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Jacquelyn Litt, Ph.D.

Dean, Douglass Residential College and Douglass Campus Professor, Departments of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies

Jacquelyn Litt is Dean of Douglass Residential College and the Douglass Campus, and is Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Litt received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. She has expertise in women in STEM, was a P.I. and consultant for the ADVANCE program to advance women in STEM at the National Science Foundation and a grant reviewer for innovative STEM pedagogy projects at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She is the author of two books and numerous articles. She received the “Leaders in Faculty Diversity” in 2016 from The Committee to Advance Our Common Purpose at Rutgers University in recognition of her outstanding leadership in building new opportunities for students at Douglass to share diverse perspectives in a safe and inclusive environment. Litt was honored in 2016 with a Joint Legislative Resolution from the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, honoring her leadership of Douglass Residential College and her research on women’s issues that have made a positive impact on the lives of women and children.




Women's colleges play unique role in quest for equality

The Conversation, September 11, 2018


Climate change 'impacts women more than men'

BBC News, March 8, 2018


A Message from Dean LItt on Sexual Harassment

January 16, 2018


An update given by Dean Litt at AADC Alumnae Council, November 2017

Message delivered to the AADC Fall Alumnae Council on November 7, 2017.


Together We Stand: The Vital Role of Social Networks among Displaced Low-Income Women, September 28, 2017

This article first appeared in the "Research Counts" series for the Natural Hazards Center. Used with permission.