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Jennifer Mandel

Jennifer Mandel, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Assessment

Location

Biddeford Campus
On campus

Jennifer Mandel serves as associate director of assessment in UNE's Office of the Provost. She has taught history at the University of New England, Granite State College, Mount Washington College (formerly Hesser College), and the University of New Hampshire. She also writes on the history of African Americans in Los Angeles, California.

Credentials

Education

Ph.D.
University of New Hampshire
2010
M.A.
Rutgers University - Newark
2001
B.A.
California State University, Northridge
1998

Research

Selected publications

The Coveted Westside: How the Black Homeowners' Rights Movement Shaped Modern Los Angeles (University of Nevada Press, forthcoming March 2022).

Contributed to: Marc Ebenfield, Lane Clarke, Anuja Doshi, Krysten Gorrivan, Gregory LaBonte, Christina Leclerc, Jennifer Mandel, and Glenn Stevenson, "Application of Trauma-Informed Teaching & Learning Principles in a Blended Learning Environment," in Academic Voices: A Conversation on New Approaches to Teaching and Learning in the post-COVID World, edited by Upasanah Gitanjali Singh, Chenicheri Sid Nair, Craig Blewett, and Timothy Shea (Chandos publishing, forthcoming April 2022).

Review of LaKisha Michelle Simmons, Crescent City Girls: The Lives of Young Black Women in Segregated New Orleans. H-Afro-Am, H-Net Reviews, June 2016.

Setting the Record Straight: Almena Lomax, the Los Angeles Tribune, and a Lifelong Passion for Racial Justice and the Written Word,” Southern California Quarterly 98, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 59-105.

Contributed to the chapters, “World War II” and “The Affluent Society,” in The American Yawp: A Massively Collaborative Open U.S. History Textbook, edited by Joseph Locke and Ben Wright. First published in 2015.

Other scholarly activity

Assessment-Related Presentations

"Survey Data Takeaways on Students' Successes and Struggles in the COVID-19 Pandemic," New England College, Higher Education Assessment Conference, May 11, 2021.

Poster presentation with Kelly Duarte, "Supporting Student Learning amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Key Takeaways from the University of New England's Spring and Summer 2020 Student Surveys," New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) Annual Meeting, December 10, 2020.

History-Related Presentations

“‘Into the Teeth of Jim Crow’: Almena Lomax and her Crusade for Racial Integration and Black Power,” New England Historical Association, Southern Connecticut State University, October 24, 2015.

“‘To the Point of Absurdity’: The Failure to Integrate the Inglewood, California, Public Schools, 1960s-1970s,” Triangle African American History Colloquium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, February 28, 2014.

“Degnan Boulevard and the Origin of a Hub of Black Expression in Modern Los Angeles,” all-faculty meeting, Mount Washington College, Manchester, New Hampshire, December 20, 2013.

“Degnan Boulevard and the Origin of a Hub of Black Expression in Modern Los Angeles,” National Conference of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History, Toronto, Canada, October 3-6, 2013.

“A Campaign to Build ‘A Balanced Community’: Crenshaw Neighbors and its Effort toward Housing Integration in Los Angeles through the 1960s,” New England Historical Association, Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts, April 16, 2011.

“Black Beverly Hills: Los Angeles’s Elite African American Neighborhoods, 1930s to 1970s,” University of New Hampshire, Graduate Research Conference, Durham, New Hampshire, April 17, 2008.

Chapter 3 of “Black Beverly Hills: Los Angeles’s Elite African American Neighborhoods, 1930s to 1970s,” Los Angeles History Research Group, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California, March 15, 2008.

“Black Beverly Hills: Los Angeles’s Elite African American Neighborhoods, 1930s to 1970s,” Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Oakland, California, October 24-28, 2007.

Funded grants

Emory University, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library Fellowship, 2014

Mount Washington College (formerly Hesser College), Faculty Development Fund, 2013

Henry E. Huntington Library, Haynes Foundation Fellow, 2012 (awarded in 2011)

University of New Hampshire, Graduate School, Dissertation Fellowship, 2007-2008

University of New Hampshire, History Department, Fellowship in Modern American History, 2007-2008 (declined)

University of New Hampshire, Graduate School, Travel Grant (2), 2007, 2008

University of New Hampshire, Graduate School, Summer T.A. Fellowship (2), 2006, 2007

Henry E. Huntington Library, W. M. Keck Fellowship, 2006

Historical Society of Southern California/Haynes Research Grant, 2006

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Fishwick Travel Grant, 2006

University of New Hampshire, History Department, Gunst-Wilcox-Mennel Grant (2), 2005, 2007

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