Faculty Profile

Jennifer Sacco

Jennifer S Sacco

Professor of Political Science

Education

BA, Denison University OH
MA, PhD, Rutgers-The State Univ of NJ
Courses

Inside Washington, D.C.

Spring 2020

Women and Public Policy (WS 387)

Spring 2020

(UC) Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

Spring 2020

Women and Public Policy (PO 387)

Spring 2020

Organization

Political Science

Phone Number

203-582-8972

Mail Drop

CL-AC1

Email

Jennifer.Sacco@quinnipiac.edu

Office Location

M1-105

Jennifer Schenk Sacco, professor of political science, teaches American government and politics, with a focus on women and public policy, feminist theory, and political movements. Professor Sacco earned her Ph.D. in political science and a graduate certificate in women’s studies from Rutgers University, where she was awarded dissertation fellowships from the AAUW, the Dirksen Center for Congressional Research, and the Institute for Research on Women. Her research focus is on gender and American politics and questions of representation. She published her edited book “Women of the 2016 Election” in 2019, and has worked and published across disciplines, with scholars in mathematics, communication, journalism, and advertising. At Quinnipiac, she served as the director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program from 2010-2019. She facilitates the AAUW Start Smart salary negotiation workshop for women. Prof. Sacco was appointed by the mayor and has served on the Economic Development Commission for the Town of Hamden since 2014, and volunteers with Girl Scouts of CT. In 2016 she was awarded the “Outstanding Faculty Award” from the Student Government Association at Quinnipiac.

Quinnipiac University

2019 – Present

Professor of Political Science

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

2013 – 2019

Associate Professor of Political Science

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

2009 – 2019

Director of Women's and Gender Studies Program

Hamden, CT

Educational Testing Service

2006 – 2010

Consultant

Princeton, NJ

Quinnipiac University

2006 – 2013

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Hamden, CT

Educational Testing Service

2003 – 2013

Reader, American Government and Politics AP exam

Princeton, NJ