Mary K. Trigg

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Mary K. Trigg is Associate Professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She is also the Director of Leadership Programs and Research at the Institute for Women's Leadership, where she directs the Leadership Scholars Certificate Program and various research initiatives at the Institute.[1] .[2]


Dr. Mary Trigg's research interests include family and work, the history of American feminism, women's education and leadership development, and women's community organizations.


Dr. Trigg has published articles in American National Biography, Liberal Education, the Journal of Women’s History, Initiatives, Community, Work & Family, Transformations, among others.[3] Trigg edited a collection of essays in 2010 called, Leading the Way: Young Women's Activism for Social Change published by Rutgers University Press.[4]


  • Woodrow Wilson Research Grant in Women’s Studies
  • AAUW Education Foundation Grant
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant
  • Bonner Foundation Grant[5]


- B.S. University of Michigan

- M.A. Carnegie-Mellon University

- M.A. American Civilization from Brown University

- Ph.D. American Civilization from Brown University