Who are the people behind Politicolor?
Shellee has made a career of civic life. A former classroom teacher, she decided to collect her own experiences in everything we call political. She has worked to implement policy at the state level, organized local campaigns, and managed volunteer teams.
Shellee completed her PhD in Political Science (American Political Thought) at the University of Houston and has worked as faculty at the National Academy for Civics and Government, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (2003-2017).
National Academy for Civics and Government
Alumni and Guest Writers
Â A Summer Institute on “Political and Constitutional Theory for Citizens,” the National Academy for Civics and Government first convened in 1997. The last NEH-funded session in 2017 marked the 16th session led by Will Harris from the University of Pennsylvania, currently the Academic Director at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.
The National Academy now represents a learning community of 300+ educators who continue to seek out opportunities to discuss American political life.
A former Montessori teacher from suburban Detroit, Keith survived the National Academy in 2007 and subsequently returned to work as faculty. In one crucial way, Politicolor owes its beginnings to a photo essay Keith created during his first week as a citizen-scholar at the National Academy.
The first post on the site, Keith’s “A Day at the Beach” offers insight into what it looks like to study at the National Academy. You start to see political theory in everything.