Jeanine Mazak-Kahne, associate professor (PhD, Michigan State University 2009),
specializes in public and twentieth-century US
history. She teaches courses in public history (introduction to public history, archival principles and practice, and museum studies), twentieth century US history, and history of organized crime. Her research interests include local history, public history education, organized crime, and Pennsylvania history (specifically western Pennsylvania).Her recent work explores the importance of partnerships between collegiate public history programs and local institutions as not only a tool for instruction but also a way to foster civic engagement in future public historians. Dr. Mazak-Kahne’s current research project examines organized crime-involved voter fraud in Westmoreland County in the 1950s.Dr. Mazak-Kahne serves as the graduate Public History program’s coordinator and advisor to undergraduate Public History certificate students.
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