Katherine Fennelly's research and outreach interests include the human rights of immigrants and refugees in the United States, and the preparedness of communities and public institutions to adapt to demographic changes. She is a demographer and evaluation specialist who has spent many years studying reproductive health among Latinos in the United States and Latin America. Fennelly has been dean of the University of Minnesota Extension Service, a faculty member and department head at the Pennsylvania State University, and a faculty member at Columbia University School of Public Health. She currently resides in New York and teaches on-line Masters courses on Immigrant Health Issues and Intercultural Competence.
Fennelly is bilingual in Spanish and English and has worked and traveled extensively throughout Latin America.
She holds a certificate of studies from the University of Madrid, a master's of philosophy, a master's of health education, and a doctorate in adult education from Columbia University.
Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) Briefs:
- The Congressional Stalemate on Immigration Reform
- Immigration in the Midwest
- Why Immigration Worries Americans –Especially Rural Residents
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- The US Congressional Immigration Agenda: Partisan Politics, Policy Stalemate and Political Posturing
- Focus on Minnesota: The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
- Protecting the Civil Rights of Detained Immigrants in Minnesota
- America's Children and U.S. Immigration Enforcement: Is Anybody Looking Out For the Best Interests Of The Children?
- Aims and Responsibilities of Universities in Solving Problems Related to Global Migration
- Myths hinder rational talk about immigration
- What Does the Morality of Americans Have to Do With Immigration in America?
- Violations of the Civil Rights of Immigrants in Detention in MN
- Economic Impacts of Immigration
- U.S. Immigration: A Historical Perspective
- English Language Proficiency of Immigrants and Refugees in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area
- The Healthy Migrant Phenomenon
- Immigration and Poverty in the Northwest Area States
- Immigrant Integration and Mental Health: Brief prepared for the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation, January, 2006
- Latinos, Africans and, Asians in the North Star State: Immigrant Communities in Minnesota
- Local Responses to Immigrants in the Midwestern United States
- Rural Residence as a Determinant of Attitudes Toward US Immigration Policy
- State and Local Policy Responses to Immigration in Minnesota
- SLIDE SHOW: Ten Myths About Immigration
- A Comparison of the Integration Experiences of Two African Immigrant Populations in a Rural Community
- Impediments to Integration of Immigrants: A Case Study in the Twin Cities
- Diversity Coalitions in Rural Minnesota Communities
- Prejudice Toward Immigrants in the Midwest
- Analysis of Admissions and Tuition Policies for Undocumented Students at Big Ten Schools
In The Media
A report by Katherine Fennelly, Humphrey School professor emerita, on the economic benefits of immigration is cited by the Star Tribune in its editorial calling for immigration reform.