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Jeffrey Gerson


Jeff Gerson is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at UMass Lowell.
Jeffrey Gerson, Ph.D.Associate Professor
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    Political Science
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4255
  • Office
    Dugan Hall - 2nd Floor
  • Email

Research Interests

American Politics; Politics and sports; State and local politics.

Education

  • Ph D: Political Science, (1990), Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York - New York, NY
  • BA: Political Science, (1978), State University of New York, The College at Brockport - Brockport, NY
  • Other, (1974), Canarsie High School - Brooklyn, NY

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Political Science Department Outstanding Teaching Award (2012) - UMASS Lowell
  • Scholar in Residence Fellowship (2012) - St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • National Student-Athlete Day Faculty Recognition (2006) - UMASS Lowell
  • Political Science Department Outstanding Teaching Award (2003) - UMASS Lowell
  • Political Science Department Outstanding Teaching Award (1993) - UMASS Lowell

Selected Publications

  • Gerson, J., Pho, T., Cowan, S.R. (2007). Southeast Asian Refugees and Immigrants in the Mill City : Changing Families, Communities, Institutions-- Thirty Years Afterward.
  • Hardy-Fanta, C., Gerson, J. (2002). Latino Politics in Massachusetts : Struggles, Strategies, and Prospects.
  • Gerson, J., Wooding, J. (2001). Understanding the Political Geography of the Region: Sustainable Development and the University (pp. 149-164). Approaches to sustainable development: The public university in the regional economy
  • Gerson, J., Wooding, J. (1999). Regional Regimes and Regional Power: Defending Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts. Research in Politics & Society, 7 65-83.

