Jessie B. Ramey, Ph.D., is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in Women’s Studies and History at the University of Pittsburgh. Her new book, Childcare in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages, received the John Heinz Award from the National Academy of Social Insurance, the Lerner-Scott Prize in women’s history from the Organization of American Historians, and the Herbert G. Gutman Prize from the Labor and Working-Class History Association. Ramey earned her doctorate in history from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.A. in women’s history from Sarah Lawrence College. She was the founding director of Carnegie Mellon’s Undergraduate Research Office and has worked in philanthropy and theater. Her current work in public education policy was recognized by the White House when she was asked recently to meet with the President’s senior policy advisors.