Monica D. Fitzgerald

Monica D.

Overview

Department: 
School of Liberal Arts » Justice, Community and Leadership
School of Liberal Arts » Women's and Gender Studies
SMC Email Address: 
Contact Information: 

Program Director, Justice Community and Leadership

Co-Director, Faculty Development

Vice Chair Faculty Senate

Commissioner for First Five California

Office
FAH 240-09

Office Hours: Fall 2017 T 12-4; F 10-1 and by appointment

Contact:
Phone: 925-631-4605
Email: mdf1@stmarys-ca.edu
Mail: P.O. Box 175 Moraga, CA 94575

Education

  • PhD Early American History, UC Davis, 2005
    Dissertation, "Wicked Hearts & Wayward Walking: Gender, Religion & Identity in Early New England; Minor field Cross Cultural Women Studies
  • MA US History, CSU East Bay, 1996
    Thesis, "Safely Delivered": Social Childbirth and Female Authority in Early New England
  • BA Political Science, UC Berkeley, 1990

Professional Experience

Professional Experience:

  • Member - Bay Area Religous Seminar (2008 - Present)
  • Member - Bay Area Early American Seminar (1995 - Present)

Teaching Experience:

  • Associate Professor - Saint Mary's College (2013 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor - Saint Mary's College (2009 - 2013)
  • Instructor - University of the Pacific (2007 - 2009)
  • Participant - Teaching American History (2006 - 2007)
    presented several times to 5th grade teachers on Salem Witch Trial, Puritanism, and Native American history
  • Instructor - Diablo Valley College (2006 - 2008)
  • Instructor - CSU East Bay (2003 - 2008)

Courses Taught

Recently Taught:

  • Janterm "The Making of a President"
  • Women in Politics
  • Democracy & Active Citizenship
  • History 17 US to 1877
  • JCL 10, "Introduction to Justice, Community, Leadership"
  • JCL 150 Advanced Leadership Theory
  • JCL 196 Senior Capstone
  • L&CS 121 Culture & Civic Responsibility
  • L&CS 122 Environmental Responsibility
  • LC&S 123 Modern Global Issues
  • Seminar 1
  • Seminar 110
  • Senior Assessment & Portfolio
  • The "Skirts" on Campus: Saint Mary's, Coeducation & the Women's Movement

Service

Member:

  • Committee member, Education Major, Fall 2017-
  • Vice-Chair Academic Senate, 2017-18
  • Chair of Committee on Committees, 2017-18
  • Co-Pi on HSI grant, Spring 2017
  • Member, Senate Task Force on Gender Bias in Course Evaluations, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
  • Chair, Search Committee for Administrative Assistant for JCL, Fall 2016
  • Faculty Advisor for student club, Young Democrats of Saint Mary’s College, Fall 2016-present
  • Co-PI on California Grant for undergraduate pathway for INSTEP awarded, 2016-present
  • Member, Search Committee for Assistant Professor, KSOE Environmental Literacy, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
  • CCIE subcommittee ODMI, Fall 2016-present
  • Concentrated Faculty Advisor, Fall 2016-present
  • Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Professor in JCL, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
  • Member, Search Committee for Assistant Professor in Leadership, KSOE, Fall 2015
  • Chair, TFT Celebration Committee, 2015
  • New faculty mentor, Spring 2015-present
  • Created and implemented campus wide Faculty Women’s Group, 2014-present
  • Executive Board, Faculty Women's Group (Fall 2014-present)
  • Co-Director Faculty Development (Spring 2016-present)
  • Professional Development Learning Community on Engaged Teaching
    (August 2014 - Spring 2015)
  • Social Justice Coordinating Committee
    (August 2014 - Spring 2015)
  • Seminar 104 Implementation Committee
    (May 2014 - May 2015)
  • Presidential Initiative Sub Committee on Mission
    (February 2014 - May 2014)
  • First Year Advising Task Force
    (June 2012 - Present)
  • Hiring for Mission President's Task Force
    (August 2011 - Present)
  • Women's Forum Planning Committee
    (February 2011 - Present)
  • Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Board
    (January 2011 - Present)
  • Advisory Board JFK University Global Liberal Arts Program
    (December 2010 - Present)
  • Faculty Welfare Committee
    (September 2010 - 2014)
  • Campus Facilities Planning Committee
    (September 2010 - 2014
  • Women's Resource Center Advisory Board
    (September 2010 - Present)
  • Engaged Teaching Advisory Council
    (August 2010 - 2014)
  • Core Working Group for Community Engagement and Common Good
    (August 2010 - 2014)
  • History of the WRC Committee
    (March 2010 - June 2010)
    committee established to examine the history and current operations of the WRC
  • Women of SMC
    (January 2010 - Present)
  • Campus Facilities Planning Committee One Card Task Force
    (October 2009 - May 2010)
  • CILSA Faculty Development Cohort for Engaged Pedagogy
    (September 2009 - May 2010)
  • Liberal & Civic Studies Governing Board
    (August 2009 - Present)
  • Third Annual Wo/men's Leadership Conference
    (August 2010-2011)
    co-chairing the conference

Peer Reviewer:

  • Routledge Press
    (February 2011)
    Review a book proposal on early American history for Routledge Press.