Selected Presentations

  • - Ethnicity in Massachusetts,
  • - Regions,
  • - Rowing Against the Tide: The Growing Number of Women Coaches in NCAA Div. I Rowing, December 2013 - Seattle, WA
  • - Moving From Division II to Division I Athletics: Is It Worth The Effort? The Case of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, November 2013 - Quebec City, Canada
  • Womenês Hockey World Championships - Women's Ice Hockey: Past, Present and Future, April 2013 - Carleton University Ottawa, Canada
  • - The State of US Women Coaches, November 2012 - Montreal, Canada
  • Constructing the Hockey Family: Home, Community, Bureaucracy and Marketplace - The State of Canadian Women Coaches in the CIS, July 2012 - Halifax, Nova Scotia The Center for the Study of Sport and Health St. Mary's University
  • Wome's Hockey World Championships - Women's Ice Hockey: Past, Present and Future, April 2012 - University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Girls & Women in Sport/Physical Activity Conference 2011: Creating Change - The Declining Number of Women Head Coaches in College Athletics: Recommendations For Change and Future Research, November 2011 - Minneapolis, MN
  • - The Declining Number of Women Head Coaches in Women's College Ice Hockey: An Oral History, April 2011 - Naples, FL
  • Leveling the Playing Field: Examining Gender, Social Justice, and Sports - The Declining Number of Women Head Coaches in College Ice Hockey: An Oral History, March 2011
  • Hockey on the Border: An International Scholarly Conference. - The State of U.S. Womenês College Hockey, June 2010 - Buffalo, NY
  • Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Annual Meeting - Everythingês Political, Especially The Games We Play: A Sports Writer & A Political Scientist Team-Teach Politics and Sports, November 2009 - Boston, MA
  • Annual Meeting, New England Political Science Association - The Growing Popularity of Political Documentary Film: A Conversation with New England Film Directors, May 2009 - Portsmouth, NH
  • –Three Political Movements and Sports." - New Research in Politics and Sports, November 2008 - Boston, MA
  • Former Congressman Marty Meehanês Archives and Oral History Project Annual Meeting - Oral History with Former Members of Congress, October 2008 - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Annual Meeting - Current Political Documentaries: A Conversation with New England Film Directors (with U. Mass Lowell History Professor Chad Montrie), August 2008 - Boston, MA
  • - Soccer: The Global Game, April 2008 - Braintree Sheraton Hotel, Braintree, MA
  • Annual Meeting - Teaching Politics and Sports, April 2008 - Providence, RI
  • - The Declining Number of African Americans in Baseball Sponsored by the Great Fenway Park Writers Series Fenway Park, April 2008 - The Declining Number of African Americans in Baseball Sponsored by the Great Fenway Park Writers Series Fenway Park
  • First Annual Conference: The State of New England: People, Politics, and Policies - –Cambodian-Americans of Lowell: A Cautionary Tale of Refugee Political Incorporation, 2004-2008", March 2008 - Stonehill College, Easton, MA
  • Meeting of Visiting Chinese Scholars of Oral History - Oral History and New Digital Technology, February 2008 - Mogan Cultural Center, Lowell, MA
  • - Remembering the 1972 USSR vs. Canada Hockey Summit Series, December 2007 - Boston, MA
  • - The Boston College Points Shaving Scandal and Its Relevance for Todayês NBA, November 2007 - TD BankNorth Garden, Boston, MA
  • - Women in the Business of Professional Sports, April 2007 - Boston MA
  • Case of Alan Eagleson - Stonehill College, Easton, MA, March 2007 - TD BankNorth Garden
  • - The Politics and History of Former Lowell Congressman F. Bradford Morse, December 2006 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • - –The History of Nuestra Senora Del Carmen Parish, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1994 _ 2004.", November 2006 - Providence, RI
  • - Southeast Asian Immigrants and Refugees in the Mill City ; Seminar, June 2006 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • New Research on Southeast Asian American Communities in New England - New Research on Southeast Asian American Communities in New England, November 2005 - University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Politics in Southeast Asian American Communities - –The Battle for Control of the Lowell Trairatanaran Cambodian Temple.", September 2005 - Washington, DC
  • - Seminar: Southeast Asian Refugees and Immigrants in Lowell, June 2005 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • - Performance Enhancing Drugs and Major League Baseball, May 2005 - Fenway Park, Boston, MA
  • - The National Hockey League Lockout: Causes and Prospects, April 2005
  • Canada's Game? Critical Perspectives on Ice Hockey and Identity. An Interdisciplinary Conference - –Different Views on Fighting in Ice Hockey? An Oral History of Canadian and American Contemporary Professional Minor League and Division I Hockey Players.", April 2005 - Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA
  • - Title IX - Thirty Years Afterward: An Assessment, March 2005 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Politics in the Cambodian Community of Lowell - Honors Program Seminar, 2004
  • - A History of the Latino Community of Lowell, October 2004 - Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell, MA
  • - –Cambodian-Americans of Lowell: A Cautionary Tale of Refugee Political Incorporation.", March 2004 - Boston, MA
  • Biannual Conference, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and the Center for Policy Analysis - –Portuguese-Americans and Contemporary Civic Culture in Massachusetts: An Interpretation"., March 2003 - University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • –Brad Morse: A Native Son" - –Brad Morse: A Native Son", March 2002 - Lowell City Hall
  • The City Seminar, sponsored by Graduate Program in Urban History Talk and Powerpoint Presentation - –A Tale of Two Mid-Sized Cities: Lawrence and Lowell, MA Since 1970.", November 2001 - Columbia University, NYC
  • New England Sports Museum Archive - The Life and Times of Jackie Robinson, September 2001
  • - Ethnic Politics in Southern New England Cities: The Politics of Federal Intervention, May 2000 - Annual Meeting, Hartford, CT
  • - –Regional Power and Regional Regimes: Defending Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts", April 2000 - Annual Meeting, Hemstead, NY
  • Roundtable Discussion via interactive tele-course. Ethnicity in Massachusetts - Cambodian Assimilation in America, January 2000
  • - Ethnic Politics in Southern New England Cities: Youth Gangs and Crime, May 1999 - Annual Meeting, Providence, MA
  • Lecture to Comparative Genocide (a course taught by Dr. Levon Chorbajian, Sociology Dept., University of Massachusetts Lowell) - The Cambodian Genocide, May 1999
  • (as part of an art exhibit –Remembering the Cambodian Genocide") - The Cambodian Holocaust Survivors' Video Project: Video Presentation and Talk, April 1999 - Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA
  • - A Faculty Response to: –Racism, Discrimination and Expectations of Student Achievement", December 1998 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • - "The Impact of Homeland Politics on Cambodian American Political Participation", November 1998 - Annual Meeting, Boston, MA
  • - Hispanic Catholics and the Catholic Church in Lowell, MA, November 1998 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Community Psychology Program, –Selected Topics" - Hispanic Catholics and the Catholic Church, October 1998 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • - Politics in Southeast Asian American Communities, September 1998 - Annual Meeting, Boston, MA
  • - A Political History of Hispanics in Lowell, May 1998 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • - Ethnic Politics in Southern New England Cities: Minority Group Participation, May 1998 - Annual Meeting, Worcester, MA
  • Lecture, Commonwealth College, University of Massachusetts, via interactive tele-course, Ethnicity in Massachusetts, Dr. Mitra Das, Sociology Dept. - Ethnicity in Lowell and Lawrence, MA, March 1998 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Cinema and Multiculturalism Conference - Film as a Tool for Teaching Multiculturalism Across the Disciplines", March 1998 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • - –Film as a Tool for Teaching Multiculturalism Across the Disciplines", March 1998 - University of Massachusetts Lowell with Jane Freimiller
  • - "A Political History of Hispanics in Lowell, MA: Hispanic Catholics and the Catholic Church in Lowell", November 1997 - Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
  • - "Cambodian Political Succession in Lowell, MA", November 1997 - Annual Meeting, Newark, NJ
  • - "Sustainable Development: Understanding the Political Geography of the Region", October 1997 - Fall Conference, University of Massachusetts Lowell with John Wooding
  • - The Cambodian Holocaust Survivorsê Video Project: Video Presentation and Talk, June 1997 - Lowell Public Schools, Lowell, MA
  • - Ethnic Politics in Southern New England Cities: Latino Political Representation, May 1997 - Annual Meeting, New London, CT
  • - Remembering the Cambodian Holocaust: Video Presentation and Talk, March 1997 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • - The Power of Memory, December 1996 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • - –A Faculty Response to Dr. Connie Chan: –What is Academic Climate?", December 1996 - University of Massachusetts
  • - Ethnic Politics in Southern New England Cities: The Political Economy of Mid - Sized Cities, November 1996 - Annual Meeting, Boston, MA
  • - Ethnic Politics in Southern New England Cities: Political Succession Without Political Parties, May 1996 - Annual Meeting, Springfield, MA
  • - "Cambodian Political Succession in Lowell, MA", November 1995 - Newark, NJ
  • - The Impact of Immigration on the Merrimack Valley Multiculturalism and Transnationalism: An International Conference, October 1994

