Mary Ellen Lennon, assistant professor of history, has a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. She teaches United States history, including the sub-fields of African-American, culture, gender, and ethnicity. She also teaches African history and the African diaspora.
Dr. Lennon's research encompasses race, class and culture in twentieth century United State history. She is the recipient of prestigious academic awards including a Fulbright to the University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from September 2007-July 2008 and the Bowdoin Prize at Harvard University (2000).
She is the author of “A Question of Relevancy: New York Museums and the Black Arts
Movement, 1968-1971” in New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement (Rutgers University Press).