Presentations

Paper

  • “Contested Manhood in the Puritan Church,” Society of Early Americanists Conference, March 2017
  • “The Middle Ground of Masculinity: Puritans, Rogues and Soldiers,” Ohio Valley History Conference, October 2015
  • Leaning In, Opting Out, Moving Up: A Roundtable on Women in the Academy. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper, panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
    Western Association of Women Historians
    (May 2014)
  • The Impact of Engaged Pedagogy on a Lasallian Education. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper, primary presenter)
    Lasallian Research Symposium
    (October 2013)
  • “Masculinity Redefined, a Contest of Puritanisms. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper)
    Western Association of Women Historians
    (May 2013)
  • “Lascivious Harlots, Scandalous Rogues and a Female Historian: A Reflection on Gender, Identity and Writing Women’s History". Fitzgerald, Monica (talk, speech or lecture)
    Featured Speaker Women's History Month, CSU East Bay
    (April 2013)
  • “Contested Masculinity in Early New England,”. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper)
    Southern American Studies Association
    (January 2013)
  • “’Unmanly Blubbing’: Masculinity Redefined, the Case of Captain John Underhill, War Hero,”. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper)
    Front Range Early American Consortium
    (October 2012)
  • The 'Skirts' are Coming: Going Co-ed During the Second Wave. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper, panel or forum member)
    Western Association of Women Historians
    (April 2011)
  • The Art of Being a Modern Woman: How Hildreth Meiere Sculpted an Unconventional Life. Fitzgerald, Monica (panel or forum member)
    Western Association of Women Historians
    (May 2010)
  • If They Build It, They Will Come: Utilizing faculty voice and Vision in Faculty Development Program. Fitzgerald, Monica (panel or forum member)
    Continuums of Service Conference
    (April 2010)
  • Tawdry Jokes and Feminine Wiles: Gendered Humor and Female Power in Early America. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper, panel or forum member)
    Western Women's Historial Association
    (May 2009)
  • Gender & Politics in the Early Modern Atlantic World. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper, panel or forum member)
    Berkshire Women's History Conference
    (June 2008)
  • The Female Self & the Communal Brother: Gendered Speech & Religious Identity in Early New England. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper, panel or forum member)
    Women's and Gender Historians of the Midwest Conference
    (June 2006)
  • Sin, Sex, Church and Court: Gender and Justice in Early America. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper, panel or forum member)
    Berkshire Women's Conference
    (June 2005)
  • Drunkards & Fornicators on Meetinghouse Hill: Gender, Religion and Identity in an Early New England Town. Fitzgerald, Monica (invited, paper, primary presenter)
    Bay Area Early American Seminar
    (April 2003)
  • Puritan Duty and the Pious Soul: Sin, Confession and the Gendering of Religion in the Seventeenth Century. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper, panel or forum member)
    Omohundro Institute of Early American History
    (June 2002)

Participant

  • Lasallian Women's Conference. Fitzgerald, Monica (invited)
    Russian River
    (July 2013)
  • Lasallian Research Symposium. Fitzgerald, Monica (invited, panel or forum member)
    Saint Mary's University
    (October 2012)
  • International Association of Lasallian Universities. Fitzgerald, Monica (invited)
    Rome, Italy
    (June 2012)