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Identification of Latino, Southeast Asian and Portuguese Voter Registrants in Lowell, MA (), Grant - UML Library & CDP
  • Sustainable Development: The Political Geography of a Region (), Grant - Council on Industrial Theory & Assessment (CITA)
  • Seminar: Mentoring Graduate Students Studying the Southeast Asian Community of Lowell (2008), Grant - Mogan Cultural Center
  • Subvention to support publication of Southeast Asian Refugees in the Mill City (2008), Grant - Theodore Edson T. Parker Foundation
  • Ethnographic Study of Lowell (2007), Grant - National Park Service
  • Seminar on Southeast Asian Community of Lowell (2007), Grant - Mogan Cultural Center Community Research Award
  • Puerto Rican Exhibit, Lowell National Historical Park (2005), Grant - Cultural Organizations of Lowell (COOL
  • Puerto Rican Festival, Photo and Video Documentation (2004), Grant - UML Council on Diversity and Pluralism
  • Lowell National Historical Park, Oral Histories of Cambodian Genocide Survivors (2003), Grant - Teaching Cambodian Students Oral History
  • Building Community Through Culture with Dr. Charles Nikitopoulos (2000), Grant - Council on Diversity & Pluralism
  • Development of a New Course: American Politics and Music in the Post World War II Period (2000), Grant - Council on Teaching & Learning
  • Development of a New Course: Introduction to Politics and Sports (2000), Grant - Council on Teaching & Learning
  • Development of a New Course: Politics and Music (2000), Grant - Council on Teaching & Learning
  • Building Community Through Culture: A UniverCity Approach (1999), Grant - Council on Diversity and Pluralism
  • Puerto Rican Shoe Factory Workers in Lowell (1999), Grant - Joseph P. Healey Endowment Research
  • Developing Curriculum on the Cambodian Genocide for the Lowell Public Schools (1997), Grant - UML Public Service Endowment
  • High School Students 'Auxiliary to the Video Archive for Cambodian Holocaust Survivors' Testimonies (1997), Grant - CDP
  • An Effort to Expand Voter Registration Among Puerto Rican and Cambodian Residents of Lowell, MA (1996), Grant - CDP
  • Video Archive for Cambodian Holocaust Survivors' Testimonies (1996), Grant - Lowell Cultural Council (LCC)
  • Video Archive for Cambodian Holocaust Survivors' Testimonies (1996), Grant - Lowell National Historic Park
  • Cambodian Political Succession in Lowell (1994), Grant - UML Healey
  • Politics and Film, New Team (1994), Grant - CTL