Meet the Faculty
Elisabeth Nyden is a social studies teacher at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, Illinois where she teaches American Studies and Introduction to Sociology. Before teaching in Chicago, she taught and created curriculum for Innovation Academy Charter School in Massachusetts. She also contributed to Democracy in Action, a Mikva Challenge program that provides a dynamic, hands-on approach to teaching civics for Chicago Public School programs.
After graduating from Loyola University Chicago with B.A. in Political Science and Women’s Studies from Loyola University Chicago, Ms. Nyden went on to earn a M.Ed. from Boston College. As an undergraduate, Ms. Nyden worked as a research fellow at the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL). At CURL she worked on a variety of research projects including: an examination the effectiveness of supportive services for Chicago’s homeless population; community resources available to South Asian women victims of domestic violence (national study); and the rehabilitation of a commercial area in the Albany Park neighborhood on Chicago’s far northwest side.
Additionally, Ms. Nyden has worked in a number of museum settings including the Handel House Museum in London, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, the National Public Housing Museum in Chicago, and the Australian History Museum in Sydney.
In her free time, Ms. Nyden enjoys running, baking, and watching the Red Sox.