Margaret Dunkle

Board Member

Representing the Harriet Elizabeth Brown Memorial Fund –

Margaret Dunkle chairs the Calvert County Commission for Women, appointed by the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners. Her consulting and work history includes Lead Research Scientist at the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University, Director of the Institute for Leadership Policy Exchange, Director of the AAUW Educational Foundation, Special Assistant for Legislation at the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and Associate Director of the Association of American College’s Project on the Status and Education of Women.

Her areas of interest and expertise include early identification and intervention of children with disabilities and developmental delays, vaccine safety, accountability for results, cross-sector reforms, linking policy to research, collaboration, intergovernmental partnerships, equal opportunity and civil rights, Title IX, federal budget policy, education, and health.

Honors include induction into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame as well as the honorary society Phi Kappa Phi, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Philanthropy Hall of Fame of the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland. Awards include the Dale Richmond Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Champion for Children Award by First 5 Los Angeles, the Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award, the Calvert County Domestic Violence Awareness Award, the National Ambassador Award from Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation (Pomona, CA), the Hammer Award from Vice President Al Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government, and the Activist/Policy Award from the American Educational Research Association.

A graduate of Syracuse University, she has more than 100 publications to her credit, testified nine times before Congress, and served on numerous boards and advisory committees.