in Historical Perspective (Spring 2007)
  • Christine Keating, Assumption College, English Department, Women's Studies:Images (Fall 2014)
  • Louise Caroll Keeley, Assumption College, Philosophy Department Honors 100 – Life Stories (Fall 2008)
  • Dona Kercher, Assumption College, Foreign Languages Department - Women's Studies:Images (Fall 2015)
  • Carl Keyes, Assumption College, History Department, Women's Studies:Images (Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Fall 2019)
  • Lucia Knoles, Assumption College, English Department (Fall 2018, Fall 2019)
  • Jim Lang, Assumption College, English Department, Honors 100-Life Stories (Fall 2010)
  • Maryanne Leone, Assumption College, Foreign Language Department Women’s Studies: Images; Conversational Spanish (Fall 2008, 2010, Spring 2011)
  • Esteban Loustaunau, Assumpion College, Foreign Languages Department; Women's Studies (Fall 2011, Fall 2012)
  • Melinda Marchand, Clark University, History Department, U.S. History (Spring 2019)
  • Deborah Martin, Clark University, Geography Department,  Research Methods in Geography (Spring 2007)
  • Allison Meyer, Assumption College, English Department, Women's Studies: Images (Fall 2013)
  • Brian K. Niece, Assumption College, Chemistry Department   Honors 100 - Life Stories (Fall 2006)
  • Carrie Nixon, Assumption College, Studio Art Department (Spring 2013)
  • Caryl Nunez, Assumption College, History Department, Women's Studies (Fall 2017)
  •  Maria Parmley, Assumption College, Psychology Department Women’s Studies: Images (Fall 2009)
  •  Arlene Vadum, Assumption College, Psychology Department, Women's Studies (Fall 2016)
  • Christian Williams, Assumption University, Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies, Family Aspects of Disability (Spring 2022)
  •  Kelly Niles Yokum, Consortium Gerontology Studies Program Aging and Society (Holy Cross, Spring 2007)
  • Stephanie Yuhl, College of the Holy Cross, History Department History Seminar (Fall 2007)


Maureen Ryan Doyle and Charlene L. Martin, Ed.D. are the co-chairs of the Worcester Women’s Oral History Project and are available to discuss the ways in which the project can fit into courses offered at area colleges. If you plan to use the WWOHP project for a class assignment, please contact them at info@wwohp.org