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Jennifer Lucas, Ph.D.

2006 - Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, Government and Politics
1999 - B.A., Providence College, Political Science

I teach courses including American government, women and politics, congressional politics, social justice, and campaigns and elections. I serve as the Politics Department internship coordinator, and the director for the minors in Public Policy and Campaign Management. 

Each summer, I am a coordinator for NEW Leadership New England, a five-day summer training program for undergraduate women designed to educate, engage and empower young women for a future in public service.

A native New Englander, I am originally from Massachusetts.  I received a B.A. in Political Science from Providence College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland - College Park. I worked and interned on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and in the Massachusetts State House, and as a research assistant for National Journal. 


My main research interest is in women and politics, with some of my work on women candidates appearing in American Politics Research and Politics & Policy.  I have also published work on the historic female candidacies in the 2008 election, and am currently working on an analysis of public policy related to breastfeeding. 

Contact Information

Prof. Jennifer Lucas

Jennifer Lucas
Department of Politics
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive #1802
Manchester, NH 03102

(603) 222-4151
Fax: (603) 222-4112

Office: 3003 NHIOP

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