You are here: American University Profiles Faculty Profile Page

Back to top

Photograph of Lucy Gettman

Lucy Gettman Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Government

Contact
Lucy Gettman
SPA | General Academics & Research
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Degrees
MA, Public Administration, The Ohio State University

MSW, The Ohio State University

BA, English Literature, Cortland College, SUNY

Favorite Spot on Campus
Kerwin Hall
Bio
As an organizational leader, advocate and lecturer, Lucy Gettman supports women's political leadership at all levels. Gettman was a finalist for an unexpired term on Columbus City Council in 2023. She is immediate past Executive Director of Women In Government, an organization by and for women state legislators. She previously served as Chief Advocacy Officer for the National School Boards Association, representing 90,000 locally elected school board members. Prior to NSBA, Gettman was Director of Government Relations for the Reading Recovery Council of North America, 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 is an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer for the School of Public Affairs at American University and received the Alice Paul Faculty Award in 2014. She also is Faculty In Residence & Presenter for the John Glenn College of Public Affairs' NEW Leadership and Ready To Run programs at The Ohio State University, and in 2017 received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Career Achievement. Gettman held several leadership roles in Women In Government Relations, from which she received the 2020 Distinguished Member Award. Gettman is a past elected member of the University Area Commission in Columbus, Ohio, where she served as Vice President.
See Also
SPA Women and Politics Institute
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Teaching

Spring 2024

  • GOVT-482 Women and Politics