Gwendolyn McLaughlin Bookman, J.D.
- J.D., Texas Southern University, Magna Cum Laude
- B.S., Psychology, Howard University
- Member, State Bar of Texas
Gwendolyn Bookman is an attorney and she has worked in a variety of responsible positions in higher education administration for over forty years. In addition to her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, Bookman completed post-graduate study at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (MA) in international economics, law and politics. At Bennett, she is the Student Conduct Officer and an associate professor teaching law- and globally-focused courses. Some of her favorites are a course she designed titled Introduction to Global Studies, which is a core requirement for the minor or certificate in global studies; Women and Politics: A Global Perspective; Constitutional Law; and American Government.
Bookman regularly seeks professional development opportunities and she has been the recipient of several grants, including (1) a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute at Harvard University, summer 2017; (2) a UNCF/Mellon Faculty Seminar in Paris, France, summer 2016; and (3) a Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad in Morocco and Tunisia, summer 2011. Her summer seminars at New York University, Faculty Resource Network, generally focus on an international theme.
She has been involved in the Arusha (Tanzania) Sister Cities Committee in Durham (NC) since 2003 and she serves as the committee’s co-chair and as the immediate past president of the Board of Directors. In addition, she is the chair of the New Cities Committee of Sister Cities of Durham.
Bookman has extensive international travel and a passion for global education.
- Commentary on the historic midterm elections with over 100 women elected to the US Congress in November 2018 on FOX8 WGHP TV, High Point, NC
- Afternoon Tea with Miz Mac, a non-fiction entry in Bennu: A Literary Magazine, spring 2018, Bennett College
- Collaborative Global Citizenship Initiatives through Salzburg Global Seminar, spring/summer 2016, NETWORK: A Journal of Faculty Development, New York University, Faculty Resource Network
- Reflections of a Former Affirmative Action Officer, BelleAire Radio, What Matters series (April 2016)