Kelben Foundation Gives $5 Million To Support UWM

Nadya Fouad meeting with her doctoral students in the Educational Psychology program.

The Kelben Foundation, a family foundation established by Mary and Ted Kellner, is giving $5 million in support of the UW-Milwaukee School of Education, the Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Lubar School of Business.

This gift will establish an endowed chair in educational psychology. Nadya Fouad, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Educational Psychology, will be the inaugural holder. Fouad is internationally known for her research, which focuses on how people make work and career-related decisions, and, in particular, understanding the work choices for women and underrepresented minorities.

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