Emily Auerbach

4W Director of the Odyssey Project

Emily Auerbach is an award-winning English Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She serves as Project Director of the UW Odyssey Project, a free, life-changing college humanities course for low-income adults. In addition, Emily Auerbach is co-host of University of the Air, a one-hour program broadcast statewide on Wisconsin Public Radio on Sundays from 4-5 PM featuring interviews with faculty in a variety of disciplines. She created the “Courage to Write” series of radio documentaries and written guides on women writers and published a book on Jane Austen called Searching for Jane Austen.

Emily has received numerous teaching, broadcasting, arts, and humanitarian awards for her work, including a national award for promoting campus access and diversity.

The Odyssey Project; University of the Air