Lilya Wagner has a masters in Journalism and a doctorate in Education. She was one of the first scholars to gather information—including many valuable first-person interviews—about the women journalists who covered World War II—research which became the basis for her pioneering master’s thesis. This thesis, in turn, evolved into the groundbreaking book Women War Correspondents of World War II, published by Greenwood Press. A professional fundraiser as well as a scholar and writer, Wagner is a frequent workshop and seminar presenter and speaker. She is a faculty member at The Fund Raising School, which provides fundraising training internationally. She is also a member of the philanthropic studies faculty at Indiana University.

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