Jennifer S Sacco

Jennifer S Sacco

Associate Professor of Political Science
Director of Women's Studies

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

Political Science
College of Arts & Sciences 3  308


PO 131(UC) Introduction to American Government and Politics   -   Fall 2016
PO 219Women in Political Thought   -   Spring 2017
PO 225American Political Movements   -   Fall 2016
PO 401Political Inquiry   -   Spring 2017
WS 101(UC) Introduction to Women's Studies   -   Spring 2017
WS 398Internship in Women's Studies   -   Fall 2016


Prof. Sacco graduated from Rutgers University in 2006 with a Ph.D. and a graduate certificate in Women's Studies. Her research focus is on gender and American politics, and she studies questions of representation. At Quinnipiac, she is the director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program. She co-hosts an annual training workshop called "Start Smart," which teaches women how to negotiate their salaries to help to close the gender wage gap.

Significant Administrative Duties

Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program

Community / Practive Activities

Prof. Sacco serves on the Economic Development Commission for the Town of Hamden.