The Rockefeller Center Welcomes Anna Mahoney

The Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences welcomes Professor Anna Mahoney, Ph.D., who joins our team as Executive Director, as well as being named a Senior Policy Fellow and Lecturer of the Rockefeller Center. In this newly-created position, Professor Mahoney will handle daily operations and oversight at Rocky as well as assisting in areas such as long-range planning, inter-office relations, stewardship, and partnerships with other campus organizations.

The Director of the Rockefeller Center, Professor Jason Barabas, said, "I am thrilled to have Dr. Mahoney join our team and will rely upon her to help keep the Rockefeller Center at the forefront of policy-related programming and events on campus."

Mahoney joins Rockefeller from the Newcomb Institute at Tulane University where she was an Administrative Associate Professor of Women's Political Leadership. Her research focuses on the intersection between identity and representation, particularly in political contexts. She has taught classes such as Women Leading Change: Case Studies on Women in Organizations, Women's Legislative Leadership, American Government, Public Policy, and Congressional Politics. In addition to teaching, she has served as the Director of Research at Tulane's Newcomb Institute and co-chaired the New Orleans chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network. Her book Women Take Their Place in State Legislatures: The Creation of Women's Caucuses (Temple, 2018) examines the roles that gender and political party play in leadership in state legislatures. Professor Mahoney holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University, a M.A. in Women's Studies from the University of Alabama, and a B.A. in Mass Communications from Loyola University-New Orleans.

Mahoney shared, "I am so looking forward to working with all the incredible folks at Rocky to engage all our students in public policy. We face many challenges today and working together toward solutions is an exciting endeavor. Rocky is the place to have these conversations and learn important skills. I can't wait to get started!"

To learn more about Prof. Mahoney, please read her bio here. Please join us in welcoming her to our team.