Invited Talks/Panels

  • Featured Speaker, The Role of Women on Campus in Title IX Legislation, East Bay Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, February 2018
  • Featured Speaker, Title IX and the State of Higher Education, Diablo Valley Democrat Club, October 2017
  • Featured Speaker, Post-Election Discussion, Diablo Valley Democrat Club, November 2016
  • Featured Speaker, Changing Demographics and Electoral Politics, Orinda Rotary, October 2016
  • Guest Lecture, “Gendered Slavery,” AP History Northgate High School, September 2016
  • Featured Speaker, “The Convention and Election,” Northgate High School, September 2016
  • Interview Canadian Broadcast Company on historic nature of Clinton, July 2016
  • Interview Bay Area NBC News on Democratic Convention/nominating woman, July 2016
  • Interview Bay Area NBC News on California Primary, April 2016
  • Featured Speaker, “Did the Puritans Have Any Fun?: Misconceptions about Early American History,” Orinda Rotary Club, May 2016
  • Interview with Contra Costa Times on Democratic race and social media, April 2016
  • Interview on New York Primary, KTVU TV, April 2016
  • Historical expert, panel on Angels in America, Town Hall Theater, Lafayette, CA January 2015
  • Series Guest Lecture for AP US History, Northgate High School, 2014-16
  • Women in Lasallian World, facilitator, Rummery Retreat, Russian River, June 2014
  • “Lasallian Research and Pedagogy,” De La Salle Week, Saint Mary’s, May 2014
  • “Publishing and Presenting Your Engaged Teaching,” CILSA Faculty Workshop, November 2013
  • “Post-Election Panel” sponsored by Politics Department, Saint Mary’s College, November 2012
  • “Engaged Pedagogy, the Benefits of Service Learning,” Gaelbration, October 2012
  •  “Why History Matters,” Sesquicentennial Event, Saint Mary’s College, October 2012
  • “Native Americans & the Spanish, French & British in Imperial North America,” Hayward Unified School District, Teaching American History Grant, November 2007.

Publications

  • “Civic Engagement and Social Justice Curriculum,” Peer Review, published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, January 2018, pending.

  • “White Paper on 2013 Lasallian Research Symposium, co-written with Roxanne Eubanks and Mary Fox, AXIS Journal, Summer 2014.

    Review, Bill J. Leonard’s, A Sense of the Heart: Christian Religious History in the United States.  (New York: Abingdon Press) in Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, September 2016.

  • Fitzgerald, Monica. 2014.  Review, David Hall’s A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in New England, Journal of Early American History, vol. 4 , pg.1-3

  • Fitzgerald, Monica. April 2011. Fifteen Country Entries, The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World, Sage Publishing

  • Fitzgerald, Monica. (2011). Review, Sarah Hand Meacham's Every Home a Distillery: Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake. (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2009). The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.

  • Fitzgerald, Monica. 2011. Seventeenth Century Women, American Centuries: The Ideas, Issues, and Trends that Made U.S. History, vol. II, Facts on File

  • Fitzgerald, Monica. 2011. Fornicators, Drunkards, and a Great Hen Squabble: Censuring Practices and the Gendering of Puritanism, Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, issue March 2011

  • Fitzgerald, Monica. 2010. Women in Politics, Celebrating Women in American History Series, vol. I: Beginnings to 1860, Facts on File

  • Fitzgerald, Monica. 2010. Women in Politics, Celebrating Women in American History Series, vol. II: 1861 to 1899, Facts on File

  • Fitzgerald, Monica. 2010. Women's Health, Celebrating Women in American History Series, vol. V: 1961 to the Present, Facts on File

  • Fitzgerald, Monica. "Review, Cecilia Korchar Farr & Jaime Harker's The Oprah Affect: Critical Essays on Oprah's Book Club." Journal of Popular Culture October (2009): 944-946

  • Fitzgerald, Monica. "Review Essay, Gender, Power, Identity & History in Early New England." Eighteenth-Century Studies 42.November (2008): 170-174

  • Fitzgerald, Monica. "Review, John Mack Faragher's A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland." h-New England June (2008): online

  • Fitzgerald, Monica.. Fornicators & Drunkards on Meeting House Hill: Gender, Religion & Early American Identity, in progress

Honors, Awards & Grants

Honors: 

Provost Faculty Scholarship Award, Saint Mary’s College, 2015-16

Early Career Award for Scholarship, Service and Teaching, Saint Mary’s College, 2014

Coordinating Council for Women in History Nupur Chaudhuri First Article Prize, for “Fornicators, Drunkards, and a Great Hen Squabble: Censuring Practices and the Gendering of Puritanism,” Church History: A Study in Christianity and Culture (March 2011), presented at the American Historical Association Conference, January 2013

 

Awards: 
  • Early Career Award - Saint Mary's College (2014)
    for scholarship, teaching, and service
  • Nupur Chaudhuri First Article Prize - Coordinating Council for Women in History (January 2013)
    Best First Article Prize, awarded at the American Historical Association Conference for “Fornicators, Drunkards, and a Great Hen Squabble: Censuring Practices and the Gendering of Puritanism,” Church History: A Study in Christianity and Culture (March 2011)
Grants: 
  • FTG Mobile Computing Grant - Saint Mary's College (August 2011)
  • Faculty Technology Grant - Saint Mary's College of California (January 2011)
    grant to integrate technology into Janterm course.

Interests

Scholarly Interests: 

Interests

  • Community Engagement/Engaged Scholarship
  • Women & Gender

     

  • The Atlantic World
  • History of Family & Sexuality
  • American Religious History
  • Politics, American Culture
  • Environmental Justice
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Women in Higher Education

  • Early